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British Pathe Newsreels YouTube channel of 80,000 British Pathe videos from the 20th century; personal and educational use; contact them for other licensing.
Distill HD CC0 video clips uploaded by (free) subscribers; 10 free videos/10 days with registration. Can search by category. Model releases unknown.  
European Space Agency-Space in Video Search Copyright-protected and CC BY-SA video from the European Space Agency (ESA) gateway to space. Copyright or CC license information accompanies content. Copyright Notice Images provides exact attribution information. Images are from satellites and ESA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. FAQ for CC content lists conditions for CC use.  
Internet Archive Many public domain and CC materials; e.g., click Open Source Movies, Vintage Educational Films, Ephemeral Films,  & Prelinger Archives.  
Life of Vids Short CC0 videos for personal and commercial use. Can download low res from site or click link to Vimeo for HD. Some are time-lapse video. Suggested credit: and/or Hosted by Leeroy Advertising Agency in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shots of people are blurred so no issue with model release. Also provides CC0 photos at Life of Pix. Click Free Content/Video Background Loops on left nav bar; commercial & educational use; based in Germany. See company details for exact use.  
New York Public Library-Digital Collections Search for public domain content by entering a search terms, then clicking the Search only public domain materials check box. See NYPL Website Terms & Conditions for full site terms. CC time-lapse video and photos.  Low-res downloadable with a CC NC-ND license.  
Partners in Rhyme Free Video Loops HD video; many free  
Pexels Video Public domain CC0 HD video uploaded by contributors. Search by category, text, tags, and by color. No model releases. Video License details exact use. Can also search Photos.  
Pixabay Videos Public domain CC0 HD video uploaded by community. Users must perform their own trademark, model release, and property release research. The blog and Terms of Use detail exact use. Can also search Images.  
Pond5 Public Domain Project Public domain hi-res collection. Includes footage, audio, images, and 3D models.  
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NASA Copyright and Multimedia Guidelines Attribute all NASA content, even that in the public domain. Credit information usually accompanies the media. Individual sites may have specific attribution format. No model releases, so you must obtain permission from identifiable people for any commercial use.  
NASA Video Video from the International Space Station, satellites, mission spacecraft, and awesome data visualizations. Links to downloadable media in the descriptions.  
Space to Ground Videos from the International Space Station.  
Ultra High Definition Video 4K video from the International Space Station, satellites, mission spacecraft, and awesome data visualizations. Links to downloadable media in the descriptions.  
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Stock Footage for Free Small collection of HD and standard stock video; register to download. All content feeds to VideoBlocks (see below). Sign up required. Read license agreement very carefully for exact details and be aware of free trial offers.  
Videvo HD stock clips and motion graphics for personal, commercial and editorial use (no commercial use). Videos have one of three licenses: CC-BY, Videvo Attribution (similar to CC-BY, credit “Footage courtesy of , hosted by”), and Videvo Standard, which does not require attribution. Be sure to read FAQ and Terms for exact use. No model releases, but current collection lack photos of people.  
Vidsplay HD clips for personal and commercial use with attribution or link. MP4 format. Must add a credit link to on website, ending credits of video production or in the description for online media channels. See FAQ for additional info.  
Vimeo-Creative Commons Search videos created with Creative Commons licenses. Search results do not include the CC license and a lack of breadcrumb navigation combine to make searching tricky.
YouTube-Creative Commons
Search videos created with Creative Commons licenses.
Search educational videos for classroom lessons or as full courses.