Destination Cuba: Highlights from Our New Travel Footage Collection

Just when you think you’re out of places to go, sights to see, or new things to experience, Cuba rises as one of the best travel destinations of the year. It’s bustling streets of lively music, retro cars, and colorful buildings have attracted many career travelers for decades, and with Cuban-American relations improving, your wanderlust could take you on a new adventure. Our new Cuban travel footage collection features these authentic views of local life and highlights the beauty of the Caribbean island. Besides inspiring wanderlust, these … Read more about Destination Cuba: Highlights from Our New Travel Footage Collection

Why B-Roll is Awesome

Seasoned filmmakers and beginners alike use b-roll to take their film projects to the next level. Why? B-roll evens the playing field—and if you’ve never heard of b-roll before reading this article, you can still use it to achieve incredible results. We’ll take you through the basics of b-roll and show you how stock footage fits into the equation. (Spoiler: You’ll end up saving both time and cash).   What Is B-Roll? B-roll is the additional footage interspersed throughout a video to provide more information about the … Read more about Why B-Roll is Awesome

15 Hand-Picked Music Footage Clips to Rock Out To

Sometimes life just calls for an epic music montage—complete with slow-mo clips of heads swinging, fingers strumming, and, of course, fist pumping. Stock footage can rock with the best of them, and we’re here to prove it. Even if you're not working on the next great music montage, music footage can complement any number of creative projects. Specially made for publicizing music events, these After Effects templates are a lifesaver when it comes to promoting a concert, party venue, or festival—making it easy to create bold … Read more about 15 Hand-Picked Music Footage Clips to Rock Out To

Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

Although it might be the middle of July, fans of must-watch TV around the world already know: Winter. Is. Here. The penultimate season of Game of Thrones has arrived, promising more thrills—and battles—than ever. But why should Jon Snow have all the fun? With our new and exclusive epic fantasy-inspired After Effects templates, you can claim the Iron Throne for your own. Drawing on iconic elements and themes from the pop culture sensation, we’ve created four versatile intro templates that can be easily customized using your own … Read more about Winter Is Here: 4 Exclusive After Effects Templates Inspired by Game of Thrones

Tutorial: How to Create a Scribble Effect in After Effects

In this 3D world of complex visuals and intricate textures, a contradictory trend seems to have made its way to the foreground—and that trend is 2D animation. The simple aesthetic has taken over the world of design and even popular music videos. Take for instance Bruno Mars’s That’s What I Like—it combines 2D lines and animations with some killer dance moves to create something that is both fun and artistic. Lucky for you, the scribble effect is a very simple animation that can be done right inside After Effects or Premiere Pro. … Read more about Tutorial: How to Create a Scribble Effect in After Effects

Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Welcome back to Stock Footage of the Week, where we bring you trending videos, timely templates, and sometimes just some fun (or funny) footage. This week, we decided to mix things up a bit, and take you on a time lapse adventure through Italy. Since most of us can’t usually just leave our desks and life behind for almost a month to travel the world, we wanted to take you on a stock footage tour of one of the hottest tourist destinations year after year—and who knows, maybe this will actually inspire your next trip? (Or perhaps it’ll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Why is Royalty Free Video So Important?

The world of copyright is a confusing one—especially in the stock media industry. Can I use this video clip commercially? If so, how many times? One wrong step and a copyright infringement could turn into a nasty lawsuit. That’s why it’s important to understand the ins and outs of copyright and licensing. Of course, we could write a whole book about the dos and don’ts and whys or why nots—in fact, we have—but let’s keep this sweet and simple by explaining what copyright is and what royalty free means.   What Is a … Read more about Why is Royalty Free Video So Important?

Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage

It’s that time of the year when we put on our patriotic pants and celebrate the birth of a nation with hot grills and even hotter fireworks. Independence Day is the epitome of American holidays—cold drinks, country music or rock ‘n roll, and an excuse to play with fire—responsibly, of course. There’s a lot of national pride to take in, so we thought it would help to slow things down with some patriotic slow motion footage. This week, we’re featuring just that—slow motion footage that allows you to take it all in and … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Patriotic Slow Motion Footage