Need to stock up on stock footage, but you're running low on couch-quarters? Video Blocks has got you covered. The "first subscription-based" resource to provide stock footage, sound effects, motion backgrounds, and more, Video Blocks offers a 7-day trial subscription -- which means 7 days of up to 20 free downloads. That's 140 downloads total. So, do you need some free stock footage stat? Are you new to Video Blocks? If so, we've got details on how to get your hands on a free trial subscription after the jump.
Video Blocks is offering 7 days of free downloads for new account holders -- which means you'll have to enter your information and credit card deets, though you can cancel at any time. Though most of the clips are short and shot in 29.97 fps (why, Video Blocks, why?), there are some gems in the 4K and production music categories. Some clips rival Getty Images' to the T (compare this $6180 Getty Images clip to the Video Blocks version), and the After Effects Templates will have your grandma slamming out YouTube sensations before you can count to 3.
Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZlVCftZkWs
Now, I'm no big stock footage aficionado. I can't really think of anything I'm working on at the moment that requires Video Blocks' popular motion background hit, "Glowing Rain." But sometimes you just gotta have a slow motion shot of money falling through a black abyss, and in those moments, Video Blocks is there for you.
As soon as they add a filter for frames per second, I'll consider jumping on an actual subscription. If you're with me and appreciate the offer, but don't want to pay the $79/month fee, remember to cancel before your 7-day trial is up -- put it on your calendar, or you'll end up like these none-too-happy Yelpers.
Last but not least, Video Blocks acquires about half its content through user submissions, though I can't say I've ever tried the option. Has anyone sold footage to Video Blocks or Getty Images? Pros and cons?
Link: VideoBlocks website