Media - Photos, Sounds, Videos
- Time Image Digital Library—Stock footage we purchased for you to check out and use in projects legally. Click on the link for Shotlist (8 DVDs; no sound)
- Best of NASA— Stock footage we purchased for you to check out and use in projects legally. Click on the link for Shotlist (3 DVDs; some with sound)
- Sony Pictures Sound Effects— Ten volumes of high-quality sound effects. You have to come to the CGEC to get the sounds, but you can see contents here.
- SonicFire Pro—Create your own custom soundtracks. There's even a form on the page where you can request personal help.
- Online Archive of California
- National Archives and Records
- Free Stock Photography Directory— a good page of links for free use. Read conditions carefully.
- Find Sounds—Search for whatever sound you need
- The Freesound Project - great database of high quality, copyright friendly sounds - description w/ screenshots
- Free Sound Effects—Videomaker magazine's list of links for free sound (and other) resources.
- EUSD-collected free media sites
- History Channel Speech Archive
- FreePlay - downloadable sound clips - copyright friendly (can be used for iVIE; check for other contests)
- Apple Trailer Site—Great for some quick looks at pro work.
- Partners in Rhyme—Free sound effects, loop's, etc.
- F7 Sound and Vision—Free sounds
- EUSD Public Domain Page—Resources we've found that are public domain or free. Let us know if you have more.
- Copyright Information and Resources
- Stock footage for free—really. High Def and Standard Def.
- Finding Free, Legal Resources for Projects
- 8 free font sites
- More Free Fonts—Submitted by http://www.ecolourprint.co.uk
- 55 free sound FX sites
- Flickr Creative Commons—literally millions of usable images)
- Free Music from SmartSound—custom lengths up to 4 minutes.
- SonicFire Pro—Create custom scores for your multi-media projects. Watch this movie to see how.
- Compfight—A search engine that looks through Flickr and lets you filters fro Creative Commons. FAQs
- Library of Congress Photo Site
- Lessons for iMovie X—By Ripple Training; well worth the money for on-demand training.
- iMovie06: A Suggested Process - tips for general order of processes
- iMovie Tutorial—from Apple; for iMovie '09 ('08, too, mostly)..
- iMovie List of Shortcuts (keyboard commands)
- iMovie Example
- iMovie Basics
- Audio - EUSD Post-production Audio - Tips and Resources
- One-sided Audio - If your dialog comes out of only one speaker, here are a couple of ways to fix it.
- One-sided Audio 2—A quick fix if you have QuickTime Pro.
- Stabilize shaky footage with iMovie '09
- Using Green Screen in iMovie'09
- Green Screen Techniques
- More on Green Screen—This agenda from an earlier PL meeting has some useful information; watch the Sin City clip.
- Color Correction in iMovie '09
- Exporting for the Web from iMovie HD ('06)
- Exporting for the Web from iMovie '09 (and '08)
- Exporting a Full Quality Movie from iMovie '09 (and '08)
- Media Management with iMovie '09
- Get Rid of One-sided Audio from iMovie with QuickTime Pro
- Make a flashing freeze frame in iMovie '09
- Using the Precision Editor in iMovie '09
- Backup your iMovie '09 Projects
- Export 640x480 for iVIE—This will show you how to prepare a video for iVIE
- Exporting high quality out of iMovie for archiving or further editing
- Adding Sound and Pictures to the Media Browser
- Using the Precision Editor in iMovie '11
- Re-wrap .m4v video as .mov or .mp4 with QuickTime Pro 7
- Top 10 iMovie X Keyboard Shortcuts
- Workflow and Speed Tips (PDF)
- iMovie X Video Tutorials
- Using the Voice Over Tool
- Exporting from iMovie X and Uploading to EUSD Google Drive
- Greenscreen and iMovie X
- iMovie X Workflow with Speed Tips
- Re-formatting an external drive for use on a Mac and in iMovie or FCP X
- Moving iMovie Libraries from a Mac to to an external drive (same process for FCP X)
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Final Cut Pro Resources
- Lessons for Final Cut Pro X—By Ripple Training; well worth the money for on-demand training.
- •The Editing Tools in FCP explained: the four editing tools demonstrated with simple animations.
- Converting sound files for use in digital video—it's more than just grabbing it from iTunes
- •Converting sound files: the Movie—Visual companion to handout above on how to convert any sound file so that it's maximized for use with digital video.
- Folding the Flex Drop portable screen (although it doesn't work so easily for us)
- 2 Pop - Visit their forums; learn; get your questions answered
- Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro Site - A great place for information if you move up to FCP.
- LAFCPUG - Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group; good information from people who know
- LarryJordan.biz - Great articles from a very knowledgeable source
- Final Cut Pro Planet
- DVXUser - This forum originally was for proponents of the Panasonic DVX 100, but it's grown much broader. A great resource regardless of what you're shooting with.
- DVI - Another great forum with sections for audio, cameras, paraphernalia; all things DV.
- Ripple Training
- Creative Cow
- Cheap Lighting Dimmers—Supposedly good up to 1500 w. Under $20.
- DownloadCompressor Settings for FCP X
- Sharing (Exporting) from FCP X
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- Seven Rules for Film and Video Editors—...and they're rules that are easy to understand.
- Wikipedia—See what they have to say on editing.
- Editing Tips from Walter Murch (editor of Godfather movies, Apocolypse Now, etc.).
- 12 Tips for Better Editing
- In the Blink of an Eye—Excellent book by Walter Murch. Very Readable; not technical.
- Project LIVE Award Winners: A growing list
- IVIE Awards Home Page
- IVIE Awards Digital Video Resources