The Public Domain Review showcases a growing collection of films (no total number available is listed), mainly from the Internet Archive, which are now, because of time, in the public domain (free of copyright). Categories include : Clips · Shorts · Silent Features · Talkie Features Animation · Comedy · Drama · Thriller/Noir · Horror · Fantasy/Adventure · Documentary · Ephemeral. the films can be also be filtered by decade/period ( from pre-1900 - 1960s). Each film is supported by useful notes and comments which will be helpful for further research.
I would suggest if you are remixing video this would be an excellent source from which to draw content. It also features a very early remix - Charles A. Ridley's Nazi Style Lambeth Walk.
This is an interesting collection of historical films, many of which can be downloaded from the website. Very useful for film and media studies courses and possibly some other topics as well (e.g. musical composition for film).
Two suggestions: (1) that the film thumbnails have a note showing the time duration of the movie or video clip - I always like to know how long an item is before I build a learning activity around it. (2) that the website has 'total films available' information somewhere (e.g. in the 'about' page).
Thanks to theo kuechel for curating this resource.
Fully searchable videos. Mobento's intention is to be a 'one-stop shop' for learning videos. Mobento vets and curates all the video resources, and aims for quality rather than quantity (on launch day they only had 200 videos listed). They are a video collection sourced from other collections such as Khan Academy, TED, Stanford and Yale.
One of the unique features is the search capability - it searches the entire library of videos for the words that were actually spoken.
The MIT Video website aggregates and curates video produced by the Institute's offices, laboratories, centers and administration. This includes feature and editorial videos, event recordings, academic content and more.
"Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it."
Knowmia is a new offering from the designers of the flip video camera - currently it has a library of 8,000+ videos on a variety of subjects. It is aimed at USA high school audiences, but some of the higher level videos may be useful for undergraduate New Zealand students and courses or pre-university foundation courses.
The videos generally fall between one and ten minutes in duration, and currently hail predominantly from YouTube and Vimeo. Knowmia has recruited its own teachers, who work with the team to review existing video content before it’s posted as well as add supplementary content, like notes and quizzes, and tag videos with keywords to help categorize them by topic and skill level.
My rating: 8/10 (more tertiary level material would justify a higher rating - quality not an issue)
Explania Offers Free Educational Videos for your classroom on a variety of topics. Videos are animations to help explain a topic or take you step by step on a how-to. Topics covered include ecology, health, money, opinions and trends, software, sports, technology, work and companies.
My rating: 7/10 quality of animations is very good, range of topics covered is somewhat limited.