Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. This week we welcome one of our favorite seasons with stunning time-lapse footage that captures the beauty and the magic of Spring. For most of us, Monday is the (often reviled) first day of the work week—but today is no ordinary Monday. Today is the first day of Spring! The Spring Equinox, also called the Vernal Equinox, marks the day when the sun shines directly on the equator in the Northern Hemisphere, making day and night … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Hello Sunshine!
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.
Mosques and skyscrapers carve a jagged silhouette into the horizon above the dense greenery of banyan trees. Passersby follow their noses into hawker centers full of street food vendors. This is Kuala Lumpur—a hub of Southeast Asia that’s both energetic and enchanting. Here, the well of inspiration for filmmakers never runs dry. That’s why Hafiz Ismail, a VideoBlocks Marketplace contributor, still lives in his native city rather than an industry epicenter like Hollywood. You can’t quite recreate the magic of Kuala Lumpur, not even with … Read more about Around the World with 80 Contributors: Kuala Lumpur