5 Fun Video Production Facts About The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

We have turkey fever in the VideoBlocks office! Personally, I cannot wait to sit in sweatpants all day while I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Being a video enthusiast, that got me thinking about all the production work that goes on behind the scenes of that history New York parade. I did a little digging and came across some fun broadcast facts that you can share with friends and family on Turkey Day!

Video Editing Gone Wild

Remember about a week ago we told you about the great deal on exotic wildlife stock footage from Footage Firm? Well, we had the discs laying around our office and one of our editors got a hold of them. He must have had a slow day because he put together this gem. It had us LOLing, so we wanted to share it with you!

10 Tips for Making Your First Short Movie

Thinking about making your first short movie? There’s no doubt you’ll have fun doing it, but if you want to do it right there are a few tips you should keep in mind as you start the movie making process.

Black Friday Video Deal Reviews: Best Buy

The biggest shopping day of the year is drawing closer, and we’ve done a little more investigating for you so can make your list, but won’t necessarily need to check it twice! This time we’ve gone through the Best Buy Black Friday ad page by page to find all the video camera deals they have to offer. And don’t forget that last week we reviewed the deals that Walmart is offering this holiday season. Make sure to compare the two so you know where the best value is hiding!

Stocking is the New Planking

We like to stay on top of the trends here at VideoBlocks and we found a new one that is right up our alley! It’s called “stocking”, and we think you’re going to love it!

Black Friday Video Deal Reviews: Walmart

Though I’ve been having a hard time coming to grips with it, the holiday season keeps creeping up on us. The malls are already decked out with garland and Santa’s chair is set up in the food court. But thankfully for those of us in the video world, the beginning of the holiday season typically means the beginning of unbelievable sales on some of our favorite gadgets and must have video accessories. Walmart just released their 2011 Black Friday Ad. We’ve taken the time to dissect it for you so you know exactly what to buy for that video nerd in your life.

Free Exotic Animal Stock Footage

About every month our friends at Footage Firm give away free stock footage, and this month it is pretty unique! They have a new collection containing beautiful high definition footage of exotic animals in their natural habitat. This isn’t some lame footage shot in a zoo…it’s the real deal!

An Update from the Video Editing Setup Winners

A little over a month ago we were ecstatic to award Skyview High School with a Canon T3i camera for coming in first place in our “Coolest Video Editing Setup” contest. Though we had over a thousand really impressive entries, it was the determination of these young videographers that launched them into first place. In need of some new equipment for their video production program, these kids got their teachers, peers and community on board to help them bring home the prize!

WeVideo Cloud Video Editing

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new video editing system that lives completely in the clouds. It is called WeVideo, and the concept is drawing a lot of praise from the online community. We decided to check out the program ourselves to see what it has to offer and, more importantly, what it could offer you!

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