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About Blue Sky Stock Footage

As a cinematographer-owned boutique, Blue Sky Stock Footage understands and caters to the needs of production professionals. We offer exclusive high definition and film-originated footage that has been shot to exacting commercial standards and digitally transferred on the latest equipment.

Since its founding in 1993 by Academy Award winning cinematographer Bill Mitchell, Blue Sky Stock Footage has followed the latest industry trends, and currently offers:

  • DOWNLOADABLE MASTER CLIPS - License to download 35mm film and high definition sourced stock footage clips in time lapse and real time. Clips are available for immediate download: 4K HD and 1080p HD.
  • ONLINE AND CUSTOM RESEARCH - Browse stock footage categories and search by keywords, filter clips to narrow down search and view clips online. Download free low resolution clips of each shot to evaluate the content. If a full resolution clip is required to further test and evaluate, contact us. Fill out our Research Request form and if we have the footage you need, we will make and send you a clip bin link to view, edit and share with others of the footage.
  • CUSTOM CINEMATOGRAPHY AND PRODUCTION SERVICES - We offer custom shoots on high definition video on the latest film equipment and specialize in driving plates with up to 9-or more multiple angles, motion control, dolly track, time lapse, multiple days or year long shots. From one shot to your entire spot, we offer full production services to match your productions needs. We showcase extensive professional filming experience shooting interiors and exteriors locations and people, nature, cityscapes and aerials.

    Blue Sky Footage goes the extra mile in the production of a custom shoot, offering productions an affordable means to acquire a lot of footage often for around the same price as licensing a shot. To view our client list, download Blue Sky Footage Client List to view our many satisfied customers over since 1992.
Blue Sky Footage Client List an array of techniques, including multi-camera driving shots and motion control along with live action shots. Bill Mitchell continues to innovate developing custom film equipment and experiment in create the highest quality stock footage. Bill brings to production creative and technical skills to succeed, with extensive knowledge of the most current film industry equipment and technology. He is experienced with filmmaking process from preproduction through postproduction. He enjoys collaborating developing an artistic vision for a project and then producing it.



Blue Sky Stock Footage personnel has extensive experienced in commercial, television, and feature production. We provide the personalized service required by demanding schedules. Our staff is here to serve you and answer questions Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., PST.

Contact us day or night to have us research to find stock footage from our website or provide you a quote for custom shoot! Feel free to pass on your comments, questions, and suggestions we are always open to assist you.


Bill Mitchell (View Profile)

Cinematographer Bill Mitchell has always has always enjoyed shooting experimental cinematography starting young and winning a student Academy Award in the Experimental category for his 35mm student film "Zebu". After finishing his BA in film at Loyola Marymount University, he worked as an IMAX projectionist, camera and post production assistant on feature films including the signature 70 mm film, Baraka.

He has a passion for filming and has spent much of his career shooting on various film, video and digital cameras. Bill has owned many different cameras including Mitchell, Eyemo, Aaton, Arriflex film cameras and Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Nikon, JVC and RED digital cameras.

Since 1993, he began to license his footage for commercials, feature films, music video and various other video projects. He has an extensive stock footage film library that continues to grow with exciting new footage. In particular, his driving plates collection of multiple angle footage has become a speciality. Mitchell lives primarily in Washington D.C. and Santa Fe, NM, and lived in Los Angeles.

Today, Bill is a custom shooter for commercials, features, and TV shows, and his stock images have been seen in countless productions. He is member of Society of Camera Operators (SOC.) and IATSE Local 600. Bill enjoys traveling the world, shooting fresh, new stock footage - searching out unique blends of light, space and time. Bill also thrives as a video projectionist artist, using his footage to create custom content for live productions.

He is an expert in the field of camera operating and timelapse, his shooting skills spans