Media - Photos, Sounds, Videos
- How to use FreePlay Music in EUSD (we purchase every year a license for Education projects).
- Free 4K footage from Mitch Martinez for non-commercial projects.
- Search Metropolitan Museum for 350,000+ free pictures...and more
- Free Stock Photos from Vintage Stock (150,000+)
- 8 free font sites
- More Free Fonts—Submitted by http://www.ecolourprint.co.uk
- 55 free sound FX sites
- Good Creative Commons Search Site
- Flickr Creative Commons—literally millions of usable images)
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Stock footage for free—really. High Def and Standard Def.
- Behold.cc—another Creative Commons Search Site
- Insect Images—Everything on the site can be used legally for educational purposes. Bigger sizes require registering, but are still free and legal.
- Animal Photos—Everything on the site can be used legally for educational purposes.
- Creative Commons Search—Brings back only CC licensed content. Be sure to deselect "For commercial purposes"; you'll get more. Type in a term and then click on a tab such as Google Images.
- Library of Congress Photo Site
- Finding Legal Images to use—Good information and Resources
- Flickr Blue Mountain Creative Commons—Easy to search
- Flickr Commons—A search engine for finding Public Domain photography
- Download a YouTube Video (easily)
- Guide to getting Public Domain and Creative Commons images from Harvard
- Creative Commons Audio Sites
- Pond 5 Public Domain Project—Video, photos, sounds, 3D models, free to download and use in projectse
- PhotoPin—A creative Commons search engine
- 74 Sites for Free Photos—Many require attribution, but that's it.
- 34 Sites for Free and Royalty Free Music—Read carefully to make sure it really is free. Anything with a Creative Commons license you can use comfortably so long as you attribute in the credits.
- FreePlay - downloadable sound clips - copyright friendly (can be used for iVIE; check for other contests)
- Getting Freeplay Music: Free and legal music for EUSD projects
- Incompetech Music—Free MP3 titles you can use with attribution
- Lessons for iMovie X—By Ripple Training; well worth the money for on-demand training.
- iMovie List of Shortcuts (keyboard commands)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 (includes Top 10 shortcuts, above. 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.
- 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
- California State Media Festival
- Escondido Youth Media Festiva
- Uploading and Sharing a video to Google Drive