The Best Gear for On-the-Go

Picture this: You’re about to go on the destination footage trip of a lifetime, but you can’t bring all of your favorite equipment with you—we’ve all been there. Which camera should I bring? Will I need this lens or that one? Next thing you know, you’re sitting on your luggage, using all your strength to fit the zipper around your folded up tripod. Traveling can be stressful—especially if you’re a videographer or photographer. Not only do you want to make sure you have the right gear, but you also want to make sure it stays safe. … Read more about The Best Gear for On-the-Go

Stock Footage of the Week: There’s Nothing Like Miami Heat

Welcome back to our Stock Footage of the Week series, where we discuss trending content and the latest events. The sun is shining and things are starting to heat up—but for most of us, summer is still a distant dream. That is unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to live in the Sunshine State. As we continued to wait for that ever-elusive beach weather, we were inspired by last weekend’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami to bring you this sizzling stock footage reel highlighting the city’s unique landscape. Whether you’re a student ready … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: There’s Nothing Like Miami Heat

Top 20 Destinations and Videos for Travel Advertising

Pack that swimsuit, throw some books or magazines in a bag, and don’t forget the bug spray—and make sure to place your seats in the upright position as you get ready for travel season! While offices and coffee shops everywhere are beginning to buzz with talk of vacation plans, would-be travelers are figuring out where to spend their well-earned time off. Hoping to attract a some of these travelers to your city or business? Help your video show off your locale using breathtaking footage from our Membership and Contributor Marketplace … Read more about Top 20 Destinations and Videos for Travel Advertising

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

Introducing the Grand Prize Winner of Our Celebrate the World Holiday Challenge

Many of us have a very specific idea of what the holidays look like. This year, we asked our contributors to show us how they experience the magic of the season by submitting their stock footage to our Celebrate the World Holiday Challenge. We received entries from across the globe, reminding us how diverse and exciting our community of contributors is. While each entry offered us a glimpse into what the holidays truly mean to our filmmaking community, one entry in particular captured the light and magic that warms our hearts during this … Read more about Introducing the Grand Prize Winner of Our Celebrate the World Holiday Challenge

How I Got the Shot: Capturing Breathtaking Aerial Footage of China’s Countryside

The chance to capture aerial footage of the expansive landscapes or cityscapes of China is an unusual, if not downright rare, experience. For VideoBlocks Marketplace contributor Stef Hoffer, it was an opportunity to see a country he loves and has traveled to a number of times from a wholly new perspective. Hoffer shares some of his most breathtaking drone shots with us, as well as a few tips for tourist filmmakers traveling to China.   VideoBlocks: What Inspired you to capture this footage? Hoffer: Over the span of a decade, I … Read more about How I Got the Shot: Capturing Breathtaking Aerial Footage of China’s Countryside

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

Discovery Footage Is Coming to the VideoBlocks Marketplace in January

Discovery Access’s world-class footage is on its way to the VideoBlocks Marketplace, bringing more than 30 years of jaw-dropping videos to the creative community—all royalty-free. This original footage will be available for download in early 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cjenXnpAo&feature=youtu.be “Discovery has captured the breathtaking beauty of our planet in ways that no others have, and including this content in our Marketplace is game-changing for video editors,” says Joel Holland, VideoBlocks Founder and CEO. Making … Read more about Discovery Footage Is Coming to the VideoBlocks Marketplace in January