Establishing Shots Stock Footage & Videos
An establishing shot is a critical opening scene that creates context for the scenes to come and connects the audience to your film or video. iStock carries a wide variety of stock and unique establishing shot videos in urban, rural, or natural environments. iStock also has establishing shots taken by drones, and in 4K, slow motion, or zoom in/out styles. Find your perfect establishing shot today!
Unique establishing-shots finds from our Signature collection
iStock’s ever-growing Signature collection features millions of authentic images—including these awe-inspiring establishing-shots videos—that you won’t find on any other stock site.
Aerial view of a Japanese city at night. Okayama, Japan. Filmed in accordance with the Japanese drone regulation with fully granted permits. Shot in 4K
Slow backwards pull over tract housing under construction in Oro Valley, under Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains.
Aerial shot of a mother and daughter relaxing by the riverside in a hammock. Filmed in accordance with the Japanese drone regulations with fully granted permits. Shot in 4K Okayama, Japan.
Drone shot of freeway traffic reflected in the curtain wall of illuminated office towers in Dallas, Texas at night.
Most popular establishing-shots videos
These eye-catching videos have a recognizable quality and universal appeal that connects with audiences everywhere.
Establishing shot of a large two story grey house with a covered front porch surrounded by large old trees - dolly shot
An evening establishing shot of a New England city's bar or restaurant.
An establishing shot of a typical small town in Western Pennsylvania.
Establishing shot dropping down into palm tree neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA at sunset. Specifically Western Ave in Glendale. 4k uhd resolution.
A nighttime winter establishing shot of a typical Manhattan corner restaurant, store or novelty shop. Logos removed for general use.
A daytime low angle establishing shot of a typical Manhattan-style apartment, hotel, or office building on a sunny day.