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Class Guide for POLI 189B

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Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries

POLI 189B

This page contains resources for POLI 189B: Global & Community Health Policy in Practice for Winter Quarter 2022.

You can find links to helpful DSC tutorials and previously recorded workshops here. Additionally, for technical support with assignments, see our Support drop-in schedule below. When available, you can click the button below to chat with a Digital Scholarship student assistant.  Hours for this week are shown on the calendar.  Our peer-to-peer support is available until March 11th.

Our student assistants are trained on iMovie, OpenShot, Yuja, and Adobe Creative Cloud Express.  For questions about general video editing concepts, we encourage you to email us directly at digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu.

Peer-to-Peer Support

The Digital Scholarship Department offers peer-to-peer support drop-in hours during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Check back here during term time for a weekly support schedule.

Equipment + Spaces

The DSC offers a wide range of Video and Audio recording equipment for checkout as well as spaces for recording and editing.

Equipment

Spaces

Useful Resources for B-Roll

It isn't always easy finding a pool of places where free videos or audio can be found without needing to pay royalties, but this will hopefully give you a places to start off with!

Name (Link) Type Description
Pixabay Videos Free-to-use website with thousands of stock videos. Download does not require joining their website. Pay attention to whether attribution is required, on a case-by-case basis. 
Purple Planet Songs Free-to-use website with hundreds of royalty-free songs. Download does not require joining their website. All free songs taken from Purple Planet MUST be properly attributed. However, if you pay for a license, you no longer need to attribute. 
Pexels Videos Free-to-use website with hundreds of community-submitted videos. Download does not require joining their website. No attribution required. 
freesound Sounds Free-to-use website with thousands of community-submitted sound-effects and noises. You must register with their website to download audio. Pay attention to whether attribution is required on a case-by-case basis. 
Zapsplat Sounds Free-to-use website with thousands of professional stock sounds. You must register with their website to download audio. All free sounds taken from Zapsplat MUST be properly attributed. However, if you pay for a license, you no longer need to attribute. 
Archive.org Sound/Video Free to use website with thousands of archival materials for use. Please check for attribution requirements.
Videvo Video Videvo has a library of stock media content that includes over 15,000 free stock footage and motion graphics clips and is continuously adding more content.
Smithsonian CC0 Media The Smithsonian offers a variety of CC0 media assets provided openly on their website.

 

Additional Resources

There is an enormous number of good-quality resources out there on video editing, Video storytelling, and much more. Here are a few we like.