FilmSupply: Stock Footage Portal Poised To Become The Go-To Source

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

Stock footage websites are a dime a dozen, but what if you could get said footage from over 200 of the world’s best filmmakers, including Shane Hurlbut and Philip Bloom, and also get it in 4K? Well, you can imagine that’s how you can rocket to the top of the pyramid. And that’s what FilmSupply is doing.

For years, film directors and producers have looked to Musicbed for quality music to help tell their stories, while also supporting great musicians. We are launching Filmsupply to further connect and serve our community of filmmakers, giving them a way to monetize hours and hours of amazing footage that was previously left on the cutting room floor. – Daniel McCarthy, Founder and CEO of Musicbed and Filmsupply

Man, Shane Hurlbut is getting everywhere, from successful films, to commercials, to doing weekend seminars on lighting. Now he’s lending his talent and camera to FilmSupply, to make high quality stock footage in 4K. Very impressive.

The dream child of the same creators of MusicBed, a service that does the same for popular and soundtrack music, FilmSupply offers high quality stock footage from just about every corner of the global, over and under the water.

With a global filmmaker network of over 220 hand-picked cinematographers, FilmSupply offers footage that is over 75% filmed in ultra high definition, with rights management and pricing handled through the FilmSupply service. The service is also curated with films divided up in the following categories:

  1. Lifestyle
  2. Landscape
  3. Travel
  4. Animals
  5. Sports & Fitness
  6. Worship and Religion
  7. Medical and Health
  8. Business and industry
  9. Underwater
  10. Aerial
  11. Time Lapse
  12. Abstract

The only thing missing is space flight; who knows if NASA will get involved somewhere down the road. The web interface allows users to search by a vast array of criteria including age, camera movement, camera speed, framing, ethnicity, faces, number of people, season, mood, gender, time of day, or specific filmmaker.

Users will then be able to preview watermarked versions of the stock video clips to see if they match what you’re looking for. Click on the license information and you can specify the kind of license you’re looking for including advertising, programming (e.g. tv show, online series, YouTube Channel, podcast, etc.) or promotional. Then you dial down the next few screens in order to hone in on the licensing price that’s based on expected audience and whether it’s for profit or not.

Once you settle on resolution quality options. And you get a price and a check out for downloading your footage. It’s all pretty straight forward.

FilmSupply also takes request for custom scenes, so if you’re looking for something specific that isn’t in their catalog, you can create a creative brief request and FilmSupply will match you with a filmmaker that can deliver on your vision.

Speaking of which, FilmSupply is also looking for filmmakers to add to their catalog. Users can submit a link to their video portfolios to them through their website here under “become a contributor.” The bar is high, but if your vision is revolutionary, and your reel shows it, there’s a good chance you can join their family and have your footage licensed to a grateful world.

All users need to do is create a free account at to get started.

Hat Tip – NFS

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