Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. As the final school bell rings and the thermostat climbs ever higher, it’s time to get outside and enjoy all the wonders of nature. Whether you’re into rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, or just hanging out at the lake with your favorite playlist and a bottle of Coppertone, summer is that time of the year when the entire outdoors becomes our personal playground. But as we sit here soaking up some vitamin D, it’s easy to … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Happy World Environment Day!
Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series where we discuss trending content and the latest trends. This week we’ve gathered a few of our favorite St. Patrick's Day footage clips and animations to get you in the carnival spirit. You see it happening already. "Kiss Me I'm Irish" shirts are swarming store displays along with green sequined hats and beads. Chalkboards outside the local pub are advertising specials on traditional Irish fare, and leprechauns dance through commercials more often than usual. You know what this … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Videos and Templates to Fill Your Pot O’ Gold
Hallmark holiday or not, Valentine’s Day is a day when people around the world celebrate love. And while love comes in many forms, many of us can get caught up in outdated ideas about what love looks like—or that Valentine’s Day is just for couples. In case anyone missed it, the ladies are taking over this year—and they aren’t done yet! In that spirit, we’ve compiled a royalty-free stock footage collection that celebrates just what it means to be a “Galentine”. “What’s a Galentine,” you ask? Well, it’s pretty much the best thing … Read more about Women Who Lead: Fierce Stock Footage for Your Galentine’s Day
Thank you to all who participated in our Celebrate the World challenge. We received entries showcasing different countries, cultures, religions and traditions from across the globe which reminds us how great it is have such an exciting and diverse community of contributors. Our judges have selected eleven semi-finalists. Check out the clips here and be sure to visit our Facebook page where you can vote for our Audience Choice Award. Our overall winner will be announced in December so stay tuned! The Nominees Are: Vote … Read more about Announcing the Semi-Finalists in our Celebrate the World Challenge
There’s no list of “best jobs in the world” that doesn’t mention Anthony Bourdain—he’s like the Keith Richards of the food and travel world. This chef/author/cultural journalist went from an aging cook in the underbelly of New York’s restaurant industry to a hugely successful TV personality who spends his days exploring the far corners of the world and nomming on delicacies in the company of fascinating locals. Who wouldn’t want that gig? The newest season of his show, “Parts Unknown,” airs this Sunday, September 25, and because we … Read more about Take a Stock Footage Tour of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” Season 8
Every new form of entertainment and communication has its early adopters—the trailblazers who relish the challenges posed by a new format and the technophiles who are unafraid to explore cutting-edge tools. We recently partnered with such revolutionaries to bring virtual reality and 360° stock footage to the VideoBlocks library. Now that it’s available to the mass creative class, we spoke to a few of our expert partners to find out how VR is a game-changer for visual storytelling. The Inno-VR-tors Since the start of his career, Mike … Read more about The Future Has Arrived: How 360° VR Stock Footage Is Changing Everything
What happens when a band releases a single in zero gravity? It floats right to the top of the charts. The music video for Ok Go’s “Upside Down & Inside Out” marked a new milestone for filmmaking by teaming up with Russian airline S7 to shoot all footage during parabolic maneuvers, which can suspend gravity for about 27 seconds while in flight. The entire video was captured in one 45 minute take—cutting out only the non-weightless periods. But the vacillation between zero G and the double gravity that occurs just after each maneuver … Read more about OK Go Shot a Music Video Entirely in Zero Gravity and It Was Worth All the Vomit
In anticipation of BBC’s Victorian Sherlock Christmas special airing this January, we’re streaming a special of our own—in which we recreate the show’s iconic title sequence using exclusively stock footage. See below for our stock intro, made entirely with royalty-free assets from our library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn79JvcYXDE How we did it was rather elementary once we matched the footage—just a bit of layering and some tilt-shift After Effects templates—but we’ve included a walkthrough tutorial on the full process and … Read more about Behind the Scenes: Reimagining BBC’s Sherlock Intro Using Stock Footage