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« on: June 18, 2019, 14:21 »
Hello all. Long time stock photographer and been dabbling in video more and more over the last year. I've been trying to improve my clips and trying to decide what sells better. Do more cinematic looking shallow focus/heavily color graded clips sell better or do larger aperture lightly graded clips get more sales. It seems every time I look at the agencies and see large portfolios that seem to do well they have more cinematic and heavily graded clips. That seems to go against what everyone seems to say should do well. 
« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 14:36 by Boolit_Head »

« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 14:35 »
Yes, in general most of the buyers at the big agencies want ready-to-go clips, as evidenced by the thousands of sales.

But, at smaller boutique libraries more experienced buyers look for ungraded footage. I would say the demand is 100 to 1 at least for graded, finished footage though. :)

As for depth of field, well, whatever fits the situation. A really shallow depth of field isn't more cinematic, it's just something that started happening more and more as people started to film with DSLRs. Most real cinematic shots from films have deeper depth of field.


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