Theater


Theater

Actorama
Site includes databases of monologues and scenes from plays and films.
All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes
A short comedic video summarizing the plots of famous operas.
American Theatre
Website of the American Theatre magazine, which covers theatrical trends and events, stage artists of every stripe, and economic and legislative developments affecting the arts.
Broadway: the American Musical
Companion to the PBS show, with articles, timelines, pictures, biographies, and more. (No longer updated.)
Different Types of Theatre Productions
Whether you’re planning to start your own theatre project are looking to get into theatre as a form of entertainment, it would help to know the following kinds of theatre productions. A different, though overlapping, list may be found at Theatre Crafts: Forms of Theatre.
Glossary of theatre terms
Searchable list of over a thousand theater and drama related terms.
IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies.
Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
New York Times : Theater
Reviews, critic’s picks, articles, and images of current and past on- and off-Broadway plays.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
A guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress…. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays… and more.
Playbill Online
On- and off-Broadway listings, London shows, reviews and interviews, seating charts, and a link to Theatre Central, the largest compendium of theatre links on the Internet.
Theatre History Podcast
The podcast and blog that explore the history of theatre and performance.
Tony Awards
Official website for the Tony Awards, which honor Broadway’s best each year.

Local Theater

Binghamton Theater Organ Society
The Mission of BTOS’s Non-profit Corporation is to preserve, maintain and present the (publically owned) Theatre Organs in Broome County.
Binghamton University Theatre Department
Information about the Theatre Department offerings and about the productions they put on.
Broadway in Binghamton
Over the past three decades, Albert Nocciolino, Tony Award-winning producer and President of NAC Entertainment, has been committed to bringing the best of Broadway and family entertainment to the Southern Tier.
Broome County Arts Council
The BCAC is an independent, 501(c)3 public service organization. Our mission is “to promote and support a thriving arts community, essential to the quality of life in Broome County”.
Broome County Forum Theatre
The Broome County Forum Theatre, a historical building, is a 1,500-seat performing arts theatre. It is home to Broadway In Binghamton, the Tri-Cities Opera, and the Binghamton Philharmonic. The Forum hosts a wide variety of other events, including concerts, comedians, conventions, talent competitions, and recitals.
Cider Mill Stage
Although the Cider Mill Playhouse is no more, the stage continues to host productions by other groups.
Drama at Cider Mill Playhouse: Why the curtain fell on a Southern Tier institution
This article discusses the history of the Cider Mill Playhouse and why it closed in 2017.
EPAC – Endicott Performing Arts Center
The mission of EPAC is to promote the arts to the public through various artistic mediums such as musicals, plays, children and adult theater workshops, concerts, and performing arts instruction.
Fab Arts Company
Formed after the dissolution of the Cider Mill Playhouse in 2017, the Fab Arts Company performs on the Cider Mill stage.
KNOW Theatre
The KNOW Theatre is based in Binghamton. Its purpose is to provide [c]utting edge, dramatic and comedic semi-professional theatre for Binghamton, New York, and the immediate community.
Tri-Cities Opera
In keeping with the history of Tri-Cities Opera, our mission is the production of professional quality opera. Using the talents of young artists, we seek to benefit, enrich, and educate our community.

Dance

American Ballet Theatre
ABT is America’s preeminent ballet company. Through a collaboration of dedicated, passionate individuals, ABT is able to present the finest in classical and contemporary dance to audiences in New York, around the country and the world!
ABT Online Ballet Dictionary
A very accessible introduction to the world of ballet from the ABT.
The Ballet
Welcome to the Ballet! Here you’ll find information on ballet, it’s history, great dancers, and the ballets themselves.
Ballroom Dancers
Site with information and clips about ballroom dancing.
Critical Dance
Articles, images, links, discussion forum, and extensive magazine with online archives.
Dance Magazine
Online site of Dance Magazine, with articles, blogs, video, and other resources.
Dance.net
Dance.net is the largest online dance community site with over 200,000 members! Share Photos… Get Advice… Find Jobs… Find Teachers… Buy/Sell Dancewear
Great Performances
Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. Site includes previews, articles, news, and full episodes.
New York Times: Arts: Dance
Reviews, articles, pictures, and video about the art of dance and professional dancers.
Thought.co: Dance
There are as many ways to dance as there are to move. Discover dance styles, artists, and techniques with this guide.
WikiHow: How to Dance
If a little crisis of confidence or some uncertainty about how to move is keeping you from joining the fun, look no further than this article for what you need to know to spin, step and strut the night away in style!
WonderHowTo: Dance
Short videos demonstrating how to dance in various styles.

Film, TV, & Radio

American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America.
Annenberg Learner: American Cinema
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 and coordinated books. From Annenberg Media.
BBC Academy
Numerous articles about working in journalism, broadcast, production, and related technology.
Center for Media & Social Impact
Includes information on making documentaries, including copyright and fair use issues, engaging the audience, and other topics. With some free video clips.
Film Education
Film Education provides award-winning teaching resources, teacher training and cinema based events which support the use of film within the curriculum. (no longer updated)
Film Noir Resources
This page, from the Film Noir Foundation, contains audio and video files and text articles, as well as links to internet resources relating to film noir and its settings.
Film Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock – suspense, camera angles, style, editing, basics
This site has compiled these articles to further spread the brilliant simplicity of Hitchcock’s creative genius.
Film Terms Glossary
Definitions of terms used in film and television, with examples.
The ‘Grammar’ of Film and Television
[B]y knowing the “grammar” of film, we can explore, identify, learn about, describe, and use features of visual language that create particular meanings and effects in moving images in film and television.
Great Performances
Brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. Site includes episode guides, previews, photos, video clips, and other features.
The Greatest Films
A unique website containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, and hundreds of colorful, vintage film posters for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.
IMDB: The Internet Movie Database
A HUGE collection of movie information. We try to catalog every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.
IMSDB: The Internet Movie Script Database
A large collection of movie scripts in web-readable format.
Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
From the Internet Archive, a library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
We record in-depth video conversations with key figures in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
Mercury Theatre on the Air
The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air … All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page.
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Online site of a museum located in Chicago, with educational programs and exhibits and a searchable database of television, radio, commercial and Chicago news archives.
Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
National Film Board of Canada
Source of some excellent short films, animations, and documentaries, many of which are now available for free on their home site and YouTube page.
Oscars.org
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences home page.
Rod Serling Film Festival
The Rod Serling Video Festival premiered in 1995 as a county-wide festival for students in kindergarten through grade 12 as a means to promote the use of video arts technology and creativity in area schools. (Broome County.)
Roger Ebert.com
Movie reviews and commentary.
Sundance Film Festival
Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Television Academy
Home of the Emmys, the annual award for excellence in television. Includes information on the awards, news, photos, videos, and more.
Television Production Handbook
Online version of short handbook for TV video production.

Scripting & Storytelling

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters
…[M]any of the storytelling techniques used thousands of years ago are still applicable today to a wide range of mediums besides the written word.
10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling
Though sub-titled “Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules”, this page has guidelines for anyone wanting to tell a good story.
17 Must-Read Screenwriting Lessons from Stephen King
From a screenwriter and former studio script reader/story analyst’s perspective, here’s how the master’s words can help any and all screenwriters.
AFI Screen Nation
AFI ScreenNation features the best films and videos from young filmmakers on the web as well video tips and contests. If you’re 11-19 years old, send a link to your YouTube film or video to screennation@afi.com. From the American Film Institute.
BAFTA Guru
From the British Academy of Film and Television Arts website, articles, interviews, and tips.
Digital Storytelling Toolkit
Excellent site for instructions and information on digital storytelling.
DigiTales
Welcome to a world of resources, examples and training opportunities to inspire your own digital storytelling tales! Visit the storymaking steps, toolkits and galleries of digital stories designed to help jump start beginners.
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
A page for teachers using digital storytelling in the classroom.
How to Write a Screenplay: Script Writing Example & Screenwriting Tips
Since a familiarity with the basics of the craft is half the battle, The Writers Store has created this handy screenplay example and overview on how to write a screenplay to help you get up to speed on screenwriting fundamentals.
How to Write a Script, Writing Tips
From Writer’s Digest, links to articles about script writing, adaptation, tone, and more.
Ira Glass: Tips on Storytelling
A video of Ira Glass, a veteran radio personality and host of This American Life, giving advice to those making short stories.
The Moth: Storytelling Tips & Tricks
Advice for those telling stories live.
New York Film Academy – Student Resources
This free section offers Q&A’s and interviews on the realities of being a professional screenwriter, informative articles on the latest trends in screenwriting, and how-to guides on particularly pertinent topics.
RawScripts.com
Free, online screenwriting software. Screenplays are private, secure, and accessible from any computer.
Screenwriting.info
This overview will begin acquaint you with the screenplay format writing rules and screenwriting etiquette you’ll need to know about…
Script Magazine
An online magazine with news, writing advice, reviews, and further resources for scriptwriters.
Simply Scripts
A database of hundreds of downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.
Write a Script
From WikiHow, step by step instructions for designing and writing a script, including proper formatting.

Video Techniques

The Basics of Video Editing: The Complete Guide
Although this guide is from 2011, the basic concepts remain the same.
30 Best Cinematography Techniques & Tips You Didn’t Learn in Film School
On paper, you’re ready. You took the courses. You read the books. But do you know all the key cinematography techniques? The things that come from being on set?
Creative Planet Network
Professional site with news and information for working digital cinematographers.
DSLR Guide
YouTube channel focusing on filmmaking and cinematography.
Epic Sound Effects
This page contains a number of ideas on how to create various sound effects, and we hope you find it inspiring. Includes both descriptions of how to make sounds and audio files of demon sounds.
Film Education
A U.K. resource for students and teachers of media studies. The site is no longer updated, but plenty of good information is still available there.
Film Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock – suspense, camera angles, style, editing, basics
This site has compiled these articles to further spread the brilliant simplicity of Hitchcock’s creative genius.
Indy Mogul
YouTube channel with lots of tips for filmmakers.
LAvideoFilmmaker.com
Learn filmmaking online with tutorials, advice and analysis.
Production 101
A complete online production course for film and video from 2014.
StudioBinder: Filmmaking Techniques Course
A visual medium requires visual methods. Master the art of visual storytelling with our FREE video series on directing and filmmaking techniques. For further tips, check out StudioBinder’s blog.
Television Production Handbook
Online version of short handbook for tv video production
Top 5 Tips to Shoot Incredible Video with a Smartphone!
It’s easy to create video on a smartphone – and easy to do it badly. See this video for tips and tools to make your smartphone videos really work.
Top 10 Videography Tips
An on-line resource helping filmmakers bring their dream documentary to life with practical step-by-step tips and inspiration.
Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make
Tips for beginner filmmakers. We cover the top 15 most common filmmaking mistakes beginners make from story, to lighting to editing, composition and more. (video)
Traditional Film Camera Techniques
Describes basic techniques, camera angles, focal lengths to use, movement, etc. While this site is extremely old, the techniques described are still valid.
Vimeo Video School
Learn how to make better videos through lessons, tutorials, and sage advice from industry insiders and our community.
YouTube Creator Academy
Learn tips from savvy creators as they showcase their secrets and best practices – pre-production, production, building your channel, getting discovered, growing your audience, analytics, case studies, deep dives into different genres.

Videos Online

Educational and Informational Videos
Boclips CrashCourse iTunesU Khan Academy
Khan Academy on YouTube Library of Congress Merlot MIT Video
MoMA NASA at YouTube National Geographic PBS on YouTube
Pexels Free Stock Videos SchoolTube Smithsonian Talks@Google
TeacherTube WatchKnowLearn YouTube – Learning YouTube – Teachers
Documentaries, Archives
APM Reports C-SPAN Documentary Heaven
National Archives on YouTube NY Times Film Club Point-of-View
Prelinger Archive NY Times Documentaries Top Documentary Films
TED Talks
TED Talks TED Talks on YouTube TED-Ed TED-Ed on YouTube

More Resources

Annenberg Learner $$
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum. Commercial source of quality DVDs.
Internet Archive – Moving Image Archive
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
Library of Congress, Teachers Page
Audio, graphics, maps, and video collections; lesson plans, and other learning materials.
PBS Learning Media
Easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease.
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