Banjo Flamethrowers and Cello Cannons: Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” Cover Gives New Meaning to an Explosive Performance

Music cover videos have been a staple of YouTube since its inception, but Rob Scallon presents us with a piece unlike anything you’ve ever heard—or seen! His unique banjo cover of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” (a traditional heavy metal composition) is a novel enough reason to warrant a click. From the fancy finger work down to an impressive riff solo midway through, Scallon’s musical expertise really shines—including shots of his audio capture program recording in the background is also a neat touch of detail. (Warning: Video contains battle … Read more about Banjo Flamethrowers and Cello Cannons: Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” Cover Gives New Meaning to an Explosive Performance

Stock Footage of the Week: Holding Your Ground

“No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.” -Seneca the Younger   Welcome to the third installment of our new series, where we bring you stock footage to inspire your work week—and beyond. This week as we were browsing our top performing stock footage clips we came across a video of a tree growing from a steep and rocky mountainside. Even though we weren’t … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Holding Your Ground

Announcing Related Search Cards: A New Way to Find the Stock Footage You Need

When it comes to stock footage, finding the perfect shot can require some digging. With millions of clips to choose from, how do you find exactly what you’re looking for? To make the process easier, we’ve launched a new Related Search Cards feature.   What are Related Search Cards? Related Search Cards help you quickly discover alternative options when you don’t see what you need in your original search results. It especially comes in handy when you aren’t sure which search terms to use—allowing you to click through to search … Read more about Announcing Related Search Cards: A New Way to Find the Stock Footage You Need

The Ultimate Wedding Pro Toolkit: Stock Media for a Happily Ever After

Although die-hard romantics may disagree, how we remember weddings is often as important as the big day itself. When couples and loved ones look back, they’ll reminisce about the way the bride and groom looked at each other, or the champagne-studded toasts, or everyone’s smooth moves out on the dance floor. Every wedding professional knows the importance of these treasured memories, especially if you’re the photographer or videographer. The pressure is on to make those moments looks magical. Enter our Wedding Professional’s Toolkit. Vendors … Read more about The Ultimate Wedding Pro Toolkit: Stock Media for a Happily Ever After

Take a Stock Footage Tour of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” Season 8

There’s no list of “best jobs in the world” that doesn’t mention Anthony Bourdain—he’s like the Keith Richards of the food and travel world. This chef/author/cultural journalist went from an aging cook in the underbelly of New York’s restaurant industry to a hugely successful TV personality who spends his days exploring the far corners of the world and nomming on delicacies in the company of fascinating locals. Who wouldn’t want that gig? The newest season of his show, “Parts Unknown,” airs this Sunday, September 25, and because we … Read more about Take a Stock Footage Tour of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” Season 8

New 6K Ultra-HD Aerial Collection From VideoBlocks

New 6K Ultra-HD Aerial Collection From VideoBlocks You think 4K Ultra-HD is cool? We here at VideoBlocks raise you 6K! It's an eye-popping, amazingly detailed pixel resolution that's ten times greater than 1080p HD footage. You can visualize the difference in high-definition resolutions here: The main benefit of 6K is being able to compose your own 4K export from a larger canvas, not to use full 6K -- TVs can't even play 6K yet! To obtain the momentous Video Blocks 6K Ultra-HD Aerial Collection, our cinematographer used a RED Epic … Read more about New 6K Ultra-HD Aerial Collection From VideoBlocks