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It is best to use your own photographs, documents, drawings and other artwork when possible. And if you don’t have any of these things, you can create them! It can be something as simply as words on a sheet of paper, chalk or crayon stick figure drawings. Your ideas and how you use them can be simple or complicated, both can be equally effective.


If you want to use still images in you video, like a family photograph, drawing or painting and don’t have them on your phone or computer, you can take a picture of them with your phone, You will then have them on your phone and easily accessible. If you would prefer to scan them, do so at a high resolution.


Creative Commons is your best resource for using any images, artwork, graphics, animation, photography, video clips, music and sound. Listed below are some videos that will help explain Creative Commons Licenses:

What is Creative Commons?: 1m 23s

What are Creative Commons Licenses?: 1m 57s

Search Creative Commons:


You may find images on these popular sites below. Just make sure the images you want to use do not have any legal restrictions.


Google Images: Google Images can show any webpage, so you may have to read the page carefully to find the information you need. Google Images often shows results from Flickr, YouTube, and Wikimedia (where all items are in the public domain).


Flickr: The names of the photo and its creator are below the photo on the left hand side of the screen. Tap on the blue “Some rights reserved” link or the “More Details” button on the right hand side to find the license information, if it is not already displayed. 


YouTube: The video’s name, creator’s name, and license are displayed under the video.

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