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

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