If there’s one constant in filmmaking, it’s that things are always changing. Years ago when film editors were still making cuts with actual razors on an editing table, the idea of using a computer program to create a movie seemed outrageous—Hollywood pros had no desire to completely rework their process. But early adopters forged ahead, and here we are in an age when digital editing is the norm. These days, it would be crazy to try to cut and paste a film together by hand.

Making movies today is faster, the video quality better, and the tech required is—usually—way more affordable. Stock footage has followed this same path. As the industry has edged closer to innovative new formats, we’ve aimed to bring innovative stock to our members. After completing the research for our Video Trends Guide, we found distinct styles emerging that are likely to continue pushing creative boundaries further and further.

Discover what the very near future of filmmaking may look like with these 10 video styles from our Membership Library and Contributor Marketplace.


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1. VR in Outer Space
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2. Travel in 360
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3. Bird’s Eye View
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4. First-Person POV
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5. Advanced Effects
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6. 4K
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7. Time Lapse
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8. Underwater Footage
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9. Astral Animation
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10. Microscopic Footage
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Test your creative limits by incorporating these “futurist” styles into a film or video project. We add new and innovative stock to our library of 3 million clips (and counting) every day.


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