Resources, Links & Usefull stuff…

Sources for Video & Movie clips

(i.e. how to legally use movie clips in a service)

  • Muddy River Media – free Christian video clips for teaching, background, etc.
  • WingClips – copyright approved clips from mainstream films organised in useful themes
  • ScreenVue – another source of mainstream film clips, this covered by CVLI licensing
  • CVLI (Christian Video Licensing International)
  • Internet Movie Archive – free archive of material in various categories, mostly old archive footage
  • Search4Worship – links to other visual resources

Sources of stills / photos / art

  • — — Christian / Biblical images — —
  • Shared Worship Backgrounds – a Flicker group for people to share backgrounds (check the (c) restrictions)
  • Biblical Art – an easy way to find art based on biblical themes or bible passages, however it is only then a links site you still need to sort out copyright if you find something you want to use.
  • — — General Stock Photos — —
  • FLICKR – everything is copyright, but many users release things using Creative Commons licensing
  • Free Foto conditions apply to use
  • NASSA – fantastic free (at least not for profit) resource of all of NASSA’s image database
  • Expressions ( I haven’t checked the conditions here, never had a need to use it myself yet)
  • – does exactly what it says, a collection of completely free images
  • stock.xchng – an interesting idea for exchanging stock photos.  Again, I haven’t yet had the need to use this but the search lists seem comprehensive.
  • US Government Archives – links to a mix of copyright and royalty free links, so check what you are downloading.
  • Pixel Perfect – an image archive with commercial and non-commercial free images.
  • Open Photo – Creative Commons site.
  • Lycos news photos – Lycos news photos. There are some restrictions on use here but it’s probably the safest if you need news photos.
  • StockVault – category-based access rather than keyword search, but lots of good quality images

Sources of audio tracks

Sound Effects / FX


Advice, info, etc.

Film Making & Video Editing Advice

2 Responses to Resources, Links & Usefull stuff…

  1. Pingback: Resources « Christian Visualist

  2. Andrew Hearn says:

    I’m building a new website for people to share videos – – I’ve also added this website to our resources directory, I wonder if you’d like to add to your page too. -If you’d like to be involved in motionshare, then let me know too, as I’m looking for people to add their media to site.

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