Shutterstock stock footage rejection double standards: Release Not Needed

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After long years in stock footage industry, we’ve received hundreds of different rejection reasons. Some were actually our mistake because we didn’t notice glitches, missing blurs of logos or forgot to attach release forms. But none of them is such

Challenges when making stock footage

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You might think, that making stock footage is simple and you’ll be making hundred new files every day? Well, after many thousands of processed files you can find a suited workflow that could work if you make hundred of new

iStockPhoto/Getty Images removing earnings and statistics is reversing progress

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Tracking performance in stock video industry is very important work for any contributor. We are really displeased with Dissolve slow progress in upgrading their tracking system. Getting such valuable information once a month in raw datasheet is not so much

Recommended free production tools and websites

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Video production is one of art forms that is build from many aspects. You need great video, great music, great sound effects, great images and great animations to create consistent great video product.  That is why we are collecting tools

Can stock video GIF animation with text be used for promotion?

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Using stock video GIF animation with text as a way of making fun statements from some things is a real business today. But what if any company would use it for their promotion of business? That would be a great way

Contributors leaving iStockphoto/Getty Images is for the best of stock industry

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We are not exactly very old stock video production (starting in 2011), that is why we never had any benefits of iStockphoto. While many that were first starting with iStockPhoto/Getty Images, are probably still near their flow of income. Why

Does domestic pet stock video require model release information?

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We had an interesting question regarding model releases; “Does domestic pet stock video require model release?” . Because pets are part of family, you could easily think that they might need to give you permission for using them in commercial

Shutterstock stock video agency should pay 50% commisions to contributors

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We are in tough times when anybody can start their own stock video agency, collect contributors and sell visual works to potential buyers. There are many agencies just not worth mentioning, some even vanished with our earned money (remember Revostock?)

Short URL watermark inside stock video gif animation

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Sharing video will surely impact on your views, but sharing stock video gif animations is more fun any easier. Just posting a video without any message and background music could be boring. Not to mention it doesn’t really get in to