These days, it appears that most of my stock footage sales are coming from just two places: Pond5 and ShutterStock. It seems that customers are migrating to these two agencies, leaving the others behind. (more…)
It’s a fact of life that technology is constantly evolving. It may take a wrong turn occasionally, like the 2012 attempt at selling consumers 3D televisions, but the ship always rights itself. And it’s new destination is 4K. (more…)
As you may know, there are many options for recording on your DSLR or other similar camera using the HDMI-out (or SDI, if equipped) to an EXTERNAL recorder. Often, this is beneficial for several reasons. Probably the most important one is that you get a substantial bump-up in quality and have a larger array of more professional codecs to record to. But also you can increase your shooting time since you’re generally recording to SSD drives that can hold much more data than what you can currently buy in smaller-capacity Flash memory cards. (more…)
Are you a new producer with problems exporting valid Quicktime files of your stock footage clips for submission? Here is a brief set-by-step tutorial on how to export video files from Adobe Premiere Pro in the Photo-JPEG Quicktime format. (more…)
If you are new to the stock footage business and are having problems rendering Photo-JPEG QuickTime files for submission, you may be a victim of this dreaded buried unchecked check box. (more…)
The History Channel informational television show, How the States Got Their Shapes used a clip of mine in one of their episodes. (more…)
A time lapse rider’s point-of-view of traveling on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This ride, from October 21, 2012, was 17.7 miles long and took 91 minutes to complete. For the purposes of this YouTube video, it was time-compressed down to 14 minutes and 30 seconds.
Starting and ending at the prison trailhead, this ride goes through Pittsburgh’s North Shore, over the 16th Street Bridge near the Strip District, past The Point, over the Smithfield Street Bridge, past the Allegheny Jail, over Hot Metal Street Bridge to the South Side, down to Station Square, then back over the Smithfield Street Bridge to The Point, over the Fort Duquesne Bridge, past Rivers Casino, then back to the prison trailhead.