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« on: April 08, 2019, 13:33 »
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Hi guys, I'm currently doing a degree in Film and TV Production Technology and am doing my dissertation on stock footage. I'm looking to get some feedback from some successful stock creators and it seems like you have a lot of content creators here doing well. I have created a survey which won't take more than 5 minutes to complete, it's designed to gather primary feedback from successful/knowledgable stock creators.

I'd really appreciate if you could spend a couple of minutes to complete my survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LJ85PS6

My experience is mainly in documentaries/short films etc but i do plan to dip my toe in to the world of stock footage in the future so I plan on sticking around here to soak up the experience of you guys. I'm stressing at the minute as my dissertation is du in 3 weeks  :o but it will soon be all over!

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask


« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 13:34 »
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I've just spotted the link wont be active until i post 5 times so i'm gonna get posting in different sections asap

« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 13:40 »
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The survey is:  I want to sell stock footage please show me the content I should copy.  You can see best sellers on most sites.  What's the point of this?

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 14:30 »
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The survey is:  I want to sell stock footage please show me the content I should copy.  You can see best sellers on most sites.  What's the point of this?

Like you say, you can see the best sellers on most sites so if i wanted to copy footage I would already be doing that. My goal is to use primary research from established content creators to put together some stats on what has worked well in practice, as well as using psychology studies/various clinical studies about what shapes/colours etc are pleasing to the human brain and input from marketing companies on what appeals to them when sourcing stock. I have no desire to copy anyones work and am competent enough to originate my own work. This research is purely for my dissertation.

« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 14:32 »
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Thank you to the first person who completed the survey, much appreciated, that was extremely quick!

**Edit, it seems Tickstock has completed the survey and skipped all the questions to be nasty. Seems like a nice guy.....
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 15:01 by Abstract.Arts »

« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 14:33 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 14:40 »
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That information is valuable to me (and it should be to everyone) but I could let it go for, say, $10,000? Years of data, not just on sales, but search engines and everything else unique to each site.

Sorry, but I would not want this information to be publicly available in a dissertation. Or to anyone "planning to dip their toe into the world of stock footage", dissertation or not. ;)

« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 14:41 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

It's standard practice to the point of being a cliche to have a survey in a dissertation these days.

« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 14:52 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

It's standard practice to the point of being a cliche to have a survey in a dissertation these days.

It is unfortunately, I'm required to seek primary research information and for my chosen path this is information from stock creators.

« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 14:54 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

No, did you read the questions or just skip all the questions to be spiteful?

« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 14:57 »
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That information is valuable to me (and it should be to everyone) but I could let it go for, say, $10,000? Years of data, not just on sales, but search engines and everything else unique to each site.

Sorry, but I would not want this information to be publicly available in a dissertation. Or to anyone "planning to dip their toe into the world of stock footage", dissertation or not. ;)

Dissertations are not available publicly (not sure where you heard that).

« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 15:04 »
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offtopic, sorry!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 16:03 by georgep7 »

« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 15:05 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

No, did you read the questions or just skip all the questions to be spiteful?
I read them.  What's my username, what's my best seller, how many sales do I have, what elements increase sales.  Good luck with that Mr. Abstract.Arts if that is your real name.

« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 15:11 »
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That information is valuable to me (and it should be to everyone) but I could let it go for, say, $10,000? Years of data, not just on sales, but search engines and everything else unique to each site.

Sorry, but I would not want this information to be publicly available in a dissertation. Or to anyone "planning to dip their toe into the world of stock footage", dissertation or not. ;)

Dissertations are not available publicly (not sure where you heard that).

Really? Why can I find about a million of them online then?

« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 15:29 »
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Thank you to the first person who completed the survey, much appreciated, that was extremely quick!

**Edit, it seems Tickstock has completed the survey and skipped all the questions to be nasty. Seems like a nice guy.....

Tickstock is not being nasty I checked your questions and refused to answer them.

It's called personal choice and if you knew anything about how to conduct a survey then you would understand you'll get participants who do not wish to answer all or any questions.

Anyway surveys should be anonymous how do you know Tickstock didn't answer the questions.

« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2019, 15:32 »
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The survey is:  I want to sell stock footage please show me the content I should copy.  You can see best sellers on most sites.  What's the point of this?

Like you say, you can see the best sellers on most sites so if i wanted to copy footage I would already be doing that. My goal is to use primary research from established content creators to put together some stats on what has worked well in practice, as well as using psychology studies/various clinical studies about what shapes/colours etc are pleasing to the human brain and input from marketing companies on what appeals to them when sourcing stock. I have no desire to copy anyones work and am competent enough to originate my own work. This research is purely for my dissertation.

Sorry how the heck can you derive any empirical data of that type from that survey?


« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2019, 16:01 »
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As part of your "Academic Studies" you should be informed that that survey would be considered totally unethical and breaking all the rules of bodies such as the Market Research Society. At the very least you should detail who you are , the purpose of the survey and what you will use the data for and how it will be processed. In the UK you could even find yourself prosecuted as you are asking for profile names which is personal data. Good luck with your studies.


« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2019, 17:07 »
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I was expecting for him/her to ask to be able to use some images for free.  :o

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2019, 19:38 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

It's standard practice to the point of being a cliche to have a survey in a dissertation these days.

It is unfortunately, I'm required to seek primary research information and for my chosen path this is information from stock creators.

Like the other person who is allegedly doing an academic study, I'd expect far more official information from your university detailling your course, why this info is needed, details about you and your director of studies, where the results would be published etc, rather than just a totally anonymous survey monkey page.

« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2019, 02:18 »
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Can't you get all that info from just looking at the best sellers?

It's standard practice to the point of being a cliche to have a survey in a dissertation these days.

It is unfortunately, I'm required to seek primary research information and for my chosen path this is information from stock creators.

Like the other person who is allegedly doing an academic study, I'd expect far more official information from your university detailling your course, why this info is needed, details about you and your director of studies, where the results would be published etc, rather than just a totally anonymous survey monkey page.
In my idle moments I complete surveys for bodies doing academic research. Every survey is even accompanied by a "risk" assessment details of the institution and survey purpose AND I get paid for it ;-).

Noedelhap

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 04:50 »
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Obviously a non-academic survey intended to take precious information and use it for personal gain. It even has spelling errors (Q3: "How long have you ben a video stock creator?"). None of these questions will give any useful statistics for academical analysis.

Asking for my username is beyond ridiculous. Why would I divulge info to you about my best-selling stock items?

« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2019, 05:43 »
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I really didn't expect this place to be such a hostile environment, there's some toxic people here but i'm glad everyone isn't like this. Thank you to the 1 genuine response iv'e had from this forum.

« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2019, 05:49 »
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I really didn't expect this place to be such a hostile environment, there's some toxic people here but i'm glad everyone isn't like this. Thank you to the 1 genuine response iv'e had from this forum.
Tell us who you are and what academic institution you are studying at and you might find us less so but I'm guessing you won't.

« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2019, 05:57 »
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Obviously a non-academic survey intended to take precious information and use it for personal gain. It even has spelling errors (Q3: "How long have you ben a video stock creator?"). None of these questions will give any useful statistics for academical analysis.

Asking for my username is beyond ridiculous. Why would I divulge info to you about my best-selling stock items?

You are way off the mark. The survey is for primary research. If I wanted to copy peoples best selling stock items surely it makes sense that I would view the most sold items which are widely available on most sites as previously mentioned by someone else. The only personal gain I expect is to pass my degree with a first class honours for which I am currently in a good position to do so. Well done for spotting the typo but this has no bearing on the legitimacy of my request.

I have asked for usernames so people who complete the survey can be confirmed as genuine and it is less invasive than asking for a real name or email address. I have no issue with you not wanting to complete the survey but please don't try and sabotage it. I'm more than willing to take on any suggestions you have to improve the survey and resolve your personal issues with it.

« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2019, 06:00 »
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I really didn't expect this place to be such a hostile environment, there's some toxic people here but i'm glad everyone isn't like this. Thank you to the 1 genuine response iv'e had from this forum.
Tell us who you are and what academic institution you are studying at and you might find us less so but I'm guessing you won't.

My name is Gavin Roberts and I'm studying at Staffordshire university in the third year of a Film and TV Production Technology Degree. I have no problem stating this as I am genuine. I'd be more than willing to meet in person even if someone was local. I have nothing to hide.


 

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