One thing that attracted me to the Pond5 stock footage agency way back in 2008 was the ability to set my own prices. I wasn’t shackled to some set-in-stone pricing structure all the other outlets forced producers into. But are the tides changing at the Pond?
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…)