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

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

Destination Cuba: Highlights from Our New Travel Footage Collection

Just when you think you’re out of places to go, sights to see, or new things to experience, Cuba rises as one of the best travel destinations of the year. It’s bustling streets of lively music, retro cars, and colorful buildings have attracted many career travelers for decades, and with Cuban-American relations improving, your wanderlust could take you on a new adventure. Our new Cuban travel footage collection features these authentic views of local life and highlights the beauty of the Caribbean island. Besides inspiring wanderlust, these … Read more about Destination Cuba: Highlights from Our New Travel Footage Collection

How to Resize Video for Social Media (aka Square Format Video)

Incorporating stock footage into your social media accounts can add an element of professionalism that sets your brand apart. But, apps like Instagram and Facebook can sometimes make it difficult to upload because of their video size restrictions. Don’t let that stop you—we’re sharing some of our favorite tutorials that show you how to resize video to fit Instagram and Facebook’s video size specs. There’s no need to compromise on quality. Your brand will develop a reputation for its professionalism and social media savvy, all while … Read more about How to Resize Video for Social Media (aka Square Format Video)

What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)

Looking for a way to show off your content and make it pop? Look no further than the always versatile sizzle reel: a fun, quick way to spotlight all of your creative projects. A tool used by freelancers and longtime industry professionals alike, the sizzle reel provides a variety of different ways to quickly engage audiences with content that speaks for itself.   What is a sizzle reel? Sizzle reels are a fast-paced, branded mix of media that help convey messaging in a stylized video. While all sizzle reels are videos, not all videos … Read more about What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)