Even if you use the search refinement tools in YouTube, it can be a challenge to find a clip that is appropriate for your students.
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- The Internet Archive is a repository for all sorts of things, and while you probably know it for the ever-useful Wayback Machine, it’s also great for public domain films, independent media, TV broadcasts and newsreels, and other media that you’re free to use and remix on your own as well as sit back and enjoy for yourself.
- YouTube is home to a ton of free, and freely-published movies and TV shows, many of which are YouTube originals, and others that are available via Creative Commons or shared in the public domain.
- Owned by Sony (which is why there’s so much to watch), Crackle is often overlooked when people discuss free streaming media on the web, but it’s present on a number of mobile devices and set-top boxes.
- MoviesFoundOnline collects free films, independent films, stand-up comedy, TV shows, and other media freely available around the web. From full films to indie TV series to classic film, you can browse the site’s categories across the top—like short films, documentaries, viral videos, or comedy to name a few—to find something you’re interested in specifically.
- PopcornFlix is owned and operated by Screen Media Ventures, they’re all completely free to watch on your computer, or through their mobile apps or other supported devices.
- Classic Cinema Online is ideal for those old, classic movie buffs who love the era of black and white films and artistically painted movie posters.
- TopDocumentaryFilms, or TDF, their top 100 documentary list to see what people are watching, or check the front page for their featured films.
- If you’d rather download than stream, Public Domain Torrents is the place to go.
- Vimeo is most certainly second seat to YouTube when it comes to size and popularity, but it’s still a great video upload service for short film and independent filmmakers, and for people who want the freedom and flexibility of a mobile-friendly, HD-capable upload service with great privacy and video management controls and an upbeat community of users.
from the comments:
Avast is excellent, as is Windows Defender.