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Media Playlist

Films for your Pre-Halloween Weekend

By bschuck on October 27, 2016 11:41 AM | Permalink

Shaun of the Dead (2004)Feel like this interminable, ghastly election season has turned you into one of the walking dead? Take a break and enjoy the Halloween weekend with one of these blood-curdling films, courtesy of the Libraries.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

On DVD - PN1995.9.Z63 S43 2004 (ask for it at the Lied Library Circulation desk)

"A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living." [IMDb]

Latest Tech Corner Device, the 360fly Camera, is now ready for checkout

By bschuck on October 12, 2016 11:19 AM | Permalink

360fly cameraThe winner of last spring semester's Tech Corner poll -- the 360fly camera -- is ready for checkout at Lied Library's Circulation desk.

With this camera, you can "capture the world around you in 360 video format video that's fully interactive and optimized for mobile devices and social platforms. Just shoot, share and swipe." [from the 360fly website]

With the 306fly app (available from the Apple App or Google Play stores), you can capture, edit and share up to 2 minutes of video directly from your mobile device. You can also download the Director desktop app to store and edit your 360 videos on your computer. Don't forget to save your video to your device, or save it to your computer using the camera's power cradle and USB cable.

Coming Soon to a Virtual Reality Headset Near You!

By bschuck on October 4, 2016 1:07 PM | Permalink

While virtual reality has been around for some time, it's only been recently that tech geniuses figured out how to make it affordable and easy to use for almost everyone. Any smartphone owner can buy a Google Cardboard headset for under $20. Electronics companies are jumping into the market: Occulus Rift debuted early in the year, Samsung is now offering an upscale version of Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, for under $100, and Playstation is coming out with their VR headset this month.

Feature Film Friday: Swank Digital Campus Gets a New Look & Platform

By bschuck on September 23, 2016 2:38 PM | Permalink

Thanks to Swank Digital Films, we're able to offer a streaming video library of over 100 feature films for 24/7/365 access by the UNLV community.  Access on campus or login with your ACE account off campus, and choose from dozens of interesting titles in all genres, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, mysteries, action films, science fiction and much more.

For example, just the 'M' titles in the drama category alone include such fascinating films as:

Thank you from the Tech Corner!

By bschuck on May 9, 2016 3:43 PM | Permalink

The Tech CornerThanks to everyone who took the time from their busy schedules to check out a gadget or two from the Tech Corner. Many of you also provided feedback on the gadgets, suggested new devices to purchase for the collection, and/or voted in the new gadget poll -- we greatly appreciate it!

We recently awarded prizes -- first prize of a bluetooth SoundBlock speaker, two second prizes of bluetooth in-ear headphones -- to Tech Corner users who gave us feedback and registered for the end-of-semester raffle.

Feature Film Friday: Games and Thrones

By bschuck on May 6, 2016 4:38 PM | Permalink

For those of you who can't get enough of Game of Thrones, here are some films from our collection featuring deadly games and throne-grabbing.

 

Julius Caesar, 1953William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

(1953, UNLV Media, 1st floor, PR2808.A23 M36 2006)

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar. Starring Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. [Catalog summary]

 

Feature Film Friday: Viva Las Vegas

By Darcy Del Bosque on April 22, 2016 4:00 PM | Permalink

After living in Las Vegas awhile it is easy to forget what drew 42,312,216 visitors to the city last year (LVCVA: http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/). Take a break from constant construction and endless traffic jams by watching these movies that will take you to the flashier side of Vegas.

Las Vegas Strip

By Joao Carlos Medau from Campinas, Brazil - The Strip from Eiffel Tower, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31871286


Casino [Streaming via Swank]