VideoBlocks, the first membership-based provider of stock video, today announced the launch of the industry’s first 2D and 3D virtual reality, 360-degree video content for the mass creative class and creators around the world. The newly launched content will be available in VideoBlocks’ Unlimited Library and contributor-friendly marketplace. Members will be able to experience the videos in a full 360-degree sphere, through a player on the companies website. The footage has been fully stitched together and ready for download and use by the ever-growing mass creative class, from hobbyists to professionals alike.
“We’re doing with virtual reality what we did with 4K seven years ago, and we’re doing it at an affordable and fair price that benefits the entire ecosystem, on all levels,” said founder and executive chairman Joel Holland. “The stock media and video production industries are continuing to evolve every day, and with this addition, VideoBlocks continues to be at the forefront of the industry as a trusted platform for the mass creative class to explore new ways of creating, which in this case, is virtual reality.”
Consistent with past expansions to the company’s marketplace, contributors will receive 100% commission on all of the footage they sell. The cost is US$399 per clip for 360 degree monoscopic footage and US$499 per clip for 360 3D stereoscopic content. This puts the buying power of virtual reality content in the hands of over 130,000 VideoBlocks members. Since launching the VideoBlocks Marketplace one year ago, the team reached over 1.5 million clips and paid out over $2M in commission to their artists.
To jump start VideoBlocks’ launch into VR stock footage, the team is partnering with VR industry leaders Ovrture, OFFHOLLYWOOD, Atmosphaeres, DeepVR, Subvrsive and 360Labs. These partners will provide a wide variety of VR content at launch, from cities around the world, to African Wildlife and outer space.