shooting stock footage and wildlife.

Rob Grauert's picture
Last seen: 3 years 6 months ago
Joined: 02/16/2008 - 10:47pm

Hey guys,


I was wondering about stock footage. Can you make good money shooting stock footage? What should a videographer shoot? Is there an ideal format to shoot, forexample, 1080p, since it's a large resolution and progressive scanning. How would he or she go about selling it?

I really want to become a wildlife videographer. Could I shoot stock footage of this to gain some experience, but also try to sell it? Who would I sell it too? And to who?

This area interests me because I'm a student who wants to improve shooting skills and in the future become a wildlife videographer. It's my greatest interest in the whole industry.

Thank you for any help.

Rob G.


Brian Alves's picture
Last seen: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 06/13/2005 - 8:14pm

Pond5.com gives 50%

A podcast with the founder is here as he answers many of your questions

http://www.thedvshow.com/podcasts

There is also a June 2 and 9 podcast with stock footage topics

http://www.thedvshow.com/podcasts


Aspyrider's picture
Last seen: 9 years 8 months ago
Joined: 12/22/2007 - 5:58pm

I had this idea of trying to set up some sort of network videographers could join and share footage. They could trade with each other and have a file transfer site to share the clips. Never did anything about it though, it's just an idea.

J.


Demetrius Starks's picture
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There's Vimeo groups like this, search around and you'll find em


Brian Alves's picture
Last seen: 3 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 06/13/2005 - 8:14pm

I personally have not tried Pond5 but after speaking with them I'm ready to upload some underwater video footage



Rick Crampton's picture
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It's interesting that all the traffic on this thread was five years ago! I wonder what success the original posters have experienced in the mean time??   Rick Crampton


Demetrius Starks's picture
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Has anyone actually sold footage on a site like pond5?


igle2's picture
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 01/11/2013 - 4:28am

Demetrius, i've sold some footage at pond5.

 

It's great website and i strongly suggest you to join it and try selling throght it.

 



altarvic's picture
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Joined: 12/17/2012 - 10:12pm

Yea, he was a student FIVE years ago :)

LOL

 

 

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videvo's picture
Last seen: 2 years 1 month ago
Joined: 07/02/2012 - 2:06pm

Get in touch with me and I can help you out ( I run a stock video website), email me via the site. We can buy your clips or host them under your name to generate you exposure ( if they are good )

 

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