Now I disliked school as much as the next person (even though media was probably one of my better subjects), but one thing we’ve noticed since we launched Videvo almost a year ago, is the large number of people using the site as an educational resource. Stock footage is a fantastic tool for learning – it gives students the power to experiment and learn without the need of going and shooting the footage themselves (although I would recommend any fledging media student to learn to shoot as well as edit). For teachers, it’s a great timesaver — you can simply download clips from various sites to use as demonstration clips for editing, colour correcting, image stabilisation, track matte editing and so on. But wait! Isn’t that expensive after a while? You need a variety of clips, but those clips cost money, and it’s usually not cheap either; I doubt your students are going to help you out with that cost.
This is where Videvo.net comes into its own. It gives you the option to access more than 1200 video clips, all royalty free, and completely free.
What’s more, you can access these clips at the click of the button — there’s no complicated subscription plan, which means your students can access the site instantly and download the required clips. This can all be done anywhere with an internet connection, which makes it possible to set students homework based around editing and post-production, with a vast resource at their fingertips.
We’re committed to adding more clips every day, and as the stock library grows the more useful it will become for many people. The key challenge we face is getting the word out there that this kind of resource exists! So if you are a teacher (or anyone else for that matter) and you enjoy the site, be sure to tell your friends about us and our library of free stock footage! /Shameless plug.
And as always you can contact us with any comments and suggestions for the site. We write back to everyone who contacts us, so come and say hi.
Speak again soon,