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Here at the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive we have thousands of hours of stock footage available for licensing. This comes not only from the over 80 years worth of student films, educational films but from many different collections shot specifically to be used as stock footage or for documentaries that were never produced. Below you will find a growing collection of downloadable clips you can test out to see if the footage is right for your project. If you don’t see what you are looking for please feel free to contact us at filmrequest@cinema.usc.edu and we will be happy to discuss rates and deliverables with you.

 

1950’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles ; California ; LA ; CA ; trolley ; street car ; public transportation ; city streets ; 1950s ; pedestrians ; palm trees ; pan city skyline ; fog ; smog ; air pollution ; moving pov ; mov pov ; LAX ; airport ; parking lot ; cars ; airplane ; house ; neighborhood ; oil refinery ; refineries ; smokestack ; farm ; crops ; lettuce ; traffic ; storefronts ; houses ; gas station ; standard ; highways ; freeways ; on ramp ; overpass ; Washington Blvd ; traffic jam ; downtown ; high angle shot ; mountains in background ; city hall ; skyscrapers ; tall buildings ; suburban street ; suburbs ; parallel parking ; driver ; intersection ; Civic Center ; 110 freeway ; tunnels ; signs ; apartment buildings ; up angle shot ; manicured lawns ; single story houses ; driving ; straight ahead ; through windshield ; Vine Street ; NBC ; Sunset Boulevard ; Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios ; MGM ; USC campus ; Tommy Trojan ; academic buildings ; college ; University of Southern California ; Culver City High School

 

 

1950’s Freeways and City Traffic Stock Footage
Reel Call Number – i083700

freeways and city traffic ; Los Angeles ; high angle over the city ; highways ; intersection ; aerial ; downtown ; cars driving toward camera ; c/u ; city streets ; buildings ; Statler ; hotel ; apartments ; one story brick building ; office ; business ; exterior ; California Education Press sign ; shots of T.V. stations and towers ; television ; tv ; KTLA tower ; Spade Cooley Show and City at Night marquee ; Paramount ; CBS ; KFWB ; KCOP ; loading printed materials into a red pickup truck ; Chevrolet ; Chevy ; pedestrians ; crowd ; feet ; crossing the street ; moving pov straight ahead ; side ; palm trees ; freeways ; mountains ; off ramp ; stoplight ; Ohrbach’s ; process plates ; straight back ; Mulholland Drive ; sign for hospital ; under overpass ; 101 freeway ; through tunnels ; Riverside Dr. sign ; traffic jam ; view from bridge ; freeway signs : Hollywood Fwy , San Bernardino Frwy , Santa Ana , Pasadena ; interchange ; Alvarado ; Silver Lake Boulevard ; Blvd. ; Spring St.

 

 

1960’s Los Angeles Stock Footage

Los Angeles ; California ; LA ; CA ; newspaper ; city ; trolleys ; street cars ; traffic ; city streets ; intersections ; pedestrians ; gas station ; buses ; public transportation ; wires ; moving pov ; movpov ; driving ; up angle shots ; 1960’s ; passengers ; houses ; neighborhoods ; high angle ; fashion ; Pico ; Rimpau ; Palms ; Culver City ; West LA ; station ; c/u feet walking ; trucks ; highways ; freeways ; traffic jams ; overpasses ; suburbs ; suburban homes ; tree lined streets ; man walking ; downtown ; motorcycle ; storefronts ; police car ; skyline ; smog ; pollution ; signs ; empty freeway ; city hall ; fountains ; Angel’s Flight ; funicular ; train tracks ; landmarks ; traffic cops ; dancing officers ; bus stops
PLUS 1 extra B/W roll from a party?

 

 

1980’s Los Angeles and Hollywood

1980’s Hollywood ; Los Angeles ; California ; couple kissing in front of the Hollywood sign ; hills ; city skyline ; downtown LA ; skyscrapers ; Capitol Records ; wax museum ; Hollywood Boulevard ; Sushi on Sunset ; restaurant ; beach ; people in the water ; waves ; Tail of the Pup hotdog stand ; Roxy nightclub ; music venue ; tilt down from palm tree ; Santa Monica Boulevard at Christmastime ; holidays ; Christmas decorations ; tree in convertible ; rollerblader by the beach ; rollerblading ; palm trees ; CA freeway ; pull back ; cars ; traffic ; highway ; sign for LA airport next right ; LAX ; quick cuts ; montage

 

 

1990’s Los Angeles and Hollywood

1990s Los Angeles ; California ; moving pov side ; city street ; body shop ; low income neighborhood ; poverty ; slums ; warehouses ; people outside ; parking lot ; chain link fence ; homeless tents ; vagrants ; fruit seller ; oranges ; traffic ; tilt down to LA lights at night ; urban sprawl ; highway ; freeway ; police car ; movpov straight ahead through 3rd street tunnel ; downtown ; streetlights ; graffiti ; vandalism ; 24 hour diner ; traffic light red to green ; tilt up ; skyline ; smog ; dawn ; dusk ; closed sign ; sleeping on the sidewalk ; overpass ; bus ; under the freeway ; truck ; homeless encampment poor people ; empty streets ; vacant ; morning light ; skyscrapers ; train tracks ; haze ; pan downtown buildings ; palm trees ; alley ; aerial roads ; LA river ; concrete ; time-lapse traffic ; filter

 

 

 

LAPD Stock Footage

Los Angeles Police Department ; LAPD ; police officers ; cops ; b&w ; color ; police car ; cruiser ; downtown LA ; city streets ; cops crossing street ; c/u utility belt ; man playing accordion ; parked car ; gun ; badge ; flashing lights ; crime scene ; sheriff ; black cop ; African American man ; ambulance ; body ; sheriff ; white officer ; talking with civilians ; neighborhood ; partners ; smiling ; arrest ; searching car ; entering house ; flashlight ; hit with nightstick ; handcuffed on the ground ; criminals ; crime scene ; graffiti ; gurney ; nighttime ; plastic evidence bag ; body lifted in sheet ; L.A. county coroner body bad ; coroner’s van ; marching with flag ; graduation ceremony ; applause ; diverse crowd ; speech ; speaking ; induction ; uniformed officers ; uniforms ; men and women ; shooting range ; woman firing gun ; training ; searching pockets ; walkie talkie ; female officers ; high-fiving kids ; children ; LA police academy ; graduating ; graduates ; orders ; throw hats in the air ; black officers posing for pictures ; Bernard C. Parks ; Chief of Police ; headquarters ; office ; written test ; test takers ; classroom ; exam ; Academy Drive sign ; jogging ; sweatsuits ; physical fitness ; stretching ; trainer ; running up hill at night ; cheering ; jumping over wall ; monkey bars ; pull-ups ; strength training ; workout ; push ups ; lunges ; taking an oath ; sergeant badge

 

 

Los Angeles Nature Stock Footage

sunrise ; sunset ; mountains ; dusk ; dawn ; hazy sky ; clouds ; mountain range ; plains ; grassy hill ; light through tree branches ; filtered ; late afternoon ; outdoors ; nature ; scenic ; beauty ; foothills ; field ; pan ; birds flying ; gentle water ; lake ; ocean ; snow capped mountains ; rippling waves ; time-lapse ; peaks ; craggy landscape ; flag on ridge ; b/w rolling clouds ; boat wake ; jets ; turbulent water ; waves lapping on shore ; moving pov highway ; two lane road ; up angle streetlight ; lamppost ; sped up footage ; sunspots ; night sky ; star field ; shooting stars ; blue clouds ; storm ; stormy weather

 

 

STOCK FOOTAGE – Printing Press World Tribune Newspaper (67-19)
Reel Call Number – I042702

Papers fly through printing press ; newspapers ; hands collect ; organize ; factory ; workers ; machines ; rollers stop ; gears turning ; camera pans ; c/u hand turns giant paper roll ; mechanics ; mechanical ; rack focus ; spinning ; stacks of issues ; finger pushes button ; editions ; raking fallen papers ; sweeping ; man reading paper ; hot off the presses ; tight angles ; spindles ; whirring ; gears churning ; sorting ; blur ; rolling ;