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« Reply #75 on: November 28, 2018, 13:56 »
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So SS have done an iStock and introduced different price points in the search.

$399 - https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1018737736-millennial-girl-shows-driving-friend-her-phone

$179 - https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-30607759-close-portrait-woman-standing-on-wind-slow

Both in 4k.

I'd have to think this will only frustrate buyers.

The saturation of the first page with their 'select' content is crazy overboard.

Oh and now there is a search filter to ONLY show select content!

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search/millennial?channel=select


« Reply #76 on: November 28, 2018, 14:18 »
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sounds like iShitty strategy that destroyed them. Well, I'm not surprised... I saw this coming 5 years ago. To sum up; dumping prices, capping sales, pushing selected footage up, ignoring support, rejecting randomly fine footage from bigger contributors, a lot of bugs, don't care about flood of crappy/similar media.... and it keeps going on and on.

« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2018, 16:24 »
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I think we're moving towards segregated content.  It seems agencies now are preferring artists be exclusive with them, or at least have some exclusive content with them.

Dissolve prefers this, so does Stocksy, and even Pond5 sort of implied this recently.  Now SS wants "high end" content for higher prices.  They say shot on "high end" gear, but I bet if you have good stuff shot on more prosumer cameras they'll eventually take it and add it to this premiere collection, so long as that content of yours is exclusive to them.

I think the days of spreading your portfolio around to get the best bang for your buck may be numbered.

« Reply #78 on: November 28, 2018, 17:28 »
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I think we're moving towards segregated content.  It seems agencies now are preferring artists be exclusive with them, or at least have some exclusive content with them.

Dissolve prefers this, so does Stocksy, and even Pond5 sort of implied this recently.  Now SS wants "high end" content for higher prices.  They say shot on "high end" gear, but I bet if you have good stuff shot on more prosumer cameras they'll eventually take it and add it to this premiere collection, so long as that content of yours is exclusive to them.

I think the days of spreading your portfolio around to get the best bang for your buck may be numbered.

Daniel Hurst (Via Films) in the blog is not exclusive to Shutterstock.
This article is sponsored by Adobe Stock  https://library.creativecow.net/article.php?author_folder=hurst_daniel&article_folder=a_vision_for_stock_footage&page=1

Shutterstock have had segregated content with photos if not video for years with Premier and Premier Select for Enterprise clients, Adobe have Premier for theirs, Fotolia used to have infinity.  The only difference here is that these videos seem to have been dumped into the non premier pool.

« Reply #79 on: November 28, 2018, 18:34 »
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I'm not saying be totally exclusive to any one agency, but rather have a "pool" of clips that are exclusive to certain agencies.

I've talked to Daniel, and this is what he does sometimes.  For example, his Vimeo Stock portfolio is exclusive to Vimeo, but he shoots clips for other agencies, too.

« Reply #80 on: November 28, 2018, 18:37 »
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I'm not saying be totally exclusive to any one agency, but rather have a "pool" of clips that are exclusive to certain agencies.

I've talked to Daniel, and this is what he does sometimes.  For example, his Vimeo Stock portfolio is exclusive to Vimeo, but he shoots clips for other agencies, too.

My apologies I thought you were saying "agencies now are preferring artists be exclusive"

« Reply #81 on: November 29, 2018, 01:41 »
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I knew their explanation was doublespeak. They've been secretly working with videographers and planned all along to push them to the top of search results. I wonder how many invited photographers and illustrators they're secretly working with now. Happy holidays!

They did partner up with a drone company called Dronebase and this was announced earlier this year, but they don't seem to have better search rankings than other contributors when looking for 'aerial'.

Link to the article: https://fstoppers.com/aerial/shutterstock-teams-dronebase-offer-hundreds-4k-drone-stock-footage-256069

Dronebase portfolio on SS: https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search?contributor=DroneBase

dpimborough

« Reply #82 on: November 29, 2018, 06:00 »
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Of course you all realise that SS are just dicking us?

They don't care what we think the $ is the only thing they care about as their blog posts now testify

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/select-aila-images-stock-footage

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/via-films-stock-footage

« Reply #83 on: November 29, 2018, 06:16 »
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Of course you all realise that SS are just dicking us?

They don't care what we think the $ is the only thing they care about as their blog posts now testify

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/select-aila-images-stock-footage

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/via-films-stock-footage

Wow they even get their own personalised SS showreel and all.
Bye bye first page search results, it will all belong to them now.


 

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