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
Book Signing with Michael Koresky, author of Terence Davies, following the screening of Distant Voices, Still Lives on September 28 (2:30 p.m.)
Member Price: $18.70
University Press of Illinois, 2014, 184 pages
Called the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies made his reputation with modern classics like Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, personal works exploring his fractured childhood in Liverpool. His idiosyncratic and unorthodox narrative films defy easy categorization, as their seeming existence within realism and personal memory cinema is undermined by an abstractness that makes the way he lays bare personal pain come across as distant, even alien.
Film critic Michael Koresky explores the unique emotional tenor of Davies's work by focusing on four paradoxes within the director's oeuvre: films that are autobiographical yet fictional; melancholy yet elating; conservative in tone and theme yet radically constructed; and obsessed with the passing of time yet frozen in time and space. Through these contradictions, the films' intricate designs reveal a cumulative, deeply personal meditation on the self.
Michael Koresky is staff writer and associate editor at The Criterion Collection and cofounder of the online film magazine Reverse Shot.
Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 Pencil Set
Member Price: $21.21
To coincide with the opening of What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones exhibition, Palomino partnered with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to release the Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 pencil set. This limited edition commemorative box set includes 12 Blackwing pencils, a print of an original sketch by Chuck Jones (created with a Blackwing 602 pencil in the 1950s), and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
Chuck Jones: Conversations
Edited by Maureen Furness
Member price: $18.70
University Press of Mississippi, 2005, 223 pages.
Chuck Jones: Conversations brings to life the legendary Warner Bro. artist who helped shape the history of American animation, defining our impressions of such icons as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. These interviews span more than thirty years, beginning with a 1968 conversation in which Jones shares the spotlight with science fiction giant Ray Bradbury. They reveal Jones's struggles as an artist, the many influences upon him, and the creative process that made him famous. This volume contains previously unpublished material along with classic interviews.
Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today’s Popular Cartoons
By Christopher Hart
Member price: $18.69
Watson-Guptill, 2013, 160 pages.
Modern Cartooning features step-by-step lessons and insider tips that will have even the absolute beginner drawing a crazy cast of cartoon people in no time! Christopher Hart, bestselling author of numerous drawing and cartooning books, reveals industry secrets—such as the classic cartoon head shape and the universal body shape—providing aspiring cartoonists with the tools and building blocks needed to master today’s most popular cartoon styles. This book covers everything you’ll need, from drawing faces to placing your cartoon character in hilarious scenes, to make it in the world of cartooning.
Member price: $3.12
Be mesmerized every time you write. The MoMI logo pen is encased by an optical illusion design that appears to spin before your very eyes. This black ink, ballpoint pen twists open, writes smoothly, and is great for both school and work.
Member price: $1.37
Impress your friends with this uniquely shaped MoMI logo eraser. This eraser is easy to grip and is soft on paper. Use all eight corners to effortlessly reach tough spots! Assorted colors include: green, orange, red, blue, and black.
The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age (4th Edition)
By by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus
Member price: $25.50
Plume, 2012, 832 pages.
Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of video and film production, The Filmmaker's Handbook is used around the world by students, teachers, professionals, and novices. This authoritative guide covers all aspects of moviemaking—producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. This edition includes the latest advances in HD and new digital formats.
Zoetrope: The Classic Animation Toy
Member price: $8.46
The Zoetrope is a classic animation, pre-cinema device used to bring static images to life. Just insert one of the eighteen animation strips included, spin the drum, and watch horses gallop, eagles fly, penguins waddle, and more! Then, create your very own moving image by drawing your pictures on six do-it-yourself blank strips. Anyone can be an animator!
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 by Lomography 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.