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Author Topic: I make a video of my own clips. Can we promote our work in this way?  (Read 3314 times)

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« on: July 24, 2017, 08:35 »
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Hello, everyone.
 I'd like to share this my experiment . I decided to make a short video impression included my own footages wich I selling in the agencies. Usually, in such presentations, the authors try to show a wide variety of different types of their footages,but I tried to assemble some similar footages on one theme. Although the clips are not very attractive in themselves, I was surprised myself by the result . I think it gets nice video.
 
You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7fzrNkS54

 I will be glad to hear your opinion. What do you think, could be it a good way to advertise and increase sales? Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 09:53 by StefanKutsarov »


« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 08:42 »
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"Can we promote our work in this way"

Yes, you can.

« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 11:49 »
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You did not put any watermark on it, now anybody can download and use it without buying. Be careful next time.

« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 11:57 »
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I have a friend who tells me that he gets decent results this way.
Good luck with it and let us know how you do

« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 10:40 »
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Hi Stefan, are you still into stock?

Any luck with promoting your footage this way? :)

« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 11:21 »
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The music you used for the promotional material....is that yours or did you pay the owner?

I can't see any harm in your effort although I think if you had used a much broader range of clips you might attract more buyers. Ducks, a pond, rain and the mood you created is limiting.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 20:08 »
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It's missing something. I click on videos because of the title and the thumbnail... I then watch the video, then I probably watch  another video or do something else. I rarely read the video description, and most people probably don't. So if that's the case, anybody watching the video will have no idea that this is a portfolio of your work and that each of the clips within the video is available to license. Needs a more descriptive title, and some kind of intro/outro with an explanation and some kind of call to action.   

« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 16:49 »
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Yes market your work...but as was pointed out you MUST watermark the footage. Otherwise you are actually just giving it away to unscrupulous editors.

Here is an example of what I do:


LP

« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 17:16 »
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Hi,

a) First off - yes, of course you can promote your work whatever way you feel like. If you mean specifically in this forum - well - I don't run it - and you are talking to other photographers/videographers - so not sure how many would buy it. But - I don't see anything wrong with that as long as you don't spam.

b) Second - nice compilation of videos. Even though it was (I'm assuming) all in one shoot - you told a bit of a story, especially at the end with the zooming out of the house. It was a nice relaxing story.

c) I do agree with spacestock though - I would put an intro/your name/etc on it. Because otherwise I have no clue what it is - and to me, it just looks like a 'nice' relaxing video.

d) For watermarking that 'specific' video - meh - I don't think it is really *that* necessary. (Yes, some people will steal clips. But - you only have a short compilation and its too much 'work'). But - if you started uploading 100's of individual clips that were easily downloaded - then yes, I would watermark those.

But, good choice of music, & nice videos!

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 12:57 »
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Yes market your work...but as was pointed out you MUST watermark the footage. Otherwise you are actually just giving it away to unscrupulous editors.

Here is an example of what I do:


LP

Kinda creeps me out tbh, the people staring at me without doing anything in combination with the melancholic music.

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 13:39 »
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 14:49 »
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Yes market your work...but as was pointed out you MUST watermark the footage. Otherwise you are actually just giving it away to unscrupulous editors.

Here is an example of what I do:


LP

Kinda creeps me out tbh, the people staring at me without doing anything in combination with the melancholic music.

Haha, me too! ;) It's even more creeping without music, like i watched it the first time. This staring at camera looks really like... - i will kill you! ;)
Anyway, maybe it's suitable for some customers...

« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 17:26 »
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Hello everyone and thanks  for your opinion. I really did not expect that this topic will be activated after half a year. :) Of course I can't expect much interest from a single video, but I'm glad there are people who share their opinion and experience here. To make this video took me a little time and money. Unfortunately, I did not increase my sales. I do not know. I have no success for now but if I make more clips ....?
Thanks to everyone who wrote here.

Tyson Anderson

  • www.openrangestudios.com
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 19:40 »
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I make edits of some of my filming adventures and put them in a youtube playlist.  Sometimes it's just edited stock footage and sometimes it's a mix of behind the scenes shots and stock footy.  I added a watermark but honestly wouldn't worry about it too much.  Not sure if this has increased sales but it does drive traffic to my website which I eventually planning on building up, and this could increase sales.

Youtube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH5MhnIFYrc&list=PLsyA6MYLFW5BrpK4wktKIIF3__tOcrpr0


 

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