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Messages - thirdbornentertainment

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Pond5 / Re: Pond 5 for still photo sales?
« on: October 06, 2020, 15:33 »
most of my p5 sales are stills, very few video - ranging from $4-40/sale, a few per month

Well for us who produce good work video sales are much higher. What kind of video only sells for $4? Perhaps price your work higher, that is if it is halfway decent.

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Off Topic / Re: The greatest woman ever Died today
« on: September 23, 2020, 18:55 »
The greatest? Not according to snopes.

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Who cares? Shutterstock is literally dead at this point. Why is anyone even contributing there anymore? My P5 sales are through the roof these days

it CAN'T be 'literally' dead if the site is functioning, reviewing and selling!  you may not like them but tha's just your opinion.

 as far as P5, why should we believe you when you don't show  your portfolio or give any context. eg if you sold 1 image last month for $1 and sold another one this month for $2 you'd have a 100% increase in sales!

and Pete - your post & this one show the absurdity here - you give a long, detailed acct of why conspiracies about SS are nonsense when there are much simpler reasons (it's called Occam's Razor), compared with a driveby post with no content

SS is dead. Anything else you care to whine about?

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Who cares? Shutterstock is literally dead at this point. Why is anyone even contributing there anymore? My P5 sales are through the roof these days

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Typically I average about $.70 per download on SS.  Since June I have been averaging between $.90 to $1.00 per download. My ODs have been selling over the $2.85 levels plus higher EDs (over $28). Yeah, the dimes on some of my subs suck but it's the final numbers that count. I've already made more this July than last year's July.

3 posts, all ass-kissing to SS. Go away shill. SS is cooked.

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I have decided to delete my content on Shutterstock, not just disable it. Someone wrote a script that can do it for me. One by one would take forever.  Can anyone share what that script is and how to use it please?

I have a much easier way, email them and tell them to walk off a bridge. I did and voila, all content is gone!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
« on: July 03, 2020, 13:08 »
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I dont care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

I too am sooooooo much better off. Now that I make $0.67/clip it almost pays for the electricity to charge my camera batteries.

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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

The company valuation is what I look at. Their stock has been steadily dropping since 2014 and will never recover. That to me is a dead company. Let the losers continue to upload to that dumpster fire, I know I won't.

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Why turn off your port? Do you want to reactivate it and have $0.16 clip sales cuz that's where it's at now. Shutterstock is a dead company, just look at their stock! It's a sinking ship and these criminals will squeeze every last drop out of our footage. I deleted mine, well actually Shutterstock did after I told them to kindly jump off a bridge but it worked.

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thanks mate!

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So much for $1.50 sales huh? I'm done with these morons

I want to mass delete my portfolio from this giant steaming turd of a company...any ideas? The only way I found is one by one. (I don't want to just disable, I want 100% out of this dumpster fire)

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Why even bother trying to salvage anything with this company? It's like trying to get an abusive spouse to promise to stop beating you. What is the point? SS is junk and we really don't need them.

I'm not optimistic that we can get changes - Shutterstock is now a big public company with a huge image library - but the reason to try is that they've earned many thousands for lots of us and for a long time were undisputed monthly earnings leader after Getty and the private equity idiots ruined iStock (the first far and away leader in earnings).

At 10 cents a sub download we don't need them, but it isn't June 1st yet and possibly they might be worried enough about noticeable quantities of proven salable content being removed from their library to rethink their cash grab.

I'm going to wait it out and see how my earnings are for the next 6 months. If they continue to get big licenses for me then I'll stay.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Pond5 exclusively
« on: May 30, 2020, 22:51 »
i have contacted their support, did you know that you can leave videos on adobestock and same videos can be exclusive to pond5?

because of adobestock and pond5 deal.

that's something we all needed to know.

I very much doubt that.

I had an exclusive account with P5. My clips showed up on Adobe stock because of their partnership. What do you doubt?

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Why is everyone trying to "demand" ss to do anything? Hey SS thanks for raping us, but could you ease up on the hair pulling while you do so, pretty please?

Don't try to deal with these crooks, abandon them.

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Why even bother trying to salvage anything with this company? It's like trying to get an abusive spouse to promise to stop beating you. What is the point? SS is junk and we really don't need them.

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What about pulling a move similar to BlackBox and submitting our footage to one account for the time being? We will at least hit the highest % on SS quicker if we band together.  I dunno, maybe that wouldn't work?

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Lets upload to Blackbox. Surely they have more than 25k video clips sold per year and that means we will get the top commission, no??

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 26, 2020, 15:04 »
Does this mean by uploading to Blackbox we are automatically in the top tier of earners???

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Site Related / Re: Site Speed
« on: May 22, 2020, 14:39 »
Me too! MSG down but not out! A lot of chaos out there recently. But not all bad. SS sales shifting into high gear while DP can't seem to upload files. Very bumpy kind of start to 2020!

How's this a bumpy start? Maybe improve your portfolio instead of whining, hey?

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Dissolve / Re: Is it worth uploading to disolve?
« on: May 21, 2020, 17:14 »
Similar pricing in P5 but still i see popup previews with "from $31" and frick out.
Anyway.
Finally rejected my idea.
I went through their agreement and there is no content deletion option. They clearly state this.
I mean content deletion from the contributor's side.
That is more restrictive even than exclusivity.

They still sell clips nobody else does, however, I only give them my junkers and none of my high-end hyperlapse footage.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: $3.36 for a Hyperlapse clip
« on: May 21, 2020, 14:03 »
Quote
But now you know. so if you dont like the terms now, you can remove them. People always seem surprised when this happens.

How much did you make in sales this week?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: $3.36 for a Hyperlapse clip
« on: May 20, 2020, 23:11 »
IF you're willing to submit your clip to an agency with its' specific stated terms then stop your whining. You agreed to the terms. If you don't like the terms, remove your footage.

These weren't the terms we signed up for. Hey "stop your whining" guy, go away. We don't like you.

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Dissolve / Re: Is it worth uploading to disolve?
« on: May 20, 2020, 18:01 »
Two years later, any new reviews or opinions?
I mean new news, not what is written above.
Friendly or hostile?
Do they sell or not?
Pricing? I see HD clips advertised from $24?
Would this be a good alternative for SS now on or not?

Thanks!

they sell not much but the price is still 79/179$....so for me it's worth to upload there...
the 24$ per clip you see comes from people that submit the same clip at lower price somewhere else so dissolve matches the lower price..i find it fair...

All my clips are priced at $49 and when I emailed them they said that's the new pricing. I have clips on P5 for $149/$75 so they definitely aren't matching the lowest price, they are going far below it.

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Had one for $3 two weeks ago, followed by $102, $23 and now $1.80

Fyi SS I'm deleting every clip you sell for scraps.

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Pond5 / Re: Will Shutterstock csv work with Pond5?
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:13 »
You mean: Why does not work?

I use the same files for adobe, Shutterstock, and dissolve(slightly revised) but Pond5 doesn't seem to work as easily when I upload the csv. Am I missing something?

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