New Media Directory

BBC Sound Effects Library

These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

YouTube Audio Library

YouTube offers a huge number of music tracks for free.  These tracks are searchable by genre, duration, instrument and more.  YouTube also offers sound effects.  Be sure to check terms of service and attribution requirements.

Rampant Design

Rampant Design is offering about 30 gigs of free mattes, transitions, overlays and much more.  All in ProRes at 4k.  You may also want to sign up for their mailing list to get info about sales on their full packages and online events.

ActionVFX

Action VFX offers premium stock footage for visual effects.  Including a number of elements for free.  But best of all, they offer single elements for a reasonable price.  No need to buy whole collections you may not be able to afford, just to get that one effect you need.

Mitch Martinez: Director of Photography

Mitch is a DP who kindly offers a wide range of 4k stock footage on his site for free for non-commercial projects.  Be sure to read the terms of use for proper attribution.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Senses of Cinema

An online film journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema, of art, independent and experimental cinemas.

Video CoPilot

Video CoPilot has well over a hundred visual effects tutorials hosted by FX pro, Andrew Kramer.  And they’re all free.

WordPress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

indiegogo

Go Filmmaker Go. Browse hundreds of films trying to get financing.  Or start your own campaign and finance your film.

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

Open Culture

Your guide to FREE educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies…

 Freesound.org

A collection of hundreds of user created sound effects, loops and just noise.  All free under Creative Commons.