How to Grow YouTube Audiences and Revenue for Success

The best part of making a video isn’t using an expensive camera or watching your name scroll along in the credits—it’s getting the opportunity to make an impact on your audience. Whether you’re aiming for the big screen or not, there are incredible resources widely available today that can help bring your video to the masses. Ten years ago, you needed a deal from a major distributor to get a real shot at viewers outside of your immediate family. Today, it’s as easy as uploading your content to a website with a few tags and a bit of … Read more about How to Grow YouTube Audiences and Revenue for Success

Tech Meets Art: 10 Trending Video Styles for the Future of Filmmaking

If there’s one constant in filmmaking, it’s that things are always changing. Years ago when film editors were still making cuts with actual razors on an editing table, the idea of using a computer program to create a movie seemed outrageous—Hollywood pros had no desire to completely rework their process. But early adopters forged ahead, and here we are in an age when digital editing is the norm. These days, it would be crazy to try to cut and paste a film together by hand. Making movies today is faster, the video quality better, and … Read more about Tech Meets Art: 10 Trending Video Styles for the Future of Filmmaking

15 Destinations in Under a Minute: Travel the Globe with New Timelapse Footage

Who doesn’t want to be a master of time and space—and travel the world? With timelapse footage, we all can. While a photograph captures a single moment, timelapse footage captures thousands of tiny moments into a single fast-paced clip, transporting viewers into stunning fragments of time all over the globe. Inspired by the newest additions to our Membership Library, we’ve created a tour of more than 15 destinations to experience in under a minute. Time flows fluidly in these clips—this warping effect shifts audiences outside of … Read more about 15 Destinations in Under a Minute: Travel the Globe with New Timelapse Footage

5 Drool-Worthy Production Vehicles

It was love at first sight—while strolling through the massive NAB Show in Vegas last month, we spotted these beauties from across the room and just had to go over and say hello. There’s nothing that makes a videographer salivate more than badass (and usually crazy expensive) gear, so whether you’re in the market for a dead sexy production vehicle or just browsing, these sweet rides will have you fantasizing about filmmaking adventures.   KOCO “First Alert Storm Command” Truck Mother nature beware. Oklahoma City’s news team has a … Read more about 5 Drool-Worthy Production Vehicles

The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

Are you holding out for a hero or just heroic stock media? From the year-round blockbusters of Warner Bros. and Marvel to television’s The Walking Dead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comic book adaptations are everywhere. But independent creatives don’t need studio backing to bring their origin stories to life—all they need is superlative stock video, graphics, and sound effects. We’ve teamed up with our sister sites GraphicStock and AudioBlocks to bring you all the stock media necessary to take your next comic book-inspired project from … Read more about The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

This House of Cards Title Sequence Is Made Entirely of Stock Footage

The battle for presidency is getting ruthless. The stakes are higher than ever, and everyone’s favorite political antihero will do and say anything—literally anything—to win. No, we’re not talking about the candidates running for president this year; we’re talking about Frank Underwood’s ongoing fight to retain the most powerful seat in Washington during the fourth season of House of Cards. Life imitates art in this Netflix megahit, but it’s not just the storyline that feels familiar. We noticed a number of parallels between the footage on … Read more about This House of Cards Title Sequence Is Made Entirely of Stock Footage

Trump’s Veterans Video Gaffe: What the Stock Filmmaker Has to Say

Media blunders are a time honored tradition of election years, but Aleksandr Krivov—a VideoBlocks contributor from Russia—never expected his footage to become a part of U.S. political controversy. Donald Trump’s campaign used one of Krivov’s clips in a video honoring American veterans. The problem? It showed Russian World War II veterans—not American veterans. Krivov has a few things to say about his (in)famous clip and how it was used by the campaign. VideoBlocks: What was your reaction to seeing your footage in the news this … Read more about Trump’s Veterans Video Gaffe: What the Stock Filmmaker Has to Say

How to Succeed in Stock Video

NOW HIRING: Curious adventurers with a knack for videography. Unlimited world travel included. No boss, no dress code, no restrictions. That’s the life of a stock filmmaker. You follow your whims across the world, building a portfolio of stunning footage along the way. After editing, you simply upload your clips to the VideoBlocks Marketplace and wait for your 100% commission checks to roll in. There’s no catch—thousands of videographers make their living like this. However, owning a nice camera does not equate to success in stock. It … Read more about How to Succeed in Stock Video