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« on: February 28, 2018, 14:33 »
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Hey, I'm relatively new, and just adventuring into creating stock footage since a couple years (I'm working and studying so no full dedication, but I'll have plenty of time in some months.)

I have successfully created a portfolio in videohive, shutterstock, videoblocks (now storyblocks) and some others that I now discarded, so I can focus on the ones that sell/pay better. I'm sticking with Shutterstock and Videoblocks. Videohive is an exception. I use it because it allows to search and find out what's selling and build some statistics on  ideas to produce. I've sold many items there, but it really pays too little.

Now, Pond5 was always a mistery. I have bought clips there before and I thought it was great, but when I started submitting, my uploads didn't get reviewed.

I went up adding my portfolio there, some 32 clips. Then I quit trying, since all were marked 'Pending review' for several months.

Now, after more than 2 years, they finally REJECTED all of the 32 clips at once.

For the records, I am a video and animation professional and have worked at both sides of advertising agencies for years (as art director and as video provider). I know that is no warranty of acceptance or quality, and I'm sure there are lots of professionals that are better than me, but I'm pretty sure of what is useful for video, and I have been selling the same clips at at least 3 stock companies for the last couple years.

Is that what I should expect from Pond5?



« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 14:49 »
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I've sold many items there, but it really pays too little.
Raise your prices then.
Is that what I should expect from Pond5?

No. Seems unusual. Reviews are usually very fast.

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 15:32 »
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Thanks for your reply. About Videohive, there's no much I can do. Do you have good experiences with them?

Mine is: my prices are average. But it really pays little - 30% of the price - to the seller. From that, the US cuts some 30% in taxes, so I basically earn $2 for selling a $10 clip. On top of that, it's very annoying to prepare material for them: you have to upload the file, plus make and upload yourself: a watermarked smaller preview video, a jpg frame at a specific resolution and a miniature. They haven't automated the generation of those.

Now, I guess After Effects templates that sell a lot make serious money, even at these paying rates. I'll try that soon.

About Pond5, are you selling well?

I'll try to upload something again and see what happens.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 15:38 by elerouxx »

« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 16:40 »
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Hey, I'm relatively new, and just adventuring into creating stock footage since a couple years (I'm working and studying so no full dedication, but I'll have plenty of time in some months.)

I have successfully created a portfolio in videohive, shutterstock, videoblocks (now storyblocks) and some others that I now discarded, so I can focus on the ones that sell/pay better. I'm sticking with Shutterstock and Videoblocks. Videohive is an exception. I use it because it allows to search and find out what's selling and build some statistics on  ideas to produce. I've sold many items there, but it really pays too little.

Now, Pond5 was always a mistery. I have bought clips there before and I thought it was great, but when I started submitting, my uploads didn't get reviewed.

I went up adding my portfolio there, some 32 clips. Then I quit trying, since all were marked 'Pending review' for several months.

Now, after more than 2 years, they finally REJECTED all of the 32 clips at once.

For the records, I am a video and animation professional and have worked at both sides of advertising agencies for years (as art director and as video provider). I know that is no warranty of acceptance or quality, and I'm sure there are lots of professionals that are better than me, but I'm pretty sure of what is useful for video, and I have been selling the same clips at at least 3 stock companies for the last couple years.

Is that what I should expect from Pond5?
This is very unusual.
Pond 5 generally reviews in less than 2 weeks and practically accepts everything.
I would contact them about it and post in their forum.
Regarding Videohive, forget about them for video, they are the disgrace of the industry. And their uploading system is the worst torture a man has ever inflicted upon another man

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 16:56 »
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Pond5 is doing well. I suspect this situation was an anomaly. Try again.

« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 18:15 »
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Pond5 is doing well. I suspect this situation was an anomaly. Try again.

Ok guys thanks all for your replies, I just deleted the rejected entries and uploaded 2 clips. I'm hoping the review will be done this time, otherwise it might be something about my account.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 17:43 »
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Have you contacted them? At one point my entire account went offline, all clips wouldnt show up in search for about three weeks. Contacted them and they said it was just a glitch, restored everything the next day.

Something similar might be going on...

« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 16:47 »
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Have you contacted them? At one point my entire account went offline, all clips wouldnt show up in search for about three weeks. Contacted them and they said it was just a glitch, restored everything the next day.

Something similar might be going on...

I contacted them with no answer. Maybe it's some invisibility spell.

« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 16:52 »
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www.StockbyNumbers.com/2017-stock-footage-sales-report/ [nofollow]



Hey! Is that your writing? Thank you very much for this enlightening article.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 16:58 »
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Sure is - glad you found it helpful! Hopefully P5 gets back to you at some point soon.

« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 08:48 »
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They are gone for vacation.  Coming back in April.


 

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