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)
- copyrightfreephotos.com – 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
- — — more links pages with similar information — —
- Wikipedia entry for Public Domain Images
Sources of audio tracks
- — Free Music
- Mobi Gratis – tracks from Mobi designed for film and video use, you have to apply to use each track but if successful it’s all free.
- — Not Free but getting there…
- Royalty Free Music – there are lots of these, you pay for the music but don’t need to pay after that
- — Music Searching – to find the right track
- songza.com – play samples of tracks & videos where available
- amazon.co.uk/mp3 – to purchase mp3s
- Spotify – great way of listening to tracks – good search and links to purchasing
- SMARTassMUSIC – royalty free & stock music
- Extreme Music – production music source
- incompetech – royalty free music source
Sound Effects / FX
- Free sound effects (SFX)
- Free Sound Files
- Sound Hunter
- Simply the Best sounds
- The Recordist
- Brendens Sound Effects
- VJ Central – the place to start with all things VJ
- VJ Forums – ehh, forums for VJing
- Worship VJ – blog and links about VJing in a worship situation
- Creative Worship Tour – social networking for those interested in creative worship
Advice, info, etc.
- Church Video and Video in Worship – tips, guides, resources, etc.
- Church Media.net – discussion forums
- Easy Worship Forums – discussion forums for support of Easy Worship
Film Making & Video Editing Advice
- Videomaker Mag – tips on video production
- Filmmaking Net – film making advice site
- First Light Film Making – aimed at youth and schools based projects
- New Producers Alliance – help for independent film makers
- Final Cut Pro tips – Ken Stone’s collection of hints, tips and advice
- Creative Cow – video tutorials, reviews, articles and forums. Excellent for video tips.