Free Instagram Story Background Videos

Free vertical video clips and more...

If you love making Instagram stories but don’t always shave the right background footage to really get your message across, then this is for you.

Vertical video backgrounds are really hard to find and while I believe there will be more video sites offering them, right now it is very limited.

So I came across MixKit Video and they have a limited selection of vertical videos at this time, but they will be adding more.

They also have a wide variety of 16:9 b-roll clips that you can also download for free.

I downloaded a couple and there is no registration, no fee, but you can NOT put these clips in a collection on a site, nor can you sell the clips. They are for YOU to use.

Since you can use them commercially, it does sound like you could use the clips for clients IF you are editing them sufficiently.

Their TOS state “sell physical or digital copies of Items without first altering them by applying skill and effort, and incorporating other elements”. So take that as you will…I’m not responsible for you. LOL

As always…read the full TOS for yourself!

So I hope you enjoy the B-roll footage and the vertical clips!

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Sound Effects by Zap Slap

Zap SlapIf you have ever tried to make a kids joke video, you know you have to have some silly sound effects and they are not always easy to find. Trust me, I made 101 kids jokes and each one needed a goofy sound.

Sure there are also many other sound effects you need, be it a car crash, cows mooing, a creek flowing, you name it you need it at some point. Continue reading “Sound Effects by Zap Slap”

Social Media Header Templates

Branding for your website is extremely important especially if you are running a business. Branding starts with your sites facade matching so they are totally recognizable and memorable no matter what property of yours they land on is a must. Your headers are the easiest way to create uniform branding for your site and your Social Media properties. The more people see your name, logo, artwork the more they will start to remember you just at a glance.

Here are some free safe header templates I made to build and properly size your social headers for Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. I do my best to update these as changes occur, if there is a problem please don’t hesitate to contact me. Continue reading “Social Media Header Templates”

Motion Array Templates and Music

Here is a website for all your video needs. Well, maybe not all, but if you use After Effects & Premier Pro you will love this place.

I am a free member of the site and get their newsletter; I also follow them on Facebook. They have a few free templates that I have used and they had a bunch of sound effects they gave away that of course I grabbed.

They are a subscription site that is very reasonably priced at only $19 a month for 4 downloads. If you compare what 4 downloads cost at other sites, then you will see the bargain. Continue reading “Motion Array Templates and Music”