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Vote for the VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Finalists

Vote for the VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Finalists It’s official, the top 10 “VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Contest” finalists have been chosen! Now it’s your turn to vote for the final contestants and see which top 5 contestants win the GoPro gift pack worth $500 and what grand prize winner gets the two round-trip plane

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Recreating Star Trek’s transporter FX using Christmas lights

Recreating Star Trek’s transporter FX using Christmas lights I’ve spent the last two decades insistent PBS would never top “Sesame Street” or “Reading Rainbow.” But I was very wrong. The network that brought us both Cookie Monster and LeVar Burton, you see, has since upped the ante with an awesome special effects series, “Shanks FX.”

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The Top 5 Features Behind Our New Look

The Top 5 Features Behind Our New Look You’ve likely noticed our pretty new look, though you might not have noticed all the new features it brings—the majority of which share one common goal: making it faster and easier to find the footage you’re looking for. 1. It’s All About the Search Experience The closer

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If You Can Play Xbox, You’re Halfway There: A (Very) Beginner’s Guide to Drones

If You Can Play Xbox, You’re Halfway There: A (Very) Beginner’s Guide to Drones Our collection of aerial stock footage is among our most popular categories—partly because everything looks amazing from the air and party because aerial footage can be intimidating to shoot on your own. However, you don’t need a helicopter to shoot aerials

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Is 4k Footage Print Quality? Ask Vogue . . .

Is 4k Footage Print Quality? Ask Vogue . . . The idea of printing still photos from 4k video frames is nothing new. Acclaimed photographers like Vincent Laforet have been boasting about the potential of ultra-high-definition frame grabs for years. What has changed is that 4k is now far more accessible than it was when

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Announcing Our Free iOS App: Just Add Audio

Announcing Our Free iOS App: Just Add Audio The newest way to share—and transform—your mobile photos and videos. A few short months ago, we partnered with the adventurers behind lululemon’s Instagram feed to wax romantically about how photos and videos are at their best when used to tell visual stories. . . . now, we’ve

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Star Wars Sound Effects: The Secrets Behind Wookies and Lightsabers

Star Wars Sound Effects: The Secrets Behind Wookies and Lightsabers In an age when we can download lightsaber sounds in a single click, it’s easy to forget their origins. However, there’s a lot we modern sound mixers can learn from the 1970’s practical sound effects—and game-changing remixing techniques—of the original Star Wars saga. Lions, Walruses,

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Great 4K Nature Footage from VideoBlocks

Great 4K Nature Footage from VideoBlocks Natural scenes make some of the most beautiful images, which may explain why so many photographers and filmmakers focus on capturing nature footage. High resolution videos best express the beauty of nature, as they capture every intricate detail that the world has to offer. VideoBlocks offers 4K nature footage,

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Time Lapse Traffic Rush Footage from VideoBlocks

Time Lapse Traffic Rush Footage from VideoBlocks Traffic after the sun has gone down is an amazing thing. It has patterns, it has systems, it creates beauty and it creates chaos. But when you’re stuck in a car, these patterns become hard to notice. Take a city like Los Angeles at night. There’s so much

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