Sources of video clips

This section has links to websites where you can view or download clips for use in the classroom. These clips do not have curriculum linked resources.

Universities’ Collaboration in eLearning (UCEL)

Links to other still and moving image resources

More for 3rd level.

British Movietone News

Newsreels can be downloaded from British Movietone News for free. You will need to register before you can download.

British Pathe

The British Pathe website has 3500 newsreels from 1896-1970 where teachers can access the clips through LNI or download a free preview.

Learning NI (LNI)

LNI can be accessed by all schools in Northern Ireland and is run by C2k.  C2k on behalf of the five education and library boards is responsible for the provision of an information and communications technology (ICT) managed service to all schools in Northern Ireland.

Included in the ‘Network’ area of LNI is access to external sites including British Pathe, Audio Network (copyright free music) and the Guardian and Observer online.

There are various other clips available in the ‘video’ area, arranged by primary, post-primary and staff.

Internet Archive

Predominantly American moving Image website with links to collections on various topics. Some films are available for downloading and editing eg. Prelinger Archive.

Because there are so many films it is easy to get lost in the site.

examples of films include a 1920s silent film called Citizenship at school – school discipline; Newspaper Story, 1950 examining the processes in getting a story into a newspaper (GCSE Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry); San Franscisco Earthquake Aftermath, 1906. There are also some British Government Public Information Films – a 1948 film on Don’t Spread Germs; Pop Goes the Weasel – how peactime taxes were spent paying for the cost of WW2.

Moving Image Gateway

The British Film and Video Council’s online resource which collects together websites that relate to moving images and sound and their use in higher and further education. Forty subjects from Agriculture to Women’s Studies, collected within the four main categories of Arts & Humanities, Bio-Medical, Social Sciences and Science & Technology.

Moving History

Research guide to the United Kingdom’s twelve public sector moving image archives presents detailed information on these fascinating and valuable film and television collections. For viewing only – so can only be shown in the classroom if you have internet access. Each clip is 60 seconds and the material is arranged in the following themes: arts and culture, coastal and waterways, drama and entertainment, events, family life, gender and cultural diversity, health, welfare and education, industry, leisure, rural life, social and political, transport, urban life, war-time examples of films:

Social and political, A Defeated People (1946) Imperial War Museum. This film, directed by acclaimed documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings, looks at Germany in the period immediately after the end of the Second World War. The film, set in the British-occupied zone of Germany, examines issues surrounding the rebuilding and restructuring of post-war Germany and its people – a task explained to its mainly British audience as a necessary measure to remove the risk of further conflict in the future. (extract from description)

Events, South: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (1919) Filmed by Frank Hurley as a record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated but heroic attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-1916. (extract from description)