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Film and Film Production

Getting Started

Welcome to your Subject Guide, where you'll find tailored guidance and advice on key library resources.

Essential Resources

Books and eBooks

Print books on or relating to Film can be found at the following Library locations ("Shelfmarks") on the second floor:

Cinematography 

778.53 

Lighting 

778.7 

Sound and Film 

778.534 

Film Editing 

778.535 

Film Theory 

791.4301 

French Cinema 

791.430944 

Animated Film 

791.4344 

Documentary Film 

791.4353 

Film Genres 

791.436 

Radio 

791.44 

Television 

791.45  

Most essential texts, and many more, are available in eBook format and can be found on UR Library Search

Specialist databases: free with your Roehampton login. 

Find journal articles, book chapters and other academic research papers in your subject. Most of these databases provide the full text, but sometimes just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click the Full Text Finder button to see if you can access the full text via our eJournals;  if not, you can request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Current newspapers and magazines

The Library subscribes to a wide range of current magazines and academic journals on Film, such as Sight and Sound magazine. 

PressReader (below) gives you access to many daily newspapers and magazines with good film coverage (reviews, interviews etc.), while Nexis is a news analysis database. You can also access the past archives of several major titles such as the Guardian, Observer and Times - find these via our A-Z Database list

E-book collections with good film studies content: 

Open Access articles

These are free to all on the web, but have been through rigorous academic scrutiny, so you can trust the content. For further recommended titles, you can filter the A-Z Database List by subject and type. 

University subscriptions - free with your Roehampton login.

Open Access film sites - free to all on the web

Fee-based streaming services

University subscriptions (free with your Roehampton login).

Instructional videos on film making from Roehampton: 

Resources on the web (free to all).

Film scripts, blogs and more for budding screenwriters. 

Further resources can be found on our  Subject Guides for Creative Writing and Drama

Online film guides, criticism, networks, discussion...

Film industry, professional organisations, competitions, festivals...

Physical collections of films and related materials.

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