2016 was the year of introducing video into your marketing mix. In 2017 video is predicted to top all other types of communication for engagement so whether your focus is intro and outros, educations or memes, you can totally pimp the look and feel of your posts by adding video and audio. Let’s face it – resources like this can be pretty expensive so we’ve compiled a list of our fave resources for freebies & cheapies.

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Wherever you get your videos and audio, remember to check the copyright license before using them … CC0 is the most flexible license, but if you’re unsure of the license, my advice is just don’t use it.

little side note: this list of free stock libraries is a permanent work in progress, if you have a favorite free video and audio site, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the post so we can add it.

attribution key:

⭐ no | ⭐⭐ sometimes (be sure to check) | ⭐⭐⭐ always


coverr

coverr video library

⭐ For beautiful free videos for your homepage, go to Coverr. The site contains amazing HD videos from food to nature to tech. 10 new videos are loaded each week!


cute stock footage

cute Stock Footage Library

⭐ Cute Stock Footage is a source of quality HD footages for free.


distill

distill stock video

⭐ Distill is a curated stock video platform which offers free high-quality videos and clips that you can use for personal, professional and commercial use as it is under Creative Commons License Zero. The site also offers 10 free HD videos every 10 days.


Envato

envato marketplace

CHEAPIES: Very affordable collection of over 163,000 royalty free videos can be found at the Envato marketplace (Video Hive), priced from $8.


footage crate

footage Crate

⭐ Power up your creative projects with Footage Crate. You can find great video effects for your movie in Footage Crate.  Choose from categories like Magic, Muzzle Flashes, Fire and Explosion plus more.

You will need to register or sign in with Google + or Facebook to download.


mazwai

mazwai stock footage library

⭐⭐⭐ Mazwai contains a collection of HD videos that can be easily downloaded for personal and professional use. No registration or subscription needed. However, all videos are under the public domain or Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 3.0) so the video author should always be credited.


MovieTools

Movie Tools

⭐ Grab Royalty Free Motion Clips FREE,  lower thirds and more. Here you can find all the tools for making better online-videos It’s a bit hard to navigate the site.
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pexels

pexels stock video library

⭐ Pexels is a library of completely free stock videos, which you can use for personal, professional or commercial use.  Stock videos are properly categorised so you can easily find the video you are searching for.

Pexels has a counterpart for free stock photos.
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stock footage for free

Stock Images for Free

⭐ As per their website, Stock Footage for Free is dedicated to providing completely free stock footage and stock video from around the world. The HD footages with pixel size of 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9) can be downloaded 100% royalty free ergo no charges.

The website is also a source for Royalty-Free Music.

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Videezy

videezy video stock library

⭐⭐ Download HD stock videos for free from Videezy by registering, also for free. Members can freely download and share videos, depending on the license.

Videezy also allows its members to promote their work.


Vimeo Free HD Stock Footage

⭐Categorised alphabetically, duration, number of like, plays or comments, the videos in Vimeo Free HD Footage are brilliant and can be used for free; no registration needed. This Vimeo group was created by Phil Fried.
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Videvo

videvo stock library

Videvo has over 2,000 completely free HD stock footage and motion graphics for any project.


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