12 Sites to Find High Quality Free Stock Videos and Footages for Websites

Video backgrounds are a popular trend in web design today. Not only do these videos engage visitors and improve user retention time on a website, they also add a ‘wow’ factor to the overall look of the site and leave users with a unique and memorable experience.

Free Stock Videos

According to Designmodo, the trend of using video backgrounds in web design will peak in 2015. In this post, we bring to you a collection of websites where you can find high quality free stock videos and footages to create an immersive visual experience in your own web design projects.

Some of these sites offer royalty free videos that you can download and use in commercial projects for free. While some require you to give attribution. Most of these video sites offer watermark-free videos and stock footages. Always make sure you read the terms and conditions regarding their usage before downloading stock videos and footages from these sites.

1. Distill

Distill

Distill offers curated free HD stock videos and clips for personal and commercial use. They have videos in many different categories including nature videos, videos of food, people and technology that you can browse to find the one that suits your needs. They post 10 videos every 10 days and you can even subscribe to receive these videos in your inbox.

2. Videezy

Videezy

Videezy, by the creators of Brusheezy and Vecteezy, is a community driven platform with a huge collection of free HD stock videos and free b-roll footages. All these video clips are available under a Creative Commons license or are a part of public domain.

Video clips are grouped under different categories like health & beauty, music, sports, time lapse, travel and many more. You can also browse the videos by tags or search the archive by keyword.

3. Mazwai

Mazwai

Mazwai has a collection of HD video clips and footages that are free for use in commercial projects under Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 3.0).

On downloading the video, you receive a zip file with video in .mp4 and .webm formats. Mazwai has some unique timelapse and slow motion video footages. New videos are added regularly and you can even send your video suggestions to them.

4. Pexels Videos

Pexels Videos

Many of you would have heard of and used Pexels, a platform to find CC0 licensed images. Recently they started Pexels Videos, a video library that brings together Creative Commons Zero licensed stock videos from different sources at one place. The videos are put under different categories like rocks, night, street, sky, sun and many more for easy browsing.

5. Fancy Footage Club

Fancy Footage Club

Fancy Footage Club provides royalty free HD video footages. All video footages are mp4 formatted and are optimized to loop on a website or within an app.

You can use these them for free in commercial and non-commercial projects on or off the web, some videos may require credit in exchange. You can also sign-up to receive 5 videos every month straight in your inbox.

6. BRoll.io

BRoll.io

BRoll.io offers free videos under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license that can be downloaded in .mp4 format. They add 5 royalty free HD videos to their collection every week.

7. Videvo

Videvo

Videvo has collection of free HD stock videos and motion graphics that you can use in both personal and commercial projects. Holiday videos, videos on animals and landscapes are among the various video categories available for download as .mp4 and .mov files. You need to register for a free account to download these free video clips.

8. Life of Vids

Life of Vids

Life of Vids, an initiative by Leeroy Agency, provides free footage videos, clips and loops that are free of copyright restrictions. These videos can be downloaded from Vimeo in .mp4 format in 720p HD (1280×720), Mobile SD (480×270) and SD (640×360). New videos are added to the collection every week and they also accept video contributions.

9. SplashBase

SplashBase

SplashBase is a searchable directory of high quality videos from different sources like Mazwai. You can browse their entire collection or keyword search the videos according to your requirement.

10. BeachFront B-roll

BeachFront B-roll

A library of free stock video footage and animated backgrounds. Some of the available video categories are, technology, food & drink and loops.

11. [Vimeo] Free HD stock footage by Phil Fried

Vimeo Stock footage by Phil Fried

Free HD stock footage, a Vimeo group by Phil Fried, has free video clips that you can use in your commercial projects.

12. Vidsplay

Vidsplay

Vidsplay has an archive of high definition video clips – 720p and 1080p that can be keyword searched. These royalty free stock footages can be used even commercially free of charge in exchange of attribution.

Websites with video backgrounds intrigue us and catch our attention, you can use professional quality free videos from these sites in your web design work and make them more appealing to your visitors. To get some inspiration, you can take a look at the showcase of websites featuring videos in their design by Awwwards.

If you know of websites that offer free stock videos and footages for commercial use, kindly share it with us and our readers in the comments below.

Do not forget to check out our section of free resources for designers and developers that has free icon sets, backgrounds & textures and tools which can come in handy in your web design projects.

About the author

Monika Ratan

Monika loves graphic design & other forms of creative art. When not found tinkering with her favorite graphic design tools, she is mostly reading or writing on wide array of topics. Follow her on Twitter @monikaratan

7 comments

  1. Tobitticus says:

    Hey guys my company just launched a new website where you can get our stock free for commercial use. Stock videos, photos, textures, AE templates, you name it and we email you the license(s). We want you to create something awesome! Check it out at www.sunni-side-up.media and let us know what you think.

  2. Amit Rockz says:

    I love your page. Thanks for providing so much detailed article about stock video footage. Also while surfing the web, i came across one more site which i think you can add to your list. They also offer really good quality of stock video footage. http://www.b-rollstock.com/

  3. Videoinhd says:

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  4. Pramod says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this information.

  5. Kyle- Owner says:

    Hey everyone, thought I would chime in with a site I run called www.vjloops.com. It’s a royalty free stock footage and visuals marketplace for buying and selling content that is ideal for live performances, night life, entertainment industry, concerts, festivals, YouTube videos, and so much more. Our license types will cover all your creative needs from live performances to block buster movies. Chances are you have seen our artists and their work at iconic nightlife venues across the world.

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  6. Jennie says:

    Great list. It’s always a great thing to give users plenty of options. I’d invite people to try MotionElements
    http://www.motionelements.com/

    With a convenient and straightforward licensing, a growing library of HD & 4K content, and a wide selection of media types from animation, footage, After Effects and Apple Motion templates, you might have a complete video solution in one site.

    If you’re on the fence, you can give our growing library of FREE content a go before making a full purchase:

    http://www.motionelements.com/free/stock-footage

  7. Dave says:

    Wow! Great list!
    Another good resource is Coverr http://www.coverr.co/ with CC0 licensed videos available in multiple formats.

    Also, as more of these resources become available, I will be listing them, reviewing them and more at Supermega http://superme.ga. The focus there is CC0 and Public Domain resources, who makes them, where to get them and how best to utilize them.

    Thanks again for the great write-up!

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