Shutterstock, the stock photos/videos/assets licensing platform, has launched a new video effects library: Shutterstock Elements. It features over 3000 elements in various categories, including transitions, VFX, lens flares, and so on. Let’s take a closer look at these handmade assets for filmmakers.
The team at Shutterstock introduced Select last year, which is their premium content library. Now, they are back with Shutterstock Element, a new collection of over 3000 elements and assets for filmmakers.
This new library is entirely shot in 4K resolution by the Shutterstock team using RED cameras and cinema lenses.
The selection of elements is pretty extensive, and while some of the collections are clearly for by vloggers/YouTubers, others are more “high-end” for filmmakers and visual artists looking for quality and unique footage.
Here is a complete list of the various assets available:
- Lens flares.
- VFX including fire and explosions, muzzle flashes, gun impacts, powder and water explosions.
- Video kits and film overlays.
- HUD (head-up display) and UI (user interface) elements.
All the elements from each category are made “by hand” on location except the HUD/UI elements that are made on Adobe After Effects. Also, please note that the AE project files are not included for these motion graphics elements.
The footage are either captured on black or white background for easy compositing in post-production. Obviously, all assets are compatible with nearly every video editing program available. If you don’t know how to composite it/use it onto your project, some tutorials come with your purchase.
There is a behind-the-scenes video with each collection so you can have a better idea of how they did it.
Also, for most of the VFX elements, dual camera angles are available according to Shutterstock. Indeed, some of the collections like the Detonate VFX pack are quite big (over 25 GB) with over 500 elements in it.
Pricing and Availability
At the moment, no bundles are available, and you can purchase each Shutterstock Elements collection/pack separately. Prices range from $79 to $199, and the files come with a standard Shutterstock license. You can take a look and download the Shutterstock Elements collections directly on their website.
What do you think of the Shutterstock Elements collection? Do you often use assets or VFX in your projects? Let us know in the comments down below!