Opting for stock footage can be a great alternative to shooting your own video. Here are 5 of the best stock footage sites out there!

Just a few of the benefits of using stock footage include time saving, money saving, and with a pandemic getting in the way of gathering together for filming, it is also in the interest of public safety at the moment.

Here are 5 of the best stock video sites for you to use for any project you may be working on.

Pexels

Pexels provides loads of free content, including 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, 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

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

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.

Storyblocks

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.

Videezy

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!


 Music is incredibly important in film, so be sure to check out Synchedin for awesome royalty free music to accompany your freshly selected stock footage!