Break-Out Box

Some flickr photos from “Morning”
March 11, 2008, 9:43 pm
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Originally uploaded by Swem Media Center, College of William and Mary

Per Hoel ’08 has been uploading some photos of the making of the movie “Morning” that we are intimately involved in. Check out the photo set for more.

March 3, 2008, 12:30 am
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New Video: What is the Media Center

Swem Library’s Media Center at the College of William and Mary is alot of things. In this video, we look at it from all the angles: administrative, philosophical, and sociological. William and Mary students are also brought in to comment on how Swem Media Center has enriched their experiences at the College.

New Equipment in Media Center
January 29, 2008, 10:29 pm
Filed under: Audio, Equipment, Gear, New Equipment, New stuff, News, Recording, SwemStuff | Tags: , , ,

This semester we are happy to announce some new equipment in the Media Center. Stop by and check this out. New equipment available for loan:

Studio 1 also gets a significant upgrade in terms of recording quality and functionality. We’ve replaced the Firewire audio interface with the RME Fireface 800. Additionally to work with Logic Pro, we’ve added a control surface, Mackie’s Control Universal Pro.  With these advancements in recording quality and functionality, Studio1 has become a lot more complicated to use, a little more exclusive. We will therefore limit use of the space to patrons who have been oriented to the space, equipment and recording features. 

W&M Entry for Apple Insomnia Contest – #5
November 30, 2007, 12:22 pm
Filed under: filmmaking, Student Filmmaking, SwemStuff

W&M students Steven Koernig, Randall Taylor, Per Hoel, Thomas Baumgardner, Zan Gillies and Annie Lewis should be proud. Their entry, “Bring Back the Box” made to number 5. Thanks for voting and if you see them around, congratulate them!

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First Wave of New Cameras Have Arrived
November 28, 2007, 10:40 am
Filed under: Equipment, New Equipment, New stuff, News, SwemStuff

gs500.jpgWe just got some new cameras in today. These cameras increase our general inventory and replace some of our older ones that have seen almost 2 years of use and hundreds of loans. This gets us through the rest of the semester.  We replaced our panasonic cameras with the same model (Panasonic PVGS500 3 chip MiniDV cameras) and added two new smaller MiniDV cameras (Canon ZR800’s).

To keep the cameras available for the record number of classes completing video projects, our cameras are only available to students working on a project for a class.

Finding Film Studies Articles @ Swem
November 4, 2007, 1:01 am
Filed under: Film Studies, Learn, Research, SwemStuff

Swem Library
Film Studies Subject Guide Indexes to Periodical Literature – Finding Articles

Film Studies articles can be found in a wide variety of interdisciplinary periodical literature, from the popular to the scholarly. Below are some key indexes to periodical literature that can help you locate cinema / film articles. If you have any questions about using these resources or evaluating scholarly/popular articles, please contact Troy Davis ( / chat: mtdavi05), Subject Librarian for Film Studies.

Film Literature Index Online
Online Coverage up to 2002 (no full-text)
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.

Film Literature Index (Print)
Coverage: 1972 – Present
Ref PN1993.F453

Communication & Mass Media Complete
This database is comprised of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies — CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University).

International Index to Film/TV Periodicals (La Federation Internationale des Archives du Film [FIAF])
Coverage: 1972 – Present
Access The FIAF International FilmArchive Database is published by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and contains several databases: the International Index to Film Periodicals , the International Index to Television Periodicals , the List of Periodicals Indexed ,the Treasures from the Film Archives , the Bibliography of FIAF Members Publications and the International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections.
The main database, the International Index to Film Periodicals contains over 230,000 article references from more than 300 periodicals. The database, which cumulates citations from the annual printed volume, offers in-depth coverage of the worlds foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present.

Film Indexes Online
Contains two indexes or databases; Film Index International and the American Film Instutute Catalog. Film Index International is a comprehensive filmography from 1900 to the present that offers international coverage of over 120,000 films and 735,000 film personalities from over 180 countries. Its rich content also includes information on international film awards, as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. The AFI Catalog, compiled by specialist researchers at the American Film Institute (AFI), is the premier resource for American films, providing an exhaustive view of American features produced between 1893 and 1971.

MLA International Bibliography
Coverage: 1963 – Present
Access The MLA International Bibliography , produced by the Modern Language Association of America, consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore and includes coverage from 1963 to the present. The MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in nearly 4,000 journals and series. It also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Covers cinema and film journals.

Academic One File
AccessPeer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995; full-text of the Financial Times, and Times of London from 1985. Also includes a continued linking arrangement with JSTOR for many of the periodicals. Updated daily

Academic Search Premier Coverage: 1975 –

This resource contains full text for 3,956 scholarly publications with more than 100 going back to 1975 or further. Academic Search Premier includes PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color.

Art Full Text
Coverage: 1984- Present
Access Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

Arts & Humanities Citiation Index (Selective Title List)
Coverage: 1980 – Present
Access The ISI® Arts & Humanities Citation Index provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references found in nearly 1,130 of the world’s leading arts & humanities journals.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Coverage: 1980 – Present
Access Contains citations and full-text of journal, newspaper, and periodical articles. Approximately 50% of the database’s contents is full-text. While not covering any single discipline in great depth, Expanded Academic ASAP can be used for quick research in any of a number of subject areas.

Essay and General Literature Index
Access This unique reference offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections—a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

The New Film Index; A Bibliography of Magazine Articles in English, 1930-1970
New York, Dutton, 1975
Ref PN1994 .A52 M3

More New Vids from MC Crew
October 25, 2007, 7:42 pm
Filed under: Contests, filmmaking, Student Filmmaking, SwemStuff

This vid is an entry for Apple’s Insomnia Contest. If you like it, then vote for it