If you regularly work on motion graphics projects, you know how indispensable good stock footage can be. It'll save you the time and energy you'd usually spend shooting your own own and and will give you access to a wider range of footage that you'd be able to create by yourself.
I'll show you16 of the best stock videos available on VideoHive to give you an idea of the great stock videos available.
If you’re looking for video of an adorable baby, you can’t go wrong with the stock video Eight Months Baby Girl. The video features a happy blue-eyed baby girl of eight months old lying on her stomach and looking around with a tastefully decorated living room as the backdrop.
2. Star Trails
Why go to all the trouble to shoot your own star trails video, when this Star Trails does all the work for you and does it very well indeed. The mesmerising video clip features a speed up time-lapse of star trails shot over the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Video footage of traffic has so many uses in motion graphics projects. They can be used in corporate videos, videos related to transport or urban living. Bridge and Traffic Side Aerial View is a particularly engaging clip as it is shot from an aerial view and features cars crossing over a beautiful bridge.
Beautiful Blue Sky With Clouds does exactly what it says on the tin. It offers dynamic footage of puffy and whispy clouds floating against a brilliant blue the sky. The video is shot in time-lapse and then speed up to create 13 seconds of footage.
If you’re looking for footage of a gorgeous turquoise sea with boats and a tropical island in the background, look no further than Boats in the Sea Near Tropical Island. The video is shot from an aerial view with the camera moving slowly across the water towards the island.
This video is bound to be a hit with health buffs and juicing aficionados looking for just the right footage for a motion graphic opener. Blender with Green Detox Smoothies features a cool overhead slow-motion shot of an open blender where a green smoothie is being blended. The blender is surrounded by fresh fruits and herbs to emphasis the theme of health and good nutrition.
Newly Married Couple Holding Hands Close-up is ideal for projects involving weddings, event planning or florists. The video shows a closeup of a newly married couple holding hands, while the bride holds a beautiful bouquet of flowers in her right hand.
Tropical Coral Garden With a Diver is a beautiful underwater scene that is bound to brighten up any motion graphic. The eight second clip features an incredible underwater coral garden, filled with vibrant fish dancing around the foreground and a diver passing by in the background.
Typing in Text and Pressing Enter features a woman working on her laptop in a cafe. As the camera pans past the table with her coffee cup, mobile phone and opened laptop, she completes her typing and hits enter.
10. Girl on Slider
Girl on Slider is a terrific ten second clip of a little girl moving down a slide in slow motion in an indoor children’s playground that would be great to incorporate into a motion graphic opener for a daycare centre, indoor playground or a range of other projects.
Everyone loves fireworks. If you’re looking for the perfect firework display to incorporate into a motion graphic project, look no further than the stunning Colorful Fireworks Exploding in the Night Sky.
Cooking shows are all the rage, and if you need just the right clip to incorporate into your motion graphics opener, take a look at Short Cooking Show Intro. The clip celebrates food with a great combination of beautifully shot selection of fresh ingredients and dishes being prepared by expert hands.
A city skyline is a beautiful thing to behold and a skyline at night is even more captivating. Night Drone City Shot is a stunning aerial shot of the Melbourne night sky. The 20 second shot is ready to incorporate into any motion graphic project.
14. Drinking Water
Drinking Water is a simple close up of a woman drinking water from a glass on a sunny day. It can be incorporated into a motion graphic project dealing with issues of water as a precious resource or drinking water as part of maintaining great health.
15. Moving Forward
Businesses always need a library of great stock video to incorporate into their projects and Moving Forward is one such stock video. It shows a business team walking along a corridor towards the camera in slow motion.
The last stock video, Powder Snow Covered Trees, is a stunning aerial shot of a snowy alpine forest shot directly from above. This footage is ideal for projects including outdoors to nature to projects dealing with winter or Christmas.
These 16 best stock videos are just a small selection of the hundreds of amazing stock videos that are available at VideoHive, so if none of them quite fits your specific needs there are plenty of other great options from which to choose.
And if you want to improve your skills building motion graphics yourself, then check out some of the ever-so-useful 3D and motion graphics tutorials.