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.
I realize that Dissolve is a stock footage agency that has left a sour taste in many contributors’ mouths when they decided to reduce the HD prices of all artists who also contribute to the VideoBlocks Marketplace. I include myself in this group. However, my October sales numbers were quite impressive, despite this drastic price reduction on ALL my HD clips. (more…)
Has another stock footage agency changed their pricing structure due to VideoBlocks’ new Marketplace? (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.