14 Fantastically Free Sources For Stock Video Footage [Updated]

All of us here in the creative community know that nothing tastes as good as a free lunch. And in the content world, the best meal you can get is video. With that in mind, check out the list below (in no particular order) of online resources which offer FREE stock video footage:

Coverr.co:

  • 7 new free homepage videos every other week
  • Free for commercial use (!)
  • Our own side project created in partnership with CodersClan
  • Lots of techie clips as well as travel and other. We take requests for future clips!

 

Dissolve:

  • Offers 1 free high quality HD clip each month and a library of over 1 million stock video clips
  • Can be used for personal or commercial projects
  • Show Dissolve where you use their clip(s) and you could receive a $500 gift certificate

Mazwai:

  • Aggregator of best free clips, footage and mini-films in the public domain for immediate download
  • HD video clips & footages under CC 3.0 Attribution License
  • Super quick and easy downloads, no email required

Videohive.net:

  • From the makers of envatomarket (themeforest, etc.), Videohive offers free monthly video clips along with other creative assets
  • Royalty free videos and templates created by video professionals from all over the world
  • The (growing) database offers 324,433 video effects and stock footage clips

Wedstill.io:

  • 10 Free HD videos every 10 days, curated by creatives for creatives
  • Made by Create the Bridge
  • Perfect for personal and commercial use

 

Free Footage:

  • High quality HD footage from US-based filmmakers who use the platform as a way to share their passions away from their day-jobs in search marketing
  • Broken up into various categories and of course free to use however you like
  • They take requests for future clips on Twitter

Beach Front B-Roll:

  • Variety of free clips in various categories
  • Unique HD stock video footage and animated backgrounds for any production purpose.
  • All clips in the library are free to use as you wish and are a simple “right click save” to download.

Videezy:

  • Online community of videographers sharing free HD clips (b-roll, backgrounds, and other cool video footage)
  • A community to explore and discuss the footage of other videographers from around the world
  • All the videos are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects

Pexels Stock Videos:

  • Completely free stock footage, attribution is not required
  • All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license
  • You can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and commercial projects

Life of Vids:

  • Free HD  photos, clips and looping footage added weekly
  • Files can easily be downloaded on Vimeo and have no copyright restrictions
  • Created by Leeroy Advertising Agency and its network of contributors

Pond5:

  • With 4 million clips, Pond5 has the largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage.
  • With clips organized by categories you’ll easily find whatever you need for your next creative project
  • From city shots to underwater seascapes, Pond5 offers the widest range of videos anywhere

Xstockvideo:

  • Thousands of unique free clips for download
  • All their footage in web resolution 960×540 is free to download and free to use in a ‘Free to view video project’ (promotional, event, educational, client, youtube without ads).
  • If you want to use the footage for commercial purposes you can buy an extended License for a small fee

Getty Images:

  • Offers top notch stock video footage for commercial use
  • One of the biggest stock video libraries out there
  • Find premium stock video, from archival film to contemporary 4K and HD footage

Videvo:

  • All free, royalty free stock video clips for wide range of uses, with no complicated licensing
  • They source quality video clips from all over the world, either produced by their dedicated team of freelancers or uploaded by generous users
  • Share the love on social media and download the videos for free

All of these websites offer royalty free videos to purchase/download immediately, and many have completely free videos. If you know of any additional free video resources, please share them in the comments section below. And if you have any specific footage requests, we might just be able to make your dream a reality 😉