Any video is only as good as the sum of the individual elements you use to put it together.
If your video clips are crummy, the fact that your script is fantastic probably won’t make up for it.
So, where do you get quality elements that don’t cost a fortune? When it comes to royalty free stock video footage, I often get them from Footage Firm.
I made this video for a client who is a clinical psychologist. Every single shot except two came from Footage Firm and their new collection of People Footage. The music also came from Footage Firm.
Right now, you can get this entire collection of people shots FREE, just pay shipping and handling. That’s only $8.41 per disc.
The entire collection includes ten discs with fifteen shots per disc. Each shot is supplied in both standard def and high def. I used the standard def for this video since it is for online distribution and the file sizes should be as small as possible. The resolution looks great but the whole video is only about 35 MB.
As you can tell by watching the video, each shot is superb. I really loved the one category called “montages” that featured multiple shots on the screen at once. The thumbnail for this video is the spectacular montage of people in magnificent landscapes. Do you know how much time that saves in the editing room? TONS. To do them manually, each montage would take at least an hour or two. Footage Firm had already done all the hard work, I just laid them down.
Footage Firm is a fantastic resource for high quality low cost royalty free stock footage. They have backgrounds, music, time lapse and activities of all types. They have footage of all the world’s major cities and lots of incredible landscapes. Go check ’em out. Really can’t beat the price!
Here are two links to other posts on this blog about Footage Firm.