15 Hand-Picked Music Footage Clips to Rock Out To

Sometimes life just calls for an epic music montage—complete with slow-mo clips of heads swinging, fingers strumming, and, of course, fist pumping. Stock footage can rock with the best of them, and we’re here to prove it. Even if you're not working on the next great music montage, music footage can complement any number of creative projects. Specially made for publicizing music events, these After Effects templates are a lifesaver when it comes to promoting a concert, party venue, or festival—making it easy to create bold … Read more about 15 Hand-Picked Music Footage Clips to Rock Out To

Banjo Flamethrowers and Cello Cannons: Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” Cover Gives New Meaning to an Explosive Performance

Music cover videos have been a staple of YouTube since its inception, but Rob Scallon presents us with a piece unlike anything you’ve ever heard—or seen! His unique banjo cover of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” (a traditional heavy metal composition) is a novel enough reason to warrant a click. From the fancy finger work down to an impressive riff solo midway through, Scallon’s musical expertise really shines—including shots of his audio capture program recording in the background is also a neat touch of detail. (Warning: Video contains battle … Read more about Banjo Flamethrowers and Cello Cannons: Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” Cover Gives New Meaning to an Explosive Performance

Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Welcome back to Stock Footage of the Week, where we bring you trending videos, timely templates, and sometimes just some fun (or funny) footage. This week, we decided to mix things up a bit, and take you on a time lapse adventure through Italy. Since most of us can’t usually just leave our desks and life behind for almost a month to travel the world, we wanted to take you on a stock footage tour of one of the hottest tourist destinations year after year—and who knows, maybe this will actually inspire your next trip? (Or perhaps it’ll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

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

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

Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

Repeat after us: Ommmm. Ommmm. Whether you’re already enjoying clear blue skies and warm breezes or just daydreaming of beaches, the promise of summer is right around the corner—and just in time to help us all relax! In just a couple short weeks beach season will be well underway and dreams of relaxing ocean-side will finally become reality. In the meantime, inspire your audience to get their beach zen on by including some of our peaceful, relaxing video clips of beaches around the world. We’ve rounded up 20 of our most popular beach clips … Read more about Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

Stock Footage of the Week: The Cherry Blossoms Try Again

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. After one or two false starts, it seems Spring is here to stay—and with the sunshine comes the cherry blossoms—but for real this time. After an unseasonably warm February and early bloom, Persephone decided she was just kidding about leaving the underworld and our lovely would-be blossoms froze up again. But although these famous trees have arrived fashionably late in the D.C. and mid-Atlantic area, we’re finally awash … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: The Cherry Blossoms Try Again

15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête

As the weather slowly but surely turns to spring and warmer weather, our friends, family, and neighbors begin to come out of hibernation and start sending out invitations to all of the events! That's right, folks! It's almost the season of barbecues, weddings, showers, and reunions. Make your party stand out by using our After Effects photo templates to make your retirement party, graduation dinner, or gender reveal luncheon a smashing success. Our AE templates can personalize any party or gathering you’re holding, and helps you place your … Read more about 15 After Effects Photo Slideshows for Your Next Family Fête