Video Lab

Circulation

We have an extensive collection of program-related videos and DVDs that can be viewed in our video or computer labs during our regular hours:

Monday – Friday 9am to 4:30pm.
We are closed during regular school holidays.

We do not allow the borrowing of videos outside the VRC. Also, Professors will often leave videos on reserve for their classes. These videos are available in the VRC, and must also be viewed in our lab.

Other Boston University Film/Video Resources

Krasker Film/Video Libray
Geddes Language Center

Reserving the Lab

Scheduling the lab for classes is done on the calendars outside the labs. Please notify us of any reservation you wish to make, as we might have some dates/times that might already be booked.


VIDEO LIST


83 AG and Experimental Films; 74 min total

A Great Tree Has Fallen; 1973; 23 min

A Little Gothic Castle; 22 min

Alexander the Great; 1989

American Visions volumes 18; 1996; 60min

  1. Republic of Virtue
  2. The Promised Land
  3. The Wilderness and the West
  4. The Gilded Age
  5. A Wave from the Atlantic
  6. Streamlines of Broad lines
  7. The Empire of Siquir
  8. The age of Anxiety

America’s Civil Rights; 1995; 120 min

  • Awakenings (19541956) and Fighting Back (19571962
  • Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (196061) and No Easy Walk (19611963)
  • Mississippi: Is This America? (19621964) and Bridge to Freedom (1965)
  • The Time Has Come (19641966) and Two Societies (196568)
  • Power! (196698) and The Promised Land (196768)
  • Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More (1964 1972) and A Nation of Law (1968 1971)

Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides; 2004; 90 min; DVD

Arata Isozaki; 58 min

Art:21 Art in the 21st century; Season 1 & 2; 2003 PBS; 7.5 hours; DVD

Art of Indonesia: Tales from the Shadow World; 1990; 28 min

Arton’s Gandhi; 1985; 72 min

Arts of Ghana; 2002; 60 min; DVD

Bernini Architect: The Great Problem Solver; 1997; 30 min

Bernini Sculptor; 1996; 33 min

Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture; 58:29

Bone, Flesh, Skin: The Making of Japanese Lacquer; 14:12

Border Banjo; 1990; 52 min

Borromini: The Extraordinary Architecture of the Baroque; 1996; 35 min

Botticelli’s Calumny of Apelles; 12 min

Boudu: Saved From Drowning; 1932; 84 min; DVD

Bridging NY; 2002; 60 min

Brooklyn Bridge; 1981; 58 min

Building Big

  • Domes; 2000; 60 min
  • Dams; 2000; 60 min
  • Skyscrapers
  • Tunnels
  • Bridges

CAPITAL OF EARTH: The Maroons of Moore Town; 1979; 40 min

Carlo Scarpa; 1997; 58 min

Chicago, City of the Century; 2003; 270 min/3 tapes

China Raising Vols IIII; 1996; 50 min each

Christo’s Valley Curtain; 1972; 28 min

Church and Mosque: Religious Architecture in Venice and Istanbul; 2001; 30 min

Cities for People

Cologne: Portrait of a Cathedral; 15 min

Compassion Exile: The Story of the 14h Dalai Lama

Damrell’s Fire; 2005; 57 min; DVD

David Hockney and Philip Haasi Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China; 1991; 47 min

Deconstructivist Architects; 56:39

Diego Rivera: Portrait of an Artist; 1986; 35 min

Dorothea Lange; 1999; 13 min

Dream Window: Reflections on a Japanese Garden; 57 min

Exploring the Mandala; 1992

Feng Shui: The Chinese Art of Design and Placement Guide to Health, Wealth and  Happiness; 1995; 60 min

Fire in the East; 1986; 28 min

FLW and the Story of the Guggenheim; 1993; 52 min

FLW: Falling Water; 1989;56 min

FLW: House on the Waterfall; 1989; 30 min

FLW: Portrait of an Artist; 1983; 75 min

Fontainebleau; 24 min

Forbidden City: The Great Within; 2002

Frank Gehry; 57 min

Frank Lloyd Wright: vols 111; 1998; 82 min

French AG; 41 min total

Frida Kahlo: Portrait of an Artist; 1983; 62 min

Gandhi; 1992; 25 min

Glories of Medieval Art: The Cloisters; 1989; 27 min

Greek Vases in the British Museum; 30 min

Griottes of the Sahel; 1991; 12 min

I’ll Sing for You; 2003; 73 min; DVD

I.M. Pei: First Person Singular; 1997; 90 min

Images of Korea; 17 min

Imperial Rome, Ostia, and Portus: Ancient Architecture and Technology; 2001; 59 min

Imperial Tombs of Urina; 60 min

Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper; 1997; 56 min

Jackson Pollock: Portrait of an Artist; 1987; 52 min

Japan Society “Shinto”; 50 min

Japan: 3 generations of AvantGarde architects; 59:10

Jim Dine: A Self Portrait on the Walls

Journal Graphic Charlie Rose; 60 min

Journey Through Ancient Pompeii; 2000; 31 min

Journey to Remote Japan; 60min

Kalachakra Mandala: A Virtual Journey through the Kalachakra Kosmos and its Mandala Palace on top of Mount Mezu; 1998; 7min

L’Atalante; 1934/2001; 87 min; DVD

Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye; 25 min

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance; 2002; 53 min

Living Memory: Six Sketches of Mali Today; 1993; 53 min; DVD

Manhatta; 9 min

Masai Manhood; 1991; 53 min

Masters of Illusion; 1991; 30 min

Mathematics of Architecture: Building By Nurbus; 1997; 25 min

Matsukaze

Meier; 58:37

Michelangelo Part One; 35 min

Mies: 58 min

Ming Garden; 1983; 28 min

Monet: Legacy of Light; 1990

Morocco, Body & Soul GNAOUAS; 1990; 26 min

Mount Koya

Mr. Oh: 4 Korean Calligraphers; 20:30 min

Musee du Louvre: Understanding a National Institution; 2001; 50 min

Mystic Vision, Saued Ast: The Tradition of Thargka Painting; 1996; 28 min

Myth, Man and Metal: Bronze Sculpture of Ancient Greece and Rome; 1996

Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master by Skip Blumberg; 2007; 47:15 min; DVD

Nature Perfected; 1995; 112; 30 min/ each

  • Paradise on Earth
  • Ancient Spirits: China and Japan
  • The Heritage of Rome
  • Garlands of Repose
  • Gardens of Conquest
  • New Perspectives
  • The Landscaping of England
  • Moving On
  • Glory and Grandeur
  • The Machine and The Garden
  • Grounds for Change
  • The Genius of the Place

New Historic; 35 min

New York: A Documentary Film; 1999; 120 min

  • The Country and the City
  • Order and Disorder
  • The Pioneer and the People
  • Sunshine and Shadow
  • Cosnopolis

New York: A Documentary Film; 2003; 180 min

  • The Center of the World

Nigerian Art Kindred Spirits; 58 min

Nomads on the Savanna; 1994; 30 min

Nova: Saving the Sistine Chapel; 1988; 60 min

OM Ungers; 59:13

OPEN SCORE by Robert Rauschenberg; 2007; DVD

Palladio; 57 min

Pandora’s Box: The Roles of Women in Ancient Greece; 1995; 47:25

Philip Guston: A Life Lived; 59:02 min

Picasso: Magic Sex Death; 2001; 151 min; DVD

Pierodella Francesca; 10 min

Portrait of a Artist: Andy Warhol; 1987; 79 min

Postmodernism; 2001; 29 min

Ralph Erskine; 58:30

Renaissance: A Fresh Look at the Evolution of Artisan Art: The Pure Radiance of the Past: The Revival of Ancient Arch; 60 min

Reuzo Piano; 1998; 56 min

Riddle of the Dome: Florence Cathedral and Filippo Brunelleschi; 2001; 30 min

Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions

Robert Venturi and Denise ScottBrown; 58:14

Rome Revisited; 1995; 45 min

Rome: Art and Architecture Parts 1 and 2; 1994; 39/31 min

Running Fence; 1991; 59:21

Ruskin’s Journey: Teaching People to See; 2000; 48 min

Sand Painting: Sacred Art of Tibetan Buddhism; 1991; 27 min

Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca; 1997; 60 min

Secrets of Lost Empires; 1997; 60 min

  • Obelisk
  • Pyramid
  • Stonehenge
  • Coliseum

Shishu: Japanese Garden; 2001; 53 min; DVD

Sinking City of Venice; 2002; 60 min

Skyscraper: The Vertical Masterpiece; 1998; 44 min

Spiral Jetty

Stirling; 59:38

Tadao Ando; 59:07

The Big Dig

The Big Dig; 2002; 60 min

The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893; 1976; 16:30

The Death of an African King: The Funeral of the Omanhene of Takyiman; 90 min; DVD

The Frozen Music of FLW; 1989; 23 min

The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet AG, 19151932; 1992; 42 min

The Great Wall of China; 1997; 50 min

The Keys to  Kingdom (19741980) and Back to the Movement (1979 min1980’s)

The Life and Times of Sara Baartman; 1998; 50 min; DVD

The Media and Palazzo Vecchio; 50 min; 1989

The Mende; 1991; 51 min

The Miracle of Palladio; 43 min

The Mystery of Picasso; 1956; 75 min; DVD

The Order: Cremaster 3; 2003; 120 min; DVD

The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend; 2004; 60 min; DVD

The Renaissance: Origins of the Modern West; 30 min each

  • Episode 101 Machiavelli and the Media
  • Episode 114 Beginnings of Modern Science

The Shock of the New Vol 4 of 8

The Silk Road II

1998; 150 min

  • Across the Pamir
  • In Search of Wisdom
  • Beyond Baghdad
  • The Soghdian Merchants
  • Across the Karakum Desert
  • All Roads Lead to Rome

The Silk Road

1990; 55 min

  • Across the Taklamakan Desert
  • The Art Gallery in the Desert
  • A Heat Wave Called Turfan
  • KhotanOasis of Silk and Jade
  • Journey into MusicSouth Through the Tian Shun Mountains

1992; 55 min

  • Glories of Ancient ChangAn
  • Two Roads to the Pamirs
  • The Dark Castle
  • In Search of the Kingdom of LouLan
  • A Thousand Kilometers Beyond the Yellow River
  • Through the Tian Shan Mountains By Rail

The Tale of Genji; 1993; 60 min

The Tuareg; 1991; 60 min

The Universal International Exhibition, Paris; 1900; 25 min

The Wodaabe; 1990; 52 min

Thomas Jefferson: A Film by Ken Burns; 1996 2 tapes 3 hrs each

Tina in Mexico; 2002; 60 min

Treasures of the Sunken City: 1997; 60 min

Under the Roofs of Paris (Sous les Taits de Paris); 2002; 92 min; DVD

Unknown Eiffel; 28:28

Vincent; 1981; 88 min

William Kentridge: Drawing the Passing; 1999; 50 min

World’s Fair Archival Video, vol1: Ford and a Century of Progress, Scenes of the NY Worlds Fair for 1940; 29 min