Stock Footage of the Week: Vintage Dreams and Throwbacks

Last night’s Oscars brought us all the glitz and glamour that we’ve come to expect year after year from Hollywood—but it’s not the fashion trends spotted on the red carpet that caught our attention for this week’s stock footage trend. Vintage is in—if it ever really left—and this year’s top Oscar picks echoed this in spades. From the historical backdrops for Hidden Figures and Fences to the nostalgic themes and visual treatments in La La Land and Moonlight, what’s old is definitely new again. As the Superbowl of the film … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Vintage Dreams and Throwbacks

Video Creation Is Exploding Infographic

Video makers often incorporate stock media to improve their final creations. As a result, trends in stock video tell us a great deal about the state of video creation. For example, from September 2010 to September 2013 the daily download volume on VideoBlocks.com grew by nearly 3000 times. VideoBlocks is unique in allowing the users unlimited downloads of aerial, time lapse, 4k footage, effects and lower thirds, Apple Motion Templates, and Adobe After Effects Templates! We upload to the library consistently and all clips provided on … Read more about Video Creation Is Exploding Infographic

Storyboard Your Home Movies

Home movies are an invaluable way to create family memories that will last for years to come, but have you ever thought about taking your home movies to the next level? Instead of just turning your camcorder on and off and transferring the footage to a DVD, why not put some more thought into creating a story? By thinking through the processes like you would if you were to storyboard a film, you’ll find that your home movies will become way more meaningful in the future. Here are some tips on how you can storyboard your next home movies. (Want … Read more about Storyboard Your Home Movies

5 Tips for Capturing Holiday Memories on Video

Everyone likes to break out the video camera on Christmas morning, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right! There are some simple tricks you can do to make your holiday home movies stand above the rest. Just follow these five tips for capturing the perfect holiday video! 1. Don’t worry about the atmosphere. It’s time to be honest: no one cares about how beautifully your mantel is decorated or how gorgeous the logs burning in the fireplace are. Home movies are for capturing memories of people, so make sure you focus on that. … Read more about 5 Tips for Capturing Holiday Memories on Video

How to Convert Home Movies from VHS to DVD

If your family is anything like mine, you have a dusty cabinet somewhere full of VHS tapes that are full of home videos from dance recitals, softball games, family vacations and graduations. These are such precious memories, and it is a horrible shame that they’re stuck on a practically unused and degenerating form of media. Luckily for all of us, converting home movies from VHS to DVD is really quite simple! You just need a little bit of hardware, a little bit of software and some basic computer knowledge to get started! Here’s how to do … Read more about How to Convert Home Movies from VHS to DVD