A few months back, we used footage from our collection to illustrate some of the things you can do to make your clips stand out from the crowd — regardless of how traditional your concepts might be. Now we’re continuing the series, choosing more of our favorite new contributions on common themes to reveal how their creators made them shine. Check them out, and pick up some more tips on how you can reflect their success in your own work.
The Popular Concept: The Earth from Space
What makes it unique?
Speed and specificity are the keys that make this video unique. The action is slowed down to the point of allowing viewers (and buyers) to see not only the details of the continent at night, but also passing clouds. Even the zoom is gradual and methodical, offering time to absorb the layers of what we’re looking at. By focusing on a specific place on Earth (versus the globe as a whole) and taking its time to get there, this video is a great example of reinventing a popular theme in stock video.