5 Reasons Why To Shoot Stock Footage in Nearby Locations

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Video production of stock footage can be very expensive and doesn’t necessarily return the costs. Traveling abroad with planes and ships can even get more expensive if you want to shoot stock footage elsewhere. New environments can get you a

Stock Footage Used as Funny #meme

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It would be strange if stock footage wouldn’t be used for many meme images on social networks. Because stock footage and stock image databases have a big collection of interesting themes, they can be used for many occasions. We found

Uploading process to Shutterstock stock agency is a nightmare

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We are every time scared uploading to Shutterstock because of many problems using their FTP system. It is slow, with many broken files and not uploaded footage. Uploading a set of 100GB takes more days of constant uploading, which doesn’t

Why Our First Video Stock Footage Don’t Sell [Our Experience]

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We started with video stock footage in 2011. And it was extremely hard to shoot anything. Not just because we had very basic handheld video camera, but we didn’t have any idea how to shoot stock video. We even noticed

Martial Arts is not dead – our Behind The Scene story

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It was cold winter in 2015 when we had a chance to shoot some martial arts stock footage. Primary objective was to make a nice movie, which you can see above. Second objective was to shoot as many interesting stock

Why should Pond5 agency offer different video size options for stock footage?

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Stock video footage today is used in variety of multimedia projects. We’ve seen many of them in commercials, intros, documentaries, movies, news reports, web videos, company presentations, educational shorts and other. It is impossible even to count all ideas buyers

Why doesn’t Shutterstock support Payoneer payment method for contributors?

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Because Shutterstock doesn’t support Payoneer we are throwing hundreds of earned Euros monthly away because of Skrill absurd high fees. This lost money isn’t just few bucks, but more than hundred Euros every month because of transaction fee, bad currency conversion

Cheap products isn’t best investment in video production

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We all know that buying cheap food, cheap technical equipment and cheap car service does nothing good for you. In many cases it is even more expensive than buying quality and guaranteed stuff. With cheap food you can get stomach

Gathering sold files statistics from iStockPhoto / Getty Images via Microstockr Pro

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If you are a contributor on iStockphoto / Getty Images you might have noticed that all old statistics are gone and newer charts and pies are not very useful (yet). After they removed data about sold files we were all