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« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2020, 11:43 »
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WOW


« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2020, 12:02 »
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This thread was severely trimmed after a bunch of nonsense / insulting posts.

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« Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 12:05 by marthamarks »

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« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2020, 12:02 »
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WOW

Who's that Getty, Shutterstock or someplace else? Seems there's a price war going on and artists income will be the casualty.

Storybooks subscription for example? Wow there's a real kick in the pants.


Unlimited Video
Includes all video content without download limits
$16 58 / month
Billed $199 Annually

Unlimited Downloads of:
    HD Footage
    4K Footage
    After Effects Templates

That's the competition, trying to steal customers.

iStock subscription, 10 pack, $70 a month - year contract. Sound familiar?

Again, no I'm not in favor of these changes, but something looks like matching the competitions pricing? Trying to hang on to customers?


« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2020, 12:14 »
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WOW

Who's that Getty, Shutterstock or someplace else? Seems there's a price war going on and artists income will be the casualty.

Storybooks subscription for example? Wow there's a real kick in the pants.


Unlimited Video
Includes all video content without download limits
$16 58 / month
Billed $199 Annually

Unlimited Downloads of:
    HD Footage
    4K Footage
    After Effects Templates

That's the competition, trying to steal customers.

iStock subscription, 10 pack, $70 a month - year contract. Sound familiar?

Again, no I'm not in favor of these changes, but something looks like matching the competitions pricing? Trying to hang on to customers?

That's a screenshot from footage main page of Shutterstock.
I don't think majority of video producers upload to istock or story blocks.

So this is something else...

« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2020, 12:30 »
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This a price race, whos going to give more for less... And IT IS ALL ON BACKS OF CONTRIBUTORS.
Also, another thing responsible for race to the bottom is ever growing YouTube/Instagram/"influencer" industry. P5 said that hyperstock is for those kind of buyers. I opted-out immediately.

At least P5 tried this on another platform, and responded to contributor displeasure. SS is stuffing this crap in our mouth and letting us find out last.

Not to mention 1.5$ video sales, not i have 4.77$, and 9.95$ for god knows what resolution. Almost all my video is 4K, bunch of it aerial.

Oh, i had one 0.60$ video sale  8)
« Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 12:33 by skysense »

« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2020, 12:47 »
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This thread was severely trimmed after a bunch of nonsense / insulting posts.

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust

« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2020, 13:01 »
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This thread was severely trimmed after a bunch of nonsense / insulting posts.

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust

No great loss. Sad.

« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2020, 13:05 »
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Started a petition. Hopefully it'll atleast show that the community is united

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Do sign it

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« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2020, 13:20 »
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This was inevitable, unfortunately. With the likes of iStock Premium Access, Envato Elements and Storyblocks gaining traction and their collections growing, other companies must respond or risk losing their share of the pie. For as long as there are contributors that are willing to feed these companies (and these will always be) this process will continue and other companies will eventually follow (such as Pond5's HyperStock). This, it seems, is the natural process of evolution in the stock video industry driven by the massive growth in supply that far outpace the demand. In the end, we have nobody but ourselves to blame for this process.     

Looks like nearly everyone overlooked your smart reply answer about the business. When things don't go the way someone expects, it's only natural to blame someone else. Microstockers are very good at that.

« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2020, 15:50 »
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Started a petition. Hopefully it'll atleast show that the community is united

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Do sign it

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Thanks for starting this! I signed and shared. I encourage others to take 5 seconds and do the same, and also email SS at [email protected] to let them know your response.

It's fair to call out SS for massively reducing our pay and not allowing an opt out. P5 allows an opt out of Hyperstock, and other cheapo places we can opt out of by not joining at all. If this makes a sizable dent in my SS pay, I will stop uploading to SS and let them know why. It's their choice to do what they're going to do, my hope is that if enough good contributors stop uploading because of low pay then SS will see their content quality decline and buyers favoring Adobe. Ball is in Adobe's court now.

« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2020, 18:54 »
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https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/99836-shutterstock-launches-a-new-footage-subscription-product/

no change will come sponteneusly from nothing

if we don't take part in the action of changing , we will be simply part of the problem.

Microstock is a commodity market. And it works exactly as every other commodity market. Sad but true. The difference here will be when we'll do some math and understand losses are greater than earnings. As simple as that. Because the work is not a farm assembly line and you all know it.

« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2020, 23:42 »
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Started a petition. Hopefully it'll atleast show that the community is united

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Do sign it

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Thanks for starting this! I signed and shared. I encourage others to take 5 seconds and do the same, and also email SS at [email protected] to let them know your response.

It's fair to call out SS for massively reducing our pay and not allowing an opt out. P5 allows an opt out of Hyperstock, and other cheapo places we can opt out of by not joining at all. If this makes a sizable dent in my SS pay, I will stop uploading to SS and let them know why. It's their choice to do what they're going to do, my hope is that if enough good contributors stop uploading because of low pay then SS will see their content quality decline and buyers favoring Adobe. Ball is in Adobe's court now.
Makes sense that we all drop in an email, and possibly highlight this on twitter, Instagram and other social networks as well

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« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2020, 07:38 »
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I think people put a bit too much faith in how amazingly unique and brilliant their content is


Perhaps some contributors have done searches for the kind of content they have on the various agencies and found very little of the same stuff from their competitors. That was the situation with me. I admit to having sold a few clips which feature a certain type of content which is not common at all. So only a few sales and they took a very long time to sell so perhaps the demand for them is not that great. Regardless, it goes to show that some of us do have hard to find content that can sell.

Actually, those particular kind of clips have only sold for me on SS (and one of them just a few days ago.) If I close down my video port on SS, I can only hope that those same kind of buyers who want that stuff will migrate to P5 and AS.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2020, 07:47 by dragonblade »

« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2020, 03:01 »
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Started a petition. Hopefully it'll atleast show that the community is united

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Do sign it

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Guys, please do sign the petition. Seems like while all the hue and cry here no one is willing to put in the 5 min to sign a petion and drop a harsh letter to shutterstock

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Lets atleast push before we accept a huge move to poverty

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« Reply #64 on: April 18, 2020, 05:08 »
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Started a petition. Hopefully it'll atleast show that the community is united

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Do sign it

Sent from my HD1901 using Tapatalk
Guys, please do sign the petition. Seems like while all the hue and cry here no one is willing to put in the 5 min to sign a petion and drop a harsh letter to shutterstock

http://chng.it/nnMxDD9gFX

Lets atleast push before we accept a huge move to poverty

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I already did and also sent them an very angry email.

« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2020, 07:30 »
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I don't know about you, but in my case I was making very good money this week, with around 10 sales a day, and suddenly everything stopped. Suspiciously coincides with the release of this great news ... A real shame, because among all sites always consider SS as the best, the most respectful of the collaborator, the fairest and, until now, the one who paid the best!
We will see how the next week goes, but it is curious to think how a bad decision by some stupid new CEO can throw years of reputation in a company to hell.

« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2020, 08:27 »
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Completely dead for me also. Would be nice to know when they report "all" the "hundreds" of subscription sales I've already got....


« Reply #67 on: April 21, 2020, 07:27 »
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Ive just had 2 x $3.56 video sales in a row. 
Its a figure i've never seen before but almost exactly what the commission for this subscription thing would bring so i guess the dark days are now here.

« Reply #68 on: April 21, 2020, 11:02 »
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How many of you are aware that it was actually shutterstock starting this race to the bottom?

For years, bigstockphoto (owned by shutterstock and serve as test playground) offered 300 clips per 99$ a month
0.33$ per clip !!!



 

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