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POL4 249 : Neoliberalism and its Critics

Find Images and Media

If you'd like to distribute your media beyond the classroom, you should search for content in the public domain or under Creative Commons. 

The Media Libguide is a great resources summary. Scroll down a bit to get to the Audio section.

What is Creative Commons? Check out this guide or this infographic


Harriet Pilpel Can Fly 

  • H = Homegrown
  • P = Public Domain
  • C = Creative Commons
  • F = Fair Use

Derived from Wesley Fryer's 'Harry Potter Can Fly"

Still have copyright questions?

Email Graham Henderson:

Recording higher quality audio

Audio is a critical component of any video. See the Audio Digital Stories page for more information on recording higher quality audio from the start. 

General Video Editing Tips

  • Collect all the media files you’re using for a video in ONE FOLDER.
    • When you import files into most video editors, it doesn’t create another copy of that file, it just references the original file. So if you ever change the location of that original file, it won’t be able to load in the project until you relocate it.
  • Save often!
    • (Note: iMovie automatically saves your project for you)
  • If you made a mistake when recording, it may be quicker and easier to simply re-record a video up to even 10 minutes or so in length, than to spend time trying to fix it by editing it.

Video Editing Software

These tools are free and provide essential features for basic video editing. 

iMovie (Mac)

iMovie comes free with your Mac. It allows for basic editing: trimming and combining videos, and adding voiceover or music. 

If iMovie isn't already installed on your Mac, you can “Download iMovie for macOS ↓

Photos (Windows 10)

Photos is part of Windows 10. It allows for very basic video editing: trimming and combining videos, and adding voiceover or music. 

If Photos isn't already installed on your Windows 10 computer, you may need to download a software upgrade. The Computing Help Desk can assist with that if necessary. 

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Reserving Equipment


Due to COVID-19, equipment pickup and returns will be done at the Help Desk by appointment only. Please note, reservations will require prior authorization and equipment will need up to one week (7 days) before it is ready for pick up. 

You can reserve equipment Online. If you have questions, email or call 781-283-2369

The equipment will probably be under

  • LTS - Audio Recording Equipment
  • LTS - Headsets and Headphones



A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.

A storyboard serves the following purposes:

  • Allows you to gather your ideas before you begin working with video or audio content.
  • Encourages you to think about all elements of your digital story: visual, textual, audible.
  • Allows you to quickly sketch and try out different ideas Helps identify resources needed to complete the project and whether you can find them or need to create them yourselves.
  • Generates questions that can help you decide whether your scope is achievable or not.
  • Are works in progress, just like outlines. They’ll change as you work on your project
  • Serve as a quick reference: Did you address all the required elements, such as length and content?

If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.

Tools for building storyboards 

Storyboard Templates

2-column storymapping approach