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

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

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

The VideoBlocks Field Guide to Film Rights: Filming People, Places, and Things

Filming in Private Locations It probably makes sense to start with the most black-and-white rules first: if you’re standing on private property, you need the owner’s permission to be there—as well as the owner’s permission to film there. Keep in mind that a lot of the places people might casually call public are actually private property. When your significant other advises you not to wear sweatpants in public, for example, their definition probably includes venues like shopping malls and retail parking lots, which are most definitely … Read more about The VideoBlocks Field Guide to Film Rights: Filming People, Places, and Things

VideoBlocks is on the Inc. 5000 List

VideoBlocks is on the Inc. 5000 List Last week, our parent company Footage Firm was named #11 Top Media Companies on Inc. 5000 list! Over the past 3 years, Footage Firm has experienced a 563% growth and has expanded to three platforms- VideoBlocks.com, AudioBlocks.com, and GraphicStock.com . Founded in 2004, our CEO Joel Holland had a vision to make stock footage affordable to the masses and less than 10 years later that vision has become a reality! Below is a letter from Joel to his customers, contributors and the community at large. … Read more about VideoBlocks is on the Inc. 5000 List

How To Create Project Folders

Have multiple people collaborating on a video project? Working on a few different projects at a time? Just need organization in your life? Project Folders are exactly what you need! Creating Project Folders for a specific project or theme is the easiest way to share your curated content with anyone, keep tabs on multiple projects, or organize your clips before you download them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7DpBu5Qwo Instructions 1. Adding a project folder Once you find a clip you like, simply hover over it and click the "+ Folder" … Read more about How To Create Project Folders