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How to Find Videos

How to find streaming videos and DVDs, create playlists and clips, and more

What it is

Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution. This collection will contain 1800 exclusive documentaries (upon completion in 2020), including documentary film from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, the BBC, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, and more.

"We really are all in this together and the need to examine in depth the issues related to social, ecological, political and environmental justice is pressing."

Free previews are available to registered users. Streaming licenses are available for single titles to the entire collection, for periods ranging from one week to the Life of File. You need to be logged in to the Davidson College network to view the film. If you are off campus, you need to connect to the Davidson College network through Single Sign-On.

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Link to Specific Videos

Each film will have its own permanent link that an instructor can use on course pages.

Click on the "View" button on the right side of the website, then click "Link to/Embed" and choose a method of linking. Options include:

  • Embed code, When you add this to your course page, the video player will appear "embedded" on your page, no url needed for users to view film.
  • Permalink - this is a persistent URL to the film. You can include this link on your course page.

Create Your Own Clips

Clips are portions of a film. On Docuseek clips are defined by a start and stop position of a licensed film. Each clip has an owner (the user who created the clip), a name, a required start and stop timecode, a optional description, optional tags, and sharing options.

Clips are created via the Title page. The Clips tab appears if you are logged in. If you have the "Create clips" right, a Make a Clip button appears on the Clips tab. Click the Make a Clip button to launch the Clipmaker page.

Clips must have a start and stop time code. The stop time code must come after the start time code. There are two ways to specify the start and end time code:

  • Play the film, and click the Start Clip or Stop Clip button. The button will capture the current time code and place it into the appropriate field.

  • Enter the time code directly into the Start or Stop Clip field. Time codes are entered as hh:mm:ss, where hh represents the hours, mm represents the minutes, and ss represents seconds. If you omit the colons, Docuseek2 will interpret the entries as seconds.

You must give your clip a name and a description. The name and the description will appear in the list of clips.

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