Stock Animated Backgrounds

Mesmerize your audience with royalty-free HD and 4K animated backgrounds.

motion background with helix structure

Tell a captivating story with moving backgrounds

Our library has the perfect backdrop for your videos. Our animated backgrounds are used to set an emotional tone in a more abstract way. In addition to their usage as background videos for YouTube, Instagram, and audio-based videos, they are also great for live performances. Our looping backgrounds are perfect for live worship events or visuals at EDM and VJ performances. Whatever your project, Storyblocks is here to help.

Browse animated backgrounds:

Light Column Particles

Swirling Colored Stage Spotlights

Fast Clock Time

Top Moving Background Collections

From abstract to energy themedscience to medicalmusic to technology, we have what you need. All of our animated backgrounds are available in 4K and HD format.

Tips & Tutorials

You don't have to be an expert to edit moving backgrounds in your videos. Learn how to layer text, static images, and footage onto backgrounds via our tutorials hub.

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How are animated backgrounds used?

Animated backgrounds are useful in many projects, especially in videos where audio is the primary feature. Using greenscreen and alpha channel techniques, you can create some truly amazing sequences. Layer using After Effects templates to create some moving text for extra flair.

The Storyblocks Difference

Why Storyblocks

Built for your budget

With us, you get loads of production quality content for the price of one clip elsewhere. Our unlimited plans let you download as many clips as you want so you can test multiple compositions to see what works best.

Simple clear licensing

At ease, legalese. Our straightforward licensing means anything you download is yours to keep and use forever—100% royalty-free. Plus, you get the highest level of industry coverage from both our Individual and Business licenses.

Professional grade animations

Our massive library includes 66,000+ HD and 4K motion backgrounds created by professional filmmakers and animators so that you can wow your audience both online and at live events.

Versatile & easy to use

You don’t have to be a professional filmmaker to make something awesome. While our backgrounds can be used in tools like iMovie, MovieMaker, Adobe Premiere Pro, and FinalCut Pro, you can also use these for simple online projects or even non-video work.

Plans & Pricing


Plans with licensing for small businesses, freelances,and hobbyists.


Plans with licensing for creative teams working at larger companies.