If you’re looking for something to step up the quality of your videos, try injecting them with some electric buzz. Whether you’re making a music video, a looping video to accompany your DJ set, or some stock footage to use in your short film, there are 22 dynamic electric backgrounds to choose from. The Motion Array library is packed full of versatile content to use in any situation, so dig into the electric background templates listed below. Keep reading for tips on how to use the templates in your videos.
Part 1: Top 22 Electric Backgrounds to Try Out for 2020
Thrilling, neon blue circles of power, shooting jagged rays off the screen. There are four styles of light structure to choose from and each is seamlessly looped which makes them perfect for live music videos.
Throw your audience into the middle of a lightning storm with these four looping backgrounds. Electric blue forks against a black sky make this in exciting, moody atmosphere. Use this stock footage in any of your videos.
Blue electrical currents flicker and flash across the screen as the camera glides gently forwards. This stock footage would be perfect for any sci-fi or superhero videos. The file is a massive 4K resolution so it would look great on big screens, or you can scale it up on HD devices.
Thin colorful trails of sparks shoot out from the center of the screen in this pack of looping stock videos. There are seven 4K videos to choose from so you’re bound to find something that works for your video project.
Get an insight into the world of the microscopic with this mesmerizing electric neurons background. Stunning colors and fascinating moving shapes would make this stock footage a perfect fit for a large installation, event, or even the opening credits of a TV show.
Ever wanted to see inside someone’s mind? This is what this electric nucleus video feels like. The HD clip looks like the camera is floating through firing neurons or the electrical core of atoms. Use it in your events or installations to step up the production quality.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next projection mapping project, look no further. These fascinating orange and yellow animated lines are mesmerizing and would work brilliantly in an event or installation. What are you waiting for? Download the HD stock clip today.
The electric purple lines in this 3D space are seriously cool. This would be perfect to use in the background of a DJ set, installation or projection mapping event. It’s a huge 4K file to play with so you can adapt it to fit with your project.
Check out this smoky, wispy, colorful effect spinning in spirals. Try it out in your music videos or motion graphics creations to step up the quality of your videos. There’s one single 4K included in this pack, so download it now and try it out.
10. Electric Lights
Grab these awesome electric backdrops and use them in a credits sequence in your films and TV shows. Choose from two color combinations and combine them with text and footage to make a slick, electric video.
This pack contains four clips of different colors, each one 15 seconds long. The camera pans slowly across an electrical grid of energy, making this perfect for any computing or electrical engineering project.
12. Electric Cosmos
Take a flight through deep space and uncover the secrets of the universe with this electric cosmos background. Maybe it’s a ship flying through an electrical storm. Maybe it’s a time tunnel taking you to another dimension. Whatever it is, it’s awesome and needs to be downloaded right now.
Doctor Who, anyone? The journey through this electrical tunnel is dangerous and exciting, so take your audience along for the ride. This bright blue vortex of static electricity is a huge 4K file that can be used in any of your projects. Have fun with it.
Take a trip back to the 80s with this retro pattern of electric lasers, lighting up the screen in a brilliant grid. Perfect for night clubs, music videos, events and sci-fi films. Download the HD file now and try it out.
Get up close and personal with this electronics grid. The camera follows pulses of electricity through the motherboard in this motion graphics stock clip. The camera scrolls endlessly, making this a great background for text.
Tear through the cosmos with this thrilling electric journey. The pack includes four exciting clips that feel like the viewer is traveling inside an electric current. Download this 4K file and start using it right away.
Psychedelic rainbow colors flashing across the screen make this stock clip perfect for a music video or background video for a DJ set.
18. Cybernetic Webs
Plug into the grid with this electric network background video. Use this HD file as an overlay by changing the blending mode, combine it with text or use it as a standalone clip. Bright colors and dancing lines make this an eye-catching, engaging asset.
Gentle, mysterious swirling energy wraps around itself in this beautiful stock footage clip. Use it as a vortex of mystical energy or combine it with text and footage to create something completely bespoke for your video project.
Choose from four seamlessly looping spheres of electrical energy. These would be great for any kind of DJ set or projection mapping, or even to include in an outdoors event or art installation. The possibilities are endless, so download the 4K files and get stuck in.
Brightly colored geometric shapes swirl in a beautiful spiral in this stock clip. Fill your video with electricity by combining this with footage and changing the overlay settings. It’s available in 4K resolution so you can use it in any way you like.
Send your viewers on a journey through an electrical tunnel made up of screens and a jagged blue lightning bolt. The continuously moving camera would make this a great asset for any kind of project.
Part 2: How to Apply Electric Backgrounds for Your Footage
When you’ve chosen your favorite electric background, you need to incorporate it into your footage. There are several ways you can do this. Let’s take it step by step.
Step 1: Import your chosen electric background by going to File > Import and selecting the video file.
Step 2: If you want to use it as a standalone clip, you can drag it onto the timeline like a regular video file.
Step 3: If you want to combine it with existing footage, drag it onto the layer above the clip you want to combine it with.
Step 4: Select the electric background clip, then go to Opacity > Blending Mode. Select your favored blending mode, for example, Multiply.
If you want a looping video of electrical energy, there are plenty to choose from in this enormous library of downloadable assets. Each stock clip can be used on its own as a shot, or as a looping video for a festival or art installation, or combined with footage by changing the overlay settings. Whatever you decide to use it for, have fun and get creative with any number of these clips.