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Video search engines and online video directories allow for the indexing, cataloguing and searching of as large a quantity (or as specific a theme - this is yet to come) of video and digital film material as it is possible for them to find on the Internet. This is a mini-guide to the best resources in this area. Photo credit: Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo Given the explosion of online video started in 2006 , video search engines and online video directories play an increasingly important role both for end users trying to find specific video content as well as for marketers, researchers and educators, who while having very distinct missions to accomplish, could all greatly benefit from a truly efficient facility that finds them the video content they are looking for, no matter where that has been archived, stored or uploaded.
Jan Švankmajer ( Czech: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr] ; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his surreal animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Terry Gilliam , the Brothers Quay , and many others. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Life and career Jan Švankmajer was born in Prague . An early influence on his later artistic development was a puppet theatre he was given for Christmas as a child. He studied at the College of Applied Arts in Prague and later in the Department of Puppetry at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts .