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3. Acquire > Make a Movie Without a Camcorder

Make a Movie Without a Camcorder

Even if you don’t have a video camera, you can still make a movie by downloading video footage from the Internet. The Internet Archive web site provides free video you can use to create your next masterpiece.

Every once in a while, you might be in the mood to edit together a movie, but you don’t have a video camera. The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org) is a nonprofit organization, which was founded to build an “Internet Library.” A vast array of media is available through the site, including audio and video files.

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You can also use footage obtained from the Internet Archive for establishing shots and transitions within your movies.

Using the Archives

There are two good, free archives available through the Internet Archive site. The first of the two archives is the Open Source movies section (http://www.archive.org/movies/opensource_movies.php), which contains movies that have been contributed by the public. The second is the Prelinger Archive (http://www.archive.org/movies/prelinger.php), which dates back to 1983 and was founded by Rick Prelinger. The Prelinger archive contains close to 2,000 movies online.


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