How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

The internet can now teach us how to do everything. From how to operate an iPhone to cooking a 5-star dinner. We expect information to be available as quickly as we can tap a screen, and when we do find what we’re looking for, we expect it to be easy to understand and use. Put this all together and it’s easy to see why tutorial videos are so incredibly popular—all who wants to read when you can watch?   With this in mind, we’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide on how to make a tutorial video from start to finish. Here are the … Read more about How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

Top 20 Video Clips for Advertising on Social Media

Social media has redefined video. One quick scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll quickly realize how important video is to influencer marketing. Similarly, video advertising on Facebook is an essential way to capture the attention of new audiences and make sure your brand or product gets seen. Of course, not everyone has an in-house creative team with the budget to shoot original video for every ad. That’s why big-time advertisers and jack-of-all-trades creatives alike depend on HD stock footage for resources they need to complete … Read more about Top 20 Video Clips for Advertising on Social Media

Creativity on the Go: How Mobile is Changing the Creative Process

Creativity is as natural an instinct as eating and breathing—which is why the creative process so quickly evolves to mirror our everyday lifestyles. Rock legend Kurt Cobain once famously said, “When creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads, and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.” These days, the closest notepads artists have at hand are their mobile devices. While these high res screens and imaginative apps lack the nostalgic romance … Read more about Creativity on the Go: How Mobile is Changing the Creative Process

Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

Did you just get back from an incredible photoshoot? After choosing your favorite shots and processing them, your next goal is to put your art on display for the world to see. After Effects templates can be the perfect way to emphasize the best of your recent photoshoot, highlight the tonal or visual theme of a series you’ve put together, or help you assemble a new collection.   You can also use AE photo templates to enhance your website, giving clients the ultimate way to view your work. Whether you want to show off your portrait work, … Read more about Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects Templates

You want your clients to remember your content and—more importantly—know how to find more of it. Finding a way for more viewers to hit the subscribe button is much easier with branded content. Luckily, you can use our customizable After Effects templates to brand your videos. AE templates instantly let viewers know who and what they are watching when they see your tagline. Still deciding on your branded look? Try thinking about your target audience. If you shoot exercise tutorials, look for a template with an energetic vibe. A … Read more about How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects Templates

Introducing Exclusive Member Rewards for Our Creative Community

At VideoBlocks, membership has its benefits. First we helped you save on stock footage, and now we’re helping you expand your creative suite. With exclusive discounts from industry-leading partners, we’re bringing you our new Member Rewards program. Valued at over $130 in combined annual savings, creators like you can get the tools you need at a price anyone can afford. Here’s the low-down on your new member benefits.   What are the partner discounts?   20% Off Adobe Premiere CC Pro Edit your footage with precision and … Read more about Introducing Exclusive Member Rewards for Our Creative Community

Watch the Winning Clips From Our Creator to Creator Challenge

What makes for a winning creative shot? In the words of top-selling contributor Radosław Frankowski from Motion.PL, it takes good light, a talented model, a great location, and—just sometimes—a little extra luck. “You press the record button at the right time to capture something truly great.” That’s something the filmmakers behind the winning clips for our new collection know a little about. This month we’ve launched our newest collection of artistic animations and creative lifestyle footage: Creator to Creator. The footage … Read more about Watch the Winning Clips From Our Creator to Creator Challenge

5 Places to Find Freelancers to Edit After Effects Templates

There’s a lot that goes into creating marketing materials for a small business. If you’re just starting out, editing your own after effects templates for your creative might not be a task you want to tackle. Sure, you’ve got the basics of Photoshop and InDesign down, but you’ve never even opened Adobe After Effects, let alone tried to edit an After Effects template—and let’s be honest, with web design projects, ad creative, and even social media accounts to manage, you likely have zero extra time to do so. The solution? Download … Read more about 5 Places to Find Freelancers to Edit After Effects Templates