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

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 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

Around the World with 80 Contributors: Kraków, Poland

It’s rare to capture a perfect, unexpected moment on film. Imagine you’re skiing down a slope in the Dolomites, when you happen upon two reindeer locking antlers. Unless you keep your camera strategically tucked inside your jacket, you’d miss it. But B. Targosz keeps his camera closer than Santa keeps cookies—and he’s quick on the draw. Watch two reindeer engage in a playful battle That’s how he managed to get such stunning footage of reindeer battling on the side of a snowy mountain. While on vacation in Italy, Targosz saw the … Read more about Around the World with 80 Contributors: Kraków, Poland

Around the World with 80 Contributors: Kuala Lumpur

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

Join Our Global Journey and Go Anywhere In The World

Join Our Global Journey and Go Anywhere In The World Join us on our journey across the globe - Explore Tokyo, London, Egypt, Africa and beyond. Benefit from worldwide travel without breaking the bank, if you have $99 you can travel to wherever you like! Join VideoBlocks to get your all access pass and download unlimited clips of whatever you like. VideoBlocks.com is a subscription-based website that provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects … Read more about Join Our Global Journey and Go Anywhere In The World