Resources for Student Filmmakers: Free Music, Images and Video

Here are some resources for your videos:

1. Images and Photos

Wikipedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/
For: Mainly images but some video and sounds as well
Warning: Some nudity

Google advanced image: www.google.com
A search engine for finding Creative Commons and Public Domain images
Select image search, enter your keywords and press enter. When the results page opens, click on the toolbar icon at the top right of the screen, select advanced search, go down to Usage Rights and select Free to Use, Share or Modify.

Flickr advanced search: www.flickr.com
A search engine for finding Creative Commons and Public Domain images uploaded by Flickr users
Similar to the Google search. Search for a keyword first. When the results page opens, select advanced search and click the Creative Commons Only box and also the Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon box.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources
A comprehensive list of places to find free images.

2. Music

YouTube Audio Library www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
Free music, but you must be logged into a YouTube account

 

Freesound: http://www.freesound.org/
Music recordings issued with Creative Commons Licences

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/
An audio uploader that features many Creative Commons licensed music tracks. Try searching for a style of music (e.g. dub step) and then select one on the Creative Commons attribution qualities on the right. Important: NOT all songs uploaded on Soundcloud are available for use.

Longzijun: http://longzijun.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/free-background-music-and-scores-from-a-variety-of-composers-in-a-variety-of-styles/
A page of links to composers and musicians who provide free music.

CCMixter: http://ccmixter.org/
A site of Creative Commons licensed music tracks

3. Miscellaneous

Archive Org: http://archive.org/index.php
Video, music and text in the public domain or issued under Creative Commons Licences.

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