What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)

Looking for a way to show off your content and make it pop? Look no further than the always versatile sizzle reel: a fun, quick way to spotlight all of your creative projects. A tool used by freelancers and longtime industry professionals alike, the sizzle reel provides a variety of different ways to quickly engage audiences with content that speaks for itself.   What is a sizzle reel? Sizzle reels are a fast-paced, branded mix of media that help convey messaging in a stylized video. While all sizzle reels are videos, not all videos … Read more about What Is a Sizzle Reel? (And How to Make One)

Video Tutorial: Using Track Matte Transitions in Adobe Premiere

This video tutorial gives you step by step instructions for using pre-made track matte transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro.     Need some free stock footage? Download a free stock footage clip from us! Just click the link below: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" target="self"]Download Your Free Stock Footage Clip[/button] … Read more about Video Tutorial: Using Track Matte Transitions in Adobe Premiere

Using Track Matte Video Transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro

Here are step by step instructions for using a track matte (also known as travel matte) for free stock footage video transition in Adobe Premiere Pro: 1. Put your Video Clip A on video track 1.  2. Put your Video Clip B on video track 2 so it overlaps with Video Clip A at the point you want the transition to occur.    3. Put the transition on video track 3 directly above where Video Clip A and Video Clip B overlap.    4. Apply a track matte key to Video Clip B. To do this go to Effects>Keying>Track Key and drag it on top … Read more about Using Track Matte Video Transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro

Choosing Between Adobe’s Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements

If you’re in the market for video editing software there is no doubt that you have been bombarded by choices. Even within each brand, more and more options are becoming available for consumers. Adobe is no exception. They have two primary video editing products available right now: Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro. We’ve done our best to break down the features of each product to help you make the right decision for your editing needs. [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" … Read more about Choosing Between Adobe’s Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements

Creating a Photo Slide Show with Stock Music in Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating a photo slide show is a great way to share your pictures with friends in a creative way, and making them is really easy to do using Adobe Premiere Pro. You can use the Effect Controls to give your pictures motion, also known as the Ken Burns Effect. Combined with some free production music, this will transform your project from just a basic slide show to an elegant and exciting story telling device. Here are the step by step instructions for creating a photo slideshow in Adobe Premiere: 1) Import your images into Adobe … Read more about Creating a Photo Slide Show with Stock Music in Adobe Premiere Pro

Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere

Are you looking to add some flashy special effects to your project, but don’t exactly have the Hollywood budget? Alpha channel footage may be your answer! By using video footage with a translucent layer, you can add explosions, underwater effects and more just by laying an alpha channel on top of your footage. Here’s how you can use an alpha channel clip in Adobe Premiere: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-special-effect-with-alpha-channel" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" … Read more about Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere