AV resources for Animation and VFX
Artstor contains over 1.8 million digital images relating to the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, libraries, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists and artists' estates, and an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
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Online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of clips from the collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities. These clips are supplemented by commissioned material from expert writers, alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.
British Library Sounds presents 50,000 recordings and their associated documentation from the Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, UK regional dialects, wildlife and environmental sounds.
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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. When searching BoB, use the 'Search options' e.g. to search the 'Title only' and 'TV only'.
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lynda.com offers training videos that cover a wide range of software, business and creative skills, from 3D animation to web development. Content is added on a weekly basis so that the videos covering the latest version of the software are available. You can choose to watch short videos to provide a quick solution or follow an entire course. There are currently over 1,500 courses and over 85,000 individual tutorials. Tutorials are presented by top professionals with an ability to share their knowledge and industry experience.
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