Three ways stock footage can help your story

Does any of this sound familiar? You finally get a client’s footage, only to discover that most of it is unusable. Or, in editing, you realize there are gaps in the story but no footage to fill them. Or the client insists on an epic aerial opening shot … yet the budget is anything but epic.

Yeah, we thought so.

These are the kinds of situations stock footage is great for. And whether you plan on using it from the start or it’s a last-minute save in post, stock footage can be a solid supporting character in your video.

In our post for Videopixie, we shed light on three ways you can use it: to fill in those pesky story gaps, to show what you’re talking about, and to add emotional impact. Find out more in  How stock footage can help you tell your story.

Posted by Dissolve

Dissolve Premium ( has been the go-to for quality stock footage and photos by the world's top creative agencies and production houses. Some of the best filmmakers and stock producers from around the world are with Dissolve — our rapidly growing collection of unique, compelling footage is a testament to that. In addition to our quality stock footage and photography business, we launched Dissolve Creators ( A platform for photographers, filmmakers, producers, and designers to connect and share their work as free downloadable content. We offer these creatives (amateur or pro) a bridge to our clientele, gig opportunities, networking opportunities, as well as our knowledge of the stock industry.

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