Please check the licensing for your specific project but I think the vast majority of the content is free for non-commercial projects. On 12/31/2018 I added several to this list that are free and okay to use on commercial projects, So, again just check the licensing on the particular resource that you want to use and film on…
- BBC Sound Effects – The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
- Coverr – Was a side project that we built in order to provide entrepreneurs like us with Free beautiful looking videos, for the products they were building.
- Pexels – Offers completely free videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.
- Pixabay – Has over 1.6 million royalty free stock photos and videos shared by our generous community.
- Sound Image – Has Free Music, Sound Effects and Images for Your Projects by Eric Matyas.
- Videvo – Includes thousands of free stock videos, motion graphics, music tracks and sound effects, all in one place.
- Videezy – Free HD Stock Footage & 4K Videos!
- Zapsplat – Fee sound effects and royality free music.
- Premium Beats – Download free quality assets and elements for video production and film making.
- Filmstro – Download static versions of all our royalty-free music tracks for FREE. YouTube cleared. Explore the library and start creating!
I am really new to film editing / making world but I have remained stunned at the amount of free or very low cost assets available to aspiring film makers. The amount of quality examples, samples and tutorials that you can find on You Tube and other sites is simply astounding. So far the most expensive part of this hobby has been the camera I bought. Everything else has been free or came in at a low cost to me. And speaking of quality tutorials it is hard (maybe impossible) to beat FxHome’s comprehensive list of tutorials for their Hitfilm Express or Pro video editing suite, which includes getting started videos all the up to putting Hollywood level special effects into your own videos.
I will update this post if I find anymore and if you know of any that I don’t have please add them to the comments below.