FREE STOCK FOOTAGE - 50+ video
clips! Designed for compositors and mostly shot in front
of bluescreen or black fireproof backgrounds. These
collections have both download links for the full quality
version, and .GIF previews below each link.
Old water effects, SD:
SD WATER FX
Old pyrotechnic effects, SD:
SD PYRO FX
HD water effects:
HD Water FX
HD pyrotechnic elements:
Bonus pyro clips:
Bonus Pyro FX
3d-rendered digital pyro FX:
Digital Particle FX:
My Stock Media History
There was a bit of frustration surrounding these stock media collections, both the 2013 edition and the 2014 updated collection - I tried selling all these collections of stock textures and stock footage together on DVD but generally nobody would buy them for more than a few cents on eBay. That, of course, meant that mailing the stock media discs was a money-losing proposition, and although the few people who did buy gave me strong reviews, it hasn't been a successful product line historically. The breaking point came when I tried to give away copies of the disc to anyone who would respond to a poll that was open for thirty days. Nobody at all voted in the poll, which in my view indicated that my product would never sell, nobody wanted it even for free, and that I should give up on all attempts to sell it.
This was frustrating primarily because I put so much effort into this content and had been hoping it would sell well enough to allow me to complete my unfinished video and video game projects. Though my stock media products never took off back then, I'm happy that it has since been downloaded by hundreds of people as freeware, and that my handmade art sales and freelance gigs have since taken off, and also, now my eBay account has over 250 ratings (as of February 18, 2018) and 100% of those are positive. So at least something is working... and now that I am accumulating a lot of positive ratings from customers, I am hopeful that now that I'm launching a new collection (in two days!) that maybe this sort of content will actually succeed this time around. If it does, that could be a tremendous boost to my production efforts, leading to not only further stock media but also a significant acceleration of progress on my many other video and video game projects.
NEW HD STOCK FOOTAGE!
I'm betting some $300 and many hours of effort on the idea that now, finally, in 2018, my stock media will actually sell and be a viable product line.
Stock textures/footage I made failed miserably in 2013-2015, but since then my ratings as a seller on eBay have gone from 100 to over 250, 100% of them positive, and the old stock-media content has been downloaded thousands of times, confirming that people find it worthwhile. Moreover, daily traffic across my web network has increased four-fold since 2015, and the stock media pages in particular have been drawing about 500 visitors per month in the past 3 months.
So I'm giving this one more good shot - Version 1 of the new collection has 36 HD pyrotechnic effects clips available for $17.99 or 50 cents/clip, on eBay.
The version 2 update which will
be placed online at the end of February 2018, free to buyers
of version 1, will include over a dozen additional elements,
bringing the total number of new clips above 50.
I have done the best work
possible on this given my limited resources. I think you will
find the results extremely useful if you're an indie video
creator, compositor or vfx person.
If the new collection succeeds
it could boost my production of new content / new stock media
and propel all of that into faster active development.
If it fails? Let's just say
that'd be disappointing, as I'm really struggling to keep
things moving forward here as is.
A page where I'm currently
actively uploading previews of all the new clips, plus links
to download lower-res SD versions of them, is