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Tyson Anderson

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« on: February 27, 2018, 17:54 »
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I've recently done some freelance work filming vertically for an app.  Kinda annoying to deal with in my opinion, but left me wondering if there's a need for vertical footy in the stock footage industry.  Has anyone filmed or submitted any vertical footage for smartphones and apps?  Will the top agencies accept this?


« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 18:24 »
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I did some, some years ago and the main sites did except it. I think you have to add a certain keyword and title for what I remember like vertical or something?
I only tried this to test the waters and haven't as yet sold any. To be honest the subject matter wasn't particularly interesting.
I see a lot of it on Stocksy - probably the only place really?
Not sure what video sales are like on stocksy?

Tyson Anderson

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 21:58 »
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I did some, some years ago and the main sites did except it. I think you have to add a certain keyword and title for what I remember like vertical or something?
I only tried this to test the waters and haven't as yet sold any. To be honest the subject matter wasn't particularly interesting.
I see a lot of it on Stocksy - probably the only place really?
Not sure what video sales are like on stocksy?

Hmm.  I guess it might not be a good investment to do whole shoots in this format but maybe just turn the camera sideways for a couple shots here and there to see what happens.  I'll check Stocksy, see what they got going on.

« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 13:39 »
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I have some vertical footage and gotten the occasional sale. I wouldn't go out of my way to do a vertical shoot, but you can get a few vertical shots while doing a normal shoot, it doesn't hurt.

Not all the companies accept vertical footage. I think Adobe rejects it.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 21:50 by ForrestBrown »

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 21:22 »
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Motion Elements have been specifically requesting vertical, but I couldn't be bothered to produce content especially for a non-seller.

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 09:07 »
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I upload vertical footage regularly through BlackBox and it usually gets accepted within 24 hours by SS, P5 and the others.

Working with verticals is indeed difficult as Tyson remarked and that might be the reason why clients are reluctant to produce vertical content.
There are many reports and newsletters on vertical being the new thing for 2018 but I  haven't seen that in sales yet.

But I love doing vertical exhibitions so I keep on producing and uploading it.
I add "VERTICAL" to the description and keywords, and upload it as a horizontal clip with the image rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.

« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 11:20 »
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a trend is to stretch the vertical footage in a second layer and blur it, to create a full frame image, so i guess vertical footage is acceptable, but i wouldnt use it and have black borders on the side,.

« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 19:58 »
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I've submitted vertical footage and it gets accepted on Pond 5 but always rejected on all other sites. I think there might be automated size checks on SS, 123.  I don't recall specifically if Storyblocks accepted them or not.  For what its worth they have never sold.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2018, 20:03 by Mantis »

« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 07:50 »
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a trend is to stretch the vertical footage in a second layer and blur it, to create a full frame image, so i guess vertical footage is acceptable, but i wouldnt use it and have black borders on the side,.

I think that's a consequence of filming it the wrong way. I can see some application for it give the way how we hold our mobile phones most of the time, but submitting it with borders or blurs on the sides will just doesn't make sense cause buyer will need to crop it additionally. If agencies even accept non-standard resolution at all.

If it has becoming a trend, as such, this mistake on a purpose, then I'm out of this planet... 

« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 14:19 »
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I dislike vertical videos, but both Instagram and Snapchat on phones are based on a vertical interface and use a lot of vertical video.

Because of smart phone, vertical video is here to stay and there's going to be more and more of it. The production/post production company I work for as my day job already has had quite a few vertical video projects.


 

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