Stock Footage of the Week: Captivating Time Lapse B-Roll

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

How to Enhance Your Time Lapse Footage with Pro-Level Gear

“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

15 Destinations in Under a Minute: Travel the Globe with New Timelapse Footage

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

How to Create an Time Lapse Video in Quicktime Pro 7

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

How to Create a Time Lapse Video with a DSLR Camera

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