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!
Nothing beats waiting like not waiting—so why wait for the next scene in your film? The passing of time can be a tricky thing to show without putting your audience to sleep. No one wants to sit through every hour of the night for their hero to finally wake up and make some coffee, but you also have to show that time has passed. So whether you need to speed up the sunrise or create a quick location switch—a time lapse is the perfect solution. That’s why for this week’s footage of the week, we’ve picked a few of our favorite time … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll
“You are going to babysit your camera for a few hours, but in the end you’ll be able to show the world something that couldn’t be seen otherwise.”—Filipe Samora, VideoBlocks Contributor It’s no surprise that time lapse footage is one of our top-selling categories in the Contributor Marketplace. It’s a visually pleasing yet time efficient way to cram a large amount of eye candy into a short video—and the concept is simple enough, right? Choose your location, set up your camera, and capture the shots you need at set … Read more about How to Enhance Your Time Lapse Footage with Pro-Level Gear
Who doesn’t want to be a master of time and space—and travel the world? With timelapse footage, we all can. While a photograph captures a single moment, timelapse footage captures thousands of tiny moments into a single fast-paced clip, transporting viewers into stunning fragments of time all over the globe. Inspired by the newest additions to our Membership Library, we’ve created a tour of more than 15 destinations to experience in under a minute. Time flows fluidly in these clips—this warping effect shifts audiences outside of … Read more about 15 Destinations in Under a Minute: Travel the Globe with New Timelapse Footage
The night sky has largely been an afterthought for camera manufacturers, who tend to think in feet and meters rather than parsecs and light years. But that hasn't stopped VideoBlocks Marketplace contributors like Derrick Lytle, who regularly hikes through deserts in the wee hours of the morning to capture otherworldly astro time-lapse footage. Lytle is proof that you don’t need NASA’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager to film outer space, nor the f/0.7 lenses NASA commissioned from Zeiss. Really, the only prerequisites are a functioning … Read more about These Astro Time-lapses Are the Only Reason to Go Hiking at 3 A.M.
Time Lapse Traffic Rush Footage from VideoBlocks Traffic after the sun has gone down is an amazing thing. It has patterns, it has systems, it creates beauty and it creates chaos. But when you’re stuck in a car, these patterns become hard to notice. Take a city like Los Angeles at night. There’s so much going on; the lights, the cars, the people, the road – watch these traffic time lapses all unfold in one the HD videos and you’ll start to pick up on the atmosphere and energy of the entire city. The colorful road rush pulsing through Los … Read more about Time Lapse Traffic Rush Footage from VideoBlocks
When you use a DSLR camera to create a time lapse video, you’ll need to compile all of your images together to create the illusion that it was actually captured as video, not just stills. An easy way to do this is to create an image sequence in Quicktime Pro 7. Here are step by step directions to do it: 1. Open Quicktime Pro 7 and choose Open Image Sequence 2. Open the folder where you have saved your source files from your DSLR and click on the first image. Click open. 3. Choose the frame rate you want to use to create the … Read more about How to Create an Time Lapse Video in Quicktime Pro 7
Last week I showed you one of my favorite time lapse videos in our Videos of the Week blog. Want to learn how to create your own time lapse masterpiece? Here is everything you need to know to make your own time lapse video using a DSLR camera. What’s that? You don’t own a DSLR camera? No need to worry! VideoBlocks is giving away a Canon T3i DSLR camera for free! All you have to do is show us a picture of your ultimate video editing set-up. Submit your picture and have your friends vote on it! In the end, the picture with the most votes will … Read more about How to Create a Time Lapse Video with a DSLR Camera