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*Film Studies: Production Resources
The resources below deal with film as a regional or cultural product.
Although many sites claim to offer music that is "royalty free," there can be hidden costs. Try to be sure that the track(s) you use are composed by the people that posted them. Look for a Creative Commons License that allows you to freely use, change and adapt material for non-commercial purposes.
Large database of Creative Commons licensed music.
"Every MP3 you discover on Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era. These uses vary and are determined by the rights-holders themselves (please see our FAQ) who feel that allowing a degree of free cultural access is beneficial not only to their own pursuits, but to our society as a whole. Free Music Archive is a resource for audiophiles of all stripes, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by one of our established audio curators."
Creative Commons licensed images that can be incorporated into academic projects. Check to make sure that the CC license to use the material matches your needs. Also be careful that the license is actually valid in the United States. Some content may be in the Public Domain in other countries, but not in the US.
ARTstor materials are licensed for inclusion in academic projects, presentations, and course websites that are restricted to the Bates community. You may not use ARTstor images for publication(s) without prior approval. You may not post images from Artstor on unrestricted websites.
Historic archive of public domain movies, films, ads, and videos. Everything from government training films to Night of the Living Dead. Many films are free to download. Also includes effects clips and electronically generated videos appropriate for video production backgrounds.
Contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
Includes collections of Videos and Animation. Like their image collections, Creative Commons licensed for incorporation into academic projects. Check to make sure that the CC license to use the material matches your needs. Also be careful that the license is actually valid in the United States. Some content may be in the Public Domain in other countries, but not in the US.