Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

ActionVFX launches free Practice Footage Library

ActionVFX has launched the Practice Footage Library: a free online library of over 500 high-quality stock clips for use by aspiring VFX artists.

The clips, which are provided as 2K MP4 and ProRes files, mimic raw footage from typical real-world shots, and can be used when learning VFX techniques, or as part of demo reels.

A new learning resource from one of the leading providers of stock FX elements
ActionVFX is one of the leading providers of stock FX clips, with assets from its library having been used in Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things and the Call of Duty games.

Although the site regularly makes resources from the library available free, the new Practice Footage Library is rather different.

Rather than consisting of stock FX elements that artists working in production can use in shots, it’s a collection of background footage that aspiring artists can practice on.

“For many artists, quality footage for practice and demo reels are virtually inaccessible,” said ActionVFX founder and CEO Rodolphe Pierre-Louis.

“You need high-quality footage to build a portfolio that opens doors, but those doors remain closed if you can’t find or access that footage in the first place.”

A sample clip from ActionVFX’s Practice Footage Library. The new online library provides production-quality royalty-free footage for students to use when learning VFX techniques.

Over 500 high-quality, royalty-free stock clips for aspiring VFX artists
The Practice Footage Library consists of over 500 royalty-free clips, mimicking real production footage, including greenscreen elements, and spanning a range of genres, including action, sci-fi and fantasy.

The footage, shot on cameras like the RED V-RAPTOR 8K, is recorded to industry quality standards, and is supplied as MP4 and ProRes files at 2K (2,048 x 1,080px) resolution.

All of the footage can be downloaded for free and can be used in both educational and commercial projects, under the terms of ActionVFX’s standard licence.

To download the files, you will need to register for a free account on ActionVFX’s website, and downloads are limited to 10 files per day per user.

Download over 500 royalty-free stock clips from Action VFX’s Practice Footage Library

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