Vintage Cameras Make a Modern Mark

We all know that the current "hipster" phase is bringing all sorts of weird trends back. High waisted pants, shoes that look like they came from the Salem witch trials, and glasses so big they fall off your face. Well, the photography industry seems to be relishing in these vintage trends as they bring back some much loved products of our pasts. Check out a couple recent finds in not-so-vintage camera news: Kodak Goes to Washington Whether you're into politics or not, you're surely aware that there have been a few debates over the past couple … Read more about Vintage Cameras Make a Modern Mark

Top 5 James Bond Opening Credit Sequences

We're a little less than a month away from the release of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. 007 has been come an internationally known secret agent, and the series of movies are made with such formulaic precision and expertise that the films rarely disappoint. Part of that award winning formula is the opening credit sequence. While many movies hide the credits within the beginning of the film, Bond movies have a reputation for creating sexy, captivating and descriptive opening sequences that set a tone for the entire movie to come. We … Read more about Top 5 James Bond Opening Credit Sequences

Eye-line Matching Makes Video Editing Easy and Effective

Eye-line matching is a key video editing technique that makes video editing sleek, professional and effortless. If you're new to video production and want to take your video shooting and editing skills to the next level, check out these steps to perform proper eyeline matching in your next video editing project. What is Eye-line Matching? Eye-line matching is a pretty straight forward concept. When shooting video, you want to keep your subject's perspective in mind. For instance, if he or she is standing and looks at a phone out of frame … Read more about Eye-line Matching Makes Video Editing Easy and Effective

Congrats on activating your AudioBlocks account!

Congrats on activating your AudioBlocks account! Before you continue, please read this information in its entirety to ensure you make the most of your new AudioBlocks account: Audio Content Access: Your audio content will be accessible here on AudioBlocks. It will no longer be accessible on VideoBlocks. Your complimentary VideoBlocks Access account gives you access to the EXACT same audio content you had on VideoBlocks, on an improved, audio-optimized platform. All of your audio download history and project bins from VideoBlocks have … Read more about Congrats on activating your AudioBlocks account!

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 our top five tips and tricks to make sure your video editing demo reel is the best it can be. 1. Choose the best of the best. When making a demo reel, quality is … 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