Media - Photos, Sounds, Videos

  1. How to use FreePlay Music in EUSD (we purchase every year a license for Education projects).

  2. Free 4K footage from Mitch Martinez for non-commercial projects.

  3. Search Metropolitan Museum for 350,000+ free pictures...and more

  4. Free Stock Photos from Vintage Stock (150,000+)

  5. 8 free font sites

  6. More Free Fonts—Submitted by

  7. 55 free sound FX sites

  8. Good Creative Commons Search Site

  9. Flickr Creative Commons—literally millions of usable images)

  10. SonicFire Pro—Create custom scores for your multi-media projects. Watch this movie to see how.

  11. Compfight—A search engine that looks through Flickr and lets you filters fro Creative Commons. FAQs

  12. Library of Congress Photo Site

  13. Online Archive of California

  14. National Archives and Records

  15. Free Stock Photography Directory— a good page of links for free use. Read conditions carefully.

  16. Find Sounds—Search for whatever sound you need

  17. The Freesound Project - great database of high quality, copyright friendly sounds - description w/ screenshots

  18. Free Sound Effects—Videomaker magazine's list of links for free sound (and other) resources.

  19. Apple Trailer Site—Great for some quick looks at pro work.

  20. Partners in Rhyme—Free sound effects, loop's, etc.

  21. F7 Sound and Vision—Free sounds

  22. Stock footage for free—really. High Def and Standard Def.

  23.—another Creative Commons Search Site

  24. Insect Images—Everything on the site can be used legally for educational purposes. Bigger sizes require registering, but are still free and legal.

  25. Animal Photos—Everything on the site can be used legally for educational purposes.

  26. Creative Commons Search—Brings back only CC licensed content. Be sure to deselect "For commercial purposes"; you'll get more. Type in a term and then click on a tab such as Google Images.

  27. Library of Congress Photo Site

  28. Finding Legal Images to use—Good information and Resources

  29. Flickr Blue Mountain Creative Commons—Easy to search

  30. Flickr Commons—A search engine for finding Public Domain photography

  31. Download a YouTube Video (easily)

  32. Guide to getting Public Domain and Creative Commons images from Harvard

  33. Creative Commons Audio Sites

  34. Pond 5 Public Domain Project—Video, photos, sounds, 3D models, free to download and use in projectse

  35. PhotoPin—A creative Commons search engine

  36. 74 Sites for Free Photos—Many require attribution, but that's it.

  37. 34 Sites for Free and Royalty Free Music—Read carefully to make sure it really is free. Anything with a Creative Commons license you can use comfortably so long as you attribute in the credits.

  38. FreePlay - downloadable sound clips - copyright friendly (can be used for iVIE; check for other contests)

  39. Getting Freeplay Music: Free and legal music for EUSD projects

  40. Incompetech Music—Free MP3 titles you can use with attribution

Final Cut Pro Resources

  1. Terri Price's FCP Editing Short Cut Video.

  2. Lessons for Final Cut Pro X—By Ripple Training; well worth the money for on-demand training.

  3. Folding the Flex Drop portable screen (although it doesn't work so easily for us)

  4. 2 Pop - Visit their forums; learn; get your questions answered

  5. Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro Site - A great place for information if you move up to FCP.

  6. LAFCPUG - Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group; good information from people who know

  7. - Great articles from a very knowledgeable source

  8. Final Cut Pro Planet

  9. DVXUser - This forum originally was for proponents of the Panasonic DVX 100, but it's grown much broader. A great resource regardless of what you're shooting with.

  10. DVI - Another great forum with sections for audio, cameras, paraphernalia; all things DV.

  11. Ripple Training

  12. Creative Cow

  13. Cheap Lighting Dimmers—Supposedly good up to 1500 w. Under $20.

  14. DownloadCompressor Settings for FCP X

  15. Sharing (Exporting) from FCP X

  16. Reduce Huge Library Sizes


  1. Seven Rules for Film and Video Editors—...and they're rules that are easy to understand.

  2. Wikipedia—See what they have to say on editing.

  3. Editing Tips from Walter Murch (editor of Godfather movies, Apocolypse Now, etc.).

  4. 12 Tips for Better Editing

  5. In the Blink of an Eye—Excellent book by Walter Murch. Very Readable; not technical.


  1. Project LIVE Award Winners: A growing list

  2. IVIE Awards Home Page

  3. IVIE Awards Digital Video Resources

  4. California State Media Festival

  5. Escondido Youth Media Festiva

  6. Uploading and Sharing a video to Google Drive 

  7. How-to Distribute Video via Google Drive