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

Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage

It’s that time of the year when we put on our patriotic pants and celebrate the birth of a nation with hot grills and even hotter fireworks. Independence Day is the epitome of American holidays—cold drinks, country music or rock ‘n roll, and an excuse to play with fire—responsibly, of course. There’s a lot of national pride to take in, so we thought it would help to slow things down with some patriotic slow motion footage. This week, we’re featuring just that—slow motion footage that allows you to take it all in and … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage

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

Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll

Nothing beats waiting like not waiting—so why wait for the next scene in your film? The passing of time can be a tricky thing to show without putting your audience to sleep. No one wants to sit through every hour of the night for their hero to finally wake up and make some coffee, but you also have to show that time has passed. So whether you need to speed up the sunrise or create a quick location switch—a time lapse is the perfect solution. That’s why for this week’s footage of the week, we’ve picked a few of our favorite time … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll

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

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 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!

Stock Footage of the Week: Memorial Day 2017

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events.   Every year on the final Monday of May, Americans remember the men and women of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It’s a tradition dating back to the American Civil War in 1868, when it was dedicated to adorning the graves of Union Army soldiers with flowers. Today, Memorial Day has largely lost its somber roots, and is celebrated as the unofficial kickoff to summer, complete with hot dogs, pool parties, and … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Memorial Day 2017