Video Blocks Email Archives: Best Viral Videos of 2012

Just like all offices, we like to send around a good viral video when we see one. Since we're a company that centers all around video, sometimes the clips we share are to inspire, other are just to share a good laugh. We combed through our emails from the past year to share some of the best (and worst) of 2012 with you. Enjoy!   The Good WWF PARALLAX SEQUENCE from Make Productions on Vimeo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoMN-zg7r3M http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=faIFNkdq96U   The … Read more about Video Blocks Email Archives: Best Viral Videos of 2012

Best Practices for Recording and Editing Holiday Pageants

It's that time of year again. Little Sally is in the local Christmas pageant and Grandma and Grandpa who live in California won't stop pestering you about a DVD copy of her debut performance as Angel #3. That leaves you as the videographer, sound mixer and video editor all for this one simple project. The stakes are high, but if you start off with the right equiptment and a few basic know hows, you'll transform this yearly Christmas chaos into a blockbuster production to impress for years to come. Essential Equipment Here are some must … Read more about Best Practices for Recording and Editing Holiday Pageants

Phantom Slow Motion Studio Essentials

We've been talking a lot lately about EpicSlowMo.com and all of the fun things they're doing with the new Phantom Miro camera. Well, through a little bit of trial and error, we quickly learned that there were a lot of accessories you need to have to make the Phantom work well in a studio setting. Here are a few key essentials that they use to create the awesome shots you can see on their site.   1. The Right Lights It didn't take long to figure out that lighting with the Phantom would be hard. If you're out in the daylight, things are … Read more about Phantom Slow Motion Studio Essentials

Will Video Editors Like the New 2012 iMacs?

After way too much delay, Apple's new 2012 iMacs are finally available for order. Though they barely squeaked by their November deadline, many people (especially video editors) feel that this updated model is way overdue. The new design has been streamlined and is sure to please new consumers, but what about it specifically will speak to video editors? Here are a few features that we like in the new model:   Thinner Design Sure, thin is great, but it's more than just the aesthetic value that makes this aspect of the new iMac great. … Read more about Will Video Editors Like the New 2012 iMacs?

Q&A With The Creators of Epic Slow Mo

Last week we introduced you to the new site that Video Blocks is sponsoring, Epic Slow Mo. Hopefully by now you've had a chance to see some of their stuff and even vote on an episode or two! We sat down with the masterminds behind this project, Zach and Brittney, and asked them all about how Epic Slow Mo came to be and what it's like to shoot everything in slow motion. How did Epic Slow Mo get started?  Video Blocks recently bought its own high speed Phantom camera in order to start producing its own slow motion content. We get so excited … Read more about Q&A With The Creators of Epic Slow Mo

VideoBlocks Sponsors EPIC Slow Motion Footage

VideoBlocks is excited to announce it is sponsoring a new and exciting site called EPIC SLOW MO. EpicSlowMo.com is an interactive site that showcases the many uses of a Phantom Miro camera. Based on your votes, the Epic Slow Mo crew will play out creative and unexpected stunts in super slow motion. Over the next week or two we'll get to know the masterminds behind the site and their crazy tricks. We'll also give you a behind the scenes look at how they set up the Phantom for both studio and field shoots. In the end, EpicSlowMo.com is sure to … Read more about VideoBlocks Sponsors EPIC Slow Motion Footage

Stock Footage of Animals and Nature from VideoBlocks

In the age of Instagram, the thought of a truly one-of-a-kind nature shot may seem unattainable, but the quality of nature and environmental video clips at VideoBlocks is quite accessible. Our video clips provide viewers and users alike with a sense of depth and personality that can be lacking in a lot of nature-related videos. For instance, it's one thing to capture a shot from the top of the cliff, but how about a dolly shot that takes you down the cliff face of one of the largest impact craters on the face of the Earth? It's this … Read more about Stock Footage of Animals and Nature from VideoBlocks