21 Animated Typography Templates to Make Your Product Shine

In the complex and exciting world of digital media production, typography can be an often overlooked aspect of your video projects—but as the best creatives know, choosing the right typography is pivotal to setting the scene and getting a great response from your audience. With so much riding on the line, don’t settle for a nifty font style and be done. Even with the perfect typeface and a punchy color scheme, it’s hard to stand out. Fun, animated typography templates will give you the right structure and just the perfect amount of shine … Read more about 21 Animated Typography Templates to Make Your Product Shine

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

Great Film Schools NOT in New York or California

For most of the last century, there have been two great hubs of the entertainment industry: New York City and Los Angeles. As such, popular belief suggested that the only way to get a proper education in film and video was to migrate to either of these titanic towns. Even today, this myth is perpetuated as we continue to celebrate schools like UCLA, USC, and NYU above the rest. That’s not to say that these schools haven’t earned their reputations, but let’s face it—not everyone has the desire or the money to attend these prestigious … Read more about Great Film Schools NOT in New York or California

One Subscription to Rule Them All: The Unlimited Library + The Marketplace

From enjoying unlimited downloads to buying direct from filmmakers and saving 40%, we’ll walk you through two ways our subscribers can use VideoBlocks as their one resource for every stock footage need; check out the video below to learn how to maximize your membership thorough our Unlimited Library and our new Marketplace! https://youtu.be/oRbFn1dXokE With two members-only libraries designed to save filmmakers time and money on every project, a VideoBlocks subscription has never been more powerful. And, if you’re not yet a member, … Read more about One Subscription to Rule Them All: The Unlimited Library + The Marketplace

The Five Great Myths of Film School

When you’re in the position of choosing a career path, film school is an appealing choice. The allure of a vocation filled with excitement and creativity is no doubt tempting. But while film school can unlock tremendous opportunity, it’s designed to accompany—not replace—some necessary skill sets earned outside of the classroom. As you weigh your options, it’s important to recognize the myths versus the realities of film school if you plan to get the most out of your education. We’ve collected five of the top myths of film school that every … Read more about The Five Great Myths of Film School

How to Survive (Filming) in Death Valley: The Art of On-Location

An expert’s advice for planning shoots far away from the comforts of home. A few months ago we sponsored filmmaker Luke Neumann on a six-day road trip through California, Nevada, and Utah in search of the best desert terrain for royalty-free footage. Luke lost a few good batteries that week, but ultimately returned unscathed—bringing back a cache of ultra-high-definition footage as well as some great advice for filmmakers planning on-location adventures of their own. Tip #1: Improvise Your Way to Better Footage (and Free … Read more about How to Survive (Filming) in Death Valley: The Art of On-Location

4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks

4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks There's nothing like footage of the Big Apple to add visual interest to your video. Whether you're looking for stock footage of New York City traffic, busy city dwellers, New York landscapes or any other stock footage of city life, VideoBlocks has it. Here are some more popular choices. Statue of Liberty Footage Nothing says freedom, New York and U.S. pride quite like the Statue of Liberty. In this footage, the camera is located high above Liberty Island and circles the statue on a … Read more about 4k Stock Footage of New York City from VideoBlocks

Great Shapes and Lines Motion Backgrounds from VideoBlocks

Great Shapes and Lines Motion Backgrounds from VideoBlocks One of the best ways to make your video presentations look professional is to use a background template. These stock templates from VideoBlocks are royalty free and provide your video with clean, vibrant shapes and lines that will liven up your footage. Consider using one of the following motion backgrounds in your next video. 1. Color Circles If you are looking for a little fun for your video, this template is a great choice. It includes colorful, floating circles in pink, … Read more about Great Shapes and Lines Motion Backgrounds from VideoBlocks