25 Stock Footage Clips for an Epic New Year’s Eve

Is it 2017 yet? Almost—huzzah!—but first we need to give the oh-so-adored 2016 a proper send off. It’s the one night of the year you can pair gold, glitter, and a Don Draper attitude without crossing the line into tacky-town. Will your New Year’s celebration be as extravagant as your expectations? Maybe. But we’re more concerned with how you’ll capture the night’s festive and let-loose spirit, not how much fun you’ll be having. Actually, we care about that too, which is why we’re here to help. Though your memories of the evening … Read more about 25 Stock Footage Clips for an Epic New Year’s Eve

Top 10 Destinations for Footage Safaris

There’s no need to spend big bucks on a trip to the African Serengeti when you can download hundreds of new safari clips from our library. But in case you can’t resist the call of the wild, we compiled our top destinations for “footage safaris”—the video equivalent of photo safaris—to help you hunt down the perfect shot.   Download all the safari clips in our library   Africa is the undisputed land of awesome safaris, but it contains a wide range of countries to choose from depending on the animals and terrain that interest … Read more about Top 10 Destinations for Footage Safaris

Six Ways to Use Cinemagraphs

We’re exposed to thousands of videos, images, and various media that vie for our attention every day—making it a huge challenge for a single visual to stand out. The need for eye-catching content led to the birth of the cinemagraph: a combination between a still image and a video, with just one element in motion. Now an explosive trend, we’ve outlined six ways to use cinemagraphs for your own creative projects. Before diving into these ideas, watch a preview of cinemagraphs from the VideoBlocks Unlimited Library to get a feel for how they … Read more about Six Ways to Use Cinemagraphs

The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

Are you holding out for a hero or just heroic stock media? From the year-round blockbusters of Warner Bros. and Marvel to television’s The Walking Dead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comic book adaptations are everywhere. But independent creatives don’t need studio backing to bring their origin stories to life—all they need is superlative stock video, graphics, and sound effects. We’ve teamed up with our sister sites GraphicStock and AudioBlocks to bring you all the stock media necessary to take your next comic book-inspired project from … Read more about The Ultimate Comic Book Toolkit: Here’s All the Stock Media You Need for an Origin Story

A Beginner’s Guide to Editing with Green Screen Backgrounds

From major Academy Award-winning movies to shoestring budget indies, it seems like everyone in Hollywood uses green screen technology. With the ability to replace flat backgrounds with hard-to-shoot aerials, distant locations, the wonders of space, or entirely made-up fantasy worlds, it’s easy to see the imaginative yet still budget-conscious appeal of green screen backgrounds. Yet, for those who have never worked with green screens or learned how to chroma key, the entire process can seem like strange voodoo magic—which is why we’ve rounded up … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Editing with Green Screen Backgrounds

Sound FX Challenge: Bacon vs. Rain

People love bacon—but, apparently, not enough to distinguish the sound of it from rain. Bacon sound effects probably aren’t what come to mind when you think of white noise, but that’s all liable to change after you watch our comparison of bacon and rain sound effects. If you’ve ever stopped to consider the sounds produced from a frying pan of bacon, you might have noticed they sound a lot like rainfall. In fact, the two are so similar we’re betting you might have a hard time telling the difference—so watch through the end to see if … Read more about Sound FX Challenge: Bacon vs. Rain

Great 4K Nature Footage from VideoBlocks

Great 4K Nature Footage from VideoBlocks Natural scenes make some of the most beautiful images, which may explain why so many photographers and filmmakers focus on capturing nature footage. High resolution videos best express the beauty of nature, as they capture every intricate detail that the world has to offer. VideoBlocks offers 4K nature footage, which features the same resolution as ultra high definition television, with roughly 4,000 pixels along each horizontal edge. These ultra HD royalty-free stock videos are suitable for projects … Read more about Great 4K Nature Footage from VideoBlocks

4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks

4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks There's nothing like footage of the Big Apple to add visual interest to your video. Whether you're looking for stock footage of New York City traffic, busy city dwellers, New York landscapes or any other stock footage of city life, VideoBlocks has it. Here are some more popular choices. Statue of Liberty Footage Nothing says freedom, New York and U.S. pride quite like the Statue of Liberty. In this footage, the camera is located high above Liberty Island and circles the statue on a bright, … Read more about 4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks