Opting for stock footage can be a great alternative to shooting your own video. Here are 6 of the best stock footage sites out there!
Just a few of the benefits of using stock footage include time saving and money saving. Plus, with public health remaining just as unpredictable, it can help out when gathering together to film is no longer a viable or safe option.
We’ve compiled a list of the best stock video sites available at the moment, to make your search easier. Covering a range of price points and subscription types, you’re guaranteed to find a site to suit your project and budget!
Pexels provides loads of quality, free content. This includes photos as well as awesome action footage, high-end drone shots and an array of other video content. You can also find pieces that are listed under Creative Commons 0 (CC0), meaning no need to attribute the video to the original creator within your project.
Find out more about Creative Commons and other types of licensing here!
Shutterstock offers a massive 1.4 million video files, and add fresh new content on a weekly basis – so you are sure to find the right video for any project. You can also buy packs of royalty free videos, which last 12 months, if you have projects which are not yet set in stone. All the footage on Shutterstock is incredibly high quality, but if you pay a little more you can get access to ultra HD 4k video.
Dareful boasts a brilliant library of stock footage, including 4k video that can be used for free! You can use content from this site commercially as long as it’s in line with Creative Commons Attribution act, meaning the original creator of the footage must be credited in the works.
A subscription based service, Storyblocks offers millions of videos, including 4k, under three different subscription tiers making it super flexible. The footage you download will be yours to keep and use in perpetuity, even if your subscription expires.
Videos from Videezy are available for both personal and commercial use as long as the original creator is credited in the final works, much like Dareful. Many of the free videos on this platform are HD, but you can access ultra HD 4k videos if you are a paid user. Videos include cool aerial drone footage, as well as stock footage you can use for green screen film!
Vecteezy is a great platform for sourcing stock footage, photos, and vectors. Ideal for designers and creators of any standing, the subscription prices are competitive. $9 per month for an annual pro subscription unlocks everything the site has to offer. This includes 4K video in a variety of aspect ratios, and an extensive catalogue.
You can also use the site for free. It’s worth noting that free assets are available for use with attribution. An additional license will need to be purchased to use without attribution.