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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.
Get Vertical Ready with Dissolve
We all know that vertical footage is on the rise, accelerating to keep up with growing demand and increased smartphone use. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, we’re constantly using them (you may even be reading this on one) to capture and share content online and with each other. Since we hold our phones vertically 94% […] Read more
Achieving the MMUUULLTTIIPPLLY effect in Adobe® After Effects™
In our latest showreel, we experimented with multiplying subjects moving together, or in sequence. As we explored this idea, we ran into a variety of common problems. From masking; separating out our subjects to multiply with clean lines and minimal background noise, to selecting our clips. We pushed our Motion Designer, Petr, to the edge […] Read more
Meet Derek Armstrong McNeill
Derek McNeill has been telling visual stories most of his life. The Seattlite first honed his eye working as a photographer in the US Air Force, then worked in advertising art direction and design. He now divides his time shooting his own documentary projects and stock footage. “After carrying around a camera kit for years, telling visual […] Read more