Welcome to the Clip Archive
This archive features previews and download links for 7400 free video clips which have been grouped into 26 categories (listed below) according to who created the clip. Those clips which can be downloaded directly from the Clip Archive may be used for free, as long as their use is for personal, non-commercial purposes (permission has been obtained from the creators to make them available to you through this website subject to this restriction). For those clips where the download link directs you to another website, please check the use policies and restrictions for the materials you download from that website to determine if your intended use is permissible. Also, please note that further redistribution (in any form) of the clips found on this website is prohibited without the prior consent of the creators and the Clip Archive.
Please click on the links below to preview clips created by:
- Beachfront - a collection of 184 free, unique, HD stock footage clips
- Beeple - a collection of 227 clips by Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer whose clips focus on the visualization of music through video
- BottledVideo.com - a sample of 192 clips from their collection of over 11,000 broadcast quality, stock footage clips
- Dickmr - a collection of 33 clips
- free-video-footage.com - a collection of 292 free loops and motion backgrounds
- HitTheBongo - a collection of 214 clips
- KathoKatho - a collection of 237 clips
- Motion Backgrounds for Free - a collection of 349 professional quality, high definition motion backgrounds and loops
- Movietools.info (Set 1) - a collection of 73 clips
- Movietools.info (Set 2) - a collection of 21 clips created by Movietools.info which are only available for download at the Clip Archive
- New NatureClip - a collection of 55 clips
- Neophyte - a collection of 217 clips
- U.S. National Park Service - a collection of 148 standard definition B-Roll videos
- particleIllusion (Set 1) - a collection of 2262 clips generated using the free particleIllusion emitter libraries released by wondertouch
- particleIllusion (Set 2) - a second collection of 555 clips generated using the free particleIllusion emitter libraries by wondertouch
- particleIllusion (Set 3) - a third collection of 654 clips generated using the free particleIllusion emitter libraries released by wondertouch
- particleIllusion (Set 4) - a fourth collection of 621 clips generated using the free particleIllusion emitter libraries released by wondertouch
- PippasGhost - a collection of 2 clips
- SamHogy - a collection of 16 clips
- SevententhLetterFilms - a collection of 25 clips
- Stock Footage - a collection of 16 stock footage clips contributed by forum members at www.windowsmoviemakers.net/forums
- StockFootageForFree.com - a collection of 213 free stock footage clips
- VideoBlocks.com - a sample set of 139 clips from the more than 50,000 available on the VideoBlocks.com website. Download requires you sign-up for a free 7-day trial or pay a monthly subscription fee
- videvo.net - a sample set of 100 high definition clips
- VidsPlay.com - a sample set of 170 high definition (1080p and 720p) clips
- Worship Backgrounds for Free - a collection of 385 free HD worship loops and motion backgrounds
Below, you will also find links to other websites that offer a variety of free downloads of trailers, stock footage, movies, etc. Hopefully, you will find the "Clip Archive" is a convenient starting point for locating material for your movie making projects.
If you have clips you would like to include in this archive or know of other sites that should be included in the list below, please send me an email via the "Contact Me" page.
The websites listed below also offer free downloads of various video clips and movies. However, a number of the clips/movies offered by these sites are in a file format Movie Maker does not support and will need to be converted to a Movie Maker 'friendly' format before importing them into a Movie Maker project.
- PapaJohn's Online Video web page - a number of free 12 second countdown clips
- downloops.com - a collection of 27 free .mov background videos in various resolutions and frame rates
- Free Vision Series Backdrops - set of three clips from Sony
- Internet Archive - Moving Images - library of free movies, films, and videos containing thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users.
- Wikimedia Commons - a collection of over 180 video files.
- The Open Video Project - repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.
- Media College - three free high definition video clips
- The European Homepage for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope - collection of free videos, animations and images from the European Space Agency and the Hubble telescope
- NASA'a Educational Media Archive - a collection of free educational videos from NASA
- Free Movie Downloads - The Best Web Sites for Free Movie Downloads - Part 1 - About.com article providing listing and links for free movie download sites
- Free Movie Downloads - The Best Web Sites for Free Movie Downloads - Part 2 - Second part of About.com article providing additional listing and links for free movie download sites
- Digital Hotcakes - free clip download offered every month; free registration required to download clips
- MotionLoops.com - free clip download offered every week; requires sign-up via submission of your email address
- Detonation Films - variety of free DV-NTSC clips available for download including explosions, fire, muzzle flashes, etc.
- Edison Collection, Library of Congress - a collection of over 300 motion pictures plus various sound recordings and photographs
- Public Domain Comedy Video - a large collection of TV shows and vinatge movies
- Trainorders.com - a collection of over 1000 railroad related video clips; free registration required to download clips
- NATO Multimedia Library - a collection of videos, photos and recordings of NATO events and exercises
- Mac Mave Studios Stock Footage - a collection of CGI clips of explosions, muzzle flashes and blood splats; site is in German
- Digital Juice - a collection of videos, music tracks and images; free registration and subscription to newsletter required to download clips
- Royalty Free Stock Video Footage.com - a large collection of free video clips (including a number of high definition clips); free registration required to download clips
- IgniteMotion.com - a collection of Quicktime background loops
- Wavebreak Media - free video/3D animation downloads each month with free registration; additional royalty free items available for a fee
- iMovies - offers public domain movies featuring classics, cartoons and shorts
- Public Domain Torrent - offers nearly a thousand movies in various formats
- EMOL - offers selection of public domain videos
- FootageCrate.com - a variety of royalty free clips in .mov format
- HD-Trainings.de - offers a collection of 10 HD clips in various formats. Site is in German; but, click on preview image for a clip to be taken to go to the download page (must b be a registered vimeo user to download mosts of the clips)
- VideoBlocks.com - a subscription-based website for downloading royalty-free stock footage, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects and more that offers 7-days of free downloads
- Videezy.com - a growing collection of free HD stock video and b-roll footage by professional and amateur videographers