Images, Sound/Music & Video

What am I looking for?

Your visuals and music should represent the words you've written in your script and the story as a whole. However, they do not need to match your words perfectly. Consider:
What is the central theme of the story & how can I represent it?
Are there key symbols or setting elements portrayed in the story that would add meaning?
What will help to create the mood I want viewers to feel?
How can color support the mood I am trying to create?
Think out of the box!

Feel free to use your own creations!

  • Your Photos
  • Your Video
  • Your scanned drawings.
  • Your created computer graphics
  • Your created music, (ie Soundation creations)

Copyright Friendly Resources: Why?

because we need to ASK before using something that was created by someone else!

In general we are free to use works that
  1. are in the Public Domain. This means they are no longer copyrighted (for example; the creator of the work died over 70 years ago or the works are are government issued) or

  2. the creator labeled with a Creative Commons License which tells you how you can use it!


Copyright friendly Resources: Where?

  • Copyright friendly resources can be found on the Lounsberry Library's Website Images, Audio & Video Page linked to with picture below

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  • If the Video editing tool you are using provides their own images, video or music, you are free to use what they provide

  • BOOK COVER IMAGES: You may use book cover images even though they are not labeled as free to Use. To find book cover images, go to Destiny search for book, click on book Title, Click on Image to get largest saize.

Note: If you would like to use a resource that is not Copyright Friendly because it's an extremely important element of your creation, see Mrs. Schiano and together we can determine if using it is within Fair Use parameters.

Image Finding Hints:

  • Make sure that the image is at least 640 X 480 Pixels
  • Do not save the thumbnail image!!! Save the original! Right click, choose Save As & choose where you're saving it.
  • When looking for a picture of a person, use the word "portrait" in your search
  • Also, you may want to include race, hair color (blond, brunette etc), age (elderly, child) in your search terms

Have Fun and Edit Photos

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Take Copyright Review Quiz

NEXT...remember to Acknwoledge! SEE CITATION PAGE!