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

Chasing the Big Break: How Orion Owens Surfed to the #1 Spot with This Video

One look at Orion Owens’s VideoBlocks portfolio will have you California dreaming…or Maui dreaming...or Bali dreaming, for that matter. He’s a SoCal-based surfer, but the man behind Active Stock chases the break all over the world—funding his pursuits with the stock footage he films along the way. Owens seems to have already found the perfect wave, though, in this best-selling Marketplace shot that he captured while riding a picturesque swell.   Download Orion Owens’s POV surfing video   It’s easy to see why this clip is so … Read more about Chasing the Big Break: How Orion Owens Surfed to the #1 Spot with This Video

We Are the Fastest-Growing Stock Video Library EVER

It’s official—the VideoBlocks Marketplace is the fastest-growing stock video library ever. The Marketplace launched in April 2015 with 147,310 items and soared to 1 million clips on December 31, 2015. Our competitors took years to achieve this milestone. We did it in just eight months. There’s a reason why VideoBlocks outpaced the rest: we put contributors first by giving 100% commission to the filmmakers who sell their footage through our Marketplace. We now have over 8,000 stock videographers uploading content from 112 different countries … Read more about We Are the Fastest-Growing Stock Video Library EVER

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

Discovery Footage Is Coming to the VideoBlocks Marketplace in January

Discovery Access’s world-class footage is on its way to the VideoBlocks Marketplace, bringing more than 30 years of jaw-dropping videos to the creative community—all royalty-free. This original footage will be available for download in early 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cjenXnpAo&feature=youtu.be “Discovery has captured the breathtaking beauty of our planet in ways that no others have, and including this content in our Marketplace is game-changing for video editors,” says Joel Holland, VideoBlocks Founder and CEO. Making … Read more about Discovery Footage Is Coming to the VideoBlocks Marketplace in January

These Are the (Star Wars Inspired) After Effects Templates You’re Looking For

Find the lack of faithful Star Wars templates disturbing? We’re bringing balance to stock footage with five new After Effects templates inspired by the visual effects of Star Wars—available exclusively through VideoBlocks. Now witness the power of unlimited downloads: get these templates plus access to $10 million in stock footage—all for just $99 year when you join VideoBlocks.   Effect I: Hologram Effects, You’re My Only Hope Download hologram effects AE template   Effect II: Luminous Title Crawls Are We Download … Read more about These Are the (Star Wars Inspired) After Effects Templates You’re Looking For

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

Our Pluto Footage Still Holds Up

NASA’s New Horizons mission once again changed the way scientists view Pluto. Yet as publishers scramble to rewrite textbooks, our footage of the dwarf planet holds up remarkably well. Previously, our most detailed view of Pluto came from the Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits 347 miles above Earth’s surface—or some three billion miles from Pluto. Understandably, the resulting images were not terribly detailed, despite several billion dollars in magnification: NASA, ESA, and M. Buie/Southwest Research Institute The New Horizons … Read more about Our Pluto Footage Still Holds Up