Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps

We’ve known for a while that YouTube’s most important ranking factor is video watch time. It makes sense—YouTube wants to keep users on the site for as long as possible, so the more time people spend watching and interacting with videos, the more YouTube will focus on putting those videos where viewers will see them. That’s cool and all, but how can you increase your YouTube watch time to ensure that your videos are prioritized in search? Use these five tips to impress your VP of Marketing with huge increases in views and watch … Read more about Increase Your YouTube Watch Time with These 5 Steps

Tech Meets Art: 10 Trending Video Styles for the Future of Filmmaking

If there’s one constant in filmmaking, it’s that things are always changing. Years ago when film editors were still making cuts with actual razors on an editing table, the idea of using a computer program to create a movie seemed outrageous—Hollywood pros had no desire to completely rework their process. But early adopters forged ahead, and here we are in an age when digital editing is the norm. These days, it would be crazy to try to cut and paste a film together by hand. Making movies today is faster, the video quality better, and … Read more about Tech Meets Art: 10 Trending Video Styles for the Future of Filmmaking

25 Stock Footage Clips for an Epic New Year’s Eve

Is it 2017 yet? Almost—huzzah!—but first we need to give the oh-so-adored 2016 a proper send off. It’s the one night of the year you can pair gold, glitter, and a Don Draper attitude without crossing the line into tacky-town. Will your New Year’s celebration be as extravagant as your expectations? Maybe. But we’re more concerned with how you’ll capture the night’s festive and let-loose spirit, not how much fun you’ll be having. Actually, we care about that too, which is why we’re here to help. Though your memories of the evening … Read more about 25 Stock Footage Clips for an Epic New Year’s Eve

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

Announcing the Semi-Finalists in our Celebrate the World Challenge

Thank you to all who participated in our Celebrate the World challenge. We received entries showcasing different countries, cultures, religions and traditions from across the globe which reminds us how great it is have such an exciting and diverse community of contributors. Our judges have selected eleven semi-finalists. Check out the clips here and be sure to visit our Facebook page where you can vote for our Audience Choice Award. Our overall winner will be announced in December so stay tuned!   The Nominees Are:   Vote … Read more about Announcing the Semi-Finalists in our Celebrate the World Challenge

How I Got the Shot: Pro Tips from the Filmmaker Behind our 750 New Aerials

We’ve all had that dream—the one where we are soaring high above the clouds or gliding through a cityscape at night. Thanks to 750 incredible new aerial clips by our contributor Julian Weiss, you can experience these dreams in the daytime. Weiss’s videos have been so popular in our Marketplace that we recently acquired hundreds of them for our subscription-based Unlimited Library, where members get unlimited downloads of stock video. But we also wanted to know the secret sauce behind Weiss’s high-flying footage. How does he capture … Read more about How I Got the Shot: Pro Tips from the Filmmaker Behind our 750 New Aerials

The 12 Top Selling After Effects Templates

Adobe After Effects templates are sweeping the video and animation production industry, and with good reason. Their built-in features allow you to skip the years of training and create professional media projects almost instantly, without expensive designers or equipment. Add in the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the template you choose is royalty-free and entirely yours to use, and you can understand why our top-selling After Effects templates are among the most powerful products available in the industry. With thousands of … Read more about The 12 Top Selling After Effects Templates

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs

By Ryan Nau Adobe After Effects (AE) is a top program in today’s video and animation production industry. It does take some technical depth to learn how to use the program, which is why royalty-free AE templates have burst on the scene with such high demand. However, AE has tons of built-in features that allow you to create studio-quality work right out of the box, as this beginner’s guide to creating best-selling After Effects templates explains. Let’s face it—people are busy, and if they can save days of animating, sequencing, color … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs