Moving Image Collections
The Teaching Collection supports the curriculum of all six CalArts schools with a focus on:
Faculty and students may contact your subject specialist librarian to make purchase requests.
Other Moving Image Collections include:
Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Collections
The collections consist of the Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival Collection and the Dance Camera West Research Collection.
The DCW Festival Collection contains 445 films screened from 2002 to 2011.
The DCW Research Collection currently contains 350 films given to the founding director, and festival entry films. Both collections will grow in time.
Find DCW in the Library Catalog
All films may be found in the CalArts Library catalog.
For a list of films in the Research collection, use the search phrase, “dance camera west research collection”.
Collections Access & Viewing
The DCW collections films are available for on-site research viewing to all researchers. Non-CalArts researchers may contact Library Film Services for questions, and may refer to the Library’s hours when planning a visit to the Library.
The collection items are not interlibrary loaned.
Collections items may be borrowed by CalArts faculty and are limited to fair use face-to-face in-classroom teaching.
Collection Origin & Future
The Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival organization generously gave their archive collection to the CalArts Library in late 2013. Library Film and Image Services Librarian managed the organization, preparation for access and preservation of these collections.The team consisted of a Dance Heritage Coalition fellow (summer 2014), Library Image Services Manager, Library Systems Librarian (cataloger) and many hours of student assistance.
These collections provide a significant body of dance on film materials to researchers. In the future, the collections will have a presence in the Dance Heritage Coalition online database.