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Design for Stage and Film: Finding Images/Videos

A guide to books, articles and databases on set, film, lighting and sound design.

Finding Images

Videos Online

Photograph of Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov in Yalta This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.


Selected Digital Image Sites

Researchers and designers often require a broad range of historical visual images. Below are some resources that serve as good starting places, though many of them are more focused on fine arts (rather than film stills and documentation).

Finding Images in BobCat

To find images within books in BobCat go to the search box and click on advanced. Then enter the topic in the first box limited to Anywhere in the Record. In the second box enter either illus. or ill. (for illustrations) or Plates (for color plates) or ColorAnywhere in the Record.

Footage Access