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The Future of Resolution: 8K Reasons 4K Is Here to Stay

When they write the history of resolution, they will say the reign of 4K began in 2010, but that 2015 was the year the fog cleared and the majority of people stopped fighting. They will also say it was Google who fired the first real shots against standard high definition, citing its early support of

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VideoBlocks Library is now Bigger, Better and Fresher

  We’re constantly adding new footage, motion backgrounds and After Effects templates to our Unlimited Subscription Library. All this new content is available for subscribers to download and use at no additional cost. We’re adding value to your subscriptions all the time, so take advantage and check out all the new clips. Here are some

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Sound FX Challenge: Bacon vs. Rain

People love bacon—but, apparently, not enough to distinguish the sound of it from rain. Bacon sound effects probably aren’t what come to mind when you think of white noise, but that’s all liable to change after you watch our comparison of bacon and rain sound effects. If you’ve ever stopped to consider the sounds produced

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Looking for Tilt-Shift Footage?

Those that grew up in the era of Mister Rogers—which is just about all of us, given the show’s three-decade run—were taught to associate miniature, whimsical neighborhoods with soothing songs and cozy sweaters. But today’s children are more prone to associate them with the tilt-shift effects built into their cameras and smartphones. For the uninitiated,

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How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect Using Adobe After Effects

The tilt-shift lens has come a long way since being typecast as an architecture lens useful only for correcting the perceived lean of tall buildings and cityscapes. In fact, it’s grown increasingly popular among cinematographers and visual storytellers, who are much more concerned with aesthetics and audience perceptions than issues with converging lines. Fortunately, the

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