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30+ Websites Featuring Looping Video Backgrounds

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Looping video backgrounds is one of the fastest growing trends in web design. Ever since designers were given the ability to render video content in HTML5 we’ve seen motion pictures quickly take the place of static images in website headers and backgrounds.

Videos on websites are usually restricted to a specific frame size, but why not make use of the user’s whole monitor? Once upon a time, only Flash was capable of such wizardry, but these days Javascript and HTML5 make it perfectly feasible to stretch your video footage to fill the browser window.

Today’s web design showcase features 30+ great examples of websites featuring large looping video backgrounds. See how they loop video to create visually impressive intros or catch your eye with subtle motion using cool video backgrounds.

The Build Film

The Build video backgrounds

The first example is The Build Film’s website. This company’s website focuses on presenting the world of custom motorcycle making in an interactive way. This website presents a series of short films that manage to introduce the person watching them into the motorcycles. Check out this example that makes use of a user’s whole monitor!

iuqo

IUQO video backgrounds

Full-Screen videos can be used in an elegant way such as this example. This website uses an above-the-clouds video on which the company’s logo, name, and motto are overlayed. Have a look at this inspiring example.

El Monstruo

website video backgrounds

This website’s aim is to raise awareness on children education. This website, along with the videos is an ING DIRECT and UNICEF project in which you can also be a part of.

The Y.CO

The Yacht Company video backgrounds

This website presents a company’s passion, yachting, through a series of short films as the first thing a visitor sees when entering this website. This is a great way to promote your business. It is definitely an example worth having a closer look at as it might be a great source of inspiration.

Aaron Ohlmann

Movies & TV video backgrounds

This website belongs to a movie maker called Aaron Ohlmann and he produces really powerful and meaningful video. This website showcases his work through full-screen videos. Check it out!

Barrel 2012 Recap

Barrel 2012 Recap video backgrounds

If black and white films are more your thing then you might want to have a look at this example. Barrel Recap uses short back and white videos to present their company’s work starting from 2012 to the present.

Various Ways

Variousways video backgrounds

Various Ways is net another good example of a website that uses a full-screen video to grab their visitors’ attention. They also overlayed typography in different sizes in the header. Keep scrolling to find out more about this company and what they have to offer and check out their cool website and see if you find your inspiration. This is yet another good worth having a closer look at thanks to its unique way of presenting content to their visitors.

Oh Land Music

Oh Land Looping Video Backgrounds

This website focuses on presenting a music diary through a showcase of music and music videos. The first thing a visitor sees when entering this website are some sequences from one of the works presented on their page. Keep on scrolling to find out more!

Black Negative

View the website Looping Video Backgrounds

This is a portfolio website that opens up with a full-screen video on which some white keywords that form a motto are overlayed. It is an elegant way to grab your website’s visitor’s attention. Check out this website and see if you find your inspiration.

Piero Milano

Piero Milano Looping Video Backgrounds

Piero Milano’s website is yet another good example of a website that uses black and white short films to promote their business in an elegant way. Have a look!

Gin Lane

Gin Lane Looping Video Backgrounds

The Gin Lane website starts with a white background on which the phrase “let’s make magic” appears as a lady walks from left to right. All in all, this website has a neat and minimalist design in which the walking lady blends in perfectly and is a great addition to the website’s design.

Films by Brett Johnson

Films by Brett Johnson Looping Video Backgrounds

This is yet another good website worth following, as it might be your next source of inspiration for future projects that use full-screen movies and short films. Brett Johnson has some amazing work and through his website, he showcases it in an elegant way. This is definitely an example worth following in the future!

Working Element

Working Element Looping Video Background design

Working Element is yet another good example of a website that uses black and white full-screen movies as the first thing a person sees when entering this website. The background is black and has a person working out. Overlayed, you’ll see a unique menu bar. Check out this amazing website and find out if this is the source of inspiration you were looking for!

Brightly Preflight Nerves

 Video Background design

If you are into vintage films or if you are working on a similar project such as this example, you may have just found an amazing source from which you can get your inspiration. Have a look!

Epopee

 Video Background designs

Epopee is a website that showcases plenty short films in full-screen mode. It also mixes the right choice of typography and color palette to make a really good-looking website.

The Twelve

 Video Background design

This is yet another website that uses full-screen movies as the first thing a website’s visitor sees, and thanks to it, this website has an elegant way to present the company or business.

Novembro

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Last but not least, Novembro is yet another good example that might be your next source of inspiration. If you are working on a similar project then you might want to have a closer look at this example.

Dadaab Stories

Dadaab Stories is an interactive multi-media platform on the Dadaab refugee camp. This website has a high-quality looping video background that fits perfectly with the website’s message.

Dadaab Stories Video Backgrounds

ONY Russian Agency

This Russian agency website design features an artistic looping video background with a soft, blur overlay. Check it out!

ONY AGENCY Video Backgrounds

My Provence

This website makes you want to visit Marseille! The looping video background is accompanied by the sounds of seagulls in a port.

-MyProvence Festival Video Backgrounds

Y.CO

This website has an effective and simple splash screen which consists of a large, fullscreen video with a sepia color overlay.

The Yacht Company Video Backgrounds

Media Boom

This agency has a simple splash screen on their homepage with the company’s tagline and a looping video background that’s desaturated to fit the branding.

-Luxury Marketing Video Backgrounds

Off Radio

This radio website design has a dark theme and a fullscreen video background with a blurred effect added to it.

Offradio Video Backgrounds

 Seidenstrasse

As soon as you open this website an interesting fullscreen video will appear. Have patience and watch it all, it’s worth it!

SRF Dok Video Backgrounds

Marisa Passos

This website’s fullscreen video background is truly mesmerizing! Watch the beautiful movements of ink and dye dropped into water.

Marisa Passos Video Backgrounds

 

Project Skin

This beautiful, elegant yet modern website design uses a high-quality video background to present its services.

Skincare Experts Video Backgrounds

DUNCKELFELD

This is a dark themed website that uses orange as an accent color to draw attention to the most important parts of the site. In the background, there is a looping video that catches your attention.

DUNCKELFELD Video Backgrounds

Kalexiko

Here’s another presentation website with a video background which presents the company’s team.

Kalexiko Video Backgrounds

Cobble Hill

Peaceful and beautiful, these are two words which best describe this looping video background.

Cobble Hill Video Backgrounds

 

Build Films

This website design has a left, side menu with a white background and on the right side there is a large video featured.

Build Films Looping Video

 

Fresh Design Studio

Color overlays are a frequently used to accompany video backgrounds as well as splash pages. Here is a great example for these techniques.

Fresh Design Agency Looping Video

Strijp-S

Bold, tall fonts go hand in hand with video backgrounds as they help emphasize the message delivered in the video.

Strijp-S Looping Video

Final Elements

This is a presentation website for a creative design agency. It has a simple splash page with a monochrome video background, bold, white fonts and a simple Learn More CTA.

Final Elements Looping Video

 

 

High Tide

This website’s video and design make you think about vacation! Check out how the designer used a color overlay to make this video pop out even more!

High Tide Looping Video

 

BKWLD

This website homepage features three different videos, one in each section of the site. The rest of the elements are pure white, minus some accent colors.

Creative Digital Partner Looping Video

Spry

This is another good example for a website that uses both splash screens and video backgrounds, plus some simple and creative CTAs right from the above the fold area of the site.

Spry Looping Video

 

 

Optimo Hats

The video on this website’s background is very subtle and not easy to notice. It’s almost like a cinemagraph!

Optimo Hats Looping Video

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

8 Comments

  1. Ryan Gittings says:

    I’ve just launched my new portfolio site with a looping video, a bit of a different variation!

  2. Gary McCormack says:

    great usage of video loop wordpress themes.

  3. KIJO says:

    Good list. Think my favourite is aquatilis

  4. sunil vashist says:

    Great list!!
    Great collection!!
    Great work!!

  5. MatthewDonovan2 says:

    Massively helpful. Haven’t used a lot of looping backgrounds personally but more because I haven’t been able to see past my narrow vision for the design as a whole, where I could just work with the looping design and plan around it so its more cohesive. Thanks for this.

    • Len Savage says:

      I just finished a new website that utilizes both video and parallax effect on the stills.
      On the last still on the bottom, I created a Ken Burns-style video from a still.
      All videos are original productions specifically for the site- the ones that autoplay are really slim .webm format.
      Take a look at videostudiodesign.com.
      Thank you for all you do for the industry that I love – keep it up.

      Len Savage

  6. The Storyographer says:

    Don’t forget to add AirBnb & Marmoset to the list!

  7. Bruno César Bulnes says:

    Very good!

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