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 Karen Falk, author of Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal, following the March 22nd screening of Sell! Sell! Sell!: The Commercials of Jim Henson at 1:00pm.
Member Price: $25.46
Chronicle Books, 2012, 192 pages
Jim Henson’s iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and new. Compiled directly from The Jim Henson Company archives, Imagination Illustrated adapts the diary that Jim faithfully kept throughout his career, supplementing it with a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more. Throughout, archivist Karen Falk delves into the behind-the-scenes details of Henson’s life and artistic process. Sure to delight anyone who has enjoyed Henson’s creations—seeing early drawings of Kermit and Rowlf is like smiling over childhood photos of dear friends—this lovely book celebrates Jim’s life and his magic.
Karen Falk is archives director at The Jim Henson Company and curator of The Jim Henson Legacy / Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World.” She lives in Bronxville, New York.
The Film Lover's New York
Member Price: $16.96
Plan your visit around the Big Apple with this illustrated guide of over 60 legendary addresses that have inspired some of the greatest films. Enjoy a cappuccino at the café from Inside LLewyn Davis. Seek refuge in the peace and quiet of the library in The Day After Tomorrow. Get your kicks at the restaurant from When Harry Met Sally. Each title includes a unique and insightful description of its location and a QR (quick response) code to watch the trailer on your smartphone or tablet.
Schmovie: The Hilarious Game of Outlandish Films
Member price: $25.49
Take turns being a big shot Schmovie Producer in search of the best title for your next blockbuster film. Write witty, punny, or just plain funny titles based on random combinations of movie genres and wacky characters. With an infinite number of potential Schmovie premises, the laughter never ends! Includes 170 cards, a genre dice, 5 erasable title boards and markers, and 19 Schquid Trophies.
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.