For Students

Academic Fair Use Guidelines: Concurring the 5 W's

Over the last ten years, there have been reports of the publishing industry cracking down on professors who make copyrighted work available to students, a practice they estimate...


How Film Schools (And Their Students) Benefit from Stock Audio

When people talk about film school and screen craft, it can often seem as though we only focus on what audiences see: lighting, visual editing, production design, or...


True Stories and Technology: The Rise of Documentary Journalism

Across multiple mediums and with increasing popularity, filmmakers have started to blur the line between journalism and documentaries. Some of the most well-received and popular...


5 Lessons for Film School Entrepreneurship

At VideoBlocks, we know a thing or two about entrepreneurship in filmmaking. Almost ten years ago we were an army of one; Joel Holland, our founder and CEO, sold his stock video...


Copyright & Fair Use: What Educators and Students Need to Know [ebook]

American copyright law is intentionally opaque. Outside of legal departments, few students or faculty members have a thorough understanding of Fair Use. Some studies even support...


Multimedia Storytelling: Student Projects for the 21st Century

Educators across the country have long used smart classrooms and online learning platforms to transform traditional lectures. Students now expect film clips, PowerPoint...


Top 5 Tips to Get Your Film into Film Festivals

Congratulations! You’ve made your first film! So what should you do now? Where can you get exposure? Most beginning filmmakers will use this opportunity to play the festival...