cc licensed flickr photo by Sneaker Peet:

Sound in film:
Soundworks Collection: Video profiles of the sound in movies
Foley Work - Sound F/X in the movies: From "The Empire Strikes Back" to "Robin Hood", award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.

if the audio is only in one channel and you want it to be in both channels, double click the audio clip and then set the pan to 0. The audio will only show one chanel still but it will actually be present in both.

Links to royalty free music:
Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. Here's where you can find it and how you can use it:
• Creative Commons royalty free music from Dan-O at Royalty Free Music. This site also provides great information on why (and how) you are allowed to use the music, and how it is created. – From Moby: this portion of, 'film music', is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
• Royalty Free Music at
Opsound an 'open sound pool' where Creative Commons musicians share their work.
• Royalty Free Music at
• Free Public Domain Music at Musopen!
• Free Music & Sound Effects at PacDV
• Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects at JewelBeat
Public Domain 4U contains recordings of songs that were published prior to 1922 and are now freely available to copy and use. Although the site is a little confusing it links to many other interesting resources such as Public Domain 2ten