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

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

VideoBlocks Partners with Stock Performer to Bring Better Analytics to Contributors

VideoBlocks has teamed up with Stock Performer to bring improved sales and performance analytics to our Marketplace contributors. After numerous requests from both Stock Performer customers and VideoBlocks contributors, we’re now working together to make better data available to the stock filmmaking community. As the largest provider of analytics to stock media artists, Stock Performer perfectly complements the rapidly-growing VideoBlocks Marketplace, which now contains over 10,000 contributors worldwide. A winner of the Microstock Expo Best … Read more about VideoBlocks Partners with Stock Performer to Bring Better Analytics to Contributors

What You Need to Know About Our Licensing Updates

Welcome to our new and improved license! We’re adding benefits and clarifying certain terms that pertain to members like you. For example, our licenses now apply to all three of our websites (VideoBlocks, GraphicStock, and AudioBlocks), bringing consistency to our family of products. We also defined what a “seat” means—it describes a person, not a company. Here is a summary of the other updates to our licensing terms:   No more derivative work requirement Members no longer need to make substantive changes to our content in order … Read more about What You Need to Know About Our Licensing Updates

Here’s What 10 Million Stock Downloads in One Year Looks Like

It’s been a big year for VideoBlocks. We’ve nearly tripled in size—making our headquarters in the D.C. area extra cozy—and we launched a new Marketplace, which allows videographers to take home 100% commission. While the surge in Marketplace clips has been an industry game changer, we’re more dedicated than ever to growing our Unlimited Library. Tons of fresh clips across categories like nature, timelapse, and After Effects templates have been added to our unlimited downloads plan. Watch the video below to see the stock that excited the … Read more about Here’s What 10 Million Stock Downloads in One Year Looks Like

The Story of VideoBlocks

This is the story of unlimited downloads, turning down $100K to chase a dream, and building a library of premium stock footage for the creative class. Join our CEO as he describes the origins of VideoBlocks, from a yearlong journey of shooting, editing, and marketing what would become our first commercial clips to becoming the first destination for filmmakers in search of affordable stock footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrNdbDBw6Hw … Read more about The Story of VideoBlocks

Filtering Myth from Science: Do You Really Need a UV Filter?

If you’ve purchased a camera or lens in the last fifty years, there’s a decent chance you’ve been urged to add a UV filter to your purchase. Buy online, and you can expect instant discounts on filters as add-on items. Buy in-store, and you’ll find them bundled with everything from cleaning kits to memory cards. However, many question whether there’s any actual science behind these recommendations—or if they’re due merely to the insane profit margins to be had from a piece of glass. The truth, of course, is hidden behind some hazy myths and … Read more about Filtering Myth from Science: Do You Really Need a UV Filter?