When we launched Videvo, we had lost a little bit of faith in stock footage websites.
Before we go on, let us just say that there are some fantastic sites out there, with some incredible stock footage shot by world-class videographers… but there is a lot of rubbish too, especially when you consider some of the prices. Mostly you get what you pay for, but this is not always the case. We have, and still do download stock video for our own projects, because it’s cheaper and easier to buy before going through the effort of shooting/creating it ourselves. But what about the solo video maker, the hobbyist, the enthusiast, who wants to add production value quickly and easily on a budget? Well there aren’t many options.
And so this is where the idea of Videvo was born; a website that offers completely free stock footage and motion graphics for anyone, with no complicated (and expensive) licenses. We already have over 4,000 free stock videos on the site, all in HD, and this number is growing rapidly.
One feature we’ve created is user accounts, where users can log in, upload their own stock footage clips, chat with other members through the forum, share ideas and more. This is important for a number of reasons, but the idea of sharing is a powerful one. The number of solo video makers who practice the art of film making for a hobby is growing at a staggering rate, largely due to the fact that high spec HD camcorders are now more accessible than ever. To add to this, we are now surrounded by online video content, with everything from video blogging, promo videos, product videos and so on. However, not everyone that creates this kind of video content is a professional. Perhaps they are good at operating a camera, but have no idea about creating an animated motion background for a simple title introduction. This is where the idea of sharing has unlimited benefits. It opens up opportunity for people with differing skill-sets to connect, and in by doing so enhance their own productions and other people’s. What you now have is a community of video makers with and extensive tool kit for creating great video content.
This is the long term vision for Videvo.net, and although it may take some time, we’re excited for what the future holds.
So if you’re visiting us for the first time, jump into our free stock footage library, have a browse, and if you feel like it then register for an account and upload one of your own clips to help others with their projects.
We hope you enjoy using the site, and feel free to send us feedback.
All the best,
The Videvo Team