Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

Although it might be the middle of July, fans of must-watch TV around the world already know: Winter. Is. Here. The penultimate season of Game of Thrones has arrived, promising more thrills—and battles—than ever. But why should Jon Snow have all the fun? With our new and exclusive epic fantasy-inspired After Effects templates, you can claim the Iron Throne for your own. Drawing on iconic elements and themes from the pop culture sensation, we’ve created four versatile intro templates that can be easily customized using your own … Read more about Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

Cue up the mortar boards and robes, because it’s graduation season again. May and June are important months for families, friends, and educators--students of all ages the world over are finishing their studies and excitedly preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. Of course, this isn’t just a pivotal day for students: graduations are an opportunity for whole families and communities to join together in celebration.   So it’s only fitting that during important moments like these, we’d want to capture the memories (and … Read more about Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

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

A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

VR isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. With film giants such as Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, and Jon Favreau rallying behind the technology, it’s fair to say we can expect VR and 360 footage to reach new heights in the coming years. This seismic shift in video tech presents a brave new world for filmmakers and videographers—one which allows creatives to stretch the limits of their storytelling while presenting new and often intimidating challenges. Our partners Austin Mace and Ryan Thomas from SubVRsive have spent years … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

It’s Official—VideoBlocks is one of Washingtonian’s 50 Best Places to Work!

We are honored to announce that VideoBlocks has been recognized by Washingtonian as one of the DC area’s Best Places to Work in 2017! We started off as a little stock footage startup selling DVD's on eBay, and now we've grown into a full-fledged creative content provider with 80 employees. The online version of the Washingtonian list will come out March 6th, but here's a sneak peek of the article in hard copy:     Around here, we’ve known for a long time that VideoBlocks isn’t quite like other companies. With a wide … Read more about It’s Official—VideoBlocks is one of Washingtonian’s 50 Best Places to Work!

Announcing Related Search Cards: A New Way to Find the Stock Footage You Need

When it comes to stock footage, finding the perfect shot can require some digging. With millions of clips to choose from, how do you find exactly what you’re looking for? To make the process easier, we’ve launched a new Related Search Cards feature.   What are Related Search Cards? Related Search Cards help you quickly discover alternative options when you don’t see what you need in your original search results. It especially comes in handy when you aren’t sure which search terms to use—allowing you to click through to search … Read more about Announcing Related Search Cards: A New Way to Find the Stock Footage You Need

Coming Attractions: 11 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by New Movies

From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to Marvel’s Doctor Strange to Star Wars’ Rogue One, this film season is packed with excitement. But why save all the thrills for the big screen? With our new and exclusive box office-inspired After Effects templates, you can easily add a little movie magic to your next project. Drawing on iconic moments from this year’s most anticipated films, we’ve created template designs that truly capture the unique elements of each movie. From the esoteric spellcasting glyphs of Doctor Strange to the classic … Read more about Coming Attractions: 11 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by New Movies

Gear Review: What Joel Thinks of the New Canon 5D Mark IV

By Joel Holland, Founder and Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks   For 15 years I’ve been lugging around an unreasonable amount of camera gear. As many readers likely know, being both a photographer and videographer means almost twice the load. So it was with great joy that I purchased the Canon 5D Mark IV, capable of shooting 4K video in addition to world class photos. I was hoping that it could be the camera to replace my RED Scarlet X video camera and Canon 5D Mark III. To answer this question, I spent a week shooting in the … Read more about Gear Review: What Joel Thinks of the New Canon 5D Mark IV