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What is a Mirrorless Camera?

As the name suggests, mirrorless cameras capture frames without the use of a mirror in the camera body. This is different to DSLR cameras, which use a mirror to reflect incoming light from the shutter onto the the image sensor. Mirrorless cameras let incoming light hit the image sensor directly, resulting in a faster image […]

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Did You Know?: Every AU Student and Staff Member Has Access to Free Language Learning Videos

The university gives everyone with an AU email access to Films on Demand (FOD). Included in their library is a large number of language learning videos on Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Sign Language, and Spanish. We at Media Services are most excited about the American Sign Language (ASL) learning videos […]

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Black History Month

35 Films for Black History Month and Beyond

We’re more than halfway through Black History Month, but it’s not too late to start engaging with Black media and culture. This celebration was created in 1925 by historian Carter G. Woodson and his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), and was originally named Negro History Week. After spreading […]

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Introducing the LGBTQ+ Media Collection!

One of the many offerings AU Library Media Services has to provide is our extensive group of curated media collections! From recent acquisitions to animation to musicals, our collections showcase a range of interesting movie categories. The most recent one we’ve added to our Home Use Collection Highlights page is LGBTQ+ films. This collection offers […]

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Promotional still for "Parasite" featuring various characters standing or lounging in an expensive backyard with their eyes covered by either a black or white bar

Korean Cinema Recommendations

While Korean cinema has been the source of iconic and critically-acclaimed movies for years, its status as a global juggernaut has rapidly expanded with international successes like Parasite, which was the first foreign language film ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 2020. Whether you’re already a die-hard fan of Korean cinema or […]

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Celebrating Agnès Varda

Today’s Google Doodle for December 13, 2023 is of Agnès Varda, a Belgian-born French filmmaker who is known as a pioneer of French New Wave Cinema. Her style was influenced by her experience with still photography and her method of “cinécriture” (“cinematic writing” or “writing on film”) filmmaking. If you’re interested in learning more about […]

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Spirit-Sparking Movies to Check Out this Holiday Season

From Rankin/Bass Christmas specials to Dickens adaptations and every sappy Hallmark flick in between, the seasonal movies we hold dear invoke the Holiday Spirit with festivity tantamount to only the jolliest of Bing Crosby jingles. Like the audiovisual equivalents of hot cocoa and a warm blanket, these films comfort the year-weary viewer with their familiarity, […]

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