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Finding Films & Videos
Search the library catalog by title to find a specific film/video. If searching by topic, narrow search to "Video" or "DVD" under Format.
Streaming Music Video Databases
Academic Video Online This link opens in a new window
Offers over 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas. Content includes documentaries, feature films, interviews, performances, and more.
Filmakers Library Online
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
Kanopy This link opens in a new window
Offers movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos.
Met Opera on Demand This link opens in a new window
More than 450 Met performances. Dozens of Live in HD productions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, '80s, '90s, and '00s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1936.
Music online: Classical music in video
The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Music & Performing Arts in Video
Music & performing arts in video combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles.
Naxos Video Library This link opens in a new window
Streaming video library of classical music performances - operas, ballets, concerts, dances, documentaries and more.
OntheBoards.tv This link opens in a new window
Offers videos of full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.
Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new window
Provides over 30,000 streaming films, documentaries and TV shows.
Music Video Websites
Great Performances: Music (PBS)
One of the longest-running performing arts anthologies on television. Features interviews, video clips, and other resources.
PBS Video: Arts
Watch programs about the world’s greatest artists—from the classic masters to up-and-coming talents.
SnagFilms: Art & Music
Provides full-length arts documentaries for free through streaming video, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers.
Videos submitted by colleges and universites related to music.
Film Resources at Skidmore
(Library, Room 113)
DocLab brings the tools of audiovisual media and documentary storytelling into the Skidmore curriculum. It offers a Mac Pro computer lab, sound recording booth, modular virtual reality setup, and more.
Media Viewing Room
(Library, Room 129)
The Media Viewing room is designed for screenings of films with high quality sound, projection, and comfortable seating. Students can reserve this room up to 24 hours in advance using the touchscreen next to the room.