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Throw Back Thursday at EDC

April 23, 2015

If you are old enough to fondly remember going to the video rental store in the 90’s the Library Staff at EDC would like to remind you that you can enjoy that nostalgia browsing our DVD collection. Staff and students are able to take out a DVD for the night or over the weekend. Given that winter has decided to give us one last kick before summer, you may decide it is a good weekend to curl up and watch a movie and relax after a week of studying for exams, or taking on a new work placement.

Sure there is Netflix and Youtube, but why not dust off that DVD player and enjoy a buffer free weekend? The best part is you can justify the break because we have DVD material that is relevant to your studies and course work. They are a great way to spark your creativity and add to your knowledge base, all from the comfort of your comfy couch.

Here is a short list of interesting titles, but we have many more options for you to look through so drop in and visit us.

stashStash DVD Magazine

If you are looking for that weekend cartoon fix, or to grab some visual inspiration. “Stash delivers inspiration and insight into outstanding design, visual effects and animation projects and the people who create them. Exceptional commercials, music videos, title and broadcast designs, game cinematics, short films and more – complete with exclusive interviews, behind the scenes features, production notes, credits, toolkits and links for every project.” –stashmedia.tv

 


Art and Copy

art and copy“A powerful new film about advertising and inspiration … reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time–people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s ‘creative revolution’ of the 1960s [spearheaded by Doyle Dane Bernbach], these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in Art & copy were responsible for ‘Just do it,’ ‘I love NY,’ ‘Where’s the beef?,’ ‘Got milk,’ ‘Think different,’ and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. … Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion” — Film Web site.

 

429574828Google and the world brain

“In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a “World Brain” containing all of the world’s knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be “so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence” that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells’s vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections. But when it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011. In gripping detail, Google & the World Brain tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance.”–from container

 

Nourish

61WfWPvppOL._SY550_“With beautiful visuals and engaging stories, Nourish explores the provocative question: What’s the story of your food? By providing a “big picture” view of our food system, Nourish reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health and our communities. Most importantly, Nourish offers specific action steps that viewers can take to help create a sustainable food future.”–Website.

 

 

 

librarianThe Hollywood librarian

“They have more cardholders than VISA, more customers than Amazon, and more outlets than McDonald’s. Meet America’s librarians. The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight.”–Container.