Browse all royalty free stock footage sources (21):

We've assembled dozens of royalty free downloadable footage that you can use under a Creative Commons or public domain license for your project. Whether you're looking for free archival footage for your documentary film, or free stock footage for your video project, we've got you covered. See also: royalty free music footage and royalty free stock images.


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FreeImages.red

Asset Type: Footage
Website: https://plixs.com

FreeImages.red serves many free footage videos and images with public domain license. Daily added new videos by community members.

Pond5’s Public Domain Collection

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.pond5.com/free

The major stock footage and image resource Pond5 has recently released about 10,000 public domain clips available free for download. Most of these are historic black and white clips but some are in the public domain because they were created by US federal government employees. What’s even more impressive is some of these public domain black and white clips are in HD! Check it out.

Dvids Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.dvidshub.net/

Run by the US military, this distribution outlet provides free downloads of military images and footage. Create a free account to download video or high resolution images. All the assets on this website are in the public domain because they were created by federal employees as part of their job.

Beachfront B-Roll

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.beachfrontbroll.com/

Despite its name, this free blog from a videographer has more than just beach material. All downloads are free and under a Creative Commons Attribution Only license.

Free 35mm Film Grain

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://vegasaur.com/free-35mm-film-grain

REAL FILM GRAIN from real 35mm film that you can add to your own digital footage to make it look like a real film.
High-quality 720p MOV H.264 at 23.976 fps
The duration is 10 seconds
Windows/Mac support
Available for any video editing system with a Composite/Blend mode support

Floating Particle Effects

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://vegasaur.com/free-organic-particle-effects

5 free real dust particle overlays for creating gorgeous video effects.
High-quality 720p ProRes at 23.976 fps
The duration is 10 seconds
Available for any video editing system supporting Composite or Blend modes.

20 Free Video Light Leaks

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://vegasaur.com/free-light-leaks

20 HD free light leaks for video production.
Full HD resolution (1080p) at 23.976 fps, MOV H.264 format.
Available for any video editing system supporting Composite or Blend modes – Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro etc.

Free HD light leaks and lens flares

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-hd-downloads.html

These are short high definition clips for use by editors and compositors. They work with any editing package – however I am delivering them as Quicktimes. By layering them over your images, using a compositing style such as ‘screen’ you add colour and interest – reminiscent of old style film effects.

Internet Archive Itemized Stock Footage

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://archive.org/browse.php?field=subject&mediatype=movies&collection=35mmstockfootage

A wide variety of footage of various things, shot on 35mm film and clipped from vintage public domain films. Topics range from Aboriginal Peoples to Zoos. Mostly from the 1940-1970s.

Beachfront B-Roll

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://beachfrontprod.blogspot.com

A Stock Footage blog that offers personally created High Definition stock video, time lapse and loopable animations for any productions purpose. All clips are free to use and are a simple “Right, Click, Save” with no account needed.


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Videvo

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://videvo.net/

Videvo offers completely free stock video footage and motion graphics for use in any project, commercial or non-commercial. The project was born out of a frustration of the high prices for stock video footage on the web, and a lack of resources for free stock footage. Our aim is to be the number 1 resource for free stock video and motion graphics on the web.

Archive.org’s TV Search & Borrow

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://archive.org/details/tv

Search and borrow an extensive collection of local and national news broadcasts from 2009 to the present. Brought to you by the Internet Archive. Note: videos may be downloaded from the site using a video ripper program or may be ordered in higher quality on DVD, similar to the Vanderbilt TV archive but without watermarks.

Free Light Leaks, Film Grain & Lens Flares

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.blog.natums.com/post/27610486295/the-film-archives-free-flares-leaks-and-grain-for

This is a long list of free motion graphics you can incorporate into your work. It features film grain effects, retro light leaks and lens flares. These can be layered over your footage and blended using programs like After Effects.

US Navy History Video Collection

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/usnavyhistory

Includes war and peace public domain footage shot by official US Navy photographers from the 1930s to the present day, including a fair amount in high definition. Items are on YouTube and can be downloaded using one of many free utilities found via a Google search.

The News Market

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.thenewsmarket.com

The News Market is a source of free contemporary events footage, used in news reports. Available material includes raw footage and pre-packaged news reports.

AdViews @ Duke University

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews/

AdViews is a collection of Duke University’s consisting of approximately 8,700 old commercials from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. All of the material is believed to be in the public domain. Topics range from cereal to toothpaste to toys. Note that the footage is hosted at The Internet Archive and is therefore browseable on that site for those who prefer it to Duke’s website.

AV Geeks @ Archive.org

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.archive.org/details/avgeeks

Much like the better-known Prelinger Collection, the AV Geeks Collection is a giant repository of vintage educational films available for free download on Archive.org. Old commercials, instructional films, and vintage documentaries all make up this extensive searchable collection of over 700 films, all in the public domain.

X Stock Video

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://xstockvideo.com/

X Stock Video is a website with hundreds of freely downloadable HD stock video clips. Their general-subject collection is searchable and their website is donation and ad-supported.

Free HD Stock Footage Vimeo Group

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://vimeo.com/groups/freehd/videos

This group of hobbyists supplies free high definition stock footage to anyone who signs up for a free Vimeo.com account. Their collection of a over a hundred stock video clips is mixed in subject and quality.

The Prelinger Archives @ Archive.org

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Rick Prelinger, collector-extraordinaire of old public domain newsreels and vintage educational films has put over 2,000 of the works in his collection up on archive.org for free download in standard definition. Various films from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s are available for free and cover a wide range of topics ranging from World War II to advertising/commercials, to home movies, to health and hygiene training films for teenagers to war propaganda.

The White House

Asset Type: Footage
Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/video/

The White House offers public domain H.264 video downloads of Obama Administration press conferences and events. The videos are all public domain and may be high enough quality for some uses. See also the White House YouTube Channel for more videos, including many in high definition.


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