Looping video backgrounds on the front page of websites are quickly becoming popular. With top sites like Airbnb, PayPal following the trend; demand for looped and time-lapse video are high in demand. One question we get asked quite often by people we speak to is, Where can I find free, good quality videos to use on my website?
The answer to this question is not straight forward as we’d like it to be. 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.
You can create your own video or hire an agency to create a video for your website, but it would be costly. Another solution would be to find public domain videos or use videos which are released under Creative Commons license.
There are different types of Creative Common license. Check out the below chart to find out which of the licensed content is safe to use on your project.
Here are 7 of our favourite sources for FREE stock videos for you to use:
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.
Coverr is a joint initiative between two startups Veed.Me & CodersClan. They have a growing library of free videos and every Monday they add 7 new videos which they especially shoot for Coverr.
3. X Stock Video
X Stock Video has a nice collection of free videos available for download. Videos are extensively categorized and you can even sort the listed videos by popularity, download and date.
Plixs has a fair amount of CC0 images and videos listed on their site. You can search videos by keyword and sort them by popularity and date.
5. Life of Vids
Free stock videos created by Montreal based advertising agency Leeroy.
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.
Videezy is another place for quality video stock footage. They have over thousands of free videos for you to choose from.