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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2019, 09:15 »
FilmHero is more expensive than Storyblocks - and most of us supported them by uploading our footage.

Storyblocks: Unlimited HD or 4K = $198.96 for 1 year. That's $16.58 per month.

Shutterstock: Has an 'Unlimited' for business - no prices.
Pond5: 10 clips a month (HD or 4K) $83.25 per month.

Everyone's already doing it!

Where's the outrage?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 09:37 by Trippy »

« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2019, 10:04 »
If the alternative of stock footage is freelance video work, here are some more "Good news"
Mentioned in a post previous, using Getty and SS resources is the one face of the coin,
the other side is e.g. Genero or Tongal, offering "freelance work" actually from anyone
in the world at the legal age that can shoot and assemble a commercial, or just re-edit existing assets.
Freelancer, UpWork, you name them, all those places killing prices and skills in favor of the customer.
It is a global phenomenon. People underpricing, platforms taking their percentage, "happy" customers all around.
Remember the "death" of ENG by the first Twitted frame of a plane landed in a river? (I think).
"Are you crazy? civilian journalism is not a thing! Breaking news and exclusive images will always sell"
Tell that to social platforms...
Here is a hint, the first scenes of Notre Dame in flames I saw on tv-news were vertical and quite shaky.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 10:09 by georgep7 »

« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2019, 10:20 »
Hint, model and property released commercial content is where it is at!

« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2019, 10:30 »

Now, as a production company, can you compete a team
of 20yrs old kids, that will shoot with fantasy and fresh ideas,
release and edit a commercial and submit for a brand for 500-1000$
With the possibility to get nothing in return if not accepted?

No business model, no licensed software, no anything.
Just a paypal account and some documents provided
by the platform hosting those "competitions"
You might say nonamers will use those services.
Let's make it more interesting, I can recognize brands
and names all around the world.
And cleap customers will still use UpWork and they will grow.

Apologies jjneff, but I believe that our generation is slowly getting out of the game.
I didn't enter stock to catch the late train, it was a decision for a possible side income.
Yes there is still work in video industry, there will always be.
But now it is socialized. "Anyone" can do it.
Remember those hard to make AE(CS5-6) templates? Replaced by Youtube free tutorials.

Full vfx and 3D animation is the next frontier.
Speaking just for myself, I find it difficult to follow progress...
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 10:38 by georgep7 »

« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2019, 10:41 »
Funny thing is content is content buyers don't care who or what age created it! I do a lot of $500 to $1,000.00 jobs and have no problems changing with the times. I also know what good business looks like and how to succeed more then the younger generation. It is brains, drive and following the market, age is not the limiting factor!

« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2019, 10:49 »
I admit that I envy you from your last answer!


« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2019, 12:25 »
I fully understand they have subs, I am not a part of their sub plan and am doing just fine the subs market for video is just not there! people use their smartphones for social media video not stock, advertisers use stock and can pay for it!

You're not a part of the P5 sub program because you were asked to participate and said no, or weren't asked at all?

« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2019, 19:25 »
I was never asked and would have said NO like I have with all the others who have asked.

« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2019, 21:53 »
I write this post with all due respect to David and team, you're clearly a very accomplished stock producer (part of the HotelFoxtrot team no?!) with a fantastic portfolio.

I think this whole venture is a mistake and I'd guess is a knee jerk reaction to changes in the market which have lead to a significant drop in revenue for you. It really smells of "my ship is sinking and I've got to try and milk as much money out of it before it goes under." An act of desperation.

First off, as others have said, it appears totally open to abuse. Buy one month subscription and download the whole library, that's essentially giving your work away for free.

It's also extremely short sighted - how do you expect to fund future helicopter shots with Cineflex systems etc when existing content is being given away like this? I guess you have no plans to in future to generate quality, high production value stock.

I can understand the rational to do something radical in hopes of a quick cash grab. I shoot extremely hard to get nature and disaster footage with a minimum price of $299 per clips, in the past when time were slow I started uploading it all to Shutterstock to sell at $79 and lower. Thank god I came to my senses and deleted it all and stuck to my guns. I'm a full time stock producer, my business grows every year and above all else I value my work and have the long term interests of my portfolio and the industry as a whole at heart.

Unfortunately you appear to be committing stock footage suicide and also dragging others with you. I'm extremely relieved you don't shoot any content which overlaps with my portfolio....


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