4 FREE Ways to Get Video Graphics

Do your videos look like you make them in your mom’s basement with clip art and a webcam? We have some great online resources for packaging your videos so they look slick, professional, and attractive to viewers – in fact we have such a bounty of excellent free resources, we are going to present them in a series of blog articles divided up by area including graphics, footage, audio and more. The first of our series starts today with graphics resources.

Graphics
We all have budgetary limitations for filming our footage but with the use of pro-looking graphics, your video can easily look professional with well-designed stock elements. A couple of graphic types that you could consider for your video:

1) Video loop backgrounds. These are great for creating intros or title graphics.
2) Lower thirds. If you have a talking head on-screen, introduce them professionally with a lower-third graphic and text indicating their full name and title.

Find FREE motion graphics at the links here:

Movie Tools
Fantastic resource with background loops, lower thirds, plus tutorials for how to use them [note: their higher-resolution clips are not free].

ClipArchive
3000 free particle illusion, motion graphic and background clips.

Archive.org Loops
More than 500 VJ-Videoloops available for download.

Beach B-roll
A personal blog that offers, for free, unique stock video footage and looping backgrounds for any production purpose. Updated with 4-5 clips a week

By Karen Young Chester, Social Media and Marketing Strategist for BroadbandTV.  You can email her at socialmedia@broadbandtvcorp.com.