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. (No longer updated.)
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.
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
Online site of 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. Site includes previews, articles, news, and full episodes.
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.
Annenberg Learner: 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.
BBC Academy
Numerous articles about working in journalism, broadcast, production, and related technology.
Center for Media & Social Impact
Includes information on making documentaries, including copyright and fair use issues, engaging the audience, and other topics. With some free video clips.
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. (no longer updated)
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
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.
The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
We record in-depth video conversations with key figures in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
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 Film 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 and commentary.
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 Academy
Home of the Emmys, the annual award for excellence in television. Includes information on the awards, news, photos, videos, and more.
Television Production Handbook
Online version of short handbook for TV video production.

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.
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.
Free, online screenwriting software. Screenplays are private, secure, and accessible from any computer.
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.
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.

Video Techniques

The Basics of Video Editing: The Complete Guide
Although this guide is from 2011, the basic concepts remain the same.
30 Best Cinematography Techniques & Tips You Didn’t Learn in Film School
On paper, you’re ready. You took the courses. You read the books. But do you know all the key cinematography techniques? The things that come from being on set?
Creative Planet Network
Professional site with news and information for working digital cinematographers.
Desktop Documentaries: Top 10 Videography Tips
An on-line resource helping filmmakers bring their dream documentary to life with practical step-by-step tips and inspiration.
DSLR Guide
YouTube channel focusing on filmmaking and cinematography.
Epic 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.
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.
Indy Mogul
YouTube channel with lots of tips for filmmakers.
Kids’ Vid
Kids’Vid is an instructional website to help teachers and students use video production in class to support project-based learning.
Production 101
A complete online production course for film and video from 2014.
StudioBinder Blog
Filmmaking tips and techniques.
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. While this site is extremely old, the techniques described are still valid.
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
CrashCourse iTunesU Khan Academy Khan Academy on YouTube
Library of Congress Merlot MIT Video MoMA
NASA at YouTube National Geographic NatGeo: Kids
PBS PBS on YouTube Pexels Free Stock Videos SchoolTube
Smithsonian Talks@Google TED Talks TED Talks on YouTube
TED-Ed TeacherTube WatchKnowLearn YouTube – Teachers


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

More Resources

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
For teachers, a way to pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding.
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.
Internet Archive – Moving Image Archive
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
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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