“We are a collaboration between WGBH and the Library of Congress with a long-term vision to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.”
“A University of Arizona project to re-purpose mid century non-Hollywood educational films about Native peoples of the Southwest…”
“With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, we are creating an awe-inspiring record of life on Earth.”
“C-SPAN is a public service created by the American Cable Television Industry”
“This platform debuted in May 2008 with Asia + Middle East’s first online festival, “East Speaks, Here” (May-December 2008) followed by sixteen festivals since then. cultureunplugged.com presents short length + feature length documentary / film content from independent film-makers and grassroot productions to a global audience… to spread awareness and promote the collective contemplation over global/local challenges.”
“The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors…EVIA Project has also invested significantly in the creation of software and systems for the annotation, discovery, playback, peer review, and scholarly publication of video and accompanying descriptions.”
“The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is the first major digital video library of performance practices in the Americas… this growing repository guarantees historical preservation and free, online access to almost 900 hours of video… A trilingual Profile (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is created for each collection, contextualizing the videos with detailed production information, synopses, image galleries, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials.”
“HippoCampus.org is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.”
“An ever-growing collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today, plus new illustrated essays.”
“We provide online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH.”
“The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.”
“Completely free stock videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects.
“ScienceCinema highlights scientific videos featuring leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy. ScienceCinema allows users to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files.”
“TSC is a resource for using video and pop culture to teach and learn sociology. We started as a database of annotated video clips, and have since expanded into other forms of media to engage students in teaching and learning. “
“Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.”
“Overall at Top Documentary Films you can find thousands of stunning, eye-opening and interesting documentaries. Choose one that suits your interest through navigation system of TDF, watch it, and tell us how it was through comments.”
“VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.”
“Videvo offers completely free stock video footage and motion graphics for use in any project.”
“Wi-Phi’s mission is to introduce people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting and accessible to people with no background in the subject.”
“We do not only collect and embed videos provided by huge video-platforms like Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, but we also link to videos on university-websites and other institutions from everywhere. Thus you can search and access many sources from the (wlp)° platform to find the videos of your interest. It is our aim to provide video-lectures, -experiments, -courses, MOOC’s in every spoken language and so we invite you to add videos or to edit the video descriptions.”
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Hello, below are a few more options. These resources are not “Open Resources” they can be used freely online but should not be downloaded, redistributed, or altered. The availability of any individual video can and will change. Most change their offering on a monthly basis but may also change by week.
One of the easiest ways to discover what is currently available to watch through a streaming is service is to use an online indexing service like JustWatch.
“Crackle is a free to use video entertainment network featuring full-length movies, TV shows, and original programming. It is available on a wide variety of platforms including connected TVs, mobile devices, set-top boxes, video game consoles and online at Crackle.com.” It is owned and operated by Sony. There are commercials.
“For those of us looking to discover something different, SnagFilms has over 2,000 movies, TV show episodes, eye-opening documentaries and exclusive original comedy shorts. There is something to watch for everyone!”
Tubi is another free streaming service. This one is owned and operated by Fox and also runs ads.