spry After reading the first part of the article, perhaps you’ve decided to give a new look to your site, and you are now wondering where you can get some quality, background videos? Check out our guide to video production if you want to learn how to create a video. If you’re looking for professional help with video production, you can work with a filmmaker to create a custom video. If you have a lower budget, there are stock video websites that offer a large range of high-quality videos themed around nature, people, animals, and many other useful categories. The lower resolution videos can sometimes be downloaded for free, while often higher resolution versions may cost a few dollars. Three great resources of stock footage I recommend are.
Let’s now have a look at some of the positive aspects that using a video background can bring to your website. The Pros Our brains are built to special leads deal with a moving world and are naturally drawn to video. As with any creative trend, video backgrounds should give your site a fresh, modern flavor. We all understand the majesty and power of cinema. Video gives us editing, timing, and framing tools that can help us convey our sense of style or brand identity. In product/service-focused websites, the video can be used to give a sense of the product in action. However, not all that glitters is gold and video backgrounds have some negative aspects that you should take into consideration. The Cons Video backgrounds aren’t well-suited to all types of websites. For instance, blogs, online magazines, and news or institutional sites are unlikely to benefit from it.
Full-screen video may distract the user from the central task of your website – particularly when the video is too colorful or backs important UI elements such as buttons. The performance of your video strongly depends on factors that are outside of your control. Indeed, in the event that a poor internet connection results in spotty site performance, your user will likely blame the YOU, rather than the connection. Video performance issues can impact the entire site's performance – even pages not using video. Some users may simply find the presence of an animated background disturbing or distracting. Who’s using video backgrounds? — Let’s look at some examples of video backgrounds and see where it works. I Surf Because surf Website: I surf because… This website is part of BillaBong’s digital marketing campaign. They decided to use a video as background on their homepage but not throughout the site: this makes the site “loading friendly”.