About Us

MPI Stock Footage Archive offers one of the industry's largest and most diverse stock footage collections. Our online platform lets clients search, preview, and select clips easily. With a dedicated and professional staff, we help you find the perfect shot for your production.

Our Mission

At MPI Stock Footage Archive, our mission is to provide the media community with unparalleled access to a vast and diverse collection of high-quality stock footage. We strive to support storytellers in bringing their visions to life with ease and excellence through our user-friendly platform and dedicated professional assistance.

Our Philosophy

We believe in the power of visual storytelling and the importance of having the right footage to convey a compelling narrative. Our philosophy is centered around accessibility, diversity, and excellence. We are committed to continuously expanding our library, enhancing our platform, and providing exceptional service to ensure every project reaches its full potential.

Our Promise

We promise to deliver an unmatched selection of stock footage with a seamless online experience. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the perfect shots, ensuring that your production stands out. At MPI Stock Footage Archive, we are partners in your cinematic storytelling, committed to your success every step of the way.


MPI Stock Footage Archive is a premier source for stock footage, boasting one of the industry's largest and most diverse collections. Our comprehensive online platform allows clients to search, preview, and select clips directly from our website. As a full-service archive, we have a knowledgeable and professional staff dedicated to helping you find the perfect shot for your production.

Our clientele spans the entire media landscape, including major motion picture studios, advertising agencies, television networks, as well as corporate, multimedia, and educational producers.

Collections Info

The MPI Stock Footage Archive owns or represents over one hundred different collections:
  • film, video, and HD
  • contemporary and archival material
  • professional cinematography and home movies
  • exclusive music performances, quirky ephemera, and iconic moments of history

Wildlife, Landmarks, and Cultures Around the World *Film backed and available in 4K
Beautiful HD footage of landmarks all over the globe; from urban landmarks like the Vegas Strip, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower to natural settings featuring America’s National Parks
  • Beautiful HD footage of contemporary landmarks all over the globe, from the white sand beaches of the Philippines to the Las Vegas Strip; from urban landmarks like Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower to natural settings like Arches National Park and Japan's bamboo forests.
  • World religions and cultures: Footage revolving around religious practices and sites, such as the Wailing Wall, and voodoo ceremonies in Haiti; plus, slices of life from Afghanistan to Australia, Brazil to Bhutan, and China to Cuba.

Music Collections
MPI Stock Footage Archive exclusively represents some of the greatest television shows of the 1960s and '70s, with legendary performers as well as more obscure ones.
  • Hullabaloo: This show hosted all the big pop stars of the 1960s, such as The Beatles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Petula Clark, Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Herman's Hermits, Ramsey Lewis.
  • Soul! (1967-73): Candid interviews and discussions about the African American experience as well as great performances. Icons like Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, Patti LaBelle, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Gladys Knight, Sidney Poitier, Ashford & Simpson, Tito Puente, and many more appeared on this show. [Special permission required to use this collection.]
  • The !!! Beat: R&B and soul performers like Etta James, Otis Redding, Little Milton, Esther Phillips, and Lou Rawls.
  • Classic country shows including The Porter Wagoner Show, The Dolly Show, and Pop Goes the Country feature stars like Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, and Mickey Gilley. Hundreds of episodes exist in this collection.
  • Liberace's 1950s television show began in 1952 as a summer replacement for the Dinah Shore Show; by 1954, The Liberace Show was syndicated and televised in 217 U.S. cities and in 20 countries.
  • Classic performances from the 1940s and '50s: Legends from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington to Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee to the Dorsey Brothers.
Archives of WETA-TV
  • This collection features extensive coverage of American politics, particularly in the 1980s and early 2000s, from the Washington-area PBS affiliate.
  • Thousands of hours of Congressional Hearings: Watergate, Whitewater, Iran-Contra, JFK Assassination, Church Committee, Supreme Court Justice nominations, and more.
  • Presidential press conferences and speeches.
  • Topical programs & documentaries covering issues like AIDS, gun control, censorship, bioterrorism, race relations, elections, etc.
1950s Americana & Home Movies
  • The Color Stock Collection (1945-1970s) documents mid-century American domestic life, suburbia, parades, amusements, and industry. This collection was shot in luminous Kodachrome on 16mm and 35mm.
  • Home movies are available in B&W and in color from the 1920s to the 1960s. Common themes include holidays, weddings, vacations & travel, children's birthdays, and candid scenes around the home. Some of the collections' quirkier moments include sausage making, UFO conventioneers, a 1930s C-section delivery (it's a boy!), and a 1950s family dancing their version of the Charleston.
  • Vintage travelogues of the American West, National Parks, Hawaii, and Europe chronicle the tourism explosion that followed the end of World War II.
Historic Auto Racing
  • Originally captured on color 16mm film, this unique collection spans the 1950s, '60s, and '70s and covers high-profile races, legendary drivers, and celebrities involved with motor sports.
  • NASCAR stockers, NHRA dragsters, IRL Indy racecars like the hydrofoil, soap box, midget car, motocross, Baja, Can-Am, and motorcycle racing are featured.
  • Racing legends such as Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, A.J. Foyt, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme, Al Unser Sr., and Dan Gurney are represented.
  • Celebrities such as Wilt Chamberlain, James Garner, John Wayne, Lorne Green, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Paul Newman, and many others display a profound affection for the sport.
Vintage Educational and Industrial Films
  • Campy educational, industrial, and training films from the 1950s-70s cover subjects like personal hygiene, workplace safety, health, science, social trends, sexuality, American history, and sports.
  • Classroom classics include films such as So You Want to Be a Cheerleader, LSD: Insight and Insanity, and Alcohol: What's In It for Me?, as well as a driver's safety film starring a young Shelley Long.
  • Vintage corporate films such as early IBM promotional material, sales training films, and TV infomercials are available.
  • Hairdressing and make-up training films from the late 1960s-70s.

  • September 11th aftermath (towers collapsing and candlelight vigils).
  • UFO testimonials from the 1950s and '60s: Footage of outdoor UFO conventions and abduction accounts by alien abductees. Exclusive Afghanistan footage shot in the summer of 2002, including Al-Qaeda & Taliban prisoners in their cells.
  • Cars, cars, cars…: Internal footage from Chrysler from the 1950s (auto shows, factory footage, test track shots, and shots of burying a Chrysler as a time capsule to be unearthed in 2007 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and sales and training films for Nash/AMC personnel.
  • Vintage commercials from the 1950s and '60s.
  • 1980s London music scene footage features the Thompson Twins performing and punks hanging out in the streets.
  • 1980s celebrities on the red carpet, as well as celebs through the ages.
  • Soviet documentaries: A unique perspective on Cold War politics as well as sports, health, the space race, WWII, and Vietnam.
  • Collected speeches are available from leaders like JFK, FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1970s Collection: Covering 1973 fuel crisis, abortion clinic demonstrations, construction of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the World Trade Center in New York, and much more.
  • Fans at Graceland the day Elvis Presley died.
  • Wild, Weird, and Wacky: Numerous strange collections dealing with subjects from lava lamp factories to cryogenics.
  • Feature Films: Clips are available, (Becket, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Henry 2: Mask of Sanity, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)