Sound and Vision
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections, including titles from PBS, the BBC, the Criterion Collection, the Media Education Foundation and more.
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The Stan Winston School is the world's premiere online collection for learning the art & technology of character creation from award-winning industry professionals. These tutorials will teach you how to create compelling characters using a vast range of skills and techniques, from big budget cinematic approaches to DIY methods .
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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Digital Theatre Plus captures the moments before the curtain rises and after the curtain falls, providing valuable insight into the play making process. It shares the hidden drama of the weeks, days, and hours before ‘lights up’ on stage. By revealing the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, its documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium.
Off-campus access is available. Click on 'Sign In' in the top right, select AUB from the 'Select (Institution)' list and then click on 'Sign in with my Institution'.
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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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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British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world. Its collection of over 85,000 films spans from 1896 to 1976. The collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.
A collection of over 4,000 feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers from the Internet Archive which are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy!
MediaPlus brings together over 100,000 videos, images and sound recordings from a wide range of collections. Some of these are licensed for educational use and some are made available by other providers. Some collections are held on other web sites and you can search for these through MediaPlus, but the full size images, video and audio are only available via the relevant external web site.
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170,000 stories (from 1910-1983) about the people (including oral histories) and companies (including production documents) that made British newsreels and cinemagazines.
Online collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. Begun in 1979, speakers range from those working in the first half of the 20th century to contemporary practitioner and cover topics such as theory, history and practice and provide a unique library of contemporary attitudes to architecture.
Teachers TV provides access to over 3,800 instructional videos (over 900 hours of content) produced in 2008 by the UK Department of Education to train and develop teachers' skills through demonstrations and commentary by teachers, administrators, and other educational experts.
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