A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

VR isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. With film giants such as Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, and Jon Favreau rallying behind the technology, it’s fair to say we can expect VR and 360 footage to reach new heights in the coming years. This seismic shift in video tech presents a brave new world for filmmakers and videographers—one which allows creatives to stretch the limits of their storytelling while presenting new and often intimidating challenges. Our partners Austin Mace and Ryan Thomas from SubVRsive have spent years … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting VR/360° Footage: Tips from the Pros at SubVRsive

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Marketplace Awards

Here at VideoBlocks, we believe that “When the community wins, we win.” This means that we live and breathe for our creative community of filmmakers, artists, and contributors—we are a stock footage company founded by creatives for creatives, and we’re always looking for new ways to celebrate the talent, innovation, and artistry of our contributors. That’s why this year we’re introducing the first ever Marketplace Awards. Our video Marketplace is the fastest-growing on the internet, with filmmakers uploading and selling their footage from … Read more about Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Marketplace Awards

Turn Trends into Sales: How to Keep Your Portfolio Fresh, Current, and Profitable

In our recent How to Succeed in Stock Footage guide, we talked about keeping up with industry trends. But how do you translate that information into your work? We talked to some of our top-selling contributors to find out how they incorporate aesthetic, technology, and pop-culture trends into the business of selling stock footage. Here’s what they had to say:   1. Tracking Trends Data Top-selling contributors are vigilant when it comes keeping up with the latest themes in media. Most are looking for insight on a daily basis, and there … Read more about Turn Trends into Sales: How to Keep Your Portfolio Fresh, Current, and Profitable

Making Stock Footage Simple—How To Use Project Folders on VideoBlocks

Are you a frequent collaborator on creative projects? Do you want to share multiple files with clients to review in one go without sending a long list of links? To stay organized and improve your workflow efficiency, project folders are the tried-and-true way of keeping your clips catalogued, whether by project, theme, or any other category you can create. Plus, they’re easily shareable. You can start a project folder one of two ways: either in the Project Folders section of your Member Dashboard, or right in your search results. … Read more about Making Stock Footage Simple—How To Use Project Folders on VideoBlocks

Recreating True Detective’s Opening Sequence—Using Stock Footage

HBO might never again recreate the magic that was True Detective’s first season—but it’s easy to recreate its magical title sequence using stock footage from our library. Watch how we did it by keying out backgrounds, adding overlays, and blending layers to give everyday stock footage the gritty, dreamlike feel that earned True Detective an Emmy for “Outstanding Main Title Design.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNKs_JM4xA SEE THE CLIPS WE USED ►   … Read more about Recreating True Detective’s Opening Sequence—Using Stock Footage