Creative Resources

Do you ever feel like your Zooppa work would be perfect if only they had that little extra something? Ever have a great idea for an ad that you just don’t have the tools to realize? Well, listen… It happens to everyone sometimes. That’s why we put together this collection of links.

Here, you’ll find some educational materials and free editing tools to help you get your concepts off the ground, and lots of copyright free music and sound effects to help you put those finishing touches on your videos.

Copyright Rules

It’s especially important that none of your Zooppa ads contain any copyrighted material. Below are resources for inexpensive/free content. However, it’s important to note that just because content is free, doesn’t make it legal to use in a winning Zooppa submission.

In order to use a piece of music, an image, or video footage, you must have proper legal permission to use the content in a commercial venture. Please check your license terms very carefully. After all, if you submit, you are in fact transferring copyright of your content to the client.

Online Creative Resources List

Filmmaking Tools and Training:

Find Composers for Original Music: 

Free Stock Image Resource:

  •  IM Free is a free resource where you can search for imagery by category or specific keyword.

Stock Music resources

Photos and Graphic Design Training resources:

Notes on Copyright:

  • Music in your submissions must be original or must be accompanied with a license to use commercially, without restrictions or additional fees
  • Any stock video footage or imagery must also have licenses (note: some contests do not allow use of stock materials so be sure to check the brief first)
  • Take a look at creativecommons.org to learn about Creative Commons licensing (many times attribution is required)
  • For any materials used in your submissions that come from the web, please send direct links!

Did we miss a good resource? Let us know at [email protected].

Now get out there and start creating!

5 Comments

  1. Just wondering – I’m using royalty free music that comes with most MAC computers. How do I indicate this on my video submission – seeing as there is no standard licensing agreement form for this sort of thing?

  2. Upload a word Doc or PDF with song titles and license terms of where you got them.

  3. We frequently misuse the term “brand/ branding” by misrepresenting it with advertising, marketing, name of a product and even design. These misleading perceptions have caused a lot of confusion as to what branding is and how it works. Marketing agencies, advertising professionals, PR firms, graphic/ web designers; each define brand within their own circle of reference and expertise. But, what does it really mean and how does it work? Where did all start and how can it create value? We are going to find that out today.
    There could be hundreds of ways to define brand or branding. The American Marketing Association (AMA) defines a brand as a “name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of other sellers.
    http://www.thethotbox.com/blog/branding-significance/

  4. Branding: How To Design Amazing Logos?
    We are often get confused when we are required to design a logo. Most of the time, we don’t know how to start or how get the idea and how to make progress. However, logo design is no different from any other types of designs, which requires creativity, logical thinking and proper planning. Logo design also has certain rules that you need to follow. So here are some tips.
    Link: http://www.thethotbox.com/blog/design-amazing-logos/

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