Below are links to a collection of low-cost and no-cost stock media resources as well software and distribution platforms that I currently recommend. This is an evolving list and you can recommend links in the comments. I will review any suggestions and add them to the list if I find them provide good value.
Stock Footage and Images
- Video Blocks
- Pond5 <==Check Out Their Free Public Domain Collection
Stock Photos, Videos, Music, and Sound FX WARNING!
Never, ever just grab images, videos, music, or sound FX from the web and use them in your videos. This is copyright infringement, and could lead to some major legal troubles. It’s not even a good idea to get images and audio from many “public domain” collections, because there is no way to verify with 100% certainty that those images were uploaded by the legitimate copyright holder.
Instead, you must purchase your music, sound FX, images and videos from a reputable stock photo agency. There are hundreds of stock media sites, perhaps thousands if you count the smaller sites that sell content from one creator.