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« on: August 26, 2018, 17:11 »
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I know this is all variable depending upon quality, and demand for your clips. But around how large is your video portfolio and about how much does that earn you on average monthly?

Been doing stills for a while, but this video world is new and so I'm curious for those of you who have been doing it where do you start seeing consistant earnings?


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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 17:57 »
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Been doing stills for a while, but this video world is new and so I'm curious for those of you who have been doing it where do you start seeing consistant earnings?

Me too, have been doing stills for a while and have made a logical transition to footage about 6 months ago.

So far my results have been humble with 4 sales (2x on Pond5, 1x SB and 1x SS). Average of $20 net each. Here's a link to my P5 port:

https://www.pond5.com/artist/brasilnut#1/2063

My video portfolio is about 313 HD clips (mixture between timelapses and real time).

Early days and enjoying the new experience.





« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 08:17 »
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When I had about 35 videos on SS, I made 3 sales (all HD.)

However, I have heard of people with hundreds of videos in their ports on SS who complained of having no sales.

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 11:28 »
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That seems like a great start, i have some 200 videos across sites and the only thing i can tell you is that video sales are very inconsistent.

On a side note, how do you get this effect? Is this just speeding up the shot? I've heard that you can do this to make this commercial rather than editorial

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/94122106/time-lapse-tourists-central-square-praca-5-de-outubro-beauti.html

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 14:08 »
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I've done timelapses by speeding up videos, but the results weren't very good - my latest use an intervalometer to take pix at from 1-3" intervals, then PS to create the video from stills

not sure though about using the commercial label, as a still from the video would continue to be editorial

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1015114717-venice-italy---aug-13-2018-timelapse

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1015313518-venice-italy---aug-12-2018-timelapse

« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 14:43 »
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not sure though about using the commercial label, as a still from the video would continue to be editorial

I have a timelapse along this same feeling that I did last week.  I submitted as editorial myself. As you say, each still would be editorial, and anyone can stop at any single frame when reviewing, so...??

BTW, If you are doing time lapses, you should really look into LRTimeLapse.  I have no relation to the company other than as a happy customer, but it is SO MUCH more powerful than PS for time lapses that you will never go back.  (I use the Pro version myself)

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 15:10 »
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I've done timelapses by speeding up videos, but the results weren't very good

You need to use something like After Effects that can add motion blur by blending frames when you speed up a video. That could make an editorial video pass as commercial. Of course, you need to also blur out any trademarks or signs that don't move.

Timewarp is the best effect for this, with complete control over the motion blur. It can look very good, but takes a long time to render. You can also just speed up the video using Time Stretch with Frame Blending enabled. It renders faster, but the motion blur doesn't look as smooth, and you can't choose how much you want.

As usual, the answer is After Effects.  :D Photoshop is extremely limited when it comes to video.

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2018, 15:42 »
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BTW, If you are doing time lapses, you should really look into LRTimeLapse.  I have no relation to the company other than as a happy customer, but it is SO MUCH more powerful than PS for time lapses that you will never go back.  (I use the Pro version myself)

thanks - will definitely check it out

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Brasilnut

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 16:02 »
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On a side note, how do you get this effect? Is this just speeding up the shot? I've heard that you can do this to make this commercial rather than editorial

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/94122106/time-lapse-tourists-central-square-praca-5-de-outubro-beauti.html

Yes, as mentioned above these are combined images, not sped up video.

This timelapse was shot using stills. Each frame at 1/2 seconds. 24 frames per second times 9 seconds with 1 second interval.

Unfortunately needs to be editorial.

« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2018, 17:12 »
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There are lots of threads about time lapses in this forum. But the topic of this one is portfolio size and sales, right?


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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2018, 11:21 »
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So sounds like video is a lot more temperamental then stills. Where do they even use these video clips? At least with stills I can see it but video?

« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2018, 11:56 »
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There are lots of threads about time lapses in this forum. But the topic of this one is portfolio size and sales, right?


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Sorry
So sounds like video is a lot more temperamental then stills. Where do they even use these video clips? At least with stills I can see it but video?
It is, much much harder to fix a rate of sale. Plus it takes a ton of time for new videos to start moving. Images in places like SS seem to start selling from almost the first week.


« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2018, 07:06 »
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If you are not a videographer, you shouldn't start doing videos.  It's already crowded here.

« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 15:44 »
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Why? Don't video and still have a little carry over in that a shot setup for stills might also have use in video?



« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 17:12 »
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I think that relation between p. size and sales is logarithmic

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