MA Moving Image and Sound

Meet your Librarian – Amy Straker

About Amy

Amy Straker is the Subject Librarian responsible for Yr 0 and taught Postgraduate courses. She studied English Literature and American Studies at undergraduate level in York, and Library and Information Studies at postgraduate level at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

How Can I Help You?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

E-Book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful E-Book Collections for MA Moving Image and Sound:

Decolonising the Curriculum (ProQuest)

MA Moving Image and Sound

Film and Moving Image Production (ProQuest)

MA Moving Image and Sound

Film sound

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and Sound
Print Books

Moving Image and Sound books

Moving Image and Sound books are at Dewey Decimal number 759.

With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. The collection is broken down into more specific subject areas like this:

  • Main collection
  • Film theory: 759.1
  • Cinematography: 759.42
  • Film sound: 759.45
  • Animation: 759.6
  • Music theory: 780
  • Other useful areas
  • Research study skills: 370.72
  • Academic writing: 808
Useful Sources of Information

Reading lists

Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the resources that your tutors wish you to look at.

Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

Useful Online Resources for MA Moving Image and Sound:

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

VLeBooks

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

You can find e-books specifically bought for NUA students on VLeBooks.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: Free Online

East Anglian Film Archive

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts Enterprise

The East Anglian Film Archive website includes over 200 hours of film from EAFA’s extensive collection. The collection itself is held at the Archive Centre at Norwich County Hall.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Box of Broadcasts

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.

This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.

E-Books
TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Screen Studies

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts Enterprise

Screen Studies is a database of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: Free Online

British Pathe

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and Sound

85,000 historic cine-magazine and newsreel clips from 1910 to 1970.

Publications

Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

  • They are up to date.
  • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
  • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

 

Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

Selected MA Moving Image and Sound publications:

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Dazed & Confused

BA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessMA FashionMA Moving Image and Sound

Founded by Jefferson Hack and Rankin in 1991, the independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its groundbreaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent. DazedDigital.com, their online magazine, is updated daily, hosting interactive projects, extra editorial content, exclusive music and fashion film.

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Little white lies

BA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA IllustrationMA Moving Image and Sound

Independently published magazine covering film and cinema. Features lots of original illustration.

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Cinefex

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA Film and Moving Image ProductionMA Moving Image and Sound

 Bimonthly magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects.

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: Online
Status: Current

Animation magazine

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsMA Moving Image and Sound

A magazine all about the art, business and technology of animation

Journal
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: Online
Status: Current

Animation : an interdisciplinary journal

BA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsMA Moving Image and Sound