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10 years ago
This link comes from Julia. Some puppeteers have figured out a way to use the new Box Kinect to make puppets. I am thinking this should be the next generation of puppets at the lab!
A blogger over at POV listed the top 10 social action documentaries with the highest production esthetic. I think this list is an example of the problems inherent to making a top ten list about films. He left so much out and he gets at least 5 of these wrong. AND it seems like if a film was made before 2000 it is automatically dismissed from being included. With the exception of Harlan County. I dont know why this makes me so angry but it does. Maybe since he acknowledges that he is wrong at t...
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1416906111 I was watching the film festival finalists on Vimeo and came across this short. The editing is so interesting - I would never think of cutting something ...
10 years ago
The Library of Congress recently expanded the rules for using encrypted copyrighted material in the classroom. According to Patricia Aufderheide on Center for Social Media site, "Now, college teachers of all kinds, university film and media studies students, documentary filmmakers, and makers of noncommercial videos can all break encryption on commercial DVDs to quote motion pictures, for the purpose of criticism and comment." The only shortcoming seems to be that you need to prove that you need a "high-...
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10 years ago
I watched Frontline's documentary on for profit universities last night. I would highly recommend it. I had no idea how much debt students were taking on to attend classes. They didn't really go into the online aspect of these companies - apparently they couldn't get access to film them. Hmmm, what could they be hiding? You can watch the documentary online in chapters.
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11 years ago
This article came out last year but I just stumbled across in on the web. It was a study done by NYU, Intelligent Television and the Copyright Clearance Center. They polled several universities and librarians about their video uses. Basically they decided that if someone came up with a JSTOR for video it would be wildly successful. Not a bad idea. I attached the pdf.