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COMM 556: Cross Cultural Film & Video Production (Menke-Fish)  

Spring 2012 course guide for COMM 556 with Prof. Menke-Fish
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014 URL: http://subjectguides.library.american.edu/comm556menkefish Print Guide Email Alerts

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Research in Film & Video Production

"Every film, especially a documentary, has a ‘value’. This could be social, political,historical, philosophical, artistic or of some other kind. The amount of research a scriptwriter puts in is directly related to the ‘value’ of the film."

- Trisha Das, "How to Write a Documentary Script."

Useful Resources: Examples

  • World Factbook (CIA) (current edition)  Icon
    Updated throughout the year.
    Information on a country's population and demographics, geography, economy, politics, military, and society.
    (Call number: JF37 .N3). AU Library has a print copy of the most recent edition in Ready Reference.
  • U.S. Department of State: Countries
    Department of State website with background information on countries by name or region.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Icon
    The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
  • Academic Search Premier  Icon  Icon
    This scholarly database contains over 3,600 peer-reviewed publications in full-text on every subject.

Useful Resources: Filmmaking & Production

  • Lynda.com - Software Training Library  
      
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    The lynda.com Online Training Library courses include such subjects as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Office, digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others. Note: All users will be prompted to log in to this resource. Please use your AU network username and password, not your usual ALADIN credentials.

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