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On, February 13, 2012, "[W]hat I want to focus on today -- what we need to do in terms of higher education, and community colleges in particular. Employers today are looking for the most skilled, educated workers. I don’t want them to find them in India or China. I want businesses to find those workers right here, in the United States. The skills and training that employers are looking for begins with the men and women who educate our children. ..."
A combined definition of "moving image" from the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens (NYC) and The Association of Moving Image Archivists is any "stage of producing, promoting, and exhibiting motion pictures, television, and digital media" (including video and computer games) and recognizes them "as important educational, historical, and cultural resources."
Moving images have been used as a tool for teaching and learning ever since these media were created. Presented here is a centralized hub of Web 2.0 open access digital moving image websites to aid in your teaching and learning endevours.
If you have any suggestions or comments please email them to me,Prof. Dorothea J. Coiffe, firstname.lastname@example.org
BMCC Faculty, did you know:
If BMCC does not own the film, we might be able to borrow it from another college library?
Take a Look at BMCC's Collection of
Streaming Film Databases!
Every member of the BMCC community may access these excellent moving image sources for research & pleasure.
(To use Off Campus Sign-in, like any other database.)
Films on Demand
Films in Demand has thousands of documentaries, dramas, & newsreels from the world’s most recognized producers and distributors. After you've signed into your account (best to do this while on-campus), you may view, share, and/or embed clips or entire films. You will be surprised what you'll find here!
Helpful links on using this database:
American History in Video provides a large & rich collection of video available online of American history. This collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. American History on Video currently provides 5,864 titles, equaling approximately 1,529 hours, with more to be added in the future.
Theatre in Video is a collection of more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video. These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. For the first time, students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and course reserves.
Black Short Fiction and Folklore covers over 11,000 works of short fiction produced by authors from Africa, and the African Diaspora, from the earliest times to the present.
Education in Video covers streaming videos of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I and II covers a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering cultures and human behavior around the world.
World History in Video is an online collection of streaming videos covering world history that provides access to critically-acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
In April 2012, talented BMCC students gave a performance of Life's a Dream.
"Life's A Dream is a poignant tale of a prince imprisoned at birth by his astrologer-king father and liberated on the same day a beautiful woman stumbles into his life. "Vida es Sueno" was published in 1636/1637 before Calderon was 40. Plays in 17th century Spain were written primarily for immediate production, this play was probably presented on the Madrid stage before it was published. (This is also true of Shakespeare's plays.)
Cast & crew for BMCC's April 2012 production
CHOREOGRAPHY by Rolando Jorif
David Dakota Sanchez
Rasheem S. Luchie
STUDENT CREATIVE TEAM
Han Young (Dimo) Kang
Hyun Jun (Nora) Kim
Carmelo Martinez Vazquez
Patrick J Reilly
TDF Costume Collection
Presdient Antonio Perez
Sr. Vice Presdient Sadie Bragg
Will & Sarah MacGee
The Fiterman Trio
BMCC's newly-formed faculty chamber ensemble offered a double treat at its first formal recital at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on October 16, with works from both the chamber and operatic repertoires.
Howard S. Meltzer -Piano
Maureen Keenan -Flute
Christine Free - Mezzo-Soprano
Eugenia Oi Yan Yau - Soprano
John Uehlein - Baritone
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Displaying of badges is the new digital way people let you know what they are a member of or what they have done or earned - so keep a lookout for them. (Kind of like the Girl or Boy Scouts merit badges.)
This is my 1st one: