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Public Domain Video
Public domain works are not protected by intellectual property laws and are free for you to use without permission. Some of these resources contain a mix of public domain and licensed materials--always check the specific license before using.
CMU Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database
The Carnegie Mellon University Motion Capture Database is a data set of motions. It is aimed at a student who wants to understand, broadly, how motion is captured, and who wants to do a project (using Maya or C++) with the data.
Non-copyrighted photo, audio, and video of NASA space flights, astronomy, and aeronautics.
National Park Service B-Roll Video
"This webpage provides links to public domain video of some of those sites, including national parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites and related areas."
Prelinger Archives (at the Internet Archive)
Collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) public domain films.
Public Domain Flicks
Legally download full-length feature films that are in the public domain for free.
Public Domain Vimeo Channel
"The idea of this channel is to create a completely free library of HD footage that can be used by anyone for anything."
The Public Domain Project
Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects. Registration required to download.
Creative Commons Video
YouTube can also be searched for Creative Commons videos; after you search, click "Filters" and then "Creative Commons" under "Features."