Posted in Tips & Resources on 8:31 am
Guess what’s even more important than how your video looks? Surprisingly, the audio. And yet finding free audio clips, especially music, can be difficult. Today we’re featuring two sources for free music and also sharing a new feature of the DoGooder Video Awards that you’ve got to know about.
Tools: SharingHope.tv & Community Audio
About: We recently found two sources for free music to add to your non profit’s videos or podcasts. The first, SharingHope.tv, is actually from the American Cancer Society. It features music generously donated by 12 artists. The second is Community Audio from Internet Archive. This isn’t the easiest site to navigate but it features, “over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.” Like this set of tracks from Nine Inch Nails.
While we’re on the topic of non profit videos we’ve got to remind you about the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards which are going on right now! Enter your nonprofit’s video from 2011 and you might win a cash prize or the chance to be featured on YouTube’s home page. As if that weren’t enough the good folks at the Case Foundation have added a category that is near and dear to our hearts – fearless. They’ll be giving an extra cash prize to one video in each category that isn’t, “…afraid to deviate from the norm, use innovative approaches and fearlessly tell compelling, honest stories that are from the heart. Fearless video means taking risks and trying new approaches for the sake of creating moving content that inspires the viewer.” Find out more and enter the contest by the end of February.
Image thanks to Flickr:motherAWESOME