Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

Cue up the mortar boards and robes, because it’s graduation season again. May and June are important months for families, friends, and educators--students of all ages the world over are finishing their studies and excitedly preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. Of course, this isn’t just a pivotal day for students: graduations are an opportunity for whole families and communities to join together in celebration.   So it’s only fitting that during important moments like these, we’d want to capture the memories (and … Read more about Graduation Toolkit: Templates and Audio for Pomp and Circumstance

What Is Virtual Reality Actually Used For Anyway?!

It’s no secret that VR is happening in a big way, but the real question is—What is virtual reality used for? VR headsets were one of the top gifts in 2016, and we saw a huge spike in traffic to our VR and 360° videos immediately after, and even months later, we’re still receiving a lot of traffic to our VR pages. With every new form of technology, people wonder if it is here to stay, and VR is no different. Many people have a difficult time finding affordable VR footage, and others are unsure about how to use VR in an effective way. … Read more about What Is Virtual Reality Actually Used For Anyway?!

Stock Footage of the Week: Beachy Summer B-Roll

Beach season is finally here. Our wintry day-dreams of sun and sand, frozen beverages, and the nostalgic smell of coconut SPF have finally become reality—and you know what that means. From summer romances to seasonal film projects, it’s time to start heating things up. Find inspiration for your next enterprise with our collection of sun-soaked b-roll. To get you started, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below!   Download this b-roll footage of a person jogging on the beach at sunrise   Purchase this b-roll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Beachy Summer B-Roll

Stock Footage of the Week: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events.   We’ve all had that dream—we’re soaring through the air, gazing down over majestic oceans and snow-capped mountaintops. Or perhaps you’d prefer to glide through a maze of skyscrapers and perch atop the Empire State Building? Wherever your imagination takes you, the fact remains that we all dream of taking flight—so it’s really no wonder that aerial footage consistently ranks among of our top-trending royalty-free … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

Gear Review: Joel’s Top 5 Coolest New Cameras and Accessories at NAB ‘17

By Joel Holland, Founder and Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks   Each year, the NAB show in Las Vegas brings us the newest gadgets and gear in the world of video production—and 2017 was no let-down. Despite hefty competition from the many tools and products on display, we’ve identified five new must-have items worth calling out in our NAB round-up. Before we dive into the new tech, it’s important to note that there were four key themes we noticed at the show that will have a major impact on the rest of 2017: 1. 4K is no … Read more about Gear Review: Joel’s Top 5 Coolest New Cameras and Accessories at NAB ‘17

A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

VR isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. With film giants such as Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, and Jon Favreau rallying behind the technology, it’s fair to say we can expect VR and 360 footage to reach new heights in the coming years. This seismic shift in video tech presents a brave new world for filmmakers and videographers—one which allows creatives to stretch the limits of their storytelling while presenting new and often intimidating challenges. Our partners Austin Mace and Ryan Thomas from SubVRsive have spent years … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

Stock Footage of the Week: The Cherry Blossoms Try Again

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. After one or two false starts, it seems Spring is here to stay—and with the sunshine comes the cherry blossoms—but for real this time. After an unseasonably warm February and early bloom, Persephone decided she was just kidding about leaving the underworld and our lovely would-be blossoms froze up again. But although these famous trees have arrived fashionably late in the D.C. and mid-Atlantic area, we’re finally awash … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: The Cherry Blossoms Try Again

Stock Footage of the Week: It’s Marathon Monday!

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events.   Every year on the third Monday in April, Bostonians celebrate Marathon Monday—a day when some of the world’s most elite runners flood the city for a 26.2 mile run through the center of Bean Town, essentially shutting down the city to business as usual. With all that free time on their hands, locals and tourists alike flood the streets to partake in the revelry. It’s a celebration of athleticism, perseverance, … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: It’s Marathon Monday!