Friday, April 27, 2012

FILMS ON DEMAND- New Titles by Subject ~ Two for one Friday


10,000 educational programs available for instant viewing online by AU students and faculty.
Films-On-Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational programs from Films Media Group (FMG) into content management systems, online lesson plans, and distance learning courseware. FMG has been adding about 600 new titles per year. Nearly every FMG title available on the Films.com website can be accessed instantly.
part 3 Art & Architecture,  part 4 Communication
Action: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Animals: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Celebrations: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Gordon Parks: Visions
Subject: Art & Architecture
Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace
Subject: Art & Architecture
Landscape: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Portraits: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Rick Joy: Interludes
Subject: Art & Architecture
Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower
Subject: Art & Architecture
Travel: How to Take Stunning Photos
Subject: Art & Architecture
Great Thinkers: Culture Wars
Subject: Art & Architecture, Communication, History, Philosophy & Religion, Sociology
Communication
CNBC Titans: Ted Turner
Subject: Communication
Modern Marvels: Motion Picture
Subject: Communication
Great Thinkers: The Grand Experiment
Subject: Communication, History, Philosophy & Religion, Sociology
Waves of Liberty
Subject: Communication, History, Political Science
Planet of the Apps: A Handheld Revolution
Subject: Communication, Sociology
Rethinking Work
Subject: Communication, Sociology
Tabloid! Inside the New York Post
Subject: Communication, Sociology

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FILMS ON DEMAND- New Titles by Subject

10,000 educational programs available for instant viewing online by AU students and faculty.
Films-On-Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational programs from Films Media Group (FMG) into content management systems, online lesson plans, and distance learning courseware. FMG has been adding about 600 new titles per year. Nearly every FMG title available on the Films.com website can be accessed instantly.


part 2  Area Studies
 
Lessons of the Blood: Unit 731 and the Legacy of Biological Warfare
Subject: Area Studies, Criminal Justice, History
Hard Beginnings: The New School Semester in Rural China-Chinese School
Subject: Area Studies, Education, Geography, Sociology, World Languages
Loved Ones: Home for the Holidays in Rural China-Chinese School
Subject: Area Studies, Education, Geography, Sociology, World Languages
Olympic Fever: Sports Day in Rural China-Chinese School
Subject: Area Studies, Education, Geography, Sociology, World Languages
The Heat Is On: Preparing for Entrance Exams in Rural China-Chinese School
Subject: Area Studies, Education, Geography, Sociology, World Languages
The Year of the Golden Pig: Three Schools in Rural China-Chinese School
Subject: Area Studies, Education, Geography, Sociology, World Languages0
Beijing: Biography of an Imperial Capital-Center of the Cosmos
Subject: Area Studies, Geography, History
Nixon's Address on Watergate, 1973
Subject: Area Studies, History, Political Science
Richard Nixon's Visit to China, 1972
Subject: Area Studies, History, Political Science
Interview with Liu Xiaobo: On Fear, Free Speech, and Optimism
Subject: Area Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology
Immigrants in America, 1970
Subject: Area Studies, History, Sociology
Nel: Return to Kabul
Subject: Area Studies, Philosophy & Religion, Sociology
Not in God's Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama
Subject: Area Studies, Philosophy & Religion, Sociology
China: The Rebirth of an Empire
Subject: Area Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Monday, April 23, 2012

Film Studies for Free

There are a lot of people, from Werner Herzog to Denis Leary, who would tell you to forgo film school and learn film making on the street. Well, if you're not quite ready for that, how about this-

Free, open access film studies resources. What more could you need?
http://filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 19, 2012

FILMS ON DEMAND- New Titles by Subject


10,000 educational programs available for instant viewing online by AU students and faculty.
Films-On-Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational programs from Films Media Group (FMG) into content management systems, online lesson plans, and distance learning courseware. FMG has been adding about 600 new titles per year. Nearly every FMG title available on the Films.com website can be accessed instantly.

part 1  Anthropology

Subject: Anthropology, Art & Architecture, Sociology
Dreams and Nightmares: Memory and the Spirit World in Australia's Indigenous Art
Subject: Anthropology, Art & Architecture, Sociology
Home and Away: Issues of Displacement in Australia's Indigenous Art
Subject: Anthropology, Art & Architecture, Sociology
Bugs, Bones, and Botany: The Science of Crime
Subject: Anthropology, Criminal Justice
The Knights of Camelot
Subject: Anthropology, English & Language Arts
Myths and Legends of Lost Civilizations
Subject: Anthropology, English & Language Arts, History
Arthur: The Once and Future King
Subject: Anthropology, History
Subject: Anthropology, History
The Blue Lily: Flower Power? Sacred Weeds
Subject: Anthropology, History, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology
Henbane: The Witches Brew? Sacred Weeds
Subject: Anthropology, History, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology, Sociology
Salvia Divonorum: Sacred Weeds
Subject: Anthropology, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology
This Is Our Country Too: Questioning Australia's Intervention Laws
Subject: Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Applied Psychology
John Dewey: An Introduction to His Life and Work
Subject: Applied Psychology, Education, Philosophy & Religion

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The semester is over when? I need software training QUICK!














Lynda.com can now be accessed from this url: http://www.american.edu/lynda
This is the fastest way to get to all the Lynda.com resources.
It's an easy to remember address and gives all the information a user would need - login requirements, products available, tech support information, mobile access, sample videos, and links to Lynda's newest tutorials and newsletter. AU students, faculty and staff have access to ALL the resources at Lynda.com. Just go to the url above not to www.lynda.com.

Selected New Documentary Titles in Media Services














Check out these documentaries that were recently added to the Media Services collection.


Can tropical rainforests be saved? - DVD 3311
Two million women: Domestic violence - DVD 3312
Orphans of Tibet - DVD 3313
Untouchable? - DVD 3314
Money lenders: Updated for year 2000 – DVD 3315
Retrato de Teresa - DVD 4301
Seeing Red - DVD 4303

Brincando el charco = Portrait of a Puerto Rican - DVD 6831
Woman with the five elephants - DVD 6832
Land of opportunity - DVD 7572
Passionate politics: the life and work of Charlotte Bunch – DVD 7573
Sun come up - DVD 9560
I'm British but... - DVD 9751
Trading democracy - DVD 9769
Ambush in Mogadishu - DVD 9772

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brand New Full HD LED 3DTV in Media Services!!
















It has arrived! Our new super thin amazing 54.6" 3DTV is here and installed in Room 11. Faculty are welcome to schedule class screenings in the room to experience its amazing picture quality. Students can come in and screen a film in Room 11 as well, as long as there are no class reservations at that time. Student use in on a walk-in basis. Both Media Services small screening rooms (Room 10 and Room 11) are equipped with Blu-Ray DVD players for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Media Center Software Training Sessions this week:
















The New Media Center is located on the lower level of the library past the Technology Services desk, next to Media Services. The NMC conducts open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 30 to 60 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience. There are usually four or five workshops held each week. There is no fee for these workshops and no RSVP is necessary. Check the NMC calendar for the latest schedule. For more information, contact the NMC staff (202) 885-2560.


Sunday 4/15 at 5pm – Final Cut Pro X: Beginner
Monday 4/16 at 2pm – Video Compression Workshop
Tuesday 4/17 at 12pm –Podcasting 101
Tuesday 4/17 at 4pm – Making Movies in iMovie HD
Wednesday 4/18 at 8pm – Get Started with Photoshop
Thursday 4/19 at 4pm – Color Correction for Video
Friday 4/20 at 12pm – Final Cut Pro 7: Beginner
Saturday 4/21 at 4pm – How to Make a Video

See the complete Spring Training Schedule by date or by topic.

There is a wealth of multimedia training resources available online. AU faculty, staff and students have access to thousands of hours of free training at Lynda.com. Create a personal profile and get started. More information about resources can be found at Multimedia @ AU.