Creativity on the Go: How Mobile is Changing the Creative Process

Creativity is as natural an instinct as eating and breathing—which is why the creative process so quickly evolves to mirror our everyday lifestyles. Rock legend Kurt Cobain once famously said, “When creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads, and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.” These days, the closest notepads artists have at hand are their mobile devices. While these high res screens and imaginative apps lack the nostalgic romance … Read more about Creativity on the Go: How Mobile is Changing the Creative Process

Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

Did you just get back from an incredible photoshoot? After choosing your favorite shots and processing them, your next goal is to put your art on display for the world to see. After Effects templates can be the perfect way to emphasize the best of your recent photoshoot, highlight the tonal or visual theme of a series you’ve put together, or help you assemble a new collection.   You can also use AE photo templates to enhance your website, giving clients the ultimate way to view your work. Whether you want to show off your portrait work, … Read more about Top 20 AE Templates for Building Your Portfolio

How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects Templates

You want your clients to remember your content and—more importantly—know how to find more of it. Finding a way for more viewers to hit the subscribe button is much easier with branded content. Luckily, you can use our customizable After Effects templates to brand your videos. AE templates instantly let viewers know who and what they are watching when they see your tagline. Still deciding on your branded look? Try thinking about your target audience. If you shoot exercise tutorials, look for a template with an energetic vibe. A … Read more about How to Brand Your Videos with After Effects Templates

Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Blockbuster-Style Logo Reveals

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series. This week we’re featuring After Effects templates for blockbuster-style logo reveals. Add some motion to your brand identity and get down to business with these easy-to-edit templates.   What’s better than summer blockbusters? Sometimes, it’s the trailers that come before them. We’ve all seen movies that had better previews than performances, and it’s no surprise that teasers can have a big impact on box office performance. The same rule applies to your brand, which is why … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: After Effects Templates for Blockbuster-Style Logo Reveals

Beginner’s Guide to Drone Flying for Filmmakers

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the awesome new drone you finally talked yourself into buying! The temptation of stunning aerial footage is too much for most filmmakers to stand. If you haven’t purchased your first drone yet, you probably will soon. The technology has reached cinematic quality and the footage coming from drones these days can make your jaw drop. But, nothing is ever as easy as it looks. Learning to fly a drone well takes practice and finesse, and it’s all too easy to crash and burn as a beginner. This guide will help you get … Read more about Beginner’s Guide to Drone Flying for Filmmakers

Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll

Nothing beats waiting like not waiting—so why wait for the next scene in your film? The passing of time can be a tricky thing to show without putting your audience to sleep. No one wants to sit through every hour of the night for their hero to finally wake up and make some coffee, but you also have to show that time has passed. So whether you need to speed up the sunrise or create a quick location switch—a time lapse is the perfect solution. That’s why for this week’s footage of the week, we’ve picked a few of our favorite time … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll

Introducing Exclusive Member Rewards for Our Creative Community

At VideoBlocks, membership has its benefits. First we helped you save on stock footage, and now we’re helping you expand your creative suite. With exclusive discounts from industry-leading partners, we’re bringing you our new Member Rewards program. Valued at over $130 in combined annual savings, creators like you can get the tools you need at a price anyone can afford. Here’s the low-down on your new member benefits.   What are the partner discounts?   20% Off Adobe Premiere CC Pro Edit your footage with precision and … Read more about Introducing Exclusive Member Rewards for Our Creative Community

Watch the Winning Clips From Our Creator to Creator Challenge

What makes for a winning creative shot? In the words of top-selling contributor Radosław Frankowski from Motion.PL, it takes good light, a talented model, a great location, and—just sometimes—a little extra luck. “You press the record button at the right time to capture something truly great.” That’s something the filmmakers behind the winning clips for our new collection know a little about. This month we’ve launched our newest collection of artistic animations and creative lifestyle footage: Creator to Creator. The footage … Read more about Watch the Winning Clips From Our Creator to Creator Challenge