A video instructional series on film history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour and 3 half-hour video programs. Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders.
Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time, the Academy is an honorary membership organization whose ranks now include more than 6,000 artists and professionals and which is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. This organization is responsible for the annual Oscar awards.
Founded in 2003, DiGRA is the premiere international association for academics and professionals who research digital games and associated phenomena. It encourages high-quality research on games, and promotes collaboration and dissemination of work by its members.
An official site of the Florida Department of Commerce, but with an emphasis on film production in the state. Includes a wide variety of information about the film industry in Florida and links to local film commissions, a production directory, business resources, and location maps.
An organization founded in 1998 with the purpose of recognizing and acknowledging excellence in interactive content across emerging technologies. According to the organization, the academy was founded to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive and new media. The organization offers the "Webby" awards annually.
The Orlando Film Commission is a program by the Orlando Economic Partnership empowered to attract, facilitate, troubleshoot, and permit filming in the Orlando region. Commission acts as a central information source for on-location productions and provides location assistance, one-stop permitting, and a production directory.
One of two Internet sites for the unions representing writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries provide online publications, such as newsletters and "how-to" guides.
Evaluating Internet Sources
Why is it important to critically evaluate information found on the Internet? Mainly because anyone can publish information on the Internet. The Internet does not have reviewers or editors; there is no quality control. There is no guarantee that the information you find is accurate. Many pages are not updated.
Here are two excellent sites that offer detailed guidance in evaluating Internet sources: