SCREENsite's Purpose

SCREENsite emerged from a desire to provide access to film and television resources through the World Wide Web. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the study of film/TV. As opposed to some Web sites that take more of a fan's approach to the media, SCREENsite stresses the teaching and research of film and television.

It's not that Team SCREENsite feels that all enjoyment of film and television must be crushed from the study of those media. It's just that SCREENsite hopes to nurture thoughtful, critical approaches to media--rather than noodling on about the fullness of some actor's lips or ruminating about the latest Hollywood gossip (unless, of course, you're planning an oral history of the medium).

Navigating SCREENsite

SCREENsite is divided into four principal areas: Education, Research, Film/TV/Video Production, and Miscellanea. We hope you find it easy to move around these four areas.

As you'll see, SCREENsite is structured much like a conventional book. Consequently, the best place to begin is its Table of Contents, which provides a general outline of SCREENsite.

One can navigate SCREENsite faster than most books, however. Like all Web sites, SCREENsite materials are connected to one another through hypertext links. Hypertext links--such as the words "Table of Contents"--let you zip immediately from one location to another. Indeed, if you choose one of the following, you'll hop over to an index for each specific area within SCREENsite:

To return to the Table of Contents later, or if you happen to get lost, just click on the "go to top" arrow. Here's one to practice on:

If your browser does not use icons, select the bracketed word [CONTENTS], when it is highlighted.

Getting Help

Help is available whenever you see this icon:

If your browser doesn't display images, just look for the highlighted word [HELP]. Usually it'll be at the top of a page.

In addition, most locations in SCREENsite are "signed" by their authors--including their e-mail address. You can usually get further help by e-mailing the author for more information.

For general information on, comments regarding, or problems with SCREENsite, use our handy comments form. Please try to be as specific as possible when describing any problems with SCREENsite.

You can call up SCREENsite's comments form by selecting this icon:


Or, you may select the bracketed word [COMMENTS], when it is highlighted.

Contributing to SCREENsite

SCREENsite was originally conceptualized as a team effort. We'd welcome your help in contributing teaching/research materials such as course syllabi or building Web pages or transforming materials into Web format or constructing a little corner in SCREENsite for something we haven't even conceived yet.

The Web provides all manner of potential for sharing/communicating information. All you need, basically, is a word processor and access to e-mail. And doing stuff Web-style is remarkably simple. Honest!

If you'd like to help out, contact SCREENsite's Webmaster (administrator):

Jeremy Butler
Telecommunication and Film Department
P.O. Box 870152
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA


205.348.6350 (human answered)
205.348.2754 (fax machine)

"Webmaster," incidentally, is common jargon for the person in charge of a WWW site--functioning much like the postmaster of a post office. You'll often see references to "webmaster" on SCREENsite. The term also serves as a generic title to refer to the SCREENsite staff. If you have comments, problems or questions about SCREENsite, feel free to send e-mail to SCREENsite Webmaster (webmaster@tcf.ua.edu).

Thanking Our Sponsors

What with all the hypertextin' around, it's often tough to figure out where a Web resource really lives--which is part of the charm and potential of the Web. Just in case you're curious, though, we'll reveal that SCREENsite resides on a computer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

That SCREENsite exists at all is because the University of Alabama's Division of Student Affairs granted us the disk space to start it up. Additional resources are provided by UA's Telecommunication and Film Department and College of Communication. We say, "Thanks!" to both these organizations and to our colleagues developing Web sites at the University of Alabama.

visitors to this page since October 9, 1995.
Last revised: 5/23/96 2:51:39 PM
Comments: SCREENsite Webmaster (webmaster@tcf.ua.edu)