20 Ways to Incorporate Video Editing in the Classroom

It can be hard to keep churning out fun and engaging activities to do in your classroom. We wanted to help out, so we’ve put together 20 different ways that you can use video technology in your classroom. Take a look and see if it inspires you to incorporate a camera into your curriculum! 1. Video book reports.   2. Capture and assess oral reading.   3. Make videos as gifts for parents/guardians.   4. Make a Public Service Announcement about a topical subject like bullying or recycling.   5. Use video to clearly … Read more about 20 Ways to Incorporate Video Editing in the Classroom

VideoBlocks.com Launches a Photo Contest for K-12 Educators

We’re excited to announce that we’re launching another photo contest! This time we’re giving away $1,000 to one lucky teacher who can show us why technology is so important in his/her classroom!   To enter our education photo contest, all you have to do is submit a photo of your class that illustrates how technology, video and media enhance the learning environment. The photo can be a demonstration of students using technology in the classroom, or a picture showing how adding technology to your classroom could improve the student’ education … Read more about VideoBlocks.com Launches a Photo Contest for K-12 Educators

How to Make Your Green Screen Wrinkle Free

If you’ve ever tried to shoot your own green screen footage before, you’re probably well aware that even a single wrinkle or imperfection in your green screen can cause mayhem when you go to add the chroma key effect in editing. Here are some tips to help you keep your green screen studio wrinkle free without a lot of work! (Want to test out your video editor’s chroma key tool? Here’s a free green screen clip you can experiment with!) 1. Pull it tight. If you’re using a cloth green screen, you want to pull it as tight as you can to … Read more about How to Make Your Green Screen Wrinkle Free

CES 2012: What to Expect

Tomorrow marks the start of the 2012 CES trade show, or Consumer Electronics Show. Year after year this event in Las Vegas is home to the birth of gadgets, software updates and innovation announcements. Here are some highlights of what the experts think you can expect this year: (Need some free stock footage? Click here to download your free stock footage clip.) Television Rumor has it that this will be the year of the television at CES. Most are expecting LG’s 55 inch OLED screen to be the highlight of the show. The television is 4 mm … Read more about CES 2012: What to Expect

Videos of the Week: Playing with Toys

Are your kids already sick of playing with that 5,000 piece Kinex set you gave them last week? Or did you buy your four-year-old a Millennium Falcon Lego set, just because you knew you’d get to put it together yourself? It’s cool, we’re not here to judge. In fact, we encourage you to play with your (or your kids’) toys! We found a few cool videos where people put their toys to good use. Check them out! (Start your New Year off right with a free lower third graphic! Download it for free by clicking here.) Playmobile Stop Motion This is a … Read more about Videos of the Week: Playing with Toys

Video Blocks Has Fun with the Action Movie FX App

Today's blog post is all about fun and innovation in the form of iPhone and iPad video apps. If you haven't checked out Action Movie FX yet, you're in for a real video treat! This free app, named Apple's iTunes Best App of 2012, allows you to create hilarious hollywood action movies from your phone or tablet. It's awesome and it's sure to put a smile on your face!   About Action Movie FX Action Movie FX was conceived and executed by a company called Bad Robot Interactive. If you've ever watched any of J.J. Abram's work, you're … Read more about Video Blocks Has Fun with the Action Movie FX App

27 Video Editing New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again! Time to think about everything you can do to improve yourself in 2012. Here are a few ideas that might help you up your video editing game in the New Year! 1. I will stop complaining about Final Cut X. 2. I will always leave myself enough time to render before a project deadline. 3. I will use my tripod to shoot whenever I can. 4. I will always make sure my tripod is level. 5. I will check my camera’s batteries before I leave for a shoot. 6. I will never use a star wipe again. Except maybe on the 4th of … Read more about 27 Video Editing New Years Resolutions

Technology Makes an Impact on 2011 Google Top Searches

As 2011 comes to an end, everyone is putting together lists of the most viewed, the most searched, the most downloaded, the most everything of 2011. Google is obviously no exception. A couple of weeks ago they released the Top 10 Most Searched Topics in 2011. A lot of the winners surprised us, but what we really found interesting what how accurately this list portrays the importance of technology in our society. (Looking for some free stock footage? Look no further! Download your free stock footage clip by clicking here!) Globally, the list … Read more about Technology Makes an Impact on 2011 Google Top Searches