Recently while on the ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito, I used my Beholder MS1 with an RX100-IV to shoot some city skyline and Golden Gate Bridge shots. This was my first time using this gimbal on a moving boat, so I didn’t know what to expect. (more…)
I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco, California for the first time in October, 2015. One of the main reasons I headed to this left coast city was to add San Francisco to my growing portfolio of stock footage. While San Francisco is already heavily-covered, I wanted to put my special touch on some new stock video shots. (more…)
Back in early-2014, ShutterStock launched 4K and began licensing clips at $299 each. While I strongly believe that 4K content should be priced at a premium, I was a bit skeptical on that price point. I thought that $299 was just a tad bit too high, especially since ShutterStock placed that price on all 4K clips, regardless of the complexity or rarity of the content. (more…)
So, if you’re a non-exclusive contributor to Dissolve, you may have noticed their recent announcement that they are “price matching” all non-exclusive clips on their site to be more in line with other sites, as if there’s a big discrepancy. (more…)
Here we are, well into the 21st century with devices in our hands that are capable to displaying HD and 4K videos downloaded wirelessly at blazing 4G and broadband speeds. So why are some stock footage agencies still automatically transcoding our stock media and selling low-resolution 240p video clips?
So, here we all are: at the two-month mark with our Panasonic GH4s, shooting and submitting pixel-packed 4K stock footage clips. I’m very happy with 4K, and love the flexibility it gives me as an editor, and as a contributor, the higher price points at which it sells. (more…)