Best In Snow: Exploring HD Polar Footage

Part of what makes the polar environment so enticing is that there’s still so much left to be discovered there. Scientists, and even some brave tourists, make the trek to the Arctic or Antarctica, chasing the chance to create fresh footprints in a part of our world that remains untouched by civilization. Talk about working remote. Our polar collection provides the perfect backdrop for your winter vision board, and a variety of footage for your next travel project, containing landscapes, wildlife and a taste of life in the tundra. Popularly … Read more about Best In Snow: Exploring HD Polar Footage

Wander Free With Our Wanderlust Footage Collection

Do you dream of soaring mountains, hidden waterfalls, and sun dappled valleys? Or bustling city squares, colorful artisan markets, and bright urban lights? Whatever your preferred adventure, studio-grade stock footage can take you—and your audience—there. We know what it’s like to want to break out of the daily grind and wander free, which is why we created our new Wanderlust-inspired footage and audio collections. Perfect for channeling a little of that Jack Kerouac free spirit in marketing ads or as b-roll in new video … Read more about Wander Free With Our Wanderlust Footage Collection

20 Jaw-Dropping Fall Foliage Clips

For much of the northern hemisphere, autumn has arrived in a symphony of color and cooling temperatures. And although the actual climate can vary a lot depending on your latitude—from a balmy 85 degrees to forecasts of snow by Halloween—for many regions it’s the ideal season for taking in all of nature’s splendor and the fall foliage. Of course, depending on where you live, you may not have a front row view—but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our vibrant and colorful stock fall leaves footage. More than just an … Read more about 20 Jaw-Dropping Fall Foliage Clips

Get Shook—20 Horror After Effects Templates for Your Fright Night

The fear is real. From the return of Jigsaw and Pennywise the Clown to the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, Fall 2017 is packed full of fan-favorites and adrenaline pumping frights. But big screams aren’t just for big screens! We’ve rounded up our 20 most downloaded After Effects templates for horror and Halloween projects. From glitchy title sequences to killer animations, these frightful templates are available for purchase in our Marketplace, where 100% of the sales commission goes back to artists like you. So whether … Read more about Get Shook—20 Horror After Effects Templates for Your Fright Night

Avoid the Cheesy Look: Tips for Directing Talent from Videographer Ruslan Mykhalets

We’ve all seen it—that cheesy, posed stock video. It’s that shot where the smile never meets the eyes, or where everything is just a little too perfect. It’s cliched and completely inauthentic. But the industry—and the world—is changing, and these days, more and more people are looking for videos that are diverse, relatable, and natural. As one of our top contributors of authentic lifestyle footage, we spoke to Ruslan Mykhalets of MStockAgency to get his top tips and tricks for ditching the cheesy look and producing … Read more about Avoid the Cheesy Look: Tips for Directing Talent from Videographer Ruslan Mykhalets

Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

From designing animations and special effects to working with AE templates or stylizing and color correcting footage, Adobe After Effects opens the door to creative possibilities for filmmakers of every skill level. A staple in the creative industry, it's become the "must-have" and "must-know" special effects and animation program for creatives.   Of course, at first glance when opening up After Effects can be a bit intimidating without a little guidance. Don't worry—we've got you covered. Whether you’d like to enhance your shots … Read more about Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

Review: Wondershare’s Filmora Video Editor

Do you have the right tools for success on YouTube? As the video platform continues to dominate social media, indie branding, and grassroots marketing, having the right program for short-form video editing has never been more important. Enter Wondershare’s Filmora, a simple and easy-to-use video editor that’s beginner friendly—and good for video editing on the fly. How easy? We tried it out with some of our stock footage to see how it stacked up compared to industry mainstays like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro. Available for both … Read more about Review: Wondershare’s Filmora Video Editor

Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps

We’ve known for a while that YouTube’s most important ranking factor is video watch time. It makes sense—YouTube wants to keep users on the site for as long as possible, so the more time people spend watching and interacting with videos, the more YouTube will focus on putting those videos where viewers will see them. That’s cool and all, but how can you increase your YouTube watch time to ensure that your videos are prioritized in search? Use these five tips to impress your VP of Marketing with huge increases in views and watch … Read more about Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps