Below is a selection of electronic resources (eResources) related to Broadcast and Cinema Studies. These e-resources may include full-text journal articles, abstracts index of citations, e-books, references material, etc. The section below is divided into journals, core databases, reference databases, freely-available databases, and websites.
The Journals section features some of the renowned journals in the discipline; this is mostly determined by the journal ranking, and for this particular guide, journal ranking by ScimagoJR was used as a reference. Core Databases section lists down popular databases in the discipline. Reference Databases mostly feature databases that contain references for conducting research. Freely Accessible Databases section lists eResources that are available online for free for everyone.
For each of the eResources listed, simply click on the title to go to the eResources immediately. A brief description of each eResources and its access information is also included to give you an idea of the data or time coverage.
To browse more eResources, please visit our A-Z collections listing, or ask a librarian for a recommendation.
Broadcast & Cinema Studies is a fairly multidisciplinary subject, students should expand their literature and data search beyond the obvious information sources. Browse the Library’s comprehensive list of databases.
Below are some databases relevant to Broadcast & Cinema studies subscribed by the Library.
AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS
Films and television programmes are a big part of the curriculum. The library buys a range of feature films, documentaries and television programmes to support teaching and research needs. Formats varies from VCD, DVD, blu-ray and even online.
Physical AV titles that are needed for class use are housed at Communication and Information Library (CMIL) while the rest are located at the Library Outpost (situated at The Hive) and the Art, Design & Media Library. All libraries have viewing stations for undergraduates to use and view the AV titles available.
ASIAN FILMS ONLINE
NTU Library has a subscription to Asian Films Online. This online film library curates and streams films from Asia and the Pacific that are culturally and historically significant.
Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Such themes are central to any meaningful discussion of contemporary Asian culture and society.
KEY INDIVIDUAL TITLES
These 2 titles were used heavily by lecturers in core courses. The Library has the physical copies but I have also found online sources which means that you can access them from the comfort of your hall or home.
If you know of any online source of other films/documentaries, do let me know.
SELECTED AV TITLES
Click on the list of subject terms below to check the AV titles in the Library:
SEARCHING FOR AV TITLES
Looking for a specific AV title? Here is a step-by-step instruction guide to search for AV titles in the library catalogue.
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS – LOCAL
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS – INTERNATIONAL
Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin
Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Film Museum, Vienna
London Film Museum
National Media Museum, Bradford
Museum of the Moving Image, New York
The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
AWARDS & FILM FESTIVALS
Singapore International Film Festivals & the Silver Screen Awards
Singapore Short Film Awards
Mark Litwak’s Film Festivals
Top 25 Film Festivals for Documentaries
Sundance Film Festival
Documentaryfilms.net documentary festival directory
FILM LISTS / DATABASES
Local documentaries by ThreeSixZero Productions
15 short films at 15Malaysia.com
The International Short Film Database
Notable Videos for Adults by the ALA Video Round Table (VRT)
Internet Archive’s Moving Images
Viddsee – Asian Short Films
Lee Thornton from the University of Maryland speaks with blind broadcaster Ed Walker about his long career in radio. The host of public radio’s “The Big Broadcast” discusses why vintage radio still works for many listeners today.
J.J. Abrams’ March 2007 talk at TED.com about mystery, infinite possibilities and technology in media production.
From film directors to producers, here them talk about the creative process of making films.