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« on: September 10, 2016, 09:44 »
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Is this new?
There is some videos on the featured page of Stocksy this morning: https://www.stocksy.com/1101911


« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 14:09 »
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Is this new?
There is some videos on the featured page of Stocksy this morning: https://www.stocksy.com/1101911

Yep, brand new this week.  Cool, eh?

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 19:30 »
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I bet I don't know the market but what is this?  https://www.stocksy.com/skylerdahan#video

« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 19:37 »
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I bet I don't know the market but what is this?  https://www.stocksy.com/skylerdahan#video

Wow. Alrighty then.

« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 00:12 »
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Hmm I'm sure there will be some awesome stuff.

« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 01:12 »
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I bet I don't know the market but what is this?  https://www.stocksy.com/skylerdahan#video

Wow! "awesome" indeed.

« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 03:23 »
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I guess young, attractive girls, barely wearing any clothes, eating messy ice cream cones and rolling around on the ground for no clear reason, shot by a someone who apparently has Parkinsons, and heavily edited with an imitation lens flare filter, is what Stocksy is looking for. I can already hear them trying to explain how it's "artsy" and not a small step away from cheap amateur pornography.

« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 05:22 »
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No wonder I cant get in there...

« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 05:50 »
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I bet I don't know the market but what is this?  https://www.stocksy.com/skylerdahan#video
Ahahahah,
this port is very funny.
I wonder if this is the house style, but cannot find how to browse video in Stocksy website

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 05:56 »
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Looks like he's been watching too much Californication!

« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 06:49 »
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Being rude about other people's work is a slippery slope. Glass houses and all that...

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 08:05 »
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Being rude about other people's work is a slippery slope. Glass houses and all that...

Sorry Skyler, you're right.

« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 08:44 »
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Being rude about other people's work is a slippery slope. Glass houses and all that...


It might be rude, but it does bring up a legitimate question. How can so many people with great portfolios NOT be chosen to contribute to Stocksy, and yet these videos got approved? With all the bragging about how well the Stocksy collection is "curated", these videos seem very out of place. Maybe it isnt so much about how good a person's work is, but rather who the person is? No wonder people are having problems figuring out what Stocksy is looking for.

« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2016, 09:04 »
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There is a place for all work. I do find the standards confusing there. There is a market for that work so no need to bash the artist. It just seemed to not fit what I thought they would be looking for. I don't see 4K which is no big deal. Pricing is fair so maybe I will submit there one day. Maybe not. For video P5 pays 50% as well and has a much larger collection. Interesting times

« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2016, 09:20 »
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Being rude about other people's work is a slippery slope. Glass houses and all that...


It might be rude, but it does bring up a legitimate question. How can so many people with great portfolios NOT be chosen to contribute to Stocksy, and yet these videos got approved? With all the bragging about how well the Stocksy collection is "curated", these videos seem very out of place. Maybe it isnt so much about how good a person's work is, but rather who the person is? No wonder people are having problems figuring out what Stocksy is looking for.

I don't believe we've been screening for video applicants yet.  The current crop of videos are from a tiny group of existing members who were chosen for an initial collection, like Trinette Reed.  It's opening to a wider base of members now.  I assume you'll see the quirky as well as the more traditional, like the photo collection, as the portfolio gets fleshed out over time.  4K is part of it as well - if you're not seeing it, I assume they weren't submitted in 4k.

« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2016, 11:29 »
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There is a place for all work. I do find the standards confusing there. There is a market for that work so no need to bash the artist. It just seemed to not fit what I thought they would be looking for. I don't see 4K which is no big deal. Pricing is fair so maybe I will submit there one day. Maybe not. For video P5 pays 50% as well and has a much larger collection. Interesting times
Sorry guys, I didn't mean to bash the "artist", but rather the curation.
This guy is clearly pushing the video button of a smartphone for the first time in his life, nothing wrong with that.
How this sort of clips can be accepted in any agency is the real problem

« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2016, 13:14 »
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Ya, Finally a home for my 1968, super 8mm surfing videos!

« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2016, 14:04 »
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There is a place for all work. I do find the standards confusing there. There is a market for that work so no need to bash the artist. It just seemed to not fit what I thought they would be looking for. I don't see 4K which is no big deal. Pricing is fair so maybe I will submit there one day. Maybe not. For video P5 pays 50% as well and has a much larger collection. Interesting times
Sorry guys, I didn't mean to bash the "artist", but rather the curation.
This guy is clearly pushing the video button of a smartphone for the first time in his life, nothing wrong with that.
How this sort of clips can be accepted in any agency is the real problem


According to Sean's post above, the videos that are on Stocksy right now are from existing members. To me that means there probably wasnt any "curation" at all...the prerequisite was only that you were a member already.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2016, 14:13 »
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My mom used to make clips like that, back then they were called home movies. She must have been way ahead of her time, too bad there wasn't such an agency like Stocksy back then, she's be curated in a heart beat and probably be considered a master of her craft to this very day.

« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2016, 14:46 »
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There is a market for everything and especially now with mobile stock, i.e. overfiltered "authentic" social media stuff, I wouldn't be suprised if things like these sell.

Since stocksy is just starting out, it makes sense to have a wide variety and then see what customers buy and what sells.

I don't think it is that easy to predict what will sell, unless you are shooting a live heart transplant or other extremly high quality stuff.

I really look forward to uploading video, I am sure I can learn a lot from their tips and discussions.

« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2016, 15:04 »
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There are video editors, separate from the stills editors, as I understand it, so they are curating the collection.  It is still a work in progress :)

jen

« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2016, 15:28 »
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This guy is clearly pushing the video button of a smartphone for the first time in his life, nothing wrong with that.

Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2016, 16:48 »
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You can have all the personal taste and expertise .... but the true talent is knowing what buyers at companies and ad agencies are looking for. Stocksy has its finger on this vibe and has the results to prove it.

« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2016, 17:11 »
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I did say I don't know the market for them and yes this footage has an edgy type feel and I can see it used
in ads. Stocksy is a lot smarter then me at marketing. Hope to grow and learn more!

« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2016, 18:39 »
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You can have all the personal taste and expertise .... but the true talent is knowing what buyers at companies and ad agencies are looking for. Stocksy has its finger on this vibe and has the results to prove it.

I highly doubt that these videos we are discussing have any serious commercial appeal.  They are from existing members and more than likely not curated.  I would agree that actual curated footage by seasoned Stocksy reviewers would be more aligned with commercial appeal, but these seem like someone just slid them in for the sake of sliding them in. Any video of any kind can appeal to someone at some time for some reason, so where does it stop? I'm being sincere here. About anyone and their mother can shoot this type of work.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 18:42 by Mantis »


 

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