have stock footage… now what to do?

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    • #43006
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Okay, so I recently came back from a trip in Italy with about 50 minutes of random stock footage of various locations. The question I have is now where and how to proceed with this newly acquired footage.

      Thanks in advance.

    • #180117
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      Are you trying to sell it or use it yourself?

    • #180118
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I am attempting to find a market to sell the footage.

    • #180119
      AvatarRob
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      Well what format is it shot in? Hopefully 1080p HD from a higher end camera. That will give you the best chance making money from it.

    • #180120
      AvatarAspyrider
      Participant

      Visit http://www.phoenixclips.com, you can sell it there!

    • #180121
      AvatarAnonymous
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      robgrauert, yes it is filmed in 1080p HD at 30 fps. I used my camera’s highest quality setting, at 24 mbps. It ranges from things like shots at the Vatican, Colleseum, on the road, and on the plane ride. Unfortunately, I had no tripod with me at most locations, so the footage wobbles a tad bit, but nothing that is extremely noticeable.

      Aspyrider, I took a look at the site, but I could not figure out how to use it to actually sell my media. Could you perhaps give some more advice on using the site.

    • #180122
      AvatarCoreece
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      Perhaps for now you’d be more comfortable distributing the footage through places like istockphoto.com, fotolia.com, pond5.com.

      These places will give you large exposure and access toinclude a nice portfolio.

      The main disadvantgae(if you can call it that) is that commissions run anywhere from 20%-40% depending on the media(stil,DV,HD) and quality(size). If you have an exclusive agreement with them(only you or they can sell your work) you can get 60%-75% commission….(that’s more like it.)

      I stock photo may require a little more to get started, but they are already up and running and can serve as a platform to distribute your work and also gain exposure:

      http://www.istockphoto.com/faq.php#faq113

      Fotolia isgetting ready to distribute video and is currently accepting footage:

      http://us.fotolia.com/partner/149284

      Pond5 seems cool too:

      http://www.pond5.com/document/selling.html

    • #180123
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hi Nmajmani92

      I bit late perhaps, but I hope you will read it.

      I represent a company called Clipcanvas. Clipcanvas is an independent HD
      Stock Footage Marketplace based in Norway, where professional photographers, niche archives and professional production companies can upload and sell their work. We strive to maintain a database of excellently shot high quality stock footage.

      We offer non-exclusivity, 60% proceed from sales, free watermarked previews
      for download and test editing and access to our keyword and navigation based stock footage search engine.

      If you wish to join our professional submitter team and start selling,
      simply register at http://www.clipcanvas.com, navigate to ‘Your Account’ and
      upgrade your membership to Submitter Status, using the promotion code:
      freeupgrade. In this way you will not be required to pay the usual Submitter
      Fee of 89 EUR.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us,
      or visit http://www.clipcanvas.com.

      Kind regards

      Audun Hopland

      Co founder Clipcanvas

    • #180124
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Who sets the stock footage price? Videographer or Stock Footage Company?

    • #180125
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Hi Digital Video HQ,

      At our service, the videographer set the price in the interval 50-500Euro. Please contact me at ah@clipcanvas.com, if you want to know more. Embedded in the previous message was a promocode. I will repeat it here:

      If you wish to join our professional submitter team and start selling,
      simply register at http://www.clipcanvas.com, navigate to ‘Your Account’ and
      upgrade your membership to Submitter Status, using the promotion code:
      freeupgrade. In this way you will not be required to pay the usual Submitter
      Fee of 89 EUR.

      Kind regards

      Audun Hopland

      Co founder Clipcanvas

    • #180126
      AvatarJennifer O’Rourke
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      Videomaker just finished a Tips & Tricks segment on this topic: http://www.videomaker.com/vidcast/157/ We highlighted three companies: iStock, shutterstock, and liscencestream, but a few others to look into, besides what the guys above mentioned are:

      <span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;”><span class=”115072917-07052009″></span></span>

      <span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;”><span class=”115072917-07052009″>Rio Vista: http://www.riovista-media.com/index.php</span></span>

      <span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;”><span class=”115072917-07052009″>Footage Bank: http://www.footagebank.com/suppliers.asp</span></span>

    • #180127
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      some info about the selling of stock footage –

      http://www.motionelements.com/blog/articles/469

    • #180128
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I suppose my response and thanks may be a bit belated, however, videochick, I did indeed see the tips and tricks segment, and it did indeed help me find a market. Thanks again to the advice though.

    • #180129
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      shutterstock.com! … I thought I’d just chime in πŸ™‚

    • #180130
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Given the large size of stock footage, upload times and portfolio management can be quite heavy. iSyndicahelps by letting ursers upload their content once and from there you can distribute it to other sites like Pond5, fotolia or Revostock. We’re still building the platform but there’s great value in having videos stored online and distributed in seconds once they are uploaded.

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