VideoBlocks.com Honored as America’s #4 Fastest-Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine

Video Blocks has been in the headlines! Our company was recently added to the Inc. 500 list, making us one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Check out this article to read all about it! 1,606% growth propels Video Blocks to #4 fastest-growing media company and #226 business overall on the prestigious Inc. 500 list Video Blocks is America’s #4 fastest-growing media company, according to Inc. Magazine and its prestigious Inc. 500 list. VideoBlocks.com, the first subscription-based provider of unlimited royalty-free stock video and … Read more about VideoBlocks.com Honored as America’s #4 Fastest-Growing Media Company by Inc. Magazine

5 Tips for Making a Great Video Editing Demo Reel

Creating a high quality demo reel is now a mandatory part of the video editing industry. As an individual, it is the most important piece of work you can edit. As a corporation, your reel serves at the public image of the entire company's work. To say that it is dire to pay utmost attention to detail when editing a reel may be an understatement. We've put together a list of five tips and tricks to make sure your video editing demo reel is the best it can be. 5. Choose the best of the best. When making a demo reel, quality is definitely … Read more about 5 Tips for Making a Great Video Editing Demo Reel

3 Must Have Video Conversion Tools for Mac

Video conversion can be a tricky and temperamental task, especially if you don’t have the right tools. Here at VideoBlocks, we’ve had to convert just about every type of video and have made just about every type of conversion mistake along the way! In the end, there are three video conversion tools that we think are must haves for 3 Must Have Conversion Tools for Mac. Here’s a look...   MPEG Streamclip  MPEG Streamclip is a free video converter that you can download from www.squared5.com. This is our backbone for just about any type … Read more about 3 Must Have Video Conversion Tools for Mac

Top 3 Public Film and Video Production Universities

As our last post mentioned, this back to school season we're taking a look at some of the best colleges and universities for film and video production studies. Today we are focusing on public schools. These types of institutions are usually bigger and can be a much more affordable option for students compared to private schools. Here's a list of three highly acclaimed public schools that offer great programs in film or video production.   Missouri University Missouri University, better known as "Mizzou", is known for their specifically … Read more about Top 3 Public Film and Video Production Universities

Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing

Back to school time is here! We've decided to run a short series on some of the colleges and universities with the best reputations in media education. Over the next week or so we'll break down some of the options by major, state vs. private school, area of focus and more. These short and unbiased top 5 lists should help you, or your kids, find a starting point when researching higher education. The old saying is to go big or go home, so today we're going to feature the top 5 universities and colleges with excellent reputations in film studies … Read more about Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing

VideoBlocks Moved Offices!

It's been a really busy and exciting week here at VideoBlocks! We just moved offices! For the past two years we had been working out of a very cozy office in Reston, Virginia. By the end of our lease there, we had overgrown the place to the point where people were working out of just about every coat closet and nook your could find. Yesterday we moved just down the street to an office that is about 10 times bigger than our last office! This will give us plenty of room to keep growing and bringing you awesome content in the future! Here's a … Read more about VideoBlocks Moved Offices!

YouTube and NBC Use FORscene to Cover Olympics

Today marks the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics in London! This exciting world-wide event captivates audiences around the world as they cheer on their country and their favorite athletes. In a world where we expect instant information, the Olympics provide a particular challenge for video media outlets. News networks, as well as online sites are forced to work around the clock to bring us up to date information, live coverage and high quality video the minute an event takes place. To make this all happen, media entities YouTube and NBC … Read more about YouTube and NBC Use FORscene to Cover Olympics

NTSC vs PAL

We get a lot of tech support questions from our VideoBlocks users asking us to clarify the difference between NTSC and PAL. Here's a quick, simple and easy-to-follow run down illustrating how they're different and how you can adapt to work with each!   Side by Side Comparison   How to Adapt Converting between NTSC and PAL really isn't too difficult. You may loose some image quality because of the change in frame rate, but the process itself is relatively simple. We suggest using a free video converter called MPEG … Read more about NTSC vs PAL