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Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects

If you are using royalty-free music or sound effects in your film for The Outlook for Someday you need to provide information about the music including its title, where it has been sourced and (if applicable) the Creative Commons licence that applies to it or the Public Domain Mark..

You also need to comply with any requirements regarding credits for any music or sound effects which you have used in your film.

You can read about Creative Commons internationally and in New Zealand.

There are six Creative Commons licences. You can click on ‘View License Deed' for each of the six licences and print a copy of the Deed.

Of the six licences you can use four of them for material included in a film for The Outlook for Someday. They are:

  • Attribution
  • Attribution-ShareAlike
  • Attribution-NonCommercial
  • Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

You can also use material which is in the public domain for inclusion in a film for The Outlook for Someday. You can read about the public domain and you can view and print the Public Domain Mark.

This is what you need to do if you use material in your film for The Outlook for Someday which is either in the public domain or available for use under a Creative Commons licence:

  1. In the credits of your film include the title of the material (eg the name of the music track or sound effect which you are using) and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

  2. With your Entry Form include a printed copy of the relevant Creative Commons Deed or the Public Domain Mark.

    On that printed page write the title of the material and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

Creative Commons & Public Domain

You can find plenty of archive footage and stills online which are available under Creative Commons licences for you to use in your film for The Outlook for Someday.

You can read about Creative Commons internationally and in New Zealand.

There are six Creative Commons licences. You can click on ‘View License Deed' for each of the six licences and print a copy of the Deed.

Of the six licences you can use four of them for material included in a film for The Outlook for Someday. They are:

  • Attribution
  • Attribution-ShareAlike
  • Attribution-NonCommercial
  • Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

You can also use material which is in the public domain for inclusion in a film for The Outlook for Someday. You can read about the public domain and you can view and print the Public Domain Mark.

This is what you need to do if you use material in your film for The Outlook for Someday which is either in the public domain or available for use under a Creative Commons licence:

  1. In the credits of your film include the title of the material (eg the name of the archive footage clip or still which you are using) and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

  2. With your Entry Form include a printed copy of the relevant Creative Commons Deed or the Public Domain Mark.

    On that printed page write the title of the material and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

Free and Low-Cost Footage & Stills Online

If you want to use footage from any of the following places in your film for The Outlook for Someday make sure you download it at the best quality possible.

The Prelinger Archives
This is a collection of footage from 1927 to 1987, free for anyone to use.

Internet Archive: Stock Footage
These stock footage clips are designed to use in other films. 

Pexels Videos
Free and licensed stock footage clips.

I-Stockphoto
There is a large collection of photographs on this site. You need to sign up and become a member if you want to use any of them. They aren’t free but they don’t cost much at all.

DepositPhotos

Shutterstock Footage

Downloads

The Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.

Wiki

Wikispaces has a list of copyright-friendly music and sound sites.

Vimeo Music Store

Find tracks to use in your videos for an affordable price - with lots for free.

Jamendo

A extensive collection of Creative Commons licensced music.

Sonny Boo

A site with a collection of usable music downloads. Make sure you credit the composer and sonnyboo.com at the end of your film.

The Freesound Project 

Free samples you can download.

Looperman

A site with free sound loops and sound effects.

Partners in Rhyme

General sound effects, public domain sound effects, free royalty free sound effects.

IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library

"Our goal is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge."

Musopen

An online music library of copyright free (public domain) music.

Nature Sounds For Me

A site with sounds produced by animals and by natural phenomena such as weather.

Soundsnap

SoundSnap is an online platform for downloading a wide variety of downloadable sounds. You must pay to download sound effects.