Various benefits you may avail while using stock footage

Jan 13th 2015 at 12:43 AM

Stock footage or stock video is small video clips that highlight a certain theme or genre and can be used as an accessory for various video productions. Stock footage can be easily downloaded or purchased online, but their copyrights would remain strictly confidential. Such short video clips can be used in themes like city lights, landscaping or nature shots or videos. Although, many people aren’t aware of the liberty of using stock footages for their projects, but the advantages of utilizing them are plenty.

Among the benefits of using HD Stock Footage for your short films, you could also consider the fact that they can be easily downloaded from the internet and can be easily used. Here are some more advantages of using stock footage for your future film making projects –

• Lowers down the overall cost– If you wish to shoot a certain scene at a particular location, you would have to hire a crew and pay the cost of the cameras for that period of time. By utilizing readymade HD footage, you can considerably reduce the costing of your film making. It would take some time to re-edit the part that you need to include in your film, but overall you won’t have to spend a major amount of money. Another reduction in film making costs would be the fact that you won’t have to pay to download the video from an online source.

• Time is saved– Most of the times, video clips can be instantly downloaded from an online source. You won’t have to wait or email in to the maker so that the particular clip should be made available for you. Also, downloading a clip and fitting it in your video saves a lot of time as compared to waiting for your crew or cast to arrive at the location and then going ahead with the shooting. At times, the shooting can be disturbed due to weather conditions and that might take a longer time.

• Conveys your story easily– Transition shots can also be taken for film making. For example, if you need a shot where it’s snowing to allow a transition between scenes, but the weather isn’t working in your favour, you can always rely on stock footage videos. Using these videos will give your short film a good flow and provide an easy transition between different scenes.

• High quality– You don’t have to worry about the video quality of these clips because they are shot by professional video and photographers. The resolution is of a very high quality and they would seamlessly fit into your video productions. These high quality clips can be used for various purposes and they seem perfect because of the high resolution.

Short stock video footage can be used in case you want to make a documentary or short film regarding historic events or antique artifacts from olden times. Most of the times, these artifacts won’t be accessible or available so your best option is to rely on stock footage videos picturing them.

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