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« on: October 12, 2017, 12:10 »
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Hi,

is anybody uploading their videos or photos to overflightstock.com agency?

If yes, what is the experience and general impression?

If no. Why no?

For some reason it seems good to me, maybe because videos are priced nicely (high), commission is 50%, it is well organised, and response from the guy operating the agency is really fast. Thing i don't like is that the site has no contributor backend, which means there is no contributor login, or any kind of control of your videos, or financial stuff.

Thank you!


« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 01:36 »
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Really, nobody? :)

« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 01:45 »
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Very niche for photogs - few able to contribute. No mention of how many buyers.
No contributor backend??? No control of financial stuff??? Or your vids???
I think you answered your own question.
PS
50% of nothing is nothing.

« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 14:15 »
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Hi,

is anybody uploading their videos or photos to overflightstock.com agency?

If yes, what is the experience and general impression?

If no. Why no?

For some reason it seems good to me, maybe because videos are priced nicely (high), commission is 50%, it is well organised, and response from the guy operating the agency is really fast. Thing i don't like is that the site has no contributor backend, which means there is no contributor login, or any kind of control of your videos, or financial stuff.

Thank you!


Well, I uploaded a nice collection of my aerial footage there.
They guy who operates the site is indeed very responsive and nice.
So far (over 6 months I think) - not a single sale.
And I don't have any clue how many views or preview downloads my clips had since there is no real contributor portal there...

« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 15:07 »
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I was filming in Vancouver this summer and met up with the owner (Peter) in person for breakfast. 
Very nice guy, who is also a pilot and aerial shooter himself.

Its been a few months now with a couple thousand clips on the site and I have made one single $50 (my share) sale.

I don't expect a lot of sales anytime soon, but I think he is building a solid collection. 
He also emails out requests, which is nice to see what buyers are asking for.

« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 15:52 »
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Hey folks

Yes indeed we are working hard to build a solid collection and network of contributors and of customers, quite literally from the ground up. The process involves many challenges and what are worthwhile add ons, like contributor back ends, take second place to more important aspects of the company's growth. Sometimes it may appear as if all is stagnant, but there really is a great deal of work going on, not only to build our niche but to connect that niche to a customer base.

Overflightstock never started out to become another long tail agency like the many you are used to. This hasn't changed. We have started to tighten up the collection and will continue to tighten it up. High end buyers expect high end products and they expect service and they don't want to have to sift through thousands of non relevant files. This is what we are selling. The 79/199 video is not the primary product but we certainly realize that many users require this and will find a way to mix the two so it makes sense to the buyer.

Long tails agencies need you to do the background work; there is no other way for them to ingest the millions of assets per week that they do. For us, there is a lot of advantages to not giving access to the contributors in this regard. But it hardly means that contributors don't have a say in what appears on the site, both visually and WRT to metadata. Quite the opposite. Sales are made, reports and money are sent out, information is there.

One of a couple of scenarios can play out: those who insist that Overflightstock is waste of time can indeed be proven right OR those who took the time contribute will be there to share in its success. I happen to think it will be the second.

Cheers,

Peter








 

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