Moving Image Store
The Moving Image Store has dozens of books for everyone including cinephiles, casual movie buffs, video gamers, and students. The Store also offers a selection of DVDs, specially-designed Museum souvenirs, and gifts for children and adults.
Wednesdays–Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Contact: 718 777 6800 ext. 120
Give the Gift of Moving Images
Purchase a $24 or $36 gift pass valid for admission* to Museum of the Moving Image. Gift passes are available to purchase online or at the guest services desk at the Museum.
*Seating for all regular screenings and workshops is subject to availability and is first-come, first-served. Gift passes cannot be used for special ticketed events, ticketed screenings, or ticketed workshops. Gift passes are for Museum admission only. They cannot be used in the Museum shop or cafe. Gift passes are for one-time use only and expire one year after purchase. No refunds, credits, or cash back.
Book Signing with Craig Shemin
Saturday, February 22, following the 1:00 p.m. The Muppets Character Encyclopedia program
The Muppets Character Encyclopedia (DK Publishing, 2014, 200 pages)
Member Price: $14.44
Did you know that Miss Piggy was raised on a farm and has two nephews named Randy and Andy? Or that Gonzo's girlfriend, Camilla the Chicken, can be simply identified by the color of her eyes—they're blue! From Kermit the Frog, to Animal and Fozzie Bear, the gang's all here in The Muppets Character Encyclopedia, the perfect introduction to the Muppets. Each page of this fun and friendly guide features a different Muppet profile packed with tons of interesting facts about these beloved characters. Featuring full biographies of the characters from the upcoming 2014 movie, The Muppets Character Encyclopedia is essential for any Muppet fan.
Craig Shemin is a freelance writer-producer in all media, formerly on staff with Jim Henson Company. During his 14-year tenure at the Jim Henson Company, Shemin earned a Writer's Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Children's Script. He also produced and directed an award-winning behind-the-scenes documentary about Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas and produced a documentary for the Smithsonian Institution touring museum exhibition, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. Currently, Craig Shemin serves as President of the Jim Henson Legacy.
Book signing with Joan Baker
Thursday, February 27, following the 6:00 p.m. Cracking the Voiceover Code program
Secrets of Voice-Over Success: Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It (Sentient Publications, 2009, 190/210 pages)
Member Price: $19.51
Look no further than this book to learn what it takes to launch and sustain a voice-over career. This expanded and revised edition now features the advice of twenty-one actors as well as a CD of the demos that these top voice-over talents use to get work. Included in this edition are the exciting story of how Jim Dale created more than 200 characters for the Harry Potter audio books and Richard Thomas’s sage advice on learning to like your voice. Whether you are an experienced actor or just starting your career, these compelling stories of highly successful voice-over professionals will offer everything you need, from how to develop your talent to tips for landing that first big job.
Joan Baker is among the most dynamic women in the voice-over industry. Her vocal musings have graced promos and commercials and documentaries for American Express, Showtime, NBC Sports, ABC News, and HBO, just to name a few. She provided the live voice announcements for the Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Will Smith, which aired on Bravo TV. In honor of her late father, James P. Baker, Joan contributes all royalties from the sales of Secrets of Voice-Over Success to the Alzheimer’s Association of which she has become a steady patron and advocate for a cure.
Movie Icons: 365- A Year in Pictures- Day by Day
Member price: $25.49
Taschen, 2013 (Hardcover, 736 pages)
Excellent as a conversation-starting coffee table book or an aesthetically pleasing, practical adornment for your desk at work, Taschen’s latest hardcover perpetual calendar is sure to inspire. Enjoy page after page of breathtaking images from iconic scenes of the silver screen and even learn the birthdays of your favorite actors and filmmakers. Movie Icons: 365- A Year in Pictures- Day by Day provides the perfect combination of artwork and trivia, along with the nostalgic warmth for analogue datebooks.
Espresso Cup Set Illusion
Member price: $20.36
Dimensions: 3”x 4.3”
Set of four porcelain cups
Inspired by the artwork of painter Piet Mondrian, these porcelain espresso cups provide form as well as function. Not only are the double-walled cups dishwasher-safe, they also feature a silicone ring around the middle that allows you to comfortably and safely hold your favorite hot beverage, without the need of a handle.
Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker by Lomography
Member price: $67.99
Load any kind of 35mm film, start rotating the easy-to-use advancing hand-crank and you will be on your way to making your own movies. The Lomokino Super 35 Movie Maker shoots three to five frames per second at full speed and features continuous aperture settings from f/5.6 to f/11, so you can effortlessly adjust settings while filming.
The Film-Maker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
Member price: $12.71
Edited by Jamie Thompson Stern, 2013 (Hardcover, 160 pages)
This compendium of quotes by filmmakers about filmmaking was made for filmmakers and fans alike. Learn something insightful or engaging from a 21st century indie director and turn the page to discover a piece of advice from one of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s auteurs that almost acts as an affirmation or a clever retort. Editor Jamie Thompson Stern compiled The Film-Maker Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom to sound like a spirited discussion on cinema throughout the ages.
Animation Studio: Everything You Need to Create Stop-motion Pictures on Your Cell Phone or Digital Camera
Member price: $16.99
Author: Helen Piercy 2013 (32 pages, ages 8+)
Learn how to build a storyboard, design a character and what “squash and stretch” means in the exciting world of animation. This boxed set includes a mini stage set, press-out props, a puppet monster with moveable parts, storyboard samples and sheets as well as an engaging animation handbook to help you create your very own animated movies. Whether you are creating with 3-D models, hand-drawn sequences or lighting a set to using a variety of camera shots, Animation Studio is the perfect gift for young film-makers ages eight and up.