Technology Makes an Impact on 2011 Google Top Searches

As 2011 comes to an end, everyone is putting together lists of the most viewed, the most searched, the most downloaded, the most everything of 2011. Google is obviously no exception. A couple of weeks ago they released the Top 10 Most Searched Topics in 2011. A lot of the winners surprised us, but what we really found interesting what how accurately this list portrays the importance of technology in our society. (Looking for some free stock footage? Look no further! Download your free stock footage clip by clicking here!) Globally, the list … Read more about Technology Makes an Impact on 2011 Google Top Searches

Speed of Light Camera Creates Ultimate Slow Motion Footage

Warning: What you are about to read might actually blow your mind. We’ve talked about high speed cameras before, like the Phantom cameras we use to create all of our slow videos. Well, apparently having the capability to shoot video at up to one million frames per second was not enough for some people. A couple of scientists at M.I.T.’s Media Lab have now rigged up a camera that can record images at the speed of light. Now, I’m going to be honest with you. Most of the mechanics of this are way over my head. These scientists are using a lot of … Read more about Speed of Light Camera Creates Ultimate Slow Motion Footage

The Beginning of the End?: CNN Fires 50 Photojournalists

When I started college to study Broadcast and Electronic Communication, I knew my family was skeptical of whether or not I’d ever be able to find a job in this field. To convince them I pointed to the local news. I said, “look, you need dozens of people to run that type of operation. And there are news stations all over the country. I’ll be fine.” A few months later, our local ABC affiliate replaced all of its camera operators with robotic cameras and I began to worry if I had made a good decision. Turns out, the robotic cameras were just the … Read more about The Beginning of the End?: CNN Fires 50 Photojournalists

5 Lessons on Creativity from John Lasseter

There’s a feeling that we get from watching Pixar movies that is hard to describe. They are silly and fun, yet they tug at whatever it is that makes us all human. Whether you love the Cars brand, or think nothing will ever live up to the original Toy Story, it is hard to dispute the fact that Pixar has created some of the most timeless and influential stories of recent years. Pixar Chief Creative Officer and overall creative genius, John Lasseter, recently gave an hour long interview to Charlie Rose, spilling many of his creative secrets for … Read more about 5 Lessons on Creativity from John Lasseter

5 Professional Movie Editors You Should Know

Do you know who directed your favorite film? The answer to that is probably, “yes”. Now, do you know who edited your favorite film? That’s a fact that far less people know. You see, any good editor will say they want their work to go unnoticed because that means they did a good job. Since it is good practice to learn from the best, we’re going to unveil the five of the best modern day professional movie editors so you can learn who is really behind the magic of the movies. (Are you working on becoming a video editing master? Here is some free … Read more about 5 Professional Movie Editors You Should Know

WeVideo Cloud Video Editing

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new video editing system that lives completely in the clouds. It is called WeVideo, and the concept is drawing a lot of praise from the online community. We decided to check out the program ourselves to see what it has to offer and, more importantly, what it could offer you! About WeVideo WeVideo is a company based in California, yet owned by a larger organization in Norway called Inspera. Right off the bat, you can tell that these guys probably have a lot of experience working globally on shared … Read more about WeVideo Cloud Video Editing

iPhone Storyboard Composer

A while ago we stressed to you the importance of storyboarding whenever you go to start a video project. Little did we know that there’s an app for that! Cinemek has a great new App available in the iTunes App Store that will make storyboarding an even easier process for you! According to their website: Storyboard Composer is the worlds first mobile story boarding application. No need to know how to draw, no complicated programs to learn. You can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Storyboard Composer allows … Read more about iPhone Storyboard Composer

VideoBlocks Sponsors Voices of Hope Productions

VideoBlocks is happy to announce that we’ve started sponsoring an amazing non-profit group that is making an impact through the use of video. Voices of Hope is a woman-owned creative services and multimedia production company dedicated to creative and community-based social issues and documentary film-making as a means to educate, engage, empower and entertain while fostering leadership, citizenship and inspiration in adults and youth to make a difference in our society. According to their website, Voices of Hope Productions works with … Read more about VideoBlocks Sponsors Voices of Hope Productions