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: Ciao Italia!

Welcome back to Stock Footage of the Week, where we bring you trending videos, timely templates, and sometimes just some fun (or funny) footage. This week, we decided to mix things up a bit, and take you on a time lapse adventure through Italy. Since most of us can’t usually just leave our desks and life behind for almost a month to travel the world, we wanted to take you on a stock footage tour of one of the hottest tourist destinations year after year—and who knows, maybe this will actually inspire your next trip? (Or perhaps it’ll … Read more about Stock Footage of the Week: Ciao Italia!

Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

Repeat after us: Ommmm. Ommmm. Whether you’re already enjoying clear blue skies and warm breezes or just daydreaming of beaches, the promise of summer is right around the corner—and just in time to help us all relax! In just a couple short weeks beach season will be well underway and dreams of relaxing ocean-side will finally become reality. In the meantime, inspire your audience to get their beach zen on by including some of our peaceful, relaxing video clips of beaches around the world. We’ve rounded up 20 of our most popular beach clips … Read more about Top 20 Beach Video Clips to Help You to Zen Out

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 25 Most Awe-Inspiring Drone Footage Shots

There is a photographic revolution happening in the skies above us. Aerial footage that would have once cost thousands of dollars to capture can now be shot more affordably than ever. Similar to the camera or the lighting rig, drones have become invaluable tools for videographers and photographers alike, allowing for perspectives that required a helicopter or crane in the past. By opening the capabilities of flight to a whole new class of independent filmmakers, drones are perfect for shooting video of majestic landscapes and man-made … Read more about Top 25 Most Awe-Inspiring Drone Footage Shots

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

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