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Moving Image / HyperMedia Hub from City University of New York's BMCC ... Welcome!: Media Hub Homepage

Browse, research, & investigate the many annotated Moving Image & Media websites in this centralized hub to find appropriate clips/films to support your teaching & learning! Visit often for updates...The more you use this site, the better it will get!

TABLE of CONTENTS for this Media Hub

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When you hover over an entry below, it will give you a description of that module. If it interests you, click on it and you will go directly to that section! 

Have fun exploring...

President Obama Introduces Initiative Between Businesses & Community Colleges for 2013 Budget

President Obama introduces an initiative of a partnership between businesses & community colleges for his 2013 budget.

 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. ..."

"Moving Image" Defined

What is a "Moving Image"?

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, 

Read: "Using YouTube: Practical Applications for 21st Century Education"  Online Cl@ssroom article by Jeffery Gentry, August 2008

BMCC Owned Media -DVDs & VHS

To find media owned by BMCC Library - Use the advanced search of the Library Catalog to locate films owned by the BMCC Library- enter DVD or VHS in one of the search boxes.

  • Click on the title to see more info on a film listed in the BMCC Library's online catalog. 
  • To request a media title owned by BMCC for either viewing inside the library (students) or in the classroom (professors), fill out the online media request form at least 2 weeks in advance (or go in person to room S408 -inside the library) M-F, 8am-4pm.

BMCC Faculty, did you know:

  • That you could have either a clip or an entire movie uploaded to the BMCC library's E-Reserves (E-Res)? (Videos on E-Res must be owned either by BMCC or yourself - NOT one from another library or rented)

BMCC Film Databases

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!

  and more!

Helpful links on using this database:


American History in Video

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  (Sign in to create, edit, and share playlists or clips)

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 

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 

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

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

World History in Video  is an online collection of streaming videos covering world history that provides access to critically-acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

Media Hub Coordinator

BMCC's Spring Theater

Life's a Dream [Play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca,1600- ~1681]

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.)

Life's a Dream 

Cast & crew for BMCC's April 2012 production


Diane Dowling


Elizabeth Chaney

Mia Bienovich

Christopher Peifer

Mitchell Ost

Donghyuk Chang

Anthony Croughelli

CHOREOGRAPHY by  Rolando Jorif


Antionette Stallings

Daniel Szymanowicz

Evaristo Hernandez

Diana Florencio

Amanda Calderon

Iliana Paris

Amelia Perez

Katy Wright

Juriel Gomez

Alex Guzman

Djordje Janicijevic

Victor Clotter

Wendy Torres

Juadon Sabb

Kevin Kash

David Dakota Sanchez

Rasheem S. Luchie

Edwin Burgos

Corey Kempster

Mario Brown

Jarrid Jones

David Millwood

Robeyda Gomez

Edie Britton

Chris Riva

Marie Riche

Kezia Brown

Tamadra Williams

Jocelyn Magana

Kimberly Flores

Suquaia Grant

Ashanti Easterling


Amanda Beckett

Britney Martinez

Nelson Patino

Ryan Viramontes

Juadon Sabb

Kevin Kash

Jarrid Jones



Fabian Arocho

Amanda Beckett

Danni Brown

Edwin Burgos

Amanda Calderon

Wedde-Lynn Doe

Marvin Duarte

Tamara Francis

Alexandro Guzman

Alexandria Haynes

Djordje Janicijevic

Han Young (Dimo) Kang

Hyun Jun (Nora) Kim

Tristan Kobryn

Rasheem Luchie

Stephen Macari

Carmelo Martinez Vazquez

Patrick J Reilly

Melissa Rosado

Edward Smith

Mason Williams

Jessica Thompson


Amanda Calderon

Chris Clark

Jade Cortez

Alex Guzman

David Millwood

Tia Mohammed

Lliana Paris

Erica Sims

Phoebe Tang

Chantae Walker


TDF Costume Collection

Presdient Antonio Perez

Sr. Vice Presdient Sadie Bragg

Ena Jordan

Carol Cleveland

Barry Rosen

Tom Volpe

Susana Powell

Katherine Kavanaugh

Will & Sarah MacGee

BMCC's New Faculty Chamber Ensemble

BMCC's Faculty Chamber Ensemble,

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.

Fiterman Trio

Howard S. Meltzer -Piano

Maureen Keenan -Flute

  - Cello


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: 

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