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

How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

Organization may not be the most glamorous subject in the wonderful world of editing, but it sure is important. You may have all of the After Effects skills in the world, but if your workspace is a mess, then you’ll suffer from inefficient workflow. Files go missing, compositions go unnamed, heads brutally ache—all because of poor organizational skills. Tightening those screws will tighten up your whole project and make you a more valuable editor. Organized workflows don’t help just you. Filmmaking is often a collaborative effort, … Read more about How to Hack Your After Effects Workflow Like a Pro

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

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