We like to stay on top of the trends here at VideoBlocks and we found a new one that is right up our alley! It’s called “stocking“, and we think you’re going to love it!

You all remember planking, right? It’s the ridiculous photo craze where people just lie face down in various obscure locations for no particular reason. No? Not familiar? Well, this clip from NBC’s The Office should introduce you to the concept:


Here’s the thing, folks…planking is now old news. The latest rage is called “stocking”, and quite frankly we are very big fans. The basic concept is to choose a ridiculous stock photo and recreate it yourself. The craze was started by Austin-based designers Jamie Graham and Dennis Van Huffel. After getting frustrated trying to find the perfect stock image, they decided to take matters into their own hands. However, in the end they found that they had more fun recreating some of the more popular stock photos rather than creating their own. Hence, www.stockingisthenewplanking.com was born. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Check out some of the “stocking” featured on their site:




But here’s our question; Why is stocking limited to just photos? Let’s start a video stocking revolution! Head over to VideoBlocks and pick out a stock footage clip to use as your “stocking” inspiration. Post your stocking video on our Facebook wall and we’ll share it with everyone (and maybe even send you a free clip to download!).

Need a free stock footage clip to start stocking with? Download this free stock footage clip and get inspired!

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