When you can’t shoot it yourself, finding footage to add a little something to your video can be difficult or expensive. Popular royalty-free music subscription service, Artlist, is looking to change that, though. They want to apply the same model they use for their music to stock video footage with their new service launching in Spring, Artgrid.
Artlist only launched in 2016 and has rapidly become one of the leaders in royalty-free music available online. They offer several levels of subscription for different types of user, and that’s all you pay to download as much music as you like and use it however you wish within the terms of the license.
They plan to do the same with Artgrid, but with video footage instead of music. There will be three different subscription levels in total, all of which get access to their entire video catalogue, but at different levels of quality.
- Junior – 1080p HD
- Creator – 4 to 8K
- Professional – 4 to 8K + RAW/LOG
They say that each of the three levels will offer unlimited downloads, with a worldwide license (including commercial use!), with new footage added daily. The team behind Artgrid says that their goal is to have “story-driven” clip organisation. Which should hopefully make it much easier to sift through countless hours of video content to find exactly what you need than it is on many other stock footage sites today.
Artgrid has an innovative solution to the painful process of digging through hundreds of clips in order to tell the perfect story. All of the footage will be presented as part of a story created by the filmmakers themselves, rather than standalone clips. This gives you a full palette of options to fit your scene and helps you create more meaningful content when using stock footage.
There’s no word yet on what the subscription prices will cost for each of the three tiers, but that information will arrive sometime before the official launch. But once announced, that’s all you’ll ever need to pay. Unlike some services, which require you to pay an annual fee and then pay more money for a separate license for the clip you wish to use, Artgrid is all-inclusive. All you will pay is your subscription, and then you can download and use as much you want, even commercially.
To help promote the launch, Artgrid is giving away 5 completely free, no strings attached 4K clips to users who sign up to their newsletter to get early access. You can find out more about what’s coming and sign up for your 5 free videos on the Artgrid website.
If the video content offered on Artgrid is as high quality and as varied as the music selection available on Artlist, then it sounds like they could be onto a winner.
If you use stock footage, where do you get it? Could a flat-rate subscription service like this win you over?
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