Thursday, April 28, 2011

Multimedia Resources @ AU

Whether you are putting together a slide presentation, creating a video assignment, or working on your film thesis, there are a host of resources available at AU to both students and faculty. Unfortunately these are scattered all over campus – in the Library, in the New Media Center, in the School of Communication. Until now it has been difficult to find information about what resources are where. There is now a webpage which is one location for information about multimedia production resources all over campus-
• Looking for a Mac lab? The webpage has information about the main multimedia labs on campus, their hours, facilities, and restrictions.
• Tracking down the specific software application you need can be difficult. The webpage has a matrix of what software is in each of the major labs. It also lists which version of each application is available so you don’t get caught by incompatibility problems.
• Where can you borrow a tripod to shoot your video assignment? A list of circulating hardware is included as well as user manuals for cameras, audio recorders and, yes, tripods.
• Getting started. The webpage has information about software specific training sessions held in the multimedia labs. There are also links to comprehensive online training sites like and AdobeTV. Before you begin a video project, you might want to look at “Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera”.

You can find the Multimedia Resources @ AU webpage linked from the pages and from the pages.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stanley Kubrick Minimal Pictographic Movie Posters

HU DVD 3274

HU DVD 3273

HU DVD 2168

Check out these cool minimal pictographic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick films spotted on the Laughing Squid blog. These and several more were created by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Check out some more here.

Check out some of these films directed by Stanley Kubrick, which are available for Home Use right here in Media Services.

Eyes Wide Shut – HU DVD 132

Barry Lyndon – HU DVD 1816

The Shining – HU DVD 2168

Paths of Glory – HU DVD 3271

Spartacus – HU DVD 3272

Lolita – HU DVD 3273

A Clockwork Orange – HU DVD 3274

Killer’s Kiss – HU DVD 3275

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books

Amazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. Read more of the Amazon Press Release.
See what the AV Club blog had to say.

Libya blast kills photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

'Restrepo' co-director Tim Hetherington and Getty photographer Chris Hondros are hit by a mortar strike in Misurata, Libya. Read more here

Youtube Copyright School

Check out this fun video from Youtube about copyright.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Remembering Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen's prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting. In films including "12 Angry Men," "Serpico," "Prince of the City," "The Verdict" and "Q&A," he explored the always-fragile justice system and the danger that men motivated by greed, prejudice or a thirst for power can pervert it.

Lumet died at his home in Manhattan. The prolific helmer of more than 40 films was 86.
Read more from Variety magazine here.

Or from the New York Times

Check out on of these Lumet films from the Media Services collection. Please note some are VHS and an asterisk indicates that they are currently being taught this semester and are unavailable for Home Use.

Network – HU DVD 26*

Dog Day Afternoon – HU VHS 4765

The Verdict – HU VHS 6743*

Deathtrap – HU DVD 713

Fail-safe – HU DVD 4009

Serpico – HU DVD 5485

The Pawnbroker – HU DVD 5173

Family Business – HU DVD 4957

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – HU DVD 5611

12 Angry Men – HU DVD 2265

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – HU DVD 4201

A Stranger Among Us – VHS 6523

Running on Empty – HU DVD 4932

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Filmfest DC Starts Today!

This year the festival will feature provocative Italian films and cutting edge work from Romania, the hottest spot on the international cinema scene. Fans can also look forward to "The Tango Singer" (Argentina), "Hipsters" (Russia), "Medal of Honor" (Romania), "Heliopolis" (Egypt), "Will You Marry Us" (Switzerland), "25 Carats" (Spain) and scores of other international award winning films. Now celebrating its 24th year, Filmfest DC presents over 80 feature premieres, restored classics, shorts and special events in an enjoyable atmosphere for movie lovers. New this year is the Social Justice Award. The festival's audience is widely diverse, curious and knowledgeable and Filmfest DC has developed into one of the city's major cultural events. As seen on

See dates, showtimes, and film descriptions at

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Selected New Home Use Titles

Solar Anus Cinema – HU DVD 8081
Bob Roberts
- HU DVD 8082
Animal Kingdom
– HU DVD 8083
The Milk of Sorrow
– HU DVD 8084
– HU DVD 1158*
Kitten with a Whip
– HU DVD 8085
– HU DVD 8086
– HU DVD 8087
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
– HU DVD 8088
– HU DVD 8089
The Thief of Baghdad
- HU DVD 8101
Silent Light
- HU DVD 8102
There's Something About Mary
- HU DVD 8103
- HU DVD 8104
- HU DVD 8105
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
- HU DVD 8111
Tony Manero
- HU DVD 8112
- HU DVD 8113
Festival Express
- HU DVD 8114
The Shangahi Gesture
– HU DVD 926
– HU DVD 8137
– H DVD 8138
The Red and the White
– HU DVD 8139
Journey to the Sun
– HU DVD 8140
Evil Dead
– HU DVD 8141
Evil Dead 2
– HU DVD 8142
Requiem for a Vampire
– HU DVD 8143
A Man Within
– HU DVD 8144
Under the Roofs of Paris
– HU DVD 8145
- HU DVD 238 copy 1
- HU DVD 238 copy 2
Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 Discs 1 - 6
- HU DVD 8171 - 8176
- HU DVD 8177
Macho Dancer
- HU DVD 8178
Millenium Actress
- HU DVD 8179
Prince of Egypt
- HU DVD 8180
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Six – HU DVD 8181 - 8184

*Item is always available for Home Use and cannot be restricted for class use only.