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Newbie Discussion / Midstocks
« on: January 09, 2016, 05:25 »
I heard this name...
Can I define midstocks agency as: RF & RM, mid sellings volume, mid earnings figures per sale...?
Are they still alive?

Ok, I'm walking in Thai market and push the rec/shutter button...
Back home, get the files, process, etc...

Can I send these files to an agency as commercial?
Cases are:
- no trademarks or logos off course
- faces are visible but not my primary subject
- or faces are visible as primary subject but for a very small amount of time (0.5 1 second)

any other?

General - Stock Video / Willing to be my referral?
« on: January 09, 2016, 05:17 »
I was wondering, as some agencies give referral a percentage of my sales (but not of my earnings as far as I understood), if there is anybody out there willing to take a slice of a cake while assisting me in prep the table!?

I'm not asking too much, just a preferred channel of communication and have most of my question made today answered...

General - Stock Video / Post process stabilization
« on: January 09, 2016, 05:12 »
Do you guys use Warp Stab or similar handheld video if needed?
Is it acceptable by an agency POV?

General - Stock Video / Business plan
« on: January 09, 2016, 04:50 »
Hey guys,

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

I would like you to check this plan I came up with and see if it sounds...
I have a Panasonic GH4 and I'm shooting mostly 4k.

1) So my idea would be:
- take my already processed 4k videos and photos (I'm using them for other purposes as well) and divide it in 3 tiers: quality (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=991472404224484&set=vb.974687192569672&type=2&theater
), so so, unacceptable
- "quality" will go to macro for RM
- "so so" to micro for RF

2) can I sell "quality" media as RM if used in other personal projects (facebook pages, youtube videos)?
3) footage is apparently outbeating images, confirm? I got the feeling that going for stock photos is just a loss of time...


General - Stock Video / Delivery time
« on: January 09, 2016, 04:47 »
I was wondering, what is your average delivery time?

- the time you need to fill in keywords, worksheets, webpages
- moving files and using softwares, upload etc...

Do not count:
- acquisition or postprocessing time
- time computer is left working unattended like rendering or uploading

Per each video, 30 mins is it a good guess?

General - Stock Video / Can you suggest going for macrostock?
« on: January 09, 2016, 04:43 »
What's your experience?
What about these agencies? Gettyimage, Alamy, Corbis

Do you think this would be acceptable: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=991472404224484&set=vb.974687192569672&type=2&theater?
How many of similar shootings should I need to be accepted?

I know this is one of the most questioned...
I came up with this list:

Shutterstock: is the most favourite video microstock agencies
Pond5: many users report it as their best selling but most place it at second spot
Videoblocks: some loves it, some hate it

What about: iStock, fotolia, depositphotos, adobe stock?
And your experience with 4k video?

Newbie Discussion / Get ready to shrink your pockets :P
« on: January 09, 2016, 04:28 »
Hello all,
Please welcome to your next salary-buster... eheheh
Ok, seriously, I need some help to cut off your wages!
I'm new to this world and whatever critique will be very accepted.

Firs of all, reading here on this forum I came up with some very interesting knowledge, so thanks everybody for sharing.

Now seriously, who's me?
Always around the world, I don't have a big portfolio, but have some small numbers - or think so....

I have many questions and I'll split them accordingly in each sections, mostly under Video.

Hope to be able to cut very soon your earnings... :)
...and obviously come back here and explain you why!


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