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Author Topic: Has Dissolve accepted someone for uploading recently?  (Read 3880 times)

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alno

« on: June 30, 2016, 07:16 »
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There are several rejections for becoming a new contributor of people I know. Their portfolios are quite good sellers on other sites.


« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 13:14 »
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I have applied 3 or 4 weeks ago, but no reply yet

« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 13:15 »
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There are several rejections for becoming a new contributor of people I know. Their portfolios are quite good sellers on other sites.
Are you a Dissolve contributor?
Do you get good sales?

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 03:40 »
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I have applied in the first week of May, and almost forgot about it. Few days ago (end of September) i received e-mail that my portfolio is not good enough for dissolve...

My 
Shutterstock
and
Pond5

alno

« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 04:19 »
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I have applied in the first week of May, and almost forgot about it. Few days ago (end of September) i received e-mail that my portfolio is not good enough for dissolve...

My 
Shutterstock
and
Pond5


And those surely are good enough :)

http://dissolve.com/video/Close-black-white-cat-sitting-wooden-floor-looking-royalty-free-stock-video-footage/001-D430-7-018

http://dissolve.com/video/Two-teenage-girls-doing-royalty-free-stock-video-footage/042-17A110-072

I guess anyone who has portfolio there should be very careful with any possible payment delays. They surely don't act like normal stock agency now.

« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 06:18 »
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Thanks.

I know my portfolio isn't really the best, but come on, as you posted those two links, there are some crazy videos on Dissolve...

I don't care about them, currently i am on 6 agencies, and lately uploading 99% 4K aerial and ground video. It takes A LOT of time to upload with 3Mbits... :) One more agency would be overkill right now.

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 07:49 »
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I have applied in the first week of May, and almost forgot about it. Few days ago (end of September) i received e-mail that my portfolio is not good enough for dissolve...

My 
Shutterstock
and
Pond5


And those surely are good enough :)

http://dissolve.com/video/Close-black-white-cat-sitting-wooden-floor-looking-royalty-free-stock-video-footage/001-D430-7-018

http://dissolve.com/video/Two-teenage-girls-doing-royalty-free-stock-video-footage/042-17A110-072

I guess anyone who has portfolio there should be very careful with any possible payment delays. They surely don't act like normal stock agency now.


I never have problem with payments up to today , only problem I have right now I wait over moth for approval for last footages.

« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 08:27 »
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Dissolve came in to MSG to solicit content. They were really nice, communicating with us and answering a lot of questions.  Basically they were here begging for content because they were new.  Then, enter Video Blocks with their 100% commission and $49 clips.  That rattled Dissolve's cages and they got pissed off that many of us started contributing to them.  Us poor fools, who struggle to make money across the micro stock continuum, are being 'unfair' (those are my words, not Dissolve's) to Dissolve. So what do they do? They immediately penalize us mere peasants by forcing pricing down on Dissolve for any clips you have on VB.  WAA WAA WAA.  Now, the cowards are no longer in here, no longer asking for our advice, no longer soliciting content, but have become just like any other agency.  There is a thread somewhere here about loyalty. This explanation is classic agency loyalty, there is none. In a matter of months, Dissolve changed from claiming to be a partner (wanting to work with us) to a self serving group who IN REALITY had no loyalty at all. It was always about them and never about the contributor. 

Their site, their rules, they can have it. I pulled all of my content and closed my account there when their true colors were exposed.

For those of you who may not know:

Any content you have on VB you will get VB pricing on Dissolve but only at 30%. So, on VB a clip sells for $49, you get $49 (less a buck or two for fees). On Dissolve, you have to sell that same clip for $49, but you only get 30%, or $14.70.

Same clip: $49 commission vs. $14.70.  Very shady business practice so they can go pound sand.

stockVid

« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 09:05 »
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Dissolve will not accept you if you have clips cheaper elsewhere.

« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 10:00 »
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Yeah, because it is better not to sell than it is to perhaps sell something :)

This does not apply to contributors like Mantis who pulled their content. If they gave me 30% on my clips only because i have them elsewhere... i would pull back everything also for sure.

« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 10:29 »
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crap agency. please flip-off sooner. bye

« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 09:02 »
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I only submit them the files i am willing to sell for $14.70 or something. Payments and everything have been working fine so far.



« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 09:32 »
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I've just been approved as a video contributor (last week) although they did take over a month to reply to my request. I haven't uploaded anything yet (due to time) but they seem very helpful and reply quickly to emails.

They wanted to see how I create my csv files just so things would run along smoothly.

They seem a nice friendly agency.

« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 09:43 »
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I stopped uploading for a couple reasons, mostly because of the price drop/low commission.

The last batch I did upload was a group of people at a bar, having fun, looking at smart phones etc..  Very well lit, good looking models, well composed, good shots.  They rejected it all because it had "no commercial value". 

Those clips are selling well at other agencies. 

Not sure what Dissolve is trying to do, perhaps they only want exclusive content?  Good luck to them?


« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 10:16 »
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I'm still selling there, they are tied with Pond5 as second best seller income wise this year, behind Shutterstock. They are the only company that reject some of my clips, even stuff that sells elsewhere so sales could be better.

alno

« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2016, 18:05 »
+2

Not sure what Dissolve is trying to do, perhaps they only want exclusive content?  Good luck to them?

Although I'm not exclusivity supporter at all I still can imagine exclusive work with Getty for example. Some rare or hi-end clips, hundreds and even thousands dollars per download. But exclusive work with Dissolve or Dreamstime seems to be next to slavery for me.     


 

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