25 Free Stock Video Sources
ALooped video is one that plays continuously on a website. Looping background videos on the front pages of websites is becoming more and more popular, with top sites like Airbnb, and PayPal following the trend. This growing trend has increased the demand for looped and time-lapse video.
We are always getting asked where to get the best and free videos to use on sites. The answer to this question is not easy as it seems since you can’t just download any video and use it on your website. You have to respect the copyright rules and regulation and make sure you are not violating any rules.
Copyright laws and regulations means you can’t just download a video and use it on your website. Some better options are to either create your own video, hire an agency to create one for you, which can be expensive, or find public domain videos or use videos which are released under Creative Common Zero (CC0) license.
Below is a list of some of the best free stock footage or video sources:
Pexels has a huge collection of quality CC0 license videos, which you can download free and use it as your landing page video or in any commercial projects. Despite being free the quality of their video is brilliant. If you want to get a weekly digest of their recently released video, subscribe to their mailing list.
Videvo founded by Tom Limb, has a huge library of free stock videos and motion graphics. Currently, they have over 3600 HD video, it’s steadily growing and becoming one of the go-to websites for stock videos.
Coverr is a joint initiative between two startups Veed.Me & CodersClan. They have a growing library of free videos which you can use a website background. Every Monday they add 7 new videos which they especially shoot for Coverr.
9. Free HD Footage
Free HD Footage offers a quite a good collection of free footages. Videos are neatly categorized and no registration is required for downloading the videos.
Clip Canvas has some free videos listed in their free section.
19. NASA Galleries
A Vimeo group created by Phil Fried, filled with some pretty amazing footage.
22. Alex Free Stock Video
A subreddit dedicated to finding stock or creative commons videos. It’s a pretty active subreddit, If you look around you may find some hidden gems here.
26. Cute Stock Footage
A project by Michael & Chris, where they release free stock footage for profesional and amateur filmmaker, video editor.