Tech Tuesday: Publish and Promote your iMovie

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For our last in the Tech Tuesday iMovie series, we will look at how to export your iMovie, where to share it online and how to promote it so it will be seen by the people you care about.

License your Video

Use the Creative Commons Choose a License to generate a copyright license for your work. New to Creative Commons? Check out:

Finish Your Video

See Ms. Allan’s iMovieHowToGuide to follow two simple steps to finish your video: Share & Export. Or, if you want to publish it directly to YouTube, watch the video: Publish Your Project to YouTube.  If you have iMovie ’11, you can Publish to Several Video Sharing Sites. Your iMovie will export as a .M4v file, which can be watched using these programs.

Promote your iMovie and Yourself

Check out some Alternatives to YouTube:

  • Vimeo: They have a helpful video on Exporting to Upload for Vimeo with iMovie ’08 & ’09
  • Internet Archive: This site supports Creative Commons licensing and is generally awesome in its drive to build a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  • Blip.tv: For serious video makers only (or perhaps the seriously unserious?). Blip.tv publishes original creative series works. You have to submit your series for publication consideration.
  • Veoh: Feeling restricted by YouTube’s entry level length limits? Veoh doesn’t have ’em!
  • Metacafe: If your video gets over 20,000 views, they pay you! Awesome. There is a limit of ten minutes on any upload.

Thanks to Mashable’s Zachary Sniderman for his article on 7 YouTube Alternatives & Why They Make Sense and Top Ten Review’s analysis of Metacafe.

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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.

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).