Top 20 After Effects Templates for the Most Incredible Wedding Videos

Congratulations! If you just got engaged there’s probably a lot on your mind. Planning a wedding could have you in a tizzy—for example, who’s going to capture all the sweet adorable moments on the wedding day? If you’ve opted not to hire a videographer but still want a beautiful wedding video, we’ve gathered our favorite AE Templates for wedding videos to inspire or help complete your project. Whether you are a professional videographer or using your point-and-shoot camera and home computer, we’ve made it easy to find and use our … Read more about Top 20 After Effects Templates for the Most Incredible Wedding Videos

How to Enhance Your Time Lapse Footage with Pro-Level Gear

“You are going to babysit your camera for a few hours, but in the end you’ll be able to show the world something that couldn’t be seen otherwise.”—Filipe Samora, VideoBlocks Contributor   It’s no surprise that time lapse footage is one of our top-selling categories in the Contributor Marketplace. It’s a visually pleasing yet time efficient way to cram a large amount of eye candy into a short video—and the concept is simple enough, right? Choose your location, set up your camera, and capture the shots you need at set … Read more about How to Enhance Your Time Lapse Footage with Pro-Level Gear

The Ultimate Wedding Pro Toolkit: Stock Media for a Happily Ever After

Although die-hard romantics may disagree, how we remember weddings is often as important as the big day itself. When couples and loved ones look back, they’ll reminisce about the way the bride and groom looked at each other, or the champagne-studded toasts, or everyone’s smooth moves out on the dance floor. Every wedding professional knows the importance of these treasured memories, especially if you’re the photographer or videographer. The pressure is on to make those moments looks magical. Enter our Wedding Professional’s Toolkit. Vendors … Read more about The Ultimate Wedding Pro Toolkit: Stock Media for a Happily Ever After

5 Tips For Capturing Epic GoPro Footage: How to Document Adventure Like a Pro

Owning a GoPro can make you the hero of your own adventure—your very own Evel Knievel—and we’re no stranger to curating epic visual tales in our stock footage library. From casual videographers and stuntmasters to the pros like Peter Jackson and Ridley Scott, GoPros have proven that thrilling, professional quality videos don’t have to come at a steep price. Is it any wonder that POV footage is 2017’s biggest trend in video? Gone are the days of bulky and burdensome camera rigs that made capturing high quality shots a living … Read more about 5 Tips For Capturing Epic GoPro Footage: How to Document Adventure Like a Pro

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

Top 20 Cinematic Shots: The Big Screen Stock that Filmmakers Can’t Stop Downloading

What makes a shot cinematic? Film aficionados love to throw the term around, but it can be hard to nail down a single definition. Most people rely on a “I’ll know it when I see it” approach, which is hardly useful for working filmmakers and creatives looking for the right shots to include in their projects. That’s why we’ve put together a quick reference list of five essential “cinematic” qualities for shots featuring 20 of the most downloaded clips in our stock footage library. This guide will help you select the most visually interesting … Read more about Top 20 Cinematic Shots: The Big Screen Stock that Filmmakers Can’t Stop Downloading

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

How to Make After Effects Text Transitions with a Card Wipe Effect

The animation plug-ins offered by Adobe After Effects make it easy to create eye-catching text transitions like the Card Wipe effect. While there are plenty of royalty-free After Effects transitions templates out there, you may want to design your own dynamic typography to meet the specific needs of your video project. This quick tutorial will show you how to bring text layers to life using one of the many AE animation tools available. When transitioning between still images and footage, the Card Wipe effect helps create a cohesive … Read more about How to Make After Effects Text Transitions with a Card Wipe Effect