Mardi GrasI know we've talked about the Internet Archive before, but it's just so unbelievably cool that I think it's worth bringing up again. It's an archive of, well, moving images, all of which are available for public use - meaning you can use bits of them in your own movies, or put them up on your website, or burn them to your own DVDs. Not only does the site host its own films, but it also offers links to other archives - you can spend literally days just exploring this stuff. While it's awesome to just browse around, the site is also fully searchable. There is a massive range of subject matter, from an early technicolor film of MardiGras to home video footage of last year's tsunami.

Each movie is available either streaming or for download, and is offered in enough formats that virtually everyone should be able to access them. Additionally, there are thumbnails from each minute of each film, so that you can get an idea of what it is before you pull the download trigger. This site is a goldmine for filmmakers and fans of film alike, and it's one of those things that reminds you how amazing the internet really is.

 [via Movie City Indie]
categories Movies, Cinematical