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Selected Streaming Videos from Stafford Library
Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection
Films on Demand is a digital video streaming service which offers access to educational videos from a variety of producers. The Master Academic Collection brings together videos from many areas of study, including health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, business & economics, as well as archival films & newsreels.
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This two-part series provides a thorough grounding in all of the above, familiarizing students with the terminology and working concepts that successful graphic designers and advertising creatives make use of on a daily basis. Although both episodes are rich in detailed guidance, their class-friendly run times make them ideal for coursework in marketing, advertising, design, and commercial art.
his four-part series takes students through the crucial stages of the design process. Each program follows a fascinating project at a cutting-edge company from start to finish, illustrating how design teams work together to analyze a project, plan and create a product, and evaluate the prototype.
From prehistoric cave paintings to the invention of today's high-speed printing presses, there has always been a need to "get the message out," and with the advent of computer technology, anyone can get their own message out with the services of a desktop publishing professional. Using computers and DTP software packages, these pros work in home offices and small design firms putting together everything from glossy business reports to restaurant menus to wedding invitations. It's an exciting career area and experienced DTP designers are much in demand. Desktop Publishing: Getting the Message Out introduces the world of digital design with a look at the work these artists do, the hardware and software needs of a DTP pro, and some of the elements of page design that go into creating an attractive, effective document. Desktop publishing is a career more students should consider and this video "look behind the scenes" will help your students do just that. (16 minutes.
Elements and Principles of Design
Pleasing the eye is important, but a skilled designer also pays attention to the consumer's mind, emotions, and needs. This program explores the basic elements of design and how they can be manipulated to create powerful visual and interactive experiences. Detailing the properties of line, shape, tone, point, texture, color, and letterform-and how designers organize these elements through contrast, patterning, figure-ground tension, and other methods-the video uses examples in architecture, landscaping, graphics, and other fields to reinforce essential concepts. Students will find the program's lively animation sequences helpful as they absorb each design lesson.
Factors of Design
From purely aesthetic challenges to grittier questions of profitability and consumer needs, a designer has to see things from many perspectives—while maintaining a clear, unified vision of his or her finished product. This three-part series guides viewers through many of those concerns, using case studies, expert commentary, and exciting visuals and graphics. Episode themes include the importance of innovation, the bottom-line budget issues which no professional designer can ignore, and the ins and outs of determining how a product will look and feel.
Graphic Designer is a twenty-minute video which is part of the series, Career Connections. Graphic Design: Job Satisfaction (3:24) -- Graphic Design Industry Tools (1:37) -- Graphic Design: Unlimited Opportunities (1:03) -- Graphic Design: Educational Requirements (2:31) -- Peer Review and Portfolios (2:28) -- Graphic Designer: Earning Potential (1:57) -- Reference Material for Graphic Designers (3:25)
Lithography: Theory, Problems, Practice
This program gives students a way to experience and incorporate professional lithographic methods, many of which have been practiced for hundreds of years, by providing a visual textbook of the different stages of lithographic imaging. What Is Lithography? (2:39) -- Smoothing Limestone for Lithography (4:12) -- Process of Rounding Edges of Limestone (2:14) -- Lithographic Drawing (3:10) -- Chemical Materials of Lithography (3:16) -- Lithograph: Etching Process (3:28) -- Etching Process (3:03) -- Colored Ink Application (2:52) -- Paper Preparation (3:14) -- Value of Lithography (1:
Photography Skills and Techniques
Introduces fundamental skills and knowledge every novice photographer needs: understanding digital cameras, tips for composition and shootsing, and using Photoshop for editing.
So You Want to Be a Designer?
This eight-part series explores the challenges facing product designers, covering a range of subjects including user design, mass manufacture, testing and modification, and the use of sustainable materials both for packaging and for products. The series features case studies, explains relevant terminology, and provides an in-depth look at manufacturing processes.