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Messages - thirdbornentertainment

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock $11.88 "subscription" royalty?
« on: November 29, 2019, 14:02 »
My first sale at adobe was for $1.50. I thought they didn't do that?

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Dissolve / Re: Introducing Dissolve
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:39 »

Don't bother tracking George down.  He no longer works at Dissolve.  In fact, the guy that replaced George is also no longer there.
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Thanks James. I think I'm done uploading to that site after seeing such a huge drop in sales along with the ultra low prices.

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Dissolve / Re: Introducing Dissolve
« on: November 18, 2019, 19:47 »
Four years later....

I'm replying to the thread starter instead of tracking him down and wasting time. Thanks for contributing soooooooooo much to the conversation.

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Dissolve / Re: Introducing Dissolve
« on: November 18, 2019, 19:33 »
Hello from Dissolve!

My name is George Georgeadis and I am a filmmaker/storyteller and the product manager here at Dissolve. I work directly with our contributors and I am beyond excited to introduce myself and Dissolve to you.

Dissolve is a new stock footage website by some of the founders and original creative minds behind Veer and iStock. We are 100% focused on selling footage and specializing in supporting the unique needs of footage buyers around the world.

We are looking to work with contributors that are as passionate about stock footage as we are. We believe that footage is at the heart of great storytelling and we are inspired by the work of this creative community.

I am not only a part the Dissolve team, but also a filmmaker and an exclusive stock producer for Dissolve, so I would like to encourage you to ask me any questions you have about Dissolve, about shooting footage, how to become a part of the Dissolve family or anything else you want to know.

We are happy to be on MicrostockGroup to start a dialogue about all things stock footage, and to invite you to become a contributor. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Here's our site: dissolve.com

Here's how to become a Dissolve contributor: contributors.dissolve.com


Why has the rate per clips set to $49? I get 14$ per sale and apparently cannot delete my catalog? Is this legal?

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Pond5 / Re: Pond 5 Sales Dropped Off
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:01 »
I got two video sales for $6/ each on pond5!  How can it happen when all my HD videos $78 in all size ????  Pond5 was my fav agency...  Last month 0 sales. No way. Im disappointed.

Same here. 3 separate clips priced at $79 got me a $14.50 royalty. My sales are up but these "LLP" licenses seem to be them just making up any price to get a sale. The industry standard $23 commission has dropped to $14 across the board. Dissolve is doing it along with P5 and of course, SS has their $1.50 clip sales. Maybe the volume of stock clips being bought will eventually make up for the low prices but let's ask some photographers how that worked out for them.

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I've not experienced a total loss of footage but was wondering if any of the stock agencies would allow you to download the master file for low to no cost in the event of data loss?

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Dissolve / Re: Is it worth uploading to disolve?
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:37 »
Stay away.  Very hostile to contributors.  No respect.

I've had nothing but great experiences with the Dissolve team. You sound like a broken record and offer no reason as to why you dislike them.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Melking and Alamy
« on: June 19, 2019, 12:26 »
Is Alamy still worth it Melking?

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VideoBlocks / Re: another good news from storyblocks?!!
« on: June 12, 2019, 00:33 »
Sorry but this is needed again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyeQmy3BV70
I canceled my account with them. I hope they bounce back.

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And they claim sales aren't fixed ~ yeah right  ::)

How are they fixed?

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I do photos and video and can say that photos bring in much more than video does. I guess the lower prices of photos make it much easier for buyers to make that decision whereas an $80 clip is harder to justify.

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Explained clearly for anybody who can read, the exclusive was so they could distribute to Adobe, Vimeostock and maybe others without duplication from our own accounts. I went exclusive because of this added exposure.

I upload to those sites too, plus Dissolve and Shutterstock. So I'm not sure how limiting yourself to 3 companies is added exposure? My SS sales beat out the other top 3 combined.

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What did you want to know?

More about the subscription services, whether it's opt-in or not. From what I can tell it's not, but not hearing back from them isn't a good sign along with the fact that sales have slumped.

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Typically they have my clips reviewed within a day or two but no it's been over 2 weeks and my clips are still pending. Anyone else experiencing this?

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I think its a positive news that they removed the heads up notification when you search footage that its not part of their membership program.

I emailed them last week asking for clarity on this whole subscription mess they have started. So far, no response from them at all.

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Not a sham....but not explained very well either. By having "exclusive" clips Pond5 is able to distribute them to partner agencies while controlling the prices. Based on what P5 told us, they have contracts with partner agencies where the partner will have to sell at/around the price YOU set for your exclusive clips on Pond5.


And say you make a sale on Adobe with one of your P5 "Exclusive" clips. Do you still retain 60% of the royalties of the price you set, or 60% of what's leftover after Adobe or Vimeo take their cut?

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I saw one of my exclusive clips on Adobestock. How is this exclusive at all? SMH

Did you opt into the Pond5 Partner program?

I'm not sure if I did, didn't see that option pop up when I signed up. Regardless, this exclusive program is officially a sham.

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I saw one of my exclusive clips on Adobestock. How is this exclusive at all? SMH

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thought I'd just post some thoughts here...

if footage was "truly" exclusive and desirable, and pond5 reached out to outlets that desired this truly exclusive footage - i.e., what the authors submitted was very difficult to obtain else where and news footage firms wanted, say:
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Your thoughts?

I look at it as an opportunity for us to take control of the industry. A lot of the Best content producers are putting their efforts into Pond5x, guys like Via Films. I'm doing the same with some of my higher end stuff and will see how it goes. If all of the best content is exclusive then it will drive sales, just dont use garbage footage for P5x.

Just how are you "taking control of the industry"?

"If all of the best content is exclusive then it will drive sales" - but all the best content is not exclusive.

It's up to you as a producer to if you actually care about the industry to not enable the race to the bottom type players. Since you dont produce quality content then maybe exclusive isnt for you

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thought I'd just post some thoughts here...

if footage was "truly" exclusive and desirable, and pond5 reached out to outlets that desired this truly exclusive footage - i.e., what the authors submitted was very difficult to obtain else where and news footage firms wanted, say:
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Your thoughts?

I look at it as an opportunity for us to take control of the industry. A lot of the Best content producers are putting their efforts into Pond5x, guys like Via Films. I'm doing the same with some of my higher end stuff and will see how it goes. If all of the best content is exclusive then it will drive sales, just dont use garbage footage for P5x.

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General - Stock Video / Re: Storyblocks - Member library
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:56 »
Stephan,i don't get it..i checked my clips on dissolve and they are all at 79/179$...am i missing something??
Btw i couldn't agree more about what you said on storyblock member library...i can clearly see the impact on other agency sales ...i know many producers that take advantage from it...and quite honestly who can blame them??

I wonder if they are basing their prices on how many sites the content can be found. Mine ks at 49 which happened without notice. That 29$ pricing is concerning and Ill pull my entire portfolio if they pull that with me

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General - Stock Video / Re: Storyblocks - Member library
« on: May 16, 2019, 14:20 »
And for those who also contribute to Dissolve, it is a chain reaction.

Your clips are now offered for 29$ at Dissolve.

Really? I just checked and it's at $49 so you are spreading misinformation.

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I play that game from time to time as well. Some of my cityscape timelapses I'll title as "timelapse of skyscrapers in modern city" instead of including the name of the city or building name. My hope is that they will reach a broader audience but I don't know whether it works.

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VideoBlocks / Re: Storyblocks - any signs of life?
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:16 »
Thanks to John at Crafted Stock for sounding that last alarm regarding the sub model. Who would have guessed that paying out 80 to 100% commissions wasn't a sustainable business model? LMFAO!

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