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« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2019, 12:38 »
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Old topic but still. I wanna share my opinion of BB. I was there for one year and uploaded over 6k clips. What bothers me is the lack of statistics. No info which agency accepted the clips and which clip was denied and for what reason. Even more frustrating is when I got a sale I don't know where that clip was sold. The only redeeming part of BB is easy to use interface and time saving since you do only one clip for several agencies. But all in all it is not worth it. Another thing I can speak about is their FB group. It's like a dictatorship in it's most hyper state, nothing negative can be said, only praise for Bb is allowed and is immediately deleted. Every post you'll see there is only positive, most of the time ass kissing to the founder of BB, which is silly in itself. You can't suggest anything for the to fix nor can you call them out when they aren't transparent. That worries me. I exactly know how many videos I have and where they are. And the result is quite surprising: Adobe took almost all, except editorial (as they don't accept that), Pond5 accepted all clips, Shutterstock half of clips (even though the number is rising as they accept even 6 months old clips) and finally Vimeostock accepted only 1500. Don't know why. So bottom line is: now I'm on my own and I think it's better this way.


« Reply #76 on: December 05, 2019, 06:52 »
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Agree 100%.  The only aspect I would use BB for is shared profit.  My nephew shoots for me occasionally and I submit his clips via BB to give him 50% of sales.

Otherwise, I stay away.

« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2019, 07:52 »
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Old topic but still. I wanna share my opinion of BB. I was there for one year and uploaded over 6k clips. What bothers me is the lack of statistics. No info which agency accepted the clips and which clip was denied and for what reason. Even more frustrating is when I got a sale I don't know where that clip was sold. The only redeeming part of BB is easy to use interface and time saving since you do only one clip for several agencies. But all in all it is not worth it. Another thing I can speak about is their FB group. It's like a dictatorship in it's most hyper state, nothing negative can be said, only praise for Bb is allowed and is immediately deleted. Every post you'll see there is only positive, most of the time ass kissing to the founder of BB, which is silly in itself. You can't suggest anything for the to fix nor can you call them out when they aren't transparent. That worries me. I exactly know how many videos I have and where they are. And the result is quite surprising: Adobe took almost all, except editorial (as they don't accept that), Pond5 accepted all clips, Shutterstock half of clips (even though the number is rising as they accept even 6 months old clips) and finally Vimeostock accepted only 1500. Don't know why. So bottom line is: now I'm on my own and I think it's better this way.

Have you been banned? I thought there was an 18 months files deletion waiting time.

« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2019, 16:01 »
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Old topic but still. I wanna share my opinion of BB. I was there for one year and uploaded over 6k clips. What bothers me is the lack of statistics. No info which agency accepted the clips and which clip was denied and for what reason. Even more frustrating is when I got a sale I don't know where that clip was sold. The only redeeming part of BB is easy to use interface and time saving since you do only one clip for several agencies. But all in all it is not worth it. Another thing I can speak about is their FB group. It's like a dictatorship in it's most hyper state, nothing negative can be said, only praise for Bb is allowed and is immediately deleted. Every post you'll see there is only positive, most of the time ass kissing to the founder of BB, which is silly in itself. You can't suggest anything for the to fix nor can you call them out when they aren't transparent. That worries me. I exactly know how many videos I have and where they are. And the result is quite surprising: Adobe took almost all, except editorial (as they don't accept that), Pond5 accepted all clips, Shutterstock half of clips (even though the number is rising as they accept even 6 months old clips) and finally Vimeostock accepted only 1500. Don't know why. So bottom line is: now I'm on my own and I think it's better this way.

Have you been banned? I thought there was an 18 months files deletion waiting time.

No I haven't been banned. Don't know about the deletion waiting time, I've never dig into it.


 

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