Student Resources

Audio, Image, and Video Resources

Audio
Use this multimedia search engine to find various types of CC licensed items from sources such as Google Images, Fotopedia, Jamendo, Flickr and more.
License: Creative Commons Various
NoCopyrightSound is a dedicated music collective, providing free use music for creators to enhance their original content, safe from infringement. NCS Music is free to use for independent creators of content for publishing on YouTube and Twitch.
License: Specific (Credited)
Much the same as the Free Media Library itself, Jason McCoy’s list of 31 Creative Commons licensed music sources is curated and easy to navigate. A great place to get started with finding your next soundtrack!
License: Creative Commons Various
The world’s biggest free music library. Download thousands of free MP3s, all with Creative Commons licenses so that you can modify, adapt and build on most works in your own projects.
License: Creative Commons Various
 
This portion of moby.com, Film Music, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video or short. The music is free as long as it’s being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short.
License: Author Defined
Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sound effects. Free registration required to download sounds.
License: Creative Commons Attribution
Images, audio and video recordings related to space flight, astronomy and aeronautics created by NASA, most of which are not copyrighted.
License: None (Public)
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that gives users unprecedented access to the world’s largest community of music and audio creators. This CC licensed search will allow you to find uploads to use in your projects.
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
The SpinXpress search tool lets you define the type of media you are looking for, what license you want and you can restrict what source or search all of them to find just what you need.
License: Creative Commons Various
Musician Kevin MacLeod has produced hundreds of royalty-free tracks for videographers to use in their productions – and just asks that you give him credit in exchange.
License: Specific (Credited)
 
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the longest-running freeform radio station in the United States.
Images
Use this multimedia search engine to find various types of CC licensed items from sources such as Google Images, Fotopedia, Jamendo, Flickr and more.
License: Creative Commons Various
Not sure what type of photos you are looking for? Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license and you can browse or search through content under each type of license here.
License: Creative Commons Various
Use this advanced Flickr search to find images by keyword and use the tools at the bottom to filter for only Creative Commons licensed materials that you can modify, adapt and build upon for your own projects.
License: Creative Commons Various
Use this resource to search for various kinds of Creative Commons licensed images through a Google Image Search filter that allows you to specify the level of license needed. Media Commons recommends “Reuse with modification” for most class projects.
License: Creative Commons Various
Images, audio and video recordings related to space flight, astronomy and aeronautics created by NASA, most of which are not copyrighted.
License: None (Public)
Map images which can be downloaded, organized by region, type and theme. Most are public domain or licensed for non-commercial use. The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps, 20% of which is online.
License: Author Defined
The REALIA Project publishes faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures. Images from around the world available for non-commercial use. Although the archive is for foreign language instructors, materials can apply to cultural studies and other social science issues.
License: Author Defined
The SpinXpress search tool lets you define the type of media you are looking for, what license you want and you can restrict what source or search all of them to find just what you need.
License: Creative Commons Various
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0 which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist.

 

Videos
Use this multimedia search engine to find various types of CC licensed items from sources such as Google Images, Fotopedia, Jamendo, Flickr and more.
License: Creative Commons Various
The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 24,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets and dumpsters. The Archive features old civil defense & public service films shot by the government in the 40s & 50s.
License: Creative Commons Various
 
Short, stylized, loopable video loops, typically used by VJ’s. Download from this archive or submit your own works to contribute to this growing community.
License: Creative Commons Various
Images, audio and video recordings related to space flight, astronomy and aeronautics created by NASA, most of which are not copyrighted.
License: None (Public)
 
The SpinXpress search tool lets you define the type of media you are looking for, what license you want and you can restrict what source or search all of them to find just what you need.
License: Creative Commons Various
Videvo features video clips from all over the world. You can use the free stock footage clips in any project, commercial or non-commercial on a royalty-free basis.
License: Specific (Credited)


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