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Tech Tuesday: Fair Use Media and Starting Your iMovie Project

Today’s Tech Tuesday is the first of a series of three sessions on creating your iMovie.

Station One: Collect Media

Collect Fair Use Media

Collect Fair Use Media

If you don’t have your own photos and videos from your classroom or vacation, you’ll need to collect media (images, video clips and audio) that is free and fair to use in your new project.  

Just like you don’t want anyone using your creative works in a way you didn’t intend, we should be fair to authors and artists around the world and heed their copyright wishes.

Ms. Katy’s favorite sites for Copyright-Free/Copyright-Fair Media

Station Two: Start your iMovie Project

Start your iMovie!

Start your iMovie!

iMovie Tutorials –My apologies in advance. Morgan Freeman wasn’t available for narration, so we had to settle for Ms. Katy.

Prefer not to listen to the songbird that is Ms. Katy?  Check out the iMovie – How To Guide created by our very own Ms. Sheila Allan.

Station Three: How Do I…?

How Do I...

How Do I…

What questions do you have? Next week’s Tech Tuesday will be dedicated to making your iMovie fancy as we look at some of the bells and whistles iMovie has to offer. Respond to this post with what you want to know about how to make your iMovie fantastic.

Let’s Talk About Copyright!

During the 2008 American presidential campaign, the piece of art below went viral.  Quickly, Shepard Fairey (the artist) starting making money off of this image on bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters and more.

This image was shared in the Huffington Post interview with Shepard Fairey, the artist. Click on the photo to read the article and see the poster.

But What About THIS Photo?

However, soon after it went viral, The Associated Press claimed they owned the photo which inspired Shepard Fairey’s work of art and that they should get the money.  Also, the Obama Poster Photographer Says He Owns the Picture.  What do YOU Think? Who should get the money? Who has the rights to the photo? Who should get credit for the final image?

The Result

Before starting your search for images, do the following:
  1. Watch this Video about Creative CommonsA Shared Culture
  2. Skim through this post to read about Creative Commons LicensesCreative Commons Licenses
  3. Use the sites below to search for Creative Commons Licensed Photos

Creative Commons Media Searchhttp://search.creativecommons.org/

Google Advanced Image Search : http://images.google.com/

  • Click Advanced Image Search
  • Select “Only Images Labeled for Reuse”
  • Use Medium to Strict Filtering

Wikimedia Commons : http://commons.wikimedia.org

  • Search in the upper right hand corner
  • Check Reuse before using
  • Select Only Search Within Creative-Commons licensed content

Other Locations for Free and Fair Use Media

Media for “Free”: Fair Use

Are you creating a podcast? Building a website? Making a movie? Make sure that when you create something, the media you use is available under Fair Use. You can use the following search sites to find media which is in the public domain or licensed to be used by others.

Copyright Friendly Music and Sound:

Creative Commons – Search: This is not a search engine, but an easy way to access website which allow you to search by Creative Commons licensed materials.

Machinamasound: From their FAQs, “All our music is…”Royalty Free”, and the free music is released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.”

CompFight: A image search engine with Creative Commons filters

FreeSound: Just sounds! “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds” (from the front page).

Internet Archive: Music, Video, Text and more! “The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format”(from the About Us page).