Shutterstock’s new footage promises to be very useful. It’s called Shutterstock Elements includes over 3,000 elements captured on cinema-grade cameras and lenses, including transitions, lens flares, VFX (visual effects), video kits, film overlays, HUD (head-up display) and UI (user interface) elements and they are compatible with all major video editing programs.
“The demand for high-quality video is growing while budgets are only getting smaller and timelines are getting shorter. Video editors, compositors, and vloggers are constantly faced with the challenge of maintaining quality and making the content stand out in today’s golden age of video,” explained Sylvain Grande, senior vice president of product & UX at Shutterstock.
“Elements is a one-stop shop for creatives who are churning out projects at an unprecedented rate, providing assets made with cinema-grade equipment that can make any project look like a big-budget production in no time.”
Shutterstock Elements also includes expertly curated categories for specific genres, from content for everyday moments to blockbuster action scenes. Video kits like Yum are tailored for food, there are How-tos with over 100 elements including lower thirds, transitions, animated characters, and loopable backgrounds. Film overlays like Illuminate offer 120 different light leak elements and practical effects shot in 4K resolution. The curated collections are designed to take any video project to professional level by adding polished elements and finishing touches like flares and sizzle.
The selection of elements ranges from digital assets, like transitions and overlays, to physical effects like explosions or glass shattering. Each of the physical assets was filmed on location with specialists using high-end gear — like the Ricochet VFX pack, which includes authentic muzzle flashes filmed working alongside experts, or the Detonate VFX pack which offers explosions as wide 33 metres.
Explore Shutterstock Elements here.