Astrid Bovell on November 9th, 2012
Need a film or movie clip? Mmmm this is can be tricky, so make sure you set yourself a bit of time!
If you’re just intending to show a film in class, then you’re able show a film you’ve found in the library (including films sourced through Kanopy), or one you’ve purchased yourself – it can even be a film that you’ve recorded from free to air or pay TV for your students to watch.
If you want to communicate the film to your students online there are a couple of options –
- You can see if Kanopy can provide a stream of the film for your students. If you find what you’re looking for contact Collection Development to arrange the stream.
- Source a broadcast copy of the film. You can either use a copy of a film you recorded from free to air or pay TV or you can check the library’s collection of off air recordings. If you’re having trouble locating a copy, contact Collection Development to see if they can assist you.
**Remember if you’re showing or streaming a broadcast copy to include your copyright warning notice! **
- Find a legitimate clip on the web. This can be tricky… If the clip you want to show is available through the film company’s YouTube channel, then you may want to source your clip from there…
(Extract from Amelie via Miramax Films YouTube channel)
If you find your clip on YouTube but you’re not sure if it’s legitimate you can get some advice from our website here or you can contact us and we can help!
Unfortunately, we haven’t quite got to the stage where a lot of film companies have released short clips of their films for public viewing online without having to sign up to something so finding legitimate copies can be a real hunting trip! You can source legitimate copies of films or film clips from some sites like Movieclips.com, however many of these sites require that you sign up as a member or through Facebook. If you’re students are happy to sign up or sign in using Facebook to view the material, that’s fine, however you cannot force students to become members or sign up to something if they don’t want to.
Lastly, if what you want isn’t available to stream, link to or embed then you can contact our office and we can seek permission from the copyright owner to make the film available for your students to watch through the LMS.