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Film: Overview

Welcome

Welcome to the Film guide. Here you will find information about making films and how to study them critically, as well as the resources that are most likely to meet your research needs. For information about sites that provide free access to films, see the Video Resources guide; for sound and video sources for reuse, see the Open Access guide.



Charlotte Moorman performing Nam Jun Paik's TV Cello 
while wearing his TV Glasses by Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, 1971

Find the Right Resource

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries):

  • Basic overview of subject 
  • Quick lookup of factual information
  • Recommendations for more in-depth information  

Books

  • In-depth research 
  • Analysis of an issue's context
  • Historical information  

Articles:

  • Narrowly focused analysis
  • Detailed findings from individual studies
  • Current information on a topic

Images and Videos:

  • Visual learning option
  • Technology instruction
  • Curated image collections provide high-quality images for research
College for Creative Studies website