Gear Review: What Joel Thinks of the New Canon 5D Mark IV

By Joel Holland, Founder and Executive Chairman of VideoBlocks   For 15 years I’ve been lugging around an unreasonable amount of camera gear. As many readers likely know, being both a photographer and videographer means almost twice the load. So it was with great joy that I purchased the Canon 5D Mark IV, capable of shooting 4K video in addition to world class photos. I was hoping that it could be the camera to replace my RED Scarlet X video camera and Canon 5D Mark III. To answer this question, I spent a week shooting in the … Read more about Gear Review: What Joel Thinks of the New Canon 5D Mark IV

Great After Effects Templates By VideoBlocks

Great After Effects Templates By VideoBlocks AE templates are videos that can be customized using Adobe After Effects. Using these templates, anyone can make professional looking videos in just minutes using drag and drop. VideoBlocks has an array of After Effects templates that will work for any need. Here are some popular choices: 1. AE Template: Film Strip After Effects Template This Film Strip After Effects template allows you to drag and drop your photos into a dynamic video of a film strip. Each image can be placed on a separate film … Read more about Great After Effects Templates By VideoBlocks

Top 5 Free Stock Footage Websites

Top 5 Free Stock Footage Websites Are you looking for some free stock footage? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the top 5 free stock footage websites. These thrifty resources should help spice up your latest video projects! 1. VideoBlocks.com  Our flagship site! We are so confident in our material that we offer a 7 day free trial with 20 clips a day and memberships are $99 a year for unlimited clips which beats any competitors! 2. StockFootageForFree.com  The names says it all. This site provides free stock footage and … Read more about Top 5 Free Stock Footage Websites

New 4K Collection: NYC Aerials

New 4K Collection: NYC Aerials We are extremely excited to announce a new addition to our 4K library! We recently sent a crew up in the air with a 4K camera to give us the most exciting views New York City has to offer. Take a look at the stunning footage: Tomorrow we'll be featuring an interview with our aerial videographer where he'll tell us how he gets these shots and give advice for anyone looking to get into the 4K scene. And don't forget to head over to VideoBlocks.com to make these fantastic shots your own! [videoblocks … Read more about New 4K Collection: NYC Aerials

How To Create Project Folders

Have multiple people collaborating on a video project? Working on a few different projects at a time? Just need organization in your life? Project Folders are exactly what you need! Creating Project Folders for a specific project or theme is the easiest way to share your curated content with anyone, keep tabs on multiple projects, or organize your clips before you download them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7DpBu5Qwo Instructions 1. Adding a project folder Once you find a clip you like, simply hover over it and click the "+ Folder" … Read more about How To Create Project Folders

Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro

Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro Sony Vegas Pro is a type of video editing software for non-linear editing systems. A Sony Vegas Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Sony Vegas Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Sony Vegas Pro using Video Blocks. VideoBlocks.com provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro

Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application that is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite. The Creative Suite includes graphic design, video editing and web development programs. Premiere Pro is used by famous broadcasters and home movie makers alike. An Adobe Premiere Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Adobe Premiere Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Adobe Premiere Pro using Video … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series

HBO’s newest cult hit delivers more than mystery and entertainment. Try symbolic genius. Technology Evolves, Audiences Follow Technologically, the film and television industries are advancing at breakneck speeds. While networks struggle to accommodate the demands of 1080 HD downloads, filmmakers have already begun shooting in 4K UHD—capturing four times the pixel resolution in every graphic. Cable and Internet networks might be evolving at slower rates (unless, of course, you’re living in an area unshackled by Google Fiber), but … Read more about Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series