Download Coronavirus Video Effects, Overlays and Backgrounds

Download loopable COVID-19 backgrounds, overlays and effects for your videos here.

We have recently received many requests to help editors create their videos covering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In response, we created a brand new collection of assets and stock footage that will help you create your information videos, PSAs, news reports, infographics and more. We have also created 2 unique 3D models of the COVID-19 virus.

These digital assets have been built to save time, as you only need to drag and drop them into your project. This can be done in almost any editing software, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Sony Vegas, Hitfilm, Final Cut Pro and more.

To maximize detail, the assets are provided in resolutions ranging from 1080p to 4K, ensuring you maintain a high-quality professional look in your project.

Many of these stock-footage elements are even loopable, meaning they can repeat for an unlimited amount of time without any “cuts” at the end.

3D Artists can access 2 unique COVID-19 virus models here

Download Coronavirus Stock Footage Videos here

You can also download the coronavirus videos in 4 different file formats to maximise compatibility including:

  • MOV – Maximum quality, with pre-keyed alpha backgrounds for instant application
  • .MP4 – Compatible with most software, with a built-in green screen
  • ProRes – Best format for Apple devices
  • PNG – Individual frames in a file, with pre-keyed alpha backgrounds.

ProductionCrate is a collection of over 10,000 stock video elements, VFX assets, sound effects, 3D models, graphics and more, helping over 700,000 creators like you. Feel free to explore our huge collection of content!

With the help of these stock footage elements, we hope you’ll be able to level-up your projects. We ask you kindly not to spread any misinformation related to COVID 19. Remember to stay safe!


You can also enjoy our recent interview with ShutterAuthority here.

Over 1 Billion Views – ShutterAuthority Interview



A lot of us talk about the good old days of ‘Early Youtube’. We like to look back five or ten years and remember the ridiculous sketches, mind-blowing short films, awkward music videos and the initially unique but now tired gimmicks.


There were also the early VFX legends inspiring new waves of artists. Corridor Digital, FreddieW (now RocketJump), and VideoCopilot to name just a few. Videos with consistently more impressive and more creative visual effects starting to pop up all over the place. The industry that seemed exclusive to high-budget blockbuster films had somehow found a place online. I can’t tell you the number of times friends and family have sent me an ActionMovieKid video or one of the seemingly endless Zack King clips. Somehow VFX artists have found themselves at the forefront of this insane, exciting and extremely delightful industry.


More lately than ever before it seems like Youtubers are pushing out content faster and faster. Quantity over quality has been a surprising evolution for online media. It’s not all bad, I do enjoy a lot of the new content, but I can’t help but miss ‘Early Youtube’. That’s why when I found ShutterAuthority, I was instantly sucked in.


Raghav and his team create VFX heavy internet shorts. Creativity, quality, style and uniqueness are squeezed into each video. Each short is fun to watch, with well developed story and comedic timing. Their content is a lot of ‘In Real Life’ videos and dream-battles that would never happen otherwise. Titles like The Terminator VS T-Rex and Packman In Real Life give you a good idea of what to expect.


Shutter Authority has over a Billion Views and 2 Million subscribers. Their story is inspiring for all Youtubers looking to build an audience and make awesome content. Check out the full interview below.


Godzilla VS Packman (26,553,185 views)


Chris: Godzilla VS Packman, Terminator VS T-rex, these are fantastic and really out-there ideas. How do you decide what video to make next?


Raghav AK: It’s usually a combination several factors; topics I’m passionate about, CG/VFX aspects I’ve been experimenting with that match the topic and if the topic has any topical value at the time.


Chris: You’ve started adding breakdowns at the end of your videos, why did you decide to start doing this?


Raghav AK: We get a ton of comments asking us how we make these videos and a lot of people don’t seem to know anything about VFX and other filmmaking techniques, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to give the audience a little sneak peak into the making of to bring awareness on what’s possible even for a very small team like ours.


Check out this awesome breakdown for Mega-Godzilla: King of the Universe


Chris: It seems like you’re able to release a project roughly every month. With the level of work that goes into each, I have to assume this is your full time job. Do you do client work as well?


Raghav AK: Yes, its quite a bit of work to take a video idea to completion, because we try to do most of the tasks in-house. Of course, we do use stock footage and other assets from sources like ProductionCrate, VideoCopilot, ActionVFX, Film Riot etc, which really help us make better quality work at a shorter turn around times. Yes, I do this full time and I do take up a little bit of client work if the project is very interesting and I find the time to pull it off alongside the videos for my channel.


Chris: What was your most difficult project to-date, and why?


Raghav AK: We worked on a 360 video based on Temple Run as a collaboration with Google Daydream. It was our first time working on a 360 video. Every shot was a VFX shot involving 3D CGI and most of them were moving camera shots that needed loads of clean up too. It took us nearly 3 months of non-stop work to pull this off.



Chris: After Effects and Blender seem like your preferred software, are there others you’d like to learn?


Raghav AK: Yes, AE and B3D seem like a perfect fit for an indie creator like me who needs to be able to quickly create semi complex shots for my short films. I’m currently working on improving my sculpting and texturing skills in Blender, but I’d love to learn Substance Painter to take the realism to next level. I’m also very impressed with TyFlow which is extremely powerful for simulations. Another tool that interests me EmberGen to create fluid sims in Real time.


Chris: You seem to start things off with a lot of preparation and planning. Can you explain what your process is like from idea to completion?


Raghav AK: Thank you! As you have seen in our making-of segments, I always like to break down a task into as many small tasks as possible. Our process is as follows:


  1. Writing the script
  1. Making storyboards. Run VFX tests in parallel to make sure what we’re aiming for is even possible
  1. Prepare for the shoot- and Shoot it
  1. Editing a rough cut, identifying and categorizing the VFX shots
  1. VFX Process
  1. Editing, colour grading and sound design.


Chris: What is the most surprising or exciting thing that has happened with Shutter Authority?


Raghav AK: We’ve had a lot of exciting things happen over the last few years, and some of them include going mega viral with more than half our videos, and accumulating 1B views in total on our channel, where 3 of our videos have surpassed 120M views. This to me is absolutely insane and I’d really love to thank our audience for supporting our work!


Chris: Whats advice can you give aspriring Youtubers?


Raghav AK: I’d encourage creators not to hesitate when experimenting with multiple ideas at the start to figure out what exactly they’d like to do on Youtube. Also make sure its something you truly love doing, because you might have to do it for a while before anything happens. I started my channel back in 2006 and it took me 7 years to hit 1,000 subscribers and 9 years for 10K. It only sped up later and took off to 1M in just 2 years after that.


It was only possible for me to stick around doing this kind of content for that long because I love making films with VFX and I’d be willing to do it regardless of whether I made money from it or not. Its ultimately about find a common intersection between something unique that you love to create and what people would love to watch.


Chris: What’s next?


Raghav AK: We have a bunch of cool short film ideas lined up for 2020 that involve Sci-fi, Robots and Dinosaurs. We’d love to do something bigger involving larger productions in the future around similar topics. Until then, Stay tuned for our youtube vids 😉


Make sure to visit ShutterAuthority on Youtube and subscribe if you haven’t already!





Over 200 New Slime VFX

You can now download over 200+ Slime Effects!

These assets are incredibly versatile. Use them to create spider-webs, evil underground lairs, insane motion-graphics, monster-spittle and so much more! As usual we have gone through the trouble of prekeying these VFX for you. Both Free and Pro options are available.

Play with different blending modes to see what works best for your scene. For clear slime try adding a black solid composite and increasing the white levels to fill in the transparency. You can now use that black and white matte to drive an alpha matte of an adjustment layer, drop the original slime asset above both the matte and adjustment layer with an Overlay or Lighten blend mode.

Try various blurs and maybe even adjust the exposure on your adjustment layer to make it look like your slime is affecting your scene.

Our slime collection was built keeping in mind all the possible uses we could come up with. We decided to shoot slime drips, slime hitting the ground, slime pulled apart, slime pulled up, down and every conceivable direction. It got messy.

After cleaning up the first round we realized we didn’t want to just make clear slime, we wanted more options.


Colored Slime

Real specular reflections are captured with the colored slime. We have green, blue and pink, but the colors can be easily adjusted to any color.


Blood Slime

Our blood slime collection is exactly what you would expect it to be! If you need to dismember a character then this is the first pack you should look at.


Clear Slime

Our clear slime collection is the largest collection. Here you can find any type of slime asset you could possibly need!



3D Arrow Pack Now Available

Pro Users can now download these 4 unique 3D Arrow Assets. These 3D Models come fully textured. We made a variety of styles to choose from, varying from the Stone Age to the Future!



Let’s go back in time, starting from the future! We have a Sci-Fi style arrow available for you to download. This model comes with a separate tip, which you can rotate at a different rate to give your arrow animation a more mechanical vibe.


ScifI arrow Model for Download


Modern style arrows look pretty awesome as well! This model is similar to the look of many current hunting arrows, with plastic feathers and an intimidating arrowhead.



The medieval arrow can span many centuries, and is probably the style you think of when you think ‘bow and arrow’. This one has realistic feathers and an iron tip.



And finally, the stone-tipped arrow!  Thread keeps the arrowhead on this ancient looking weapon. This is my personal favorite, so I’ll give it two photos.



We have tons of 3D Weapon assets to choose from, including these Grenade Models!

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Download 4K Grenade VFX Assets for your Action Video

Download 4K Grenade VFX assets for your action movies here.

Grenade props are expensive, especially if they’re only going to appear in your video for a few seconds.

ProductionCrate is a growing library of over 10,000 professional digital assets, here to help save you time and money.

Our newest bundle includes 50+ 4K grenade VFX assets, all ready for you to download and add to your projects without any hassle.

The full range of grenade types included are:

  • M18 Smoke Grenade VFX
  • M67 Grenade VFX
  • M84 Stun Grenade VFX
  • Type 97 Grenade VFX
  • WW2 M24 Stick Grenade VFX

Several animation types are available in these video effects. This gives you the flexibility to create consistent continuity by editing together several shots from multiple angles.

Grenade Fly-by VFX

These stylish action-packed assets are perfect to create a slow-motion effect.

Their built-in light wrap and adaptive lighting allow them to easily be composited. Contrast and colour correction can then be applied to seamlessly blend the object into your scene. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to create such an epic shot!

Download 4K Stun Grenade VFX Assets

Grenade Landing VFX

A huge portion of this bundle aims to help your VFX interact with the scenery. Realistic lighting and matte-shadows allow effortless integration into your footage. Our large variety of camera angles lets you pick out specifically which one meets your requirements.


Grenade Looping VFX

For unlimited possibilities, these looping grenade video effects give you full control over the speed, position and animation the grenade follows. Feel free to animate them in any direction using keyframes, a tool available in most editing software.

You can also use these to extract still-frames that can be edited into your scene, replacing any need for a real


How to add grenade VFX to your video

  • After downloading the grenade asset that best fits your video, open up your preferred editing software that supports multiple layers. Some examples include After Effects, Premiere Pro, Hitfilm, Nuke and Sony Vegas Pro.
  • Import your background footage, which can be a video or still image. You can then position it on the timeline of the video editor.
  • Now import the grenade effect, and insert it to the layer above the background. You’ll see your result instantly. With ProductionCrate assets, it’s that simple!

From here you can perform any further colour corrections, such as adjusting the contrast, in order for it to blend into the background better.

We’re very excited to see what action-packed visual effects you can create with these grenade assets. If you want even further control, you can create your own customised animations by downloading our grenade 3D models.