The 3 Best Completely Free Stock Footage Sites

Free Stock Video Websites
One of the keys to making the video or movie you want to make is staying within your budget, and one of the best ways to do that is by making use of stock video footage.

Even cheap stock video footage can make your project look great. But if you are on a shoestring budget, it’s far more ideal to get that great stock footage without paying anything at all.

With that, we broke down your best bets for free stock video footage.

It's worth mentioning first that sites like Shutterstock and iStock can be extremely useful, but their store of free stock footage clips is often limited, and you need your free stock footage with no watermark.

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So what do you do if you need great video stock footage that you can easily plug into your film or video, saving your cash for the big-ticket items?

We recommend these options:


Pexels home page

Videographers who know where to go know that Pexels is one of the first places you should look when it comes to finding quality free stock video footage.

What's so great about Pexels?

Pexels has a wide range of Creative Commons 0 license videos, meaning you can use them FOR FREE without attribution even for commercial videos. This is a photo and video sharing site where you can provide your best footage for others to use while finding the perfect free footage for your own projects. There are action GoPro clips, time-lapse videos, pet videos and more.


StockFootage4Free Home Page

Stock footage 4 Free is just what you think it is. Terrific stock footage for your video or film at no cost to you. All their footage comes with a royalty-free license allowing you to use it wherever you want for as long as you need to with no fees at all. The site includes some gorgeous landscape and aerial footage that is perfect for simulating travel to different international locations.


Vedeezy Home Page

You’ll find some gorgeous video footage for free on Videezy, including an ample supply of really impressive 4K clips. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to scroll past the first two rows of search results, courtesy of Shutterstock unless you want to pay for a membership.

Once you get past those, though, you’ll find a wide variety of free scenes that include some top-notch aerial footage and time-lapse shots.

What's the catch?

Although these are royalty-free videos and you can use them for your commercial projects, this site does request that you attribute There are also paid stock video clips that you may or may not want to avoid, premium clips that have a green “Pro” tag which you need to buy with site credits.

Here's what it comes down to:

You should be able to find all the free stock footage video you need at one of the sites above, but if you don’t, keep looking! You may be surprised at the number of stock video sites out there willing to share or give away some of their content. Remember to always confirm the type of license for any video stock footage you use. Some may be no strings attached, but others may be for personal use only, require attribution or have another restriction you need to be aware of. Happy hunting!

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These are all great - used each many times. Another good one is vidoasis for downloading to mobile and videos that are already post processed

May 5, 2020 at 9:18AM

Jack H

Awesome!! thanks, I work with social media and I found Its amazing, Ive been using it a lot, great free content. Very recommended :)

June 22, 2020 at 7:07AM


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I recommend YouTube channel called "Free Fair Use Video Clips Library" which provides a lot of interesting footage for free.

August 22, 2021 at 3:56AM


Thanks for sharing this info!

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