15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

As the weather slowly but surely turns to spring and warmer weather, our friends, family, and neighbors begin to come out of hibernation and start sending out invitations to all of the events! That's right, folks! It's almost the season of barbecues, weddings, showers, and reunions. Make your party stand out by using our After Effects photo templates to make your retirement party, graduation dinner, or gender reveal luncheon a smashing success. Our AE templates can personalize any party or gathering you’re holding, and helps you place your … Read more about 15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

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!

The Future Is Now—20 Tech Lifestyle Clips That Prove We’re Living in The Jetsons

Humanity continually strives for excellence in innovation, and for most of human history our imaginations have far outpaced our technological capacity. Sci-fi shows like Star Trek and even The Jetsons have captured our hearts and minds for generations, tantalizing our imaginations. But you don’t need to use fictional footage to awe your viewers with the incredible possibilities of technology—instead, download stock footage from our technology collection to showcase humanity’s amazing advancements while inspiring your viewers to bring … Read more about The Future Is Now—20 Tech Lifestyle Clips That Prove We’re Living in The Jetsons

Stock Footage of the Week: To Infinity…and Beyond!

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. About six years ago, NASA retired the last of its space shuttles, and with them the hopes and dreams of a generation of kids. But thanks to the wonderful world of sci-fi—and some inter-galactic stock footage—we don’t need to be shot into space to witness the wonders of the galaxy. From the colorful nebulas of deep space to footage furnished by NASA themselves, we’ve got the videos and motion backgrounds to take you … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: To Infinity…and Beyond!

Stock Footage of the Week: From Mountains Majesty to Urban Glitch—On-Trend After Effects Templates

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. This week we were inspired by two very different trends that are dominating the wide and wonderful world of After Effects templates: impossibly beautiful nature reels and gritty urban glitch templates. We asked ourselves, how can two such different styles be so popular at the same time? What is it about these templates that appeals to such wide audiences? When we looked at the latest trends in film, the contrast between these two … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: From Mountains Majesty to Urban Glitch—On-Trend After Effects Templates

­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

by Chris Chitaroni A top-selling contributor in our video marketplace, Chris Chitaroni has a lot of experience capturing water on film. We asked him to share his favorite tips and advice for filmmakers looking to work with this fun—but sometimes tricky—element.   I’m not sure why I ever chose to shoot as many watery scenes as I have—but when you look at my stock footage portfolio it becomes evident very quickly that I’ve spent a lot of time getting wet. Liquid is an awesome element to have in front of the lens. It … Read more about ­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

‘Is This the Real Life?’ Take a Look at This YouTuber’s Literal Translation of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Stock Footage

With countless musical covers of Queen’s beloved hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody” perpetually inundating YouTube, one YouTube creator made a video that took the song in a completely different direction—what if the song’s lyrics were an actual story? With a stock footage assist from VideoBlocks, the crew over at Corridor Digital took the narrative within the song and brought it to life. Using only the lyrics as the script, the video follows the narrator as he confesses to his mother that he “just killed a man” and ends in a spectacular … Read more about ‘Is This the Real Life?’ Take a Look at This YouTuber’s Literal Translation of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Stock Footage

Top 20 After Effects Opening Animations Filmmakers Can’t Get Enough Of

Video is in demand now more than ever—it seems like everyone from your boss to your grandmother is sharing videos with the world. But what about you? Do you want to or need to create stunning videos? Whether you’re uploading them for work or play, no video is complete without a killer opener. After all, it’s the first thing your audience sees—if it’s boring then they aren’t going to watch it from start to finish. That’s where AE animations can help. We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite After Effects openers for all kinds of … Read more about Top 20 After Effects Opening Animations Filmmakers Can’t Get Enough Of