Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Welcome back to Stock Footage of the Week, where we bring you trending videos, timely templates, and sometimes just some fun (or funny) footage. This week, we decided to mix things up a bit, and take you on a time lapse adventure through Italy. Since most of us can’t usually just leave our desks and life behind for almost a month to travel the world, we wanted to take you on a stock footage tour of one of the hottest tourist destinations year after year—and who knows, maybe this will actually inspire your next trip? (Or perhaps it’ll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

Adobe After Effects is a program with a host of possibilities for video creators at every skill level. While many associate AE with creating animation and special effects or working with templates, did you know you can also stylize and color correct footage? The opportunities are broad, but it can be very intimidating to get started without a little guidance.   Luckily, whether you’d like to enhance your shots or start animating, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best tutorials to help you get started in AE.   1: … Read more about Sharpen Your After Effects Skills with Our Favorite Tutorials

Why is Royalty Free Video So Important?

The world of copyright is a confusing one—especially in the stock media industry. Can I use this video clip commercially? If so, how many times? One wrong step and a copyright infringement could turn into a nasty lawsuit. That’s why it’s important to understand the ins and outs of copyright and licensing. Of course, we could write a whole book about the dos and don’ts and whys or why nots—in fact, we have—but let’s keep this sweet and simple by explaining what copyright is and what royalty free means.   What Is a … Read more about Why is Royalty Free Video So Important?

Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage

It’s that time of the year when we put on our patriotic pants and celebrate the birth of a nation with hot grills and even hotter fireworks. Independence Day is the epitome of American holidays—cold drinks, country music or rock ‘n roll, and an excuse to play with fire—responsibly, of course. There’s a lot of national pride to take in, so we thought it would help to slow things down with some patriotic slow motion footage. This week, we’re featuring just that—slow motion footage that allows you to take it all in and … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage

How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

The internet can now teach us how to do everything. From how to operate an iPhone to cooking a 5-star dinner. We expect information to be available as quickly as we can tap a screen, and when we do find what we’re looking for, we expect it to be easy to understand and use. Put this all together and it’s easy to see why tutorial videos are so incredibly popular—all who wants to read when you can watch?   With this in mind, we’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide on how to make a tutorial video from start to finish. Here are the … Read more about How to Make a Video Tutorial with After Effects Templates

Toolkit: Under the Sea Stock Footage and Audio

As that classic children’s film says, “we got no troubles, life is the bubbles, under the sea!” With the arrival of warmer weather, crowds flock to the waterside for a break from the heat and some cool, wet fun. But the underwater world has always been and continues to be an area of poetic and scientific mystery—not to mention a marvel to the filmmaking world. (Just ask James Cameron.) Explore the ocean depths yourself with our new Under the Sea Toolkit featuring VideoBlocks underwater stock video and sounds from our sister site, … Read more about Toolkit: Under the Sea Stock Footage and Audio

Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Cinematic Trailers

Summer is defined by warm weather, relaxing vacations, and an endless amount of movie trailers. It seems that every week spawns a new trailer for that highly anticipated blockbuster—which is mostly true. If you think about it, most movies come out with at least a teaser trailer, theatrical trailer, and an internet trailer. But this isn’t just the production company spamming your feeds—it’s effective marketing. If you like a trailer, you’re more likely to watch the movie—or wait for it to come out on DVD. In that case, … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Cinematic Trailers

Top 20 Video Clips for Advertising on Social Media

Social media has redefined video. One quick scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll quickly realize how important video is to influencer marketing. Similarly, video advertising on Facebook is an essential way to capture the attention of new audiences and make sure your brand or product gets seen. Of course, not everyone has an in-house creative team with the budget to shoot original video for every ad. That’s why big-time advertisers and jack-of-all-trades creatives alike depend on HD stock footage for resources they need to complete … Read more about Top 20 Video Clips for Advertising on Social Media