What Is Virtual Reality Actually Used For Anyway?!

It’s no secret that VR is happening in a big way, but the real question is—What is virtual reality used for? VR headsets were one of the top gifts in 2016, and we saw a huge spike in traffic to our VR and 360° videos immediately after, and even months later, we’re still receiving a lot of traffic to our VR pages. With every new form of technology, people wonder if it is here to stay, and VR is no different. Many people have a difficult time finding affordable VR footage, and others are unsure about how to use VR in an effective way. … Read more about What Is Virtual Reality Actually Used For Anyway?!

Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

Repeat after us: Ommmm. Ommmm. Whether you’re already enjoying clear blue skies and warm breezes or just daydreaming of beaches, the promise of summer is right around the corner—and just in time to help us all relax! In just a couple short weeks beach season will be well underway and dreams of relaxing ocean-side will finally become reality. In the meantime, inspire your audience to get their beach zen on by including some of our peaceful, relaxing video clips of beaches around the world. We’ve rounded up 20 of our most popular beach clips … Read more about Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques

By Ryan Nau   Are you ready to take your After Effects know-how to the next level? From eye-catching logo reveals and title sequences to mesmerizing alpha channel animations, After Effects can really upgrade the production value of any project—especially if you’re working with a with shoestring budget. While there are many how-tos for using the more advanced tools in AE—or for working with ready-made After Effects templates—sometimes you need a more comprehensive introduction to working with the program’s animations. … Read more about After Effects: A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Tools and Techniques

Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

Having the right tool for the job is essential when you need to maximize productivity and keep your creative flow copasetic—after all, you wouldn’t try to hammer a nail with a screwdriver (well, we hope you wouldn’t). So why would you use the wrong Adobe program for your project? Knowing when you should use Adobe After Effects versus Premiere Pro can help you determine which program to learn first or which program to use for specific tasks. While there are some things that you can do through both programs, one of them will likely have … Read more about Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

As the weather slowly but surely turns to spring and warmer weather, our friends, family, and neighbors begin to come out of hibernation and start sending out invitations to all of the events! That's right, folks! It's almost the season of barbecues, weddings, showers, and reunions. Make your party stand out by using our After Effects photo templates to make your retirement party, graduation dinner, or gender reveal luncheon a smashing success. Our AE templates can personalize any party or gathering you’re holding, and helps you place your … Read more about 15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

Top 20 AE Backgrounds for Live Events

Come one, come all! Planning a live event can be a challenging and stressful task—after finding a venue, entertainer or DJs, and date, all that's left is attracting the crowds. Sounds easy enough, right? Maybe if you like long nights spent wracking your brain for marketing strategies, then yes, it’s easy. Luckily, finding crowd-pleasing and mesmerizing visuals for your event’s promos or backdrop doesn’t have to be stressful. Our After Effects video template library includes a wide array of creative graphics to make a big splash. The … Read more about Top 20 AE Backgrounds for Live Events

­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

by Chris Chitaroni A top-selling contributor in our video marketplace, Chris Chitaroni has a lot of experience capturing water on film. We asked him to share his favorite tips and advice for filmmakers looking to work with this fun—but sometimes tricky—element.   I’m not sure why I ever chose to shoot as many watery scenes as I have—but when you look at my stock footage portfolio it becomes evident very quickly that I’ve spent a lot of time getting wet. Liquid is an awesome element to have in front of the lens. It … Read more about ­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

Master the Art of the Business Video: 13 After Effects Templates That Seal the Deal

It can be difficult to stand out in the digital world. Luckily, our After Effects business templates can save you time and add that little extra something that’ll give you an edge. From impressing your board with elegant templates to capturing the attention of consumers on Facebook, we have all of the templates you need to get your brand the visibility it deserves. You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company to afford elegant videos-- our Membership Library and Contributor Marketplace have AE templates for every occasion, so that you can … Read more about Master the Art of the Business Video: 13 After Effects Templates That Seal the Deal