Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects and Video Footage for your films

30th April 2023

For films made with PQA students you will often need royalty free music and sound effects that can legally be used in student films. As a rule, it is best to use music that you have permission to use or you could be at risk of your films being taken down from video sharing sites. If you know a composer or your Academy teachers or students have music composition and recording skills use them! If not, then here are some useful links to all thing audio to improve production values in short PQA films. There’s also some links to sites offering some stock video footage that may be useful.  

Explanation video on music rights
Creative Commons License Information

Music & Sound Effects

Sound Effects

PQA Film & Television also hold a Sound Effects Library that is available upon request, please email:


Video Footage