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« on: January 27, 2016, 09:59 »
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« Last Edit: January 27, 2016, 10:02 by helloitsme »


Shelma1

« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 10:27 »
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I'm always a little skeptical of their trends. There may be a 400% increase in searches for a specific search term, but what does that mean, exactly? It could be that one person searched for it in 2014 and five people searched for it in 2015. Or it could be a million vs. five million. Same thing when iStock asks for specific types of images...it could be that one buyer called and said he couldn't find what he was looking for. The best example was SS asking for shots of school kids in certain specific countries wearing specific school uniforms. Clearly that's for one buyer.

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 10:35 »
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I'm always a little skeptical of their trends. There may be a 400% increase in searches for a specific search term, but what does that mean, exactly? It could be that one person searched for it in 2014 and five people searched for it in 2015. Or it could be a million vs. five million. Same thing when iStock asks for specific types of images...it could be that one buyer called and said he couldn't find what he was looking for. The best example was SS asking for shots of school kids in certain specific countries wearing specific school uniforms. Clearly that's for one buyer.

I agree.

« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 10:36 »
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And those "trend" shots are high cost shots.  You may never recover the expense for getting those shots.

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 20:07 »
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I am surprised it is mostly nature/outdoors and no People, if the majority of the world lives in overcrowded cities.

No Food shots either.

Or is it only the camping industry that buys videos? Or is the sales of background videos clips outselling everything else?

What would be interesting to see is what type of customers or industries are the principal buyers of video clips. But I doubt anyone will share that with us.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 00:02 by cobalt »

« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 20:33 »
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The text above makes it sound like they think a trend for this year is nature.  Thus the focus of the video.

« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 22:20 »
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I'll stick with what have been working for me so far and what's available around me to shoot.  It costs too much to chase animals and get those perfect shots.

« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 00:29 »
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And those "trend" shots are high cost shots.  You may never recover the expense for getting those shots.

Yup - and that's why all of my high cost shots (some similar to those in that trends video) will never end up on Shutterstock, otherwise I'd be running at a serious loss!

« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 03:32 »
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I have only some occasional videos at ss. No way really to produce costly footage for them. I do video only for clients which pay.

« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 09:19 »
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And those "trend" shots are high cost shots.  You may never recover the expense for getting those shots.

Yup - and that's why all of my high cost shots (some similar to those in that trends video) will never end up on Shutterstock, otherwise I'd be running at a serious loss!

So, where do you sell your high cost videos?  Do you sell them as stock video somewhere or for an exclusive client?

« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 09:55 »
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On pond5 you can set your own prices and then there are agencies with exclusive content with higher prices.

op

« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2016, 03:10 »
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It's been 5 years now that I shoot stock footage and the only thing that I learned about nature footage is that it doesn't sell at all. But I don't sell on microstock so I guess buyers interested in nature have limited budget.

Chichikov

« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 03:31 »
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I am surprised it is mostly nature/outdoors and no People, if the majority of the world lives in overcrowded cities.
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From this comes this desire of nature, of escape, of freedom.
People always want/like what they have not.

« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 04:10 »
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And those "trend" shots are high cost shots.  You may never recover the expense for getting those shots.

Yup - and that's why all of my high cost shots (some similar to those in that trends video) will never end up on Shutterstock, otherwise I'd be running at a serious loss!

So, where do you sell your high cost videos?  Do you sell them as stock video somewhere or for an exclusive client?

I sell entirely non-exclusively - Pond5 works very well for me setting my own prices. I also license directly to producers. I also work with a few smaller / boutique agencies like Nature Footage and Framepool. I think in this day and age if you want to make money from nature footage it has to be unique or difficult to produce.

« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 18:52 »
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And those "trend" shots are high cost shots.  You may never recover the expense for getting those shots.

Yup - and that's why all of my high cost shots (some similar to those in that trends video) will never end up on Shutterstock, otherwise I'd be running at a serious loss!

So, where do you sell your high cost videos?  Do you sell them as stock video somewhere or for an exclusive client?

I sell entirely non-exclusively - Pond5 works very well for me setting my own prices. I also license directly to producers. I also work with a few smaller / boutique agencies like Nature Footage and Framepool. I think in this day and age if you want to make money from nature footage it has to be unique or difficult to produce.

Smart!

« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 19:53 »
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I started in stock shooting macro insect footage (as it was a hobby different to my commercial video work) and had some direct sales with Natgeo + a few funded docos.
I then decided to upload the clips to Pond5 (about 300+ nature macros) and really only had a few sales (none in the last 3 years) I think I may have lost a sale to Natgeo after pointing them to the site apon request as they may have felt that anyone could use it instead of selling it directly as I had done.
Nature footage is best sold on YouTube, a short sequence with some nice music + a view count brought in the sales from requests to use footage.
Hard to shoot nature is worth more then what you get from iS or SS.




 

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