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  1. The Guardian Videos Streaming

    Link
    https://www.theguardian.com/video
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This is one of the few British national newspapers that offers free access to the latest news features, documentaries and opinion. Video content can be viewed both via the YouTube Channel and the paper’s own website. The Guardian YouTube Network organises its content under the following categories: News, Owen Jones Talks, Guardian Football, Guardian Science and Tech, and Guardian Culture; the website’s video section includes Video of the day, which shows short films about current affairs; Documentaries, which explore the stories behind the headlines; Spotlight; News; Opinion; Explainers; Sport; Technology; Interviews; Culture; Life & style.

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  2. The Guardian Documentaries Streaming

    Link
    https://www.theguardian.com/documentaries
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The Guardian newspaper in partnership with other organisations commissions a series of short but in-depth films exploring in detail the stories behind the headlines. The documentaries are released on a monthly basis via The Guardian’s website.

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  3. European Documentary Network Streaming

    Link
    http://edn.network/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Podcasting, Web Links

    EDN is a meeting point for all documentary professionals working in the film and TV industries. It has around 1000 members from more than 60 countries, including production companies, producers, directors and other film professionals, distributors, associations, film institutions & boards, broadcasters, universities and festivals. The key service of EDN are to provide information to its members on co-production and other kinds of collaboration across borders, the international potential of a project, where to take a finished film, distribution, festivals and markets, the EU MEDIA Programme and other funding options, documentary training programmes and production contacts in other countries.

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  4. The Agora Institute Streaming

    Link
    http://agora.jhu.edu/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Law, Media Studies, Medicine, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Streaming/Download

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is an international philanthropic organisation which funds projects in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Among these projects is The Agora Institute, at Johns Hopkins University, a multidisciplinary centre that aims to serve as a forum for bringing together experts from the fields of political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics to examine the dynamics of civic discourse and design and test means for improving open dialogue, civic engagement, and democratic governance. The series Dialogues are monthly events/discussion about specific issues and can be watched via the SNFcasts. Themes covered so far include Stereotypes, Eros, Journalism in a time of Crisis and Crisis in Journalism, and Enhancing the Health Sector in Greece.

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  5. The BBC Sound Effects Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Lists, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This impressive collection of over 16,000 sound effects is now available to listen, download and use for personal, educational or research purposes. The content is organised by description, category and duration and can be searched by keyword. For example, entering ‘telephones’ returns 121 entries, including American telephones, the Bakelite 200 series from 1930 onwards, mobile phones, answering machines and many more; under the keyword ‘trains’ we can find over 250 sound effects including steam, electric, diesel and high speed trains, Eurostar, train tunnels, train stations, train bridges, etc.

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  6. The Tip Off Streaming

    Link
    https://soundcloud.com/thetipoff
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Media Studies, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    What does it mean to be an investigative journalist today? Which are the tricks of the trade? Do you need to study it or is it all just about instinct and stubbornness? This podcast showcases some of the best UK investigative journalism from recent years. Maeve McClenaghan, from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, is the host and in each episode she takes us to the behind the scenes of an important news story, from the tip off through to the story getting published. There are 11 episodes so far, including Follow the Money, which uncovers the questionable financial practices of one of the Conservative Party’s largest donors, and Back to the Source which reveals how finding a vital source can let you into the world of the Pentagon’s top-secret propaganda machine.

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  7. One Hundred Years of Cinema Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXBk4btfHxmH-FPDb35_iDg8M3d7rn-Vn
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A YouTube channel which aims to tell the history of cinema, one film at a time. The first episode cheats slightly, covering the years 1888 - 1914 in one fell swoop, but from 1915 onwards the focus is on a single film per year, each example being selected for the way in which it demonstrates the advances made in the cinematic medium, in terms of technology, technique, genre etc. Amongst the directors covered are Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein, Cecil B. DeMille and Buster Keaton. The site addresses animation, the advent of sound, techniques such as montage and the close-up, as well as early filmic examples of documentary, horror and science-fiction.

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  8. Sound Matters Streaming

    Link
    http://journal.beoplay.com/journal/sound-matters
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A podcast which explores the ways in which people listen to sounds, and the inventions, discoveries, possibilities and ideas around sound. Written and produced by Tim Hinman, the content is original and thought-provoking. Covering all aspects of sound, from prehistoric musical instruments, recording wildlife sounds, interstellar noise, soundscape ecology, and the links between music and sport, users can subscribe via Soundcloud and iTunes.

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  9. Chris Marker Streaming

    Link
    https://chrismarker.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    Beautifully designed and extremely informative site about the enigmatic French filmmaker Chris Marker, featuring essays, clips, filmographies, bibliographies, and news, as well as information about festivals, DVD ans Blu-Ray releases.

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  10. IFI Player Streaming

    Link
    https://ifiplayer.ie/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The IFI Player presents a freely available selection of material from the collections of the Irish Film Archive. Feature films, animations, documentaries, adverts, amateur films, travelogues and newsreels tell the story of Irish social, political and cultural history in moving images. The site features a wealth of fascinating material - from this award winning film about W.B. Yeats to a Telecom Eireann advert in which Bob Geldof warns of the idiocy of vandalising public telephones. Other films explore the Troubles, the events of Easter 1916, the Irish emigrant experience in America, the Irish landscape, tourism and religion. Users can search by keyword, browse by genre, or explore the curated collections section. Some of the films are accompanied by classroom worksheets for teachers and students.

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