Categories in Technology and Craft

  • 3-D Film Archive  
    Founded in 1990 by Bob Furmanek, the 3-D Film Archive is dedicated to saving and preserving the heritage of stereoscopic film. The organization has located and restored original dual-strip 35mm Polaroid prints of more than thirty features and two dozen shorts from 1922-1955.
  • Aaron Copland Collection, Library of Congress  
    The Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress offers users electronic access to hundreds of photographs, correspondences, music, and writing.
  • Alexander F. Victor Biography   Peer Reviewed
    A biography of the founder of RCA Victor, with an emphasis on his technological achievements. [SINGLE ARTICLE]
  • American Composers Orchestra - David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues  
    This website features David Raskin's reminiscences of other film composers from Hollywood's classical era.
  • American Film Institute   Paid Subscription Required
    The American Film Institute promotes screen education throughout the United States as well as various preservation initiatives. This website provides basic information about the AFI, as well as a catalogue of the Louis B. Mayer Library.
  • American Film Scripts Online   Paid Subscription Required
    A thousand film scripts online, searchable by writer, director, and more.
  • American Society of Cinematographers  
    The website for the American Society of Cinematographers features news updates, limited access to the Society's publication American Cinematographer, and tutorials for amateur and novice filmmakers.
  • American Widescreen Museum  
    The American Widescreen Museum is a collection of online exhibitions on a variety of film exhibition and technology topics, including wide screen systems, color history, sound development, aspect ratios, preservation, and restoration. The websites feature a variety of resources such as technical publications, filmographies, poster galleries, journal publications, and other reference tools.
  • Arcade History  
    A searchable database of classic arcade games, including general information on the games themselves as well as more technical information about the consoles.
  • Association of Moving Image Archivists   Peer Reviewed
    AMIA is a professional organization of archivists, historians, and librarians concerned with the preservation of the moving image. This website features basic information about the association and its functions, as well as information on its various publications.
  • Atari Museum  
    Archive of materials related to the video game company Atari, maintained by independent collector Curt Vendel with the cooperation of the company and its current and former employees.
  • Baird: The Birth of Television  
    This site, edited by Richard G. Elen (former editor of Broadcast Sound and a writer on broadcasting history), features articles about inventor John Logie Baird and the early days of television.
  • BBC Audio Interviews  
    Audio clips of interviews–many (but not all) with influential creators of film, television, or digital media. Dates and original broadcast stations listed.
  • BECTU Oral History Project   Paid Subscription Required
    The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) represents personnel working within the British film industry and related fields. Since 1986, the BECTU History Project has compiled over 500 recorded interviews with veterans of the industry discussing their careers. Subjects range from well-known directors and producers to less famous crew and personnel.
  • Bernard Herrmann Estate  
    The Bernard Herrmann estate provides information on the famed composer as well as information on upcoming performances of his work. In addition, finding aids are provided to the Bernard Herrmann papers at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • BFI Features: Olga Lehman Gallery  
    Information about production designer Olga Lehman from the British Film Institute, with photos of her work and conceptual sketches for costumes and sets.
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)  
    BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing, and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK, from Film and Television to Video Games and Interactive Media. The website offers articles, photos, videos, podcasts, a guide to directing, a calendar of events, as well as a searchable database of BAFTA award winners.
  • Charles Urban  
    A site about the British motion picture technology pioneer, who created the early colorization technique Kinemacolor. Urban was particularly interested in making educational films. This is a well-researched site, with timelines, technological and biographical data, as well as information about Urban's contemporaries. Created by Luke McKernan, a British film historian.
  • Cinematography Collection in the National Media Museum  
    Still images of items from the collection of the UK's National Media Museum related to cinematography and film history. Includes separate galleries for pre-cinema, early cinema, cameras, projectors, posters, makeup, special effects, and the home filmmaking industry.
  • Cinemetrics  
    Cinemetrics is a collaborative tool for recording statistical data on average shot lengths to analyze movies, and for publishing the gathered data on the website. Also featured are articles about movie measurement and studies using cinemetrics data.