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Practical Film Collection

Calling all film makers ! Whether you are new to film making or have been doing it for longer , this Practical Film Collection is for you.

It brings together books from previous I.T. , writing and film studies areas to be a central location on Floor 3 where all aspects of film making are covered.

Anthony Hughes from Screen West Midlands and the film Collection

Anthony Hughes formerley of Screen West Midlands chooses books from the collection.

The collection has the aim of being useful to any budding or established film makers.

Subjects include:



Editing in Avid

Film funding

Film Production


Post Production


Sound editing


and much more.

To see our full listing go to the Practical Film Collection-Books page

Books are available for reference and some include DVDs which can be viewed in the Library. All books in the collection have PF on the spine.

Please note that books on Film Studies are located elsewhere on the floor at 791.

Film buffs may also be interested in our Classic Film Collection

Useful Websites:

Animation Forum West Midlands- Provides news , forums and events for regional animators .

Creative England - Advice and help for film makers

Film Birmingham - City Council organisation for promoting film and filming in BIrmingham

First Light - Funding and inspiring young film makers from 5 -19.

Lighthouse Media- Promotes films and runs courses on aspects of film making

Media Archive for Central England is the public sector regional film and video archive for the East and West Midlands.

7 Inch Cinema - Promotes and shows shorts and a variety of films in Birmingham and the surrounding area.

Skillset - Provides business and training advice for film makers.

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