This post is brought to you by VideoBlocks.
High-definition video is increasingly fundamental to all sorts of online content, and it’s an ever-more-critical part of any design project. Unless you’re a pro videographer in addition to being a digital creator, you’ll have to get your footage from an agency or stock video site, often a pricey proposition for quality visuals.
VideoBlocks offers an alternative to the traditional pay-per-video model for sourcing material to build your projects. A monthly subscription offers unlimited access to their growing database of over 115,000 top-quality video clips, motion backgrounds, After Effects templates and more.
Everything is sorted and easily searchable based on subject, type and search criteria like most relevant, highest rated or trending now. This makes it easy to find whatever you need to spruce up your site, document or any other project.
If you’re looking for pristine HD footage of animals wandering the Savannah, a celestial background for your space-themed blog, or a solid starting point for an effect-heavy video project, you’ll find a vast menu of options within one or two clicks.
After signing up with VideoBlocks, you’ve instantly got access to everything in their archive, royalty-free. After finding a video element you like (they are conveniently arranged in easy-to-read grids that animate as you hover your mouse over them), just click “download” and it’s yours.
That’s it. Even if you should choose to cancel your membership, the videos remain in your possession to do with as you please.
It’s worth noting that this is top-notch content from professional shooters and editors, not just any old Joe with a 5D and an Adobe account. That explains why VideoBlocks has been used by the likes of National Geographic, MTV, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and lots of other heavy hitters known for spellbinding visuals.
There’s also the option of downloading content from the members-only marketplace, offering great rates on premium 4K and HD video. VideoBlocks takes nothing in commission on these downloads, so there’s an average savings of about 40 percent per video compared to other sites.
If you find yourself in need of quality video materials but don’t have the budget of a major studio — heck, even if you do — we recommend you give VideoBlocks a try. Right now they’re offering a year of unlimited downloads for just $99, so if you’re a visual content creator, this one’s a no-brainer.