VAST: Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web. It’s Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips) and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films* (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women’s studies. The range of subjects covered continues to grow.
Dozens of the most interesting and vital producers and distributors have contributed content to VAST, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Psychotherapy.net, Microtraining Associates, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more. There are thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly-released films, and archival material previously unavailable.
Titles in VAST are carefully selected to meet departmental needs and include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage.
Films Media Group is the leading source of high-quality educational video and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. With more than 12,000 titles from some of the world's best producers FMG provides an unparalleled choice of topics and a multifaceted content delivery approach that includes DVD, Digital and VHS.