Yesterday I mentioned that while we are in the midst of a physical Transformation of our Elementary Children’s space I am also in the middle of creating/producing the “presentations” that will happen in that space. With that in mind I began sharing a few of my favorite FREE and CHEAP websites that help me in the areas of programming, production and FUN! So, today I am continuing to share with you websites that have proven beneficial to me in this process. So here is FREE & CHEAP Part 2:
Muddy River Media – MRM is a great resource and it’s FREE (again, my favorite price!) MRM is a registered, non-profit mission society which exists to consistently provide free, quality media resources for churches using the internet as the primary delivery tool. Muddy River Media creates and offers media such as:
- Illustrative Videos
- Small Group Videos and leader’s guides
- Motion Backgrounds
- Life Story Videos
- Countdown Timers
- Stock Photographs and Illustrations
Animation Factory- Download PowerPoint Templates, Video Backgrounds, and Royalty Free Animated Clipart. If you have a desire to create your own Countdowns, Games, etc. Animation Factory is a great resource.
New Grounds - a website for people who love to make Flash games and movies and those who love them. The focal point of NG is the Flash Portal, where users submit their homemade games and movies so that other users may view and critique them. We also offer resources for artistic collaborations such as an Audio Portal where musicians can submit their music to be used freely in games and movies.
Countdown Creator – lets you make customized video countdowns using your own video, picture, and music files giving you unlimited possibilities.
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
There you have it – these are all sites that have been helpful to me and I hope will be to you too. I would love to hear about sites that you have found beneficial and also how you might be using the sites listed here. Jump in and leave a comment today!