And the nominees are …
If you use stock footage as a secondary element in post-production, basic, believable shots are often exactly what you want. But if you’re starting from scratch — making a commercial or building a narrative primarily with stock — you need clips with more impact.
In this post, we’ve compiled some of the best of the best. These clips show just how compelling stock footage can be. Actors with scene-stealing performances, magnetic personalities, and convincing body language, and clips with Hollywood-level cinematography and art direction.
Need your own award-worthy footage? Start by browsing our exclusive collections: Dissolve Auteur, for unique, artistic, impressionistic shots. Dissolve Filmmaker for scenes of stylish people in inspiring settings, living lifestyles that spark desire. And if you want help finding clips, hit up our fast, friendly research team.
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