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The Moving Image Source Research Guide is a gateway to the best online resources related to film, television, and digital media.

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  • FilmSound.org  
    A website with analysis, feature stories, interviews, and historical articles about sound design, with a bibliography, FAQ, a glossary, sound effect libraries, and sections on animation sound, film music, foley artistry, home theater sound, sound clich├ęs, sci-fi films and Star Wars.
  • Fleischer Popeye Tribute  
    This website is dedicated to the history of Popeye animated shorts produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s. Here users can find an overview of Popeye's history, as well as information on Fleischer's stereoptical animation, stills from the cartoons, and a collection of Fleischer-era posters.
  • Flicker  
    A comprehensive and frequently updated guide to the experimental film scene, with links to artist and venue websites and a calendar of upcoming screenings.
  • FlowTV  
    The mission of this online journal of television and media studies is "to provide a space where researchers, teachers, students, and the public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media at the speed that media moves." Past issues may be browsed on an issue-by-issue basis or by author.
  • FOCAL International  
    Based out of England, "the Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries [FOCAL] International Ltd, is a not-for-profit professional trade association providing excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals". Although it is chiefly designed for members, FOCAL's website also contains a number of articles selected from its publication, Archive Zones.
  • Fondazione Fellini  
    This site devoted to the Italian director features a filmography and bibliography. Each entry in the filmography includes a summary, still image, cast and crew list, and a list of selected quotations from critics. In Italian.
  • Footage.NET   Paid Subscription Required
    Footage.net is a network of stock and archival footage distributors. While most of its services are provided for members, users can still look to its frequently updated news section relating to all aspects of motion picture preservation and archiving. A lengthy article by Rich Prelinger on the fundamentals of stock footage libraries can be found on the site's 'About Us' page.
  • Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion  
    An online exhibit examining the work of film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
  • French Cinema: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • From Nanook to Oumigmag: Documentary Film in Canada  
    A curated exhibit (by the Cinematheque Quebecois) about Canadian documentary film. Features a timeline of notable events in Canadian documentary filmmaking, biographies of directors, profiles of companies that have produced documentaries, information on common recording equipment and processes, and a guide to the topics Canadian documentaries most often cover. Also features posters and some video clips. In English and French.
  • Gallery of Graphic Design  
    An online archive of advertising in American periodicals from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Users can search for advertisements by periodical, advertiser, product, keyword, or year. The gallery features many advertisements for television sets and other broadcast-related items.
  • Game Studies   Peer Reviewed
    This online journal features articles by scholars from various academic disciplines discussing theories of games and gaming.
  • Game-Research.com  
    A collection of reviews, articles, and historical information on videogames. Most of the content is user-generated.
  • Gamer Theory  
    Hosted and designed by the Institute for the Future of the Book, this website for media theorist McKenzie Wark's 2007 book explores the possibility of a critical theory of games.
  • German Film Service  
    The German Film Service is the "national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide." Its website features coverage of German cinema on the world market, particularly in international film festivals. The GFS also provides statistics on German production and distribution, as well as analyses of other national markets.
  • German Hollywood Connection  
    This website features short introductory articles on the artistic and economic connections between American and German film workers from the earliest days of the industry to the present.
  • German Newsreel Archive   Paid Subscription Required
    View clips of German newsreels online. In German.
  • German/Austrian Cinema: A Bibliography   Peer Reviewed
    The resources listed are available in the UC Berkeley library, but many of the books can be found elsewhere.
  • Grace Street Theater: Seventy Years of Film and Dance  
    A richly documented history of one theater in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Greek Film Center  
    Search by title or browse by director to get information on many Greek films, both contemporary and classic. For each film there is a synopsis, cast and crew information, and technical specifications. Some of the more recent entries feature stills and film clips. In English.