What is Lights. Camera. Help. and what film resources can you help my nonprofit with?

Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to encouraging other nonprofit and cause-driven organizations to use film and video to tell their stories. We do this through our education and volunteer match programs, screenings and an annual film festival. This is our always updating filmmaking resource page. Enjoy!

Our Resources



Coming Soon!

Editing Programs
Animoto – Photos into Video (free Pro accounts for Causes)

Picnik – Photo Editing

Pixlr – Photo Editing

Getty Images
– Low Cost

Flickr Creative Commons Search – Free

Our Favorite Top 7 image search enginesFree

Video Clips
Getty Video Clips
– Low Cost

Getty Creative Footage – Low Cost

Archive.org – Low Cost


Lights. Camera. Help. + Frog Music Program
– Low Cost

American Cancer Society Creative Commons Music – Free

Jamendo Music – Free

CC Mixter Music – Free

Moby Gratis Music – Free

Archive.org – Public Domain/Free

Need something Darker? : ) Remix NIN – Free

Vimeo– Find, discover and license high quality music for your videos

Human Beings

(We have worked with all the folks on the list below personally and enjoyed it!)

Name: Weston Norton
Email: bigmanweston@gmail.com


Name: Storme Wood
Email: storme@stormewood.com

Name: Ruben Cantu
Website: Core Media
Email: info@coremediaent.com
Phone: 310.876.2080

Name: Aaron Bramley (who works for LCH)
Email: pbramley@ridgewoodpr.com
Phone: 512.637.6333

Name: David Seay
Phone: 972-516-8868 (O)
Phone: 214-893-4159 (C)

Name of Company: Pattern Productions
Twitter: @pattern_pro
Email: jeff@patternproductions.com
Phone: 512-636-2767

Name of Company: Rule of Thumb Media
Person: Sean Cunningham (Our Video Volunteer of the Year for 2010)
Phone: 512.784.6471

Name of Video Company: MoStories // Mo Scarpelli
website: moscarpelli.com
Twitter: @moscarpelli
Facebook: facebook.com/mostories
email: moscarpelli@gmail.com
phone number: 573.864.9659


Twitter Resources

Simply search using twitter.com and the hashtag #NPVideo and #LCH

Great Twitter Chat about Video here – Storify


Other Nonprofit Video Resources

HubSpots guide to Filmmaking on Social Media

Our Lights. Camera. Help. Classes. Offered all year long.

How to use Animoto for your nonprofit

#NPVideo Chat

Desiging Video Program for Youth – From TechSoup

Can I trust the YouTube and Facebook Video ULA? – From TechSoup

The Video Camera and the Activist – Older From TechSoup