Site includes databases of monologues and scenes from plays and films.
All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes
A short comedic video summarizing the plots of famous operas.
Broadway: the American Musical
Companion to the PBS show, with articles, timelines, pictures, biographies, and more.
GloPAC – Global Performing Arts Consortium
GloPAD is a multimedia, multilingual, Web-accessible database containing digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects (such as 3-D images) related to the performing arts from around the world.
Glossary of theatre terms
Searchable list of over a thousand theater and drama related terms.
IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies.
Mercury Theatre on the Air
The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air … All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page. The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
A guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress…. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays… and more.
Playbill Online
On- and off-Broadway listings, London shows, reviews and interviews, seating charts, and a link to Theatre Central, the largest compendium of theatre links on the Internet.
The Playwriting Seminars
Playwriting and screenwriting resources and tips.
For links about Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, see our Shakespeare page.
Tony Awards
Official website for the Tony Awards, which honor Broadway’s best each year.


American Ballet Theatre
ABT is America’s preeminent ballet company. Through a collaboration of dedicated, passionate individuals, ABT is able to present the finest in classical and contemporary dance to audiences in New York, around the country and the world!
ABT Online Ballet Dictionary
A very accessible introduction to the world of ballet from the ABT.
The Ballet
Welcome to the Ballet! Here you’ll find information on ballet, it’s history, great dancers, and the ballets themselves.
Ballroom Dancers
Site with information and clips about ballroom dancing.
Critical Dance
Articles, images, links, discussion forum, and extensive magazine with online archives.
Dance Magazine
Companion website to Dance Magazine, with articles, blogs, video, and other resources. is the largest online dance community site with over 200,000 members! Share Photos… Get Advice… Find Jobs… Find Teachers… Buy/Sell Dancewear
Great Performances
Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
New York Times: Arts: Dance
Reviews, articles, pictures, and video about the art of dance and professional dancers. Dance
There are as many ways to dance as there are to move. Discover dance styles, artists, and techniques with this guide.
WikiHow: How to Dance
If a little crisis of confidence or some uncertainty about how to move is keeping you from joining the fun, look no further than this article for what you need to know to spin, step and strut the night away in style!
WonderHowTo: Dance
Short videos demonstrating how to dance in various styles.

Film, TV, & Radio

American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Nearly 40,000 hours, comprising 68,000 digital files, of historical public broadcasting content have been preserved. On the website, nearly 7,000 of these American public radio and television programs dating back to the 1940s are now accessible to the public.
American Cinema
A video instructional series on film history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour and 3 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. From Annenberg Media.
Archive of American Television
Our mission is to educate and inspire future generations by filming and providing access to exclusive in-depth interviews with legends and pioneers of the medium. Contains clips of thousands of interviews.
BBC Academy
Numerous articles about working in journalism, broadcast, production, and related technology.
Center for Social Media
Includes information on making documentaries, including copyright and fair use issues, engaging the audience, and other topics. With some free video clips.
Emmy Awards
Annual award for excellence in television.
Encyclopedia of Television
More than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. Plus photos and other information.
Film Education
Film Education provides award-winning teaching resources, teacher training and cinema based events which support the use of film within the curriculum.
Film Noir Resources
This page, from the Film Noir Foundation, contains audio and video files and text articles, as well as links to internet resources relating to film noir and its settings.
Articles about the use of sound in film: history, techniques, Q&A, examples, and more.
Film Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock – suspense, camera angles, style, editing, basics
This site has compiled these articles to further spread the brilliant simplicity of Hitchcock’s creative genius.
A Glossary of Film Terms
IMDB: Movie Terminology Glossary
Looks up film and movie related terminology at these sites.
The Grammar of TV and Film
This list includes some of the most important conventions for conveying meaning through particular camera and editing techniques (as well as some of the specialised vocabulary of film production).
Great Performances
Brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. Site includes episode guides, previews, photos, video clips, and other features.
The Greatest Films
A unique website containing interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background, and hundreds of colorful, vintage film posters for some of the best Hollywood and American classic films in the last century.
IMDB: The Internet Movie Database
A HUGE collection of movie information. We try to catalog every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.
IMSDB: The Internet Movie Script Database
A large collection of movie scripts in web-readable format.
Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
From the Internet Archive, a library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
Making Movies
‘Making Movies,’ an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, explores the collaborative processes that take place behind the scenes in filmmaking.
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Online site of a museum located in Chicago, with educational programs and exhibits and a searchable database of television, radio, commercial and Chicago news archives. The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
National Film Board of Canada
Source of some excellent short films, animations, and documentaries, many of which are now available for free on their home site and YouTube page.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences home page.
Rod Serling Video Festival
The Rod Serling Video Festival premiered in 1995 as a county-wide festival for students in kindergarten through grade 12 as a means to promote the use of video arts technology and creativity in area schools. (Broome County.)
Movie reviews, essays and the Movie Answer Man from film critic Roger Ebert.
Sundance Film Festival
Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Television Production Handbook
Online version of short handbook for TV video production.
Yale Film Analysis Web Site
The Film Analysis Guide was developed to meet the needs of faculty and students at Yale who are interested in becoming familiar with the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema.

Scripting & Storytelling

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling
Though sub-titled “Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules”, this page has guidelines for anyone wanting to tell a good story.
AFI Screen Nation
AFI ScreenNation features the best films and videos from young filmmakers on the web as well video tips and contests. If you’re 11-19 years old, send a link to your YouTube film or video to From the American Film Institute.
From the British Academy of Film and Television Arts website, articles, interviews, and tips.
Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share. Comes in Free and Pro editions.
CogDogRoo: 50+ Web Ways To Tell a Story
Online workshop to design [and create] a basic story concept that can be created in a web 2.0 tool using images, audio, and/or video with a discussion of various tools for this.
Digital Storytelling Toolkit
Excellent site for instructions and information on digital storytelling.
Welcome to a world of resources, examples and training opportunities to inspire your own digital storytelling tales! Visit the storymaking steps, toolkits and galleries of digital stories designed to help jump start beginners.
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
A page for teachers using digital storytelling in the classroom.
Ira Glass: Tips on Storytelling
A video of Ira Glass, a veteran radio personality and host of This American Life, giving advice to those making short stories.
RawScripts is online screenwriting software. Scripts are private, secure and accessible from any computer. Nothing to install. You can try out the application, or login with your Google or Yahoo account and get working on your screenplay.
This overview will begin acquaint you with the screenplay format writing rules and screenwriting etiquette you’ll need to know about, and as you browse the following material you may notice the words ‘don’t’, ‘avoid’ and ‘…’ unless you are directing the movie.’ Take that advice to heart. As you become more familiar with the world of screenwriting you’ll understand why but for now the scope of this document prohibits a deeper explanation.
Script Magazine
An online magazine with news, writing advice, reviews, and further resources for scriptwriters.
Scriptwriting (AFI’s Lights, Camera, Education)
Sean Astin hosts AFI’s filmmaking tutorial series, LIGHTS, CAMERA, EDUCATION! In this segment, we explore the basics of scriptwriting.
Simply Scripts
Links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.


The Basics of Video Editing: The Complete Guide
From Lifehacker, the basics of video editing, covering everything from the general workflow to special effects and color correction to a primer on encoding and delivery.
Creative Planet Network
Professional site with news and information for working digital cinematographers.
Desktop Documentaries
An on-line resource helping filmmakers bring their dream documentary to life with practical step-by-step tips and inspiration. Includes free courses and templates, as well as helpful pages such as their Top 10 Videography Tips.
Dr. Alice Christie’s Digital Media Resources
Designed for teachers, this site includes production tips, planning and assessment information, and examples of completed projects.
DSLR Guide
YouTube channel focusing on filmmaking and cinematography.
Film Education
A U.K. resource for students and teachers of media studies. The site is no longer updated, but plenty of good information is still available there.
Film Techniques of Alfred Hitchcock – suspense, camera angles, style, editing, basics
This site has compiled these articles to further spread the brilliant simplicity of Hitchcock’s creative genius.
The Guide To Sound Effects
This page contains a number of ideas on how to create various sound effects, and we hope you find it inspiring. Includes both descriptions of how to make sounds and audio files of demon sounds.
How To Make Videos For The Web
Very nice introduction specifically taking into account the limitations of web video. Another how-to by the same author explores How To Make YouTube Videos Look Great.
Indy Mogul
YouTube channel with lots of tips for filmmakers.
Kids’Vid is an instructional website to help teachers and students use video production in class to support project-based learning.
Lights Camera Education!
Short videos on film making from the American Film Institute, with free downloadable instructor’s book for teachers.
Television Production Manual
Online version of short handbook for tv video production
Top 5 Tips to Shoot Incredible Video with a Smartphone!
It’s easy to create video on a smartphone – and easy to do it badly. See this video for tips and tools to make your smartphone videos really work.
Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make
Tips for beginner filmmakers. We cover the top 15 most common filmmaking mistakes beginners make from story, to lighting to editing, composition and more. (video)
Traditional Film Camera Techniques
Describes basic techniques, camera angles, focal lengths to use, movement, etc.
Video 101
A complete online production course for film and video
It’s a great era for teaching with digital storytelling. A font of resources exist online, and you’ll find links to many of them here. Links to great sites for students as well as teachers.
Vimeo Video School
Vimeo Video School is a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos. Start by browsing our Vimeo Lessons, or find specific video tutorials created by other members.
YouTube Creator Academy
Learn tips from savvy creators as they showcase their secrets and best practices – pre-production, production, building your channel, getting discovered, growing your audience, analytics, case studies, deep dives into different genres.

Videos Online

Educational and Informational Videos
CosmoLearning CrashCourse EduTube iTunesU
Khan Academy Khan Academy on YouTube LearnersTV Library of Congress
Merlot MIT Video MoMA NASA at YouTube
National Geographic NatGeo: Kids PBS
PBS on YouTube SchoolTube SchoolsTube Smithsonian
Talks@Google TED Talks TED Talks on YouTube TED-Ed
TeacherTube WatchKnowLearn YouTube – Education YouTube – Teachers
see also: Science Videos
Documentaries, Archives
APM Reports C-SPAN Documentary Heaven Free Documentaries
National Archives on YouTube NY Times Film Club POV POV for Educators
Prelinger Archive Times Documentaries Top Documentary Films YouTube Documentaries
YouTube Tools
add annotations: MoocNote VideoAnt Vialogues
download: KeepVid TubeLeecher YTD
extract, splice: Embed Plus TubeChop YouTubeTime
remove ads: SafeShare TV ViewPure

More Resources

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators
Article listing short annotated descriptions of video sites, organized by topic. (Edudemic, August 2012)
Annenberg Learner $$
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum. Commercial source of quality DVDs.
Atomic Learning $$
Atomic Learning is a subscription-based service, providing access to thousands of short tutorial movies and to a variety of educational resources. Both individual subscriptions and volume purchasing options are available
Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content… and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students… Includes library of shared projects.
Library of Congress, Teachers Page
Audio, graphics, maps, and video collections; lesson plans, and other learning materials.
PBS Learning Media
Easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease.
POV for Educators
POV offers free resources for educators, including 200+ online film clips connected to 100+ standards-aligned lesson plans, discussion guides and reading lists. Registered educators can use any of 80+ full-length films in the classroom for free through our documentary lending library.
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