I believe the stock footage industry as we all have come to know and love it is changing. As I approach one decade of shooting and submitting stock footage, I’ve seen quite a bit of change already. But now, agencies appear to be unifying prices, re-branding their image, juggling CEOs, and even offering subscription plans to customers. While this appears to be great for the consumer, it is not necessarily beneficial to the stock footage contributor.
Here’s something I’ve not done before: I made a seven-year aggregate chart of monthly stock footage sales from when I started my first full year in 2009 to the end of 2015.
Has another stock footage agency changed their pricing structure due to VideoBlocks’ new Marketplace? (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…)
There may be a new stock footage powerhouse on the horizon, and its name is VideoBlocks.
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…)
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…)