Artists are always looking for stock footage to use in their next project. The problem is, there can be a lot of restrictions on what you’re allowed to do with the footage and it can be difficult to find high-quality content that will stand out in your work. If you’re tired of hunting around for stock video, then Artlist has got your back! They have created an intuitive site that lets you search through high-quality royalty-free stock video footage from all over the world without any restrictions.
What is Artlist.io and how does it work
Artlist.io is a site that offers stock video footage to users for free and with very few restrictions on how it can be used. It’s an easy-to-use platform that lets you search through over 12,000 videos with the click of one button! They have both general clips like “mountain range” or “playing guitar,” as well as more specific ones like “dancing in New York City.” And if you have videos in different aspect ratios, they also provide previews for vertical and square videos so you know what every clip looks like before committing to it!
The best part about Artlist? A subscription gives you unlimited downloads and you can use any clip you download as a subscriber forever. Even after your subscription expires.
The benefits of using stock footage for your art project
If you’re debating using stock footage vs. creating your own, you might want to consider these benefits:
Cost – stock footage is often much cheaper than creating your own visuals. For less than $25 a month, you can get unlimited footage to use on any type of video project.
Time effective – finding the perfect clip and licensing it might take some time but this will be worth it if you need something quickly or don’t have the resources to create your own clips.
Versatility – since there are so many different shots of all sorts of things available at Artlist, they can fit into any project seamlessly. This means that stock videos could end up being more flexible in their use than other media types in terms of how they can be incorporated into an art piece.
How to find the right footage for your project
Browse through the different categories of videos to find one that matches your needs or interests. Search for specific keywords, phrases, and subjects to see what is available on Artlist.
There are curated themed collections which can help you find the footage you’re looking for even faster.
How do I license stock footage?
You can sign up for a free trial by either clicking the Start Free Now button and filling a few details. Or you can fill out your details to the right of any clip on the platform and then click ‘Download Watermaked’, which will then give you a watermarked version of the footage. To fully license footage from Artlist, you need to subscribe to one of the pricing plans – Pro, Creator, Junior, and then you will be able to download unwatermarked clips from the platform.
How do I find out more about stock footage?
The licensing terms are explained in detail when you go through the checkout process, so make sure to read them carefully before purchasing any stock content from Artlist! If you have questions or need help with anything at all, just contact customer service for quick answers and feedback.
Tips on how to use stock video footage in your work
You can tell that stock footage has been used well when you can’t tell that it is stock footage. Here are a few tips on how to best use stock video in your work:
- When possible, use video footage in natural settings like parks and beaches.
- Choose stock footage that matches the tone of your project or is appropriate to an event you need content for (for example, a wedding).
- Avoid using stock footage with busy backgrounds. This will just distract from what the video is supposed to be about!
Why you should always credit the artist who created the original footage you are using
When utilizing stock footage (especially free stock footage) it would be nice to credit the creator. This is because all work is collaborative and it is important to give credit where credit is due. Stock footage creators want to spread the word about their work to be shared so they can earn a living and do what they love.
When you are using royalty free stock video footage from Artlist.io in your project, please make sure to tag the artist who created the original content (via their username). You’ll find this information on each piece of artwork’s page:
Artist Name – Artist Username
Is there premium content on Artlist and how much does it cost?
Once you’ve subscribed to one of the plans on Artlist, you have access to the entire video library. The difference between the plans lies in the resolution of the footage you can download. If you choose a Junior plan, you can download only HD footage. Opting for the Creator plan will allow you to download 4k and 8k clips. Going for the Pro plan lets you download RAW and Log files which you can then color grade at your will.