Screen Media Arts is an introduction to screen media production and screen media concepts for students seeking a comprehensive but contemporary take on International and Australian film and screen media. The approach of this book is to offer both a conceptual and technical introduction to media production in which theory and practice are given equal emphasis. The book is divided into several sections with case histories and production examples drawn from the history of media Ã¢Â€Â“ photography and photo media, cinema and video, digital media and the Internet. Significantly the book includes an embedded DVD with production exercises and demos (the DML or digital media lab) and provides the reader with links and many other resources for media production practice. The book also provides historical and conceptual contexts for selected practices and techniques and key information about the media production industries in Australia. Screen Media Arts was launched in November by Associate Professor Peter Hutchings, who is Deputy Director of Programs and Networks at the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Read the Launch Introduction online. Digital Media Lab DVD instructions Winner of an Australian Educational Publishing Award 2009 Oxford University Press is proud to announce that Screen Media Arts was the winner of the Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning category. The judges commented that the text was "a contemporary analysis of the field, with a great repository of different media types to assist student learning and to expose them to the working of the media industry. The excellent Ã¢Â€Â˜liveÃ¢Â€Â™ scenarios on the accompanying DVD integrate well with the text, and the learning experience of the students." Congratulations to Hart Cohen, Juan Francisco Salazar and Iqbal Barkat.