Sonoma County Office of Education

21st Century Learning

Festival LogoTools for Making Films

These resources have been compiled by SCOE to assist schools that are participating in the Five-Minute Film Festival. Resources are available to the following categories:

Video Editing | Audio | Graphics & Photo Editing
Storyboards | Teleprompters

Video Editing

Blabberize makes photos talk.

Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk provides an animation experience with tools designed for aspiring and pro animators.

GoAnimate allows users to make videos quickly and easily, without having to draw or download anything.

JellyCam provides free stop-motion software on the web.

Online Video Cutter
With Online Video Cutter, you can crop, cut, trim, and rotate your film, among other simple edits.

Loopster is a feature-rich and simple online video editing application.

Magisto turns everyday videos into exciting, memorable movies.

Powtoon is a minimalist, user-friendly, and intuitive presentation software that allows users with no technical or design skills to create engaging professional animated presentations.

Stop Frame Animator
Stop Frame Animator is a tool for creating animated stop-motion movies using a simple drag and drop process.

VideoToolbox is an advanced online video editor and file converter.

WeVideo is an online platform for collaborative video production in the cloud.

YouTube Editor
YouTube Editor is free video editing software from YouTube that includes royalty-free audio clips.


Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, and multilingual audio editor and recorder. You can use it to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings, edit sound files, and cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Audio Expert
Audio Expert is a free and simple online audio editor, file converter, and sound recorder. It will allow you to modify the file format of your files, their bit rate, frequency, etc.

Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons-licensed sounds. Browse, download, and share sounds.

Incompetech provides royalty-free music for video projects.

Internet Archive’s Live Music Library
Internet Archive’s Live Music Library provides high-quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive has teamed up with to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy.

Musopen is a nonprofit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Recordings, sheet music, and textbooks are available to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

Ujam is an audio mixing and song creation program.

Graphics & Photo Editing

Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations, and so much more.

Fotor allows you to resize, crop, and adjust a photo’s brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, tone, and colors. You can also add a photo effects, photo frames, clip art, text, or use its color splash, mosaic, and big aperture tools.

FXmypics is a free web service that allows anyone to upload photos and apply effects from a comprehensive FX Library.

GIMP is for advanced photo retouching techniques. Get rid of unneeded details using the clone tool or touch up minor details with the healing tool.

iPiccy allows you to edit pictures, apply photo effects, and add text or paint. Enjoy free photo editing online.

PIXLR provides a full-featured photo editing online for free.

Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a powerful graphics editor for your web browser and PC.


ACMI Storyboard Generator
With ACMI Storyboard Generator, you can create a digital storyboard.

Printable Paper
Printable Paper offers printable storyboard templates.


CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter. No extra software is required.

Easy Prompter
Easy Prompter provides a free, web-based, plugin-free, browser independent, online, and offline teleprompter.