5 totally free stock smoke videos you need to get your hands on! March 11 2014

We've trawled the internet stratosphere looking for a handful of the best smoke videos that you can add to your editing arsenal today! These are GREAT for using as backgrounds for titles, compositing over other footage and implementing with light leaks for truly unique looks!

 

To composite the below videos in programs such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro, simply treat them as you would our light leak effects.

1. Place the smoke effect on the layer above your footage.

2. Set the blend/composite/transfer mode to Screen or Add (don't be afraid to choose another mode too for weird and wonderful results!).

3. Sit back and admire your hard work!

  

Now without further ado, follow the smoke below!

1. Rio Tierney's smoke effect.



Download from his vimeo page here.
To get the smoke effect press the download button below his video - it looks like this  


2. VIDEO CO-PILOT'S 25 smoke effects.


Video Co-pilot are offering 25 free stock smoke effects on their page along with a juicy tutorial to dive into.
Download the 25 smoke effects directly with this link or visit their page here.

 

3. Peder Norrby's smoke tests.

Download from his vimeo page here.
To get the smoke effect press the download button below his video - it looks like this  

 

4. Mitch Martinez's 4K resolution "Thin Smoke".

Download this in 4K resolution from his vimeo page here.
To get the smoke effect press the download button below his video - it looks like this   

 

Mitch has a whole collection of 4k stock videos definitely worth checking out, the full offering can be seen at his website here. It's an amazing resource to have and very generous of Mitch!

 

5. Digital Meals

 
Digital Meals have a whole buffet of stock smoke effects on their website including smoke wisps and smoke billows.

 

There you have it - 5 different stock video clips to get your stock library started today!

For a truly unique look, try combining them with our light leak packages (see them all here, or download a FREE sample pack).

 

Experiment with smoke footage and light leaks

Have a look at the video below, I've taken one of Mitch's smoke effects and combined it with our LightOrganic package to create some really quirky, cool looks.