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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. IFI Player Streaming

    Link
    http://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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  5. Teletext Art Research Lab Streaming

    Link
    http://www.uniquecodeanddata.co.uk/teletext76/bbc1-19790720/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Media Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site is dedicated to the preservation, celebration and analysis of Teletext, the television information service introduced to British television in 1974 and familiar to UK viewers as Ceefax on the BBC and Oracle on ITV. Featuring a podcast, articles, archived pages from the service, and even an application that allows you to create your own Teletext page, the site is a labour of love, the pinnacle of which is a teletext time machine: a fully interactive Ceefax service for the 20th July 1979.

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  6. American Radio History Streaming

    Link
    http://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Type of resource
    Databases, Journals, TV/Radio listings

    This site offers a vast amount of information about broadcasting history, covering (despite the name) television and radio, mainly in the USA and Canada but also venturing as far afield as the UK and Australia. Of particular value to researchers are the wide range of digitised, searchable periodicals and journals which, although the main focus of the site is on the early days of broadcasting also stretch as far as the 21st century. NB. It is not clear to what degree rights have been cleared for some of the material on this site. David Gleason, who maintains the site, operates on a basis of ‘if the owner of the material complains I will take it down’ - rather than seeking permission beforehand.

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  7. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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  8. TV Tropes Streaming

    Link
    http://tvtropes.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Advertising, Film Studies, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Radio Studies
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists

    This entertaining and informative site attempts to categorise, index and contextualise tropes - storytelling devices or conventions - as they appear in television programmes, films, games, music, literature, and other media. There are four main indexes: Genre Tropes, Media Tropes, Narrative Tropes and Topical Tropes. Each of these main headings is further subdivided so that under the Narrative Trope heading, for example, one can explore Characters, Conflict, Motifs Settings etc., down to a microscopic level of detail. The site began in 2004, primarily focusing on the television series ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. Since then it has vastly expanded its scope to cover most types of media. Users can explore by series or trope. Each series entry features a list of tropes associated with that series, whereas users exploring by trope (British Teeth, for example) will find a list of that trope’s appearance in television, film, literature etc. Although the approach is often humorous the site represents an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring or analysing the building blocks of storytelling and narrative construction, in any medium, but particularly television.

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  9. News for TV Majors Streaming

    Link
    http://www.newsfortvmajors.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Update, Web Links

    This site is maintained by Christine Becker, who teaches film and television studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. The purpose of the site is to keep students of television informed of the latest developments in television, covering news, reviews, politics etc. The focus is on America but Becker also covers the British media, as well as providing information about the media companies who control much of what we see on our television, computer and mobile phone screens: the American networks, but also Facebook, YouTube, Netflix et al.. A useful source of information.

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  10. Bard Box Streaming

    Subject
    Drama, Literature, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Bardbox collects ‘some of the best and most interesting of original Shakespeare-related videos on YouTube, Vimeo and other video hosting sites’. As of March 2017 the number of results returned from a search for ‘Shakespeare’ in YouTube is nearing two million: for this reason the approach of BardBox is necessarily selective. Luke McKernan, who maintains the site, selects videos specifically created for distributon on YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion and other sites, and posts the content along with his own comments and details of cast, credits, date and links. An inspired and inspiring resource.

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