Media resources

General

JISC Digital Media: Finding Video, Audio and Images Online
» http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/finding-video-audio-and-images-online

Wikimedia Commons
“Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.”
» https://commons.wikimedia.org

Images

Resources

CC Search
A meta-search interface to Wikimedia Commons, Flickr, and other repositories
» https://search.creativecommons.org

The British Library
» https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/

Socialbrite Free Photos Directory
An annotated listing of repositories
» http://www.socialbrite.org/sharing-center/free-photos-directory/

Startup Stock Photos
“Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators,
& everyone else. Startup Stock Photos was started as an outlet for photos we were already taking on a regular basis. It’s grown to be much more than that. People and organization all over the world have used these photos to make some really awesome things. We’re happy to have helped.”
» http://startupstockphotos.com

PhotoPin
Uses the Flickr API to search for Creative Commons-licensed images
» http://photopin.com

StockSnap.io
» https://stocksnap.io

Pixabay
» https://pixabay.com

Unsplash
Keyword-searchable collection of high resolution images
» https://unsplash.com

Pexels
» http://www.pexels.com

Wylio
» https://www.wylio.com

MorgueFile
» http://www.morguefile.com

Image*After
» http://www.imageafter.com

Blue Vertigo
» http://www.bluevertigo.com.ar

FreeDigitalPhotos
Despite the name, this is a mix of both free and paid images.
» http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

bgfons.com
Free textures and backgrounds for design and web design
» http://bgfons.com

Music

Resources

Socialbrite Free Music Directory
An annotated directory of directories
» http://www.socialbrite.org/sharing-center/free-music-directory/

MusOpen
“Musopen (www.musopen.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.”
» https://musopen.org/music/

Internet Archive Netlabels
» https://archive.org/details/netlabels

ccMixter
“dig.ccmixter is devoted to helping you find that great music, all of which is liberally licensed under a Creative Commons license so you already have permission to use this music in your video, podcast, school project, personal music player, or where ever… We even have several 1,000 tracks that already have permission to use in commercial projects for free”
» http://dig.ccmixter.org

Opsound
“Opsound is a gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine.”
» http://www.opsound.org

Incompetech
» http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

kmmusic
» https://www.youtube.com/user/kmmusic

Royalty Free Music For Youtube Partner
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC11P8F8tOhYTbEd_9B9gqtQ

Open Music Archive
» http://www.openmusicarchive.org

FreePD: Public Domain Music Resources
» http://freepd.com

Free Music Archive
» http://freemusicarchive.org

Free Play Music
» http://www.freeplaymusic.com

Mark Mayer Music
» http://markmayermusic.com/category/free-music/

Audio Farm
» http://audiofarm.org

Rare Tunes
“Raretunes is an online archive of recordings of mainly Scottish traditional and popular music and sound from private collections where the owners wish to preserve their material in a digital format while sharing it over the internet. The archive can also hold and give access to documents in other formats including images, video and written documents.
Most of the recordings here are made available under Creative Commons licences, allowing you to copy them freely for your enjoyment- most only restrict commercial use without getting the owner’s agreement.”
» http://www.raretunes.org

Oddio Overplay
» http://www.oddiooverplay.com/ears/index.html
» http://www.oddiooverplay.com/there/index.html

YouTube Audio Library
» https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

See also:
Creative Commons: Legal Music For Videos
» https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

Sound effects

Resources

FreeSound
» http://www.freesound.org

PacDV free sound effects
» http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/index.html

SoundBible
» http://soundbible.com

Sound Jay
» http://www.soundjay.com

SoundFX
» http://sweetsoundeffects.com

YouTube
» https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/soundeffects

UTOOBASAURUS (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/user/utoobasaurus/videos

Danny Dubravko (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrpoLWBV2cWexCx_luKdLTw

Royalty Free Music For Youtube Partner
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC11P8F8tOhYTbEd_9B9gqtQ

YouTube Audio Library
» https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/soundeffects

Video

Resources

UTOOBASAURUS (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/user/utoobasaurus/videos

Danny Dubravko (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrpoLWBV2cWexCx_luKdLTw

HDGreenStudio (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/user/HDgreenstudio

BestGreenScreen
» https://www.youtube.com/user/bestgreenscreen

GigsMania
» https://www.youtube.com/user/GigsMania

Stock Footage
» https://www.youtube.com/user/ChromaKeyAnimations
» http://www.stockfootageplus.blogspot.co.uk

Screen Art
» https://www.youtube.com/user/ScreenArt1000

AllDesignCreative
» http://www.alldesigncreative.com
» https://www.youtube.com/user/alldesigncreative/

RF Stock Footage
Only 4 videos when last viewed, including spinning Earth..
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvnNAjCfAVa5tcIAb3hWTLA

Kanadaka (YouTube channel)
» https://www.youtube.com/user/kanadaka

vidiotschannel
» https://www.youtube.com/user/vidiotschannel

PixelBoom
» https://www.youtube.com/user/pixellboom
» https://www.youtube.com/user/PixelBoomCG

FreeFootageParadise
» https://www.youtube.com/user/Freefootageparadise

FootageIsland
» https://www.youtube.com/user/footageisland

The Open Video Project (‘fair use’ rather than public domain or other free licence)
» http://www.open-video.org

Inspiration and tutorials

YouTube Creator Academy
» https://www.youtube.com/user/creatoracademy
» https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2854319?hl=en

Filmmaker IQ
» https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmmakerIQcom
» http://filmmakeriq.com

Tuts+ Motion Graphics
» https://www.youtube.com/user/aetutsplus
» http://cgi.tutsplus.com