Find out where, when, and how stock footage can help your business.
A southern redneck stops us from skipping.
A gossipy high-schooler is like, so annoyed by her new “friend.”
Need people (or equipment, or music, or money) to make your film or video? Or do you have any of those to offer? These 11 sites will help you find one another.
If throwing the ball for your dog isn’t your thing but calypso music is, this is the ad for you.
Cute bunnies shake their fluffy booties.
Avoid these six video clichés like the plague.
The ominous drone was a nice break from ukeleles. The bird-headed dancers didn’t hurt either.
Gorgeous product shots, a chainsaw, and a roll of fabric … this is definitely the artiest, and most beautiful, ad we didn’t skip.
This one has Zach Galifianakis to thank for not being skipped.
AXE is all growed up.
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From LOL to PSA before you can click “skip.”
No epic opening aerials here. No catchy music. Just an engaging actor who made us want to hear what she had to say.
Our designer Nikki shows you how to get hand-drawn titles into your video project, as she’s done for some of our showreels.
Yes yes, we know: pre-rolls are the bane of modern society. But these ones are actually pretty cool.
It’s every gamer-man’s fantasy.
Care for some Rio boogie and funky smooth moves with your Southern Comfort?
The making of a stock footage explainer.
If you’re looking for color grading inspiration, check out the Color Grading group on Vimeo.
He’s got a deity complex.
This is your insides.
The emotional rollercoaster. That score.
New kinds of motion and shorter length are a couple of the videomaking trends emerging for the new year.
Give your movies and presentations more impact by drawing upon these simple but powerful editing principles.
Think you can just make a video and they will watch? No way. These days, content isn’t enough. Not even great content is enough.
Cool oozes from every pore of this promo for an After Effects tutorial channel.
Tips from our product manager for shooting stock footage that’s both commercially and creatively successful.
A jerky brand distinguishes itself with one very smart sponsorship.
This Canadian filmmaking team balances the cinematic and the commercial. Find out more about these Dissolve Exclusive contributors.
How do start-ups get their stories out there, and shared? See how stock footage helped turn one start-up’s talking-head snorer into a richer story.
She’s got it going on … if you're an upper middle-class single dad, or were 17 in 2003.
We can, we will … in fact, we already have.
Has Dove crossed the line from empowering women to insulting them?
Award-winning stock footage? It’s true. Analog: The Heart of Fratello Coffee recently won an Anvil Award for Best Videography.
We were just feeling comfy with being “storytellers” — now there’s visual storytelling? Get the basics on this new development.
See how stock footage can help you tell your story, before and after style.
Put the jets on a snail in After Effects.
A back-to-basics tutorial for creating and tracking a HUD to footage.
A wintry epic in which our hero vanquishes evil snowmen.
Before you do anything, ask yourself these seven questions. The answers will be your roadmap to a powerful visual story.
This beautiful video tells the story of one man’s obsession with a lost subway tunnel in New York City.
Our comps are big. Real big. See how big for yourself.
Chris Gates put together a helpful list of habits to avoid — “worst practices”?
The crew of sound experts over at Designing Sound has put together a giant “best of 2013” post evaluating the year in sound.
Will trade your soul if you let her.
A quiet little motor rotates a flaccid little … thingy. Is it some mechanical insect?
“As long as skin tone looks good, your viewers will believe everything else they see in the video … skin tones are everything.”
Happy New Year, eventually. Watch it
Online video is experiencing a boom like never before. As a result, fantastic new videomaking techniques are emerging, as well as some pretty cool uses of those videos.
This short film by Plainsight Pictures captures the provenance and passion behind Analog Coffee, a café born from a family business, Fratello Coffee Roasters.
A very special teddy bear and peanut butter — what more do you need?
A self-confessed dreamer, Polina shoots what she feels. Her footage is ethereal, sensual, and infused with light and passion. Learn a little more about our newest Dissolve Exclusive contributor.
And CEO Patrick Lor recently gave some dating advice to TELUS on the matter.
Sound quality can make or break your video. This intro to software, SFX libraries, equipment, and talent will help you ensure your project is its sonic best.
Why we made a generic brand video that makes fun of generic brand videos.
Coca-Cola gives us all a big hug with this spot on an iconic moment in sports.
Nikki is back with a tip for creating a smoother write-on effect when working with a typeface with significant stroke variations.
This easy tutorial shows you how to track UI elements, including a counter, to footage.
An old-fashioned font meets timeless themes.
What do serial dating and Tupperware have in common? We’re still not entirely sure.
How we turned static paper into magic motion.
Everything about this campaign is Booking awesome.
Find out how to track points of light to a clip using Plexus.
Important message, stylish ad, but in the end a shampoo commercial.
Something told me this was going to be more than a sappy commercial for moms.
A cool collaboration we did with Voices.com, exploring the interplay of voiceover and video.
Gordon’s a slippery one.
Jaws-like tension in a coffee shop.
Kicking 2013 to the curb.
Chemical Brothers and a stylish dominance fantasy drive this Paco Rabanne spot.
A scratchy, retro flash-forward through cassette typography
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