Is your child a great storyteller or budding filmmaker? Does anyone in your family want to make their own movie or documentary? Do you need a video clip to add to a school project, a worship service, or a personal project? Or are you simply looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out Video Blocks!
VideoBlocks.com is a subscription-based website that provides members with unlimited downloads of royalty-free stock footage, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects templates, and much more. It’s highly recommended by Bryan Michael Stoller, author of Filmmaking for Dummies, and Dan Mingo, media director at Sherwood Baptist Church, as well as many others.
According to the Video Blocks website, “Our mission is to provide high quality content that companies like NBC are proud to use, but at a price point that even casual video editing enthusiasts can afford. Instead of charging per download, we allow our members to download as much as they want — all for less than the price of just one clip at many competing sites!”
To create awareness for Video Blocks, they are giving away 7 days of complimentary access to download anything you want from over 100,000 clips of video, motion backgrounds, production music, and more! My son likes to make short videos, and I signed up for him so he could see what they had to offer. So far he’s downloaded about 15 items – special effects, music, and sound effects.
You will have to provide your name, e-mail address, and a credit card number. (If you don’t want to be charged, be sure to cancel by the end of the 7 days!) You will also create a username and password. Then you can get instant download access for 7 days with no obligation. You may download up to 20 clips per day. Everything you download is yours to keep and use forever, royalty free. Even if you cancel your account!
During the sign-up process they will also offer you a special subscription rate of $89 for 6 months (usually it’s $79/month). So if your kids are really into movie making, that would keep them busy for a while!
NOTE: Video Blocks is only giving this complimentary access to a limited number of users, so if you’re interested you’d better sign up now!
What can you do with Video Blocks? Here’s what other people are saying…
“Video Blocks is a useful tool for finding content when you are developing ideas.”
“Videoblocks.com is a 1-stop shop for anybody authoring their own DVDs.”
“We are often writing scripts to specifically work in ways to include some Video Blocks visuals. Footage available from Video Blocks has made the telling of the stories we produce better, and memorable.”
“I’ve been using Video Blocks for nearly a year to create worship backgrounds for congregational singing and countdowns for every service.”
“Our Childrens Ministry team has created great video curriculum pieces and we couldn’t have done it without VideoBlocks. It’s affordable, easy to use, and provides us with countless options in the creative process.”
“As a non-profit that teaches kids to produce socially conscious video, Video Blocks is an excellent and affordable value that allows us to offer our kids a wide range of footage and production music as well as after effects they would not otherwise have access to.”
“Stock footage is an intricate part of my documentary film making. Video Blocks is the first site I look at for these images.”
“Being a recent start up, its challenging to find all good things at once place for an online video production company like ours. Thanks to Video Blocks for the incredible stock footage and production music at affordable prices.”
“Its a great resource when time and budgets simply don’t allow for custom animations, clips and backgrounds.”
“As an Independent Producer, I am always looking for extra stock HD video clips, audio jingles and effects to add to my productions.”
“It allows me to think more creatively.”
“Video Blocks offers all the tools you need to add polish and a big-budget look to your project.”
“I’m a Hollywood VFX and GRFX producer, and I wish I had this stuff sooner… it’s by far the best bang for the buck… This library is a no brainer for ANY visual creator from amateur through professional.”