One of the best ways to learn about Creative Commons is to watch one of our videos.
ccAustralia has created two animations for QUT Smart Train, the Queensland University of Technology‘s outreach project. Both animations star the fabulous Mayer and Bettle, ccAustralia’s favourite advocates, with the second featuring a cameo by newcomer Flik. They aim to provide a fun and accessible explanation of Creative Commons. Watch them below, or for more information, go to their dedicated pages:
Focuses on the basics of what Creative Commons is and how it works
Sequel to the original Mayer and Bettle video, this video provides a bit more detail about using the CC licences for your own work
ccAustralia also created an introductory Seed Animation for its licence launch. You can view it here. All the animations are, of course, available under CC licences that allow you to distribute and remix them – so spread the word and see what you can do with them.
Talks and presentations
For podcasts and vodcasts of various presentations, talks and conferences by ccAustralia, its staff and experts in the field, see here.
Creative Commons international videos
Below are other videos from the Creative Commons international community (external links). Translations are available from the Creative Commons website, and if you are interested in helping us build more multilingual resources, please see their wiki page on translating.
A high-level overview of the goals of Creative Commons and how we are “saving the world from failed sharing.” Created by Jesse Dylan, director of the “Yes We Can” video.
Wanna Work Together? explains in practical details how creators expose, share, and remix their works using our free public licenses.
The winner of our Moving Images Contest, Justin Cone created a short, succinct “commercial” that demonstrates what Creative Commons is, and how it works, in a slick package.
This short film covers the basics of why we formed, what we do, and how we do it.
This video explains how Creative Commons licenses can be used in conjunction with commercial licensing arrangements.
This film describes some of CC’s success stories and gives insight into where we’re headed.
In the spring of 2004, a documentary film crew followed Creative Commons staff to Brazil. This ten-minute video covers the launch event, the impact on the country, and the people behind the project.
In this short produced by Intelligent Television, you can hear from established film makers on why CC is a crucial part of their work flow and perspective on creating new media.
Sheryl Seibert’s video about found art and remix culture was the second place winner of the Moving Images Contest.
In December of 2008, CC and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society joined forces to bring you the panel discussion: “The Commons: Celebrating accomplishments, discerning futures.”