Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Welcome back to Stock Footage of the Week, where we bring you trending videos, timely templates, and sometimes just some fun (or funny) footage. This week, we decided to mix things up a bit, and take you on a time lapse adventure through Italy. Since most of us can’t usually just leave our desks and life behind for almost a month to travel the world, we wanted to take you on a stock footage tour of one of the hottest tourist destinations year after year—and who knows, maybe this will actually inspire your next trip? (Or perhaps it’ll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Quit Your Day Job: Film Full Time with These Tips from the Pros

“Listen to your heart and do what brings you joy. For me that happens to be shooting stock. The joy and excitement of the process fuel my portfolio growth to the point where I don’t need to worry about slow times.” —Konstantin Sutyagin As we burn through those weekday blues, it’s easy to dream of another adventure. For those of us with a passion for film and video, the idea of successfully translating our “hobby” into a full time job seems too good to be true. That’s something other people do—people who don’t have a family, or who are … Read more about Quit Your Day Job: Film Full Time with These Tips from the Pros

Stock Footage of the Week: Memorial Day 2017

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events.   Every year on the final Monday of May, Americans remember the men and women of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It’s a tradition dating back to the American Civil War in 1868, when it was dedicated to adorning the graves of Union Army soldiers with flowers. Today, Memorial Day has largely lost its somber roots, and is celebrated as the unofficial kickoff to summer, complete with hot dogs, pool parties, and … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Memorial Day 2017

Stock Footage of the Week: Beachy Summer B-Roll

Beach season is finally here. Our wintry day-dreams of sun and sand, frozen beverages, and the nostalgic smell of coconut SPF have finally become reality—and you know what that means. From summer romances to seasonal film projects, it’s time to start heating things up. Find inspiration for your next enterprise with our collection of sun-soaked b-roll. To get you started, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below!   Download this b-roll footage of a person jogging on the beach at sunrise   Purchase this b-roll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Beachy Summer B-Roll

Review: PowerDirector 15

We always applaud early adopters. Cyberlink’s PowerDirector 15 added 360 video editing capabilities before anyone else, similar to how we added 360 and VR stock footage to our library before the rest of the competition. So, we gave their software a spin with some b-roll to see how it stacks up against the industry leaders, and this is what we learned. Firstly, if you work in Windows, PowerDirector 15 is definitely worth a try. It is not Mac compatible—sorry Apple users—but pulls a lot of weight as an intuitive editing program … Read more about Review: PowerDirector 15

Stock Footage of the Week: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events.   We’ve all had that dream—we’re soaring through the air, gazing down over majestic oceans and snow-capped mountaintops. Or perhaps you’d prefer to glide through a maze of skyscrapers and perch atop the Empire State Building? Wherever your imagination takes you, the fact remains that we all dream of taking flight—so it’s really no wonder that aerial footage consistently ranks among of our top-trending royalty-free … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

Gear Review: Joel’s Top 5 Coolest New Cameras and Accessories at NAB ‘17

By Joel Holland, Founder and Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks   Each year, the NAB show in Las Vegas brings us the newest gadgets and gear in the world of video production—and 2017 was no let-down. Despite hefty competition from the many tools and products on display, we’ve identified five new must-have items worth calling out in our NAB round-up. Before we dive into the new tech, it’s important to note that there were four key themes we noticed at the show that will have a major impact on the rest of 2017: 1. 4K is no … Read more about Gear Review: Joel’s Top 5 Coolest New Cameras and Accessories at NAB ‘17

Stock Footage of the Week: V-E Day

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. As time marched on, the reality of the second World War became tinted by the glamour of Hollywood and immortalized in the dramatic language of literature—but for many people still alive today, World War II wasn’t a multi-million dollar epic film, and it didn’t star the likes of Brad Pitt or Tom Hanks. It starred their brothers and sisters—their husbands and wives. Today in 1945, German forces formally surrendered at … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: V-E Day