Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Videos Added to Films on Demand

Films on Demand has added many new videos to their collection. 

You can watch these videos from your computer, make playlists of specific film segments, and obtain citations for these videos in MLA and APA format. What's not to love? Contact us if you need help with these features!

Just a small sample of the new videos: 

  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics Video Clip Collection -Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips’ curve? In these animated thought experiments, comedian David Mitchell sheds light on six of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy. (7 minutes)
  • Children of the HolocaustAbout one-third of adult European Jews survived the Nazis’ Final Solution, but only seven percent of children. This program tells the stories of four people who, as children, survived the Holocaust: Yehuda Bacon, one of 28 survivors out of a group of 15,000 Czech children sent to Theresienstadt and now an artist living in Israel, who describes the incredible twists of fate that kept him alive; Sophie Reichman, hidden by a non-Jewish family, who describes how she was unable to say good-bye to her mother; Janek Webber, one of only 200 Polish children to survive, who was smuggled out of the Cracow ghetto in his father’s suitcase; Shmuel Sheler, whose mother bribed a peasant woman to take the 12-year-old boy back to Budapest after his family was driven out of the city and who survived by scavenging in the streets. Had Anne Frank survived, what might her story have been? (51 minutes)
  • History of English in 10 Minutes Video Clip CollectionVoiced by comedian Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through the history of English squeezes 1,600 years of history into 10 one-minute clips. Bursting with fascinating facts, the clip collection looks at how English grew from a regional tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century. (11 minutes)
  • How to Make a Monster : A Guide to Make-Up Special EffectsThis film is a comprehensive how-to guide to applying prosthetic monster make-up. Step-by-step details include custom fitting of deluxe novelty dentures and application and coloring of vampire, cyborg, demonic vampire, zombie, and red devil make-up. (66 minutes)
The video descriptions are from the Films on Demand video catalog.

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