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Streaming Video Guide for Online Classes

Video Streaming Guide for Online Classes

Streaming Websites & Distributors

Some distributors’ streaming video may not be accessible outside the U.S. Please inquire directly with the distributor. Contact us for rental information and assistance.

Streaming Rentals

The Library cannot fund individual streaming title rentals. Faculty may use course support, or seek funding through your school. Contact Amy Basen (abasen@calarts.edu) for help arranging rentals. Some distributors prefer to deal with only one person per campus. Most streaming rentals are provided through a unique private Vimeo link and password, for a specific duration.


Canyon Cinema
Canyon Cinema's catalog
Current Canyon Cinema digital streaming titles available for digital streaming access.


Film-maker’s Cooperative - Video On Demand
List of Filmmaker’s Coop Digitized Films
Rental Agreement for Digital Films
For more information, contact filmmakerscoop@gmail.com or email us.


Video Data Bank
Offers some streaming title rentals. Contact us if there is a VDB title you are interested in. Currently the Library does not have the infrastructure for digital site licenses.

 

Streaming Websites

MUBI
Students and faculty can sign up for free Mubi accounts with calarts.edu email address.
Students - https://mubi.com/filmstudent
Instructors - https://mubi.com/filmteacher
MUBI curates streaming titles that change every month, and some titles are available for only a day. A title will not be available for the entire semester.


YouTube
YouTube has a large collection of videos licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses or the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication. Note that many videos on YouTube are under copyright and have not been licensed under any open license.

Creating and Sharing Video Clips from YouTube


Vimeo
Vimeo has a large collection of videos licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses or the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication. Note that many videos on Vimeo are under copyright and have not been licensed under any open license.

Subscription-Based Streaming Services

Amazon, Criterion Channel, Hulu, Netflix, etc.
These services offer current films for sale or rent through personal accounts. Libraries are not allowed to license any of their content, nor do they grant rights for institutional or educational use.

When you sign up for an account with one of these vendors, the license you agree to is for personal viewing only, and supersedes copyright and educational fair use. The only legal option for access to these films is to have students rent the films themselves, similar to buying a textbook.

Check the website Just Watch to discover which commercial vendor(s) might be offering streaming access to this type of media.

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