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Phadrea

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« on: December 14, 2012, 06:42 »
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This is a first for me. I am with SS, IS, Dreamstime and Pond5. I have just discovered my image used in this movie poster

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/looper-poster02.jpg

It's amazing and made my weekend BUT I want to make sure it's been bought and not stolen. Can anyone advise how I can trace this ? I haven't received any amazing sums for it's use yet LOL

This is my image.

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-91733150/stock-photo-abandoned-industrial-warehouse-interior-with-old-iron-door.html


« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 06:48 »
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Congrats!

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 06:54 »
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congrats.  Make sure you pick up a movie poster!

Not sure you can trace the use though.. :(

Phadrea

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 06:58 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Reef

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 07:02 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Only if you are Exclusive with iStockphoto  ;)

Looks good!

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 07:04 »
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you can be proud, it is a very good image!

« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 07:05 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Not any more than your $0.38 from Shutterstock no.  Unless they needed to buy an extended license that is, then you should see $28

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 07:09 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Not any more than your $0.38 from Shutterstock no.  Unless they needed to buy an extended license that is, then you should see $28

It almost breaks your heart when you think of the vast sums of money spent on producing films.

Phadrea

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 07:11 »
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Oh well, the fact that they used it makes me very happy. Looks like it could be a cult film too. It's been a year of nice surprises for me. I have one of my music tracks A-listed for use in the new Raging Bull 2 movie (renamed The Bronx Bull) If that comes off I will be popping champagne but I feel this poster also warrants a cork being popped.

« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 07:19 »
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That IS a nice find - interesting what they did with it also, congrats.

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 09:12 »
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Sweet!

Congrats.

« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 09:20 »
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all the whining about low sales and it turns out an amazing picture in action, congratulations!

rubyroo

« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 09:23 »
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Great result!  Well done!  ;D

Phadrea

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 10:30 »
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Quite surprised they took this from a Jpeg and didn't want to use it from the RAW file for a movie poster.

« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 12:16 »
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Congrats - Hollywood movie poster, nice!

« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 12:27 »
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Very nice use. Congrats

« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 12:47 »
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Congrats.....it looks really cool in that poster ;)


« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 13:29 »
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Nice feather in your cap - congrats! Use it in your blog, website or whatever... interesting to see what can be done with your images in production work.

« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 13:37 »
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I really like what they did with it. Makes you wonder if you could sell some edited versions of the original too...:)

Congrats

« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 13:52 »
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Quite surprised they took this from a Jpeg and didn't want to use it from the RAW file for a movie poster.

It's plenty big enough as it is. Posters are intended to be viewed from a distance, I'm sure it wouldn't look so good from 30cm away.

It's a great image though! Well done for spotting it's stock potential.

« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2012, 14:22 »
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Well done, great film as well! Oldhand

« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2012, 14:59 »
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Congratulations on "winning the business", and commiserations on a royalty that's way too low for the usage. But that's the game we're in.

What truly surprises me, is why on earth they opted to use a stock image in this poster. They paid for the central object in the image to be created, with a little more expense, the whole could have been done. Or they could have sourced an RM image on an exclusive basis.

There's nothing stopping anyone using the stock photo in another dark, blue toned composite. What recourse would that leave the film-makers? It's practically impossible to protect copyright of an image if it is a derivative of another. "Penny wise, pound foolish" comes to mind.

« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2012, 15:46 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Not any more than your $0.38 from Shutterstock no.  Unless they needed to buy an extended license that is, then you should see $28

Shouldn't they need to buy an EL if they sell the poster?  From SS Standard terms:

"Standard -- print run limited to 250,000. Posters must combine words with the Images and must be used to promote the sale of products other than the posters, etc., containing the Images"

And the EL:

"Incorporated in merchandise for resale or distribution, including without limitation, clothing, artwork, magnets, posters, calendars, mugs and mousepads"

Seems to me as a poster for a movie they can go with a Standard License, but if they sell the posters they need an EL.  Bottom line I'm surprised that for a movie this large they wouldn't just go for ELs to cover themselves later...

In any case, fun to find that one!

« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 15:50 »
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Thanks  :D

I take it I won't get any kind of royalties from it ? Not really that bothered as it certainly adds weight to my portfolio.

Not any more than your $0.38 from Shutterstock no.  Unless they needed to buy an extended license that is, then you should see $28

Shouldn't they need to buy an EL if they sell the poster?  From SS Standard terms:

"Standard -- print run limited to 250,000. Posters must combine words with the Images and must be used to promote the sale of products other than the posters, etc., containing the Images"

And the EL:

"Incorporated in merchandise for resale or distribution, including without limitation, clothing, artwork, magnets, posters, calendars, mugs and mousepads"

Seems to me as a poster for a movie they can go with a Standard License, but if they sell the posters they need an EL.  Bottom line I'm surprised that for a movie this large they wouldn't just go for ELs to cover themselves later...

In any case, fun to find that one!

and make them pay you a little more than 28$, just a little ;D

« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2012, 23:59 »
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38 cents

28 bucks

What the heck are we doing (have we done) to ourselves!

I dont know whats worse the money or the fact that we go around bragging about it?!?!?


 

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