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Unbelievable and outrageous Shuttercrap!

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This free collection stuff doesn't sound ok to me but I must agree that at the moment Adobe Stock is my new "iStock-before-the-getty-nightmare" agency
Very good prices and rpi with regularity

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Timing of the royalty cut
« on: August 11, 2020, 03:21 »
It's all even uglier than I realized. Oringer sold stock on August 3 and 4th - a total of 85,000 shares for a total of $4,645,801.97

The investor page shows the Aug 5 filing of SEC form 4

https://investor.shutterstock.com/static-files/5b826d21-eecb-4bd3-9852-cd28fa01bb3f

To get an idea of how much Jon Oringer pocketed as a result of their maneuver to bump up the stock price, compare the 85k shares sold with what they would have fetched at the July 8th price (his prior stock sale) - he made just over $1.5 million more ($1,508,451.97).

All of the above is before his plan filed today to get rid of another 3.5 - 4 million shares (it'll depend on the price as to what $200 million maps to)

What a disgusting man thing he is

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Awesome!

And for me also: Donation made!  And I will also do it again.

That's $$ not in Shuttercrook and other Gettythieves pockets

Thanks to you all, so very much!

Benoit

Thank you so much for the donation.

If you'd like to have one of your illustrations (I assume from your user name :) ) as a cover on our social media pages, let me know via PM. It would have to be something I could work into a horizontal format with a fairly skinny "safe" area.

Thanks. Something like the images you put in FB header for example ?

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Awesome!

And for me also: Donation made!  And I will also do it again.

That's $$ not in Shuttercrook and other Gettythieves pockets

Thanks to you all, so very much!

Benoit

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I did it too

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Boycott Shutterstock
« on: June 15, 2020, 08:19 »
Shutterstock used to win around $5000 monthly thanks to my work as I only get between $1500 and $2000 for myself.
I'm just a small (yet happy until today) fish in that game but think about it one second, if you multiply such amounts by hundred, even dozen, that makes some Big Big sense.
And now think about the numbers if some way bigger fishes are also deactivating...

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Someone has an idea about how long that it takes for the deactivated portfolio to be not viewable on SS ?

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And theses bxstxrds just made it in beginning of summer holidays as if by chance  >:(

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Just disabled 2874 vectors and 2363 motion graphics and animations. (https://www.shutterstock.com/g/benchart?rid=709372)
I guess they will disappear soon
$131,473 lifetime and 211,731 downloads since december 2010

No way going from $0,38 to $0,10 subscriptions sales! They should have set them to $0,42 instead to thanks their big contributors >:(

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Not only is Mr Oringer greedy and disrispectful to thousands of contributors that made him a billionare but he also a coward. After the biggest uprising of small and big contributors in the lifetime of his company he does not have the dignity to step up and face all the worried people that have their income at stake. I would stay away from a person like this at all costs.

+++

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Hi there,
I stopped uploading to Motion elements months ago and I've seen recently that they are selling via subscriptions program with Global Content+ Program Payouts, but there is no numbers or $ balance displayed, totally blind...
Does anyone know how many micro-$ or nano-$ earnings this means just to have an idea ?
Thanks!

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General - Top Sites / Frustrated with Shutterstock reviewers
« on: November 16, 2019, 05:51 »
Just look at this https://www.shutterstock.com/video/search/countdown?sort=newest

At the same time I still got many rejections for dumb reasons of cool video backgrounds accepted anywhere else than on SS
 >:(

admin edit: edited subject for wording.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock reviewers are idiots
« on: October 19, 2019, 04:18 »
For example I got videos rejected for 'similar content' which are accepted at Videohive! : when you know how it's hard to get your stuff approved by there... >:(

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock reviewers are idiots
« on: October 16, 2019, 02:57 »
Pard my French, but I just have to let it out.

They reject left and right even images with good selling potential for being "similar", and when something gets rejected, there is no use to resubmit because 100% of rejected images just keep getting rejected for the same reason.

I don't think this is that much due to SS's policy itself, I think it's more about incompetent reviewers. They are not just incompetent, they are f*cking idiots.

I feel better now, but these idiots will remain being idiots and they'll just keep rejecting left and right without using their brain even a little.

1000% agree! I get rejected stuff for stupid 'similar content'. These fools are losing money, I have best selling vector christmas backgrounds which I upload in various format (square, 4/3, wide, portrait etc...) and they reject it. They used to accept it before with no problem. Well fxxx them they will sell on AS and elsewhere.

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Yes, their system has gone crazy.
To get rid of similar images they are also punishing good contributors who put lot of efforts trying to make every work different than other.

SS team needs a good counseling

Absolutely! I have a series of vintage backgrounds in light and dark version and now they systematically reject one if the other was uploaded before.
But they sell both!

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Once again,
I get this message when uploading my vector. With every other agencies no problem.
The SS upload system is pathetic since their last changes  >:(

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video rejected for "lack of relevance"
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:04 »
So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning. It took less time to make that anim than lots of my vectors which painfully make $20
And I guess that will be the first of a long series  :)

I understand your way of thinking, but keep in mind that the majority of your video's won't sell, ever. If you are going to make lots of animations similar to this one, you'd need more than 1 sale / year to make up for those that don't sell.

The cold, hard fact is that for most contributors, unless they have a really strong portfolio with lots of variation, only 10-15% will be viable for 1 sale or more. Maybe 1%-5% will be bestsellers which will make up for the many hours of work, but the majority of the files will never be sold.

I agree. I was not planning to make other similar videos as the results are so poor. But it's always satisfying to have one sale (and guess it won't be the first and last...)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video rejected for "lack of relevance"
« on: September 02, 2019, 02:59 »
Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning.

And have you sold each of them once year at $21.54? Not enough data to say whether it's actually good or bad, but while your revelation that you have 1700 similar files was intended to be a positive (as it multiplies sales potential), it's also extremely negative at the same time! One sale a year for your one file is one thing... one sale a year for your 1700 files is another entirely!

Sure, you may have had a bunch sales on your other files for all we know, but I'm guessing you would have mentioned that if it was the case rather than ifs and maybes about what one sale on one clip might mean for a portfolio of 1700.

Don't get me wrong, I think your video is perfectly fine, the design is nice and I can see them selling... but I'm just questioning your confidence in your approach based on one sale, in one year.

Thanks for writing. No I don't have 1700 similar to this one, which was just an attempt to adapt my good selling vectors with same design. I was only meaning that if I could sell each of my video once a year, I won't be unhappy. But I'm just in the microstock video/animation game since april 2018, so it's too close to make solid stats. Only on SS I have videos that sells from 0/year, 1/year to 20-30/year but that's much more if I add other agencies. In that hard microstock deal my philosophy is that I must feel happy if I sell my work at least once a year rather than 0, but I would of course rather sell each of my file 100/month...

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video rejected for "lack of relevance"
« on: August 30, 2019, 11:26 »
So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning. It took less time to make that anim than lots of my vectors which painfully make $20
And I guess that will be the first of a long series  :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video rejected for "lack of relevance"
« on: August 30, 2019, 04:35 »
So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

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General - Stock Video / Re: Anyone selling on Vjloops?
« on: July 29, 2019, 06:05 »
So I applied to VJloops and I think for those of you who are motivated it can be worth the effort.
I made 23 sales and $103 for my first month (around 1600 vids portfolio).
Yes the prices are a bit low BUT you can set them above the default value if you want.
I know some of you will be angry that I put forward this kind of small agency with small prices.
I'm selling on all the big agencies except Istock but I always felt like trying with other small ones, because I had very good surprises sometimes.
For example I work with Videezy which sells at small prices I agree but sells great (around $250 per month is not ridiculuous to me) and meanwhile my sales are not decreasing on SS, P5 & AS so...

The main thing I could say about VJloops is that it's a small agency leaded by a nice guy called Kyle.
If you look at their contributor stats, they have good numbers.

One of the main lack I see is that they don't read metadata so be ready for the usual painful upload thing.

All things considered It can't be as painful as this crappy bxstxrd upload system from Getty and it sounds good to me to work with small entities.

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Hello
oui je suis dans les microstocks depuis fin 2010 et pour l'instant a se passe toujours bien
Dans quel pays de l'est es-tu situ (par curiosit) ?

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Done, the IP team has deleted his account! ouf...  :P

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