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? It DOES now!

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Because Shutterstock doesn’t support Payoneer we are throwing hundreds of earned Euros monthly away thanks to 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 rate

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

Pond5 integration with Adobe Stock footage means less work and more money?

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Stock footage agency Pond5 has announced that they will integrate their footage with Adobe Stock/Fotolia platform. That means that Pond5 contributors will have more chance of selling footage via another world wide known platform and earning better commissions than if

Shutterstock new prices for “high volume” sales is an answer to price wars

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Not that long time ago we were writing that stock footage prices will go lower and lower because of many contributors stupid decision selling their works on low priced agencies. Because other agencies want to be competitive against such dumping prices

iStockphoto / Getty Images admiting defeat and inviting people to contribute

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This could just be a rumor or badly interpreted information, but there is a source saying that almighty iStockphoto / Getty Images is in their last heartbeats and is using most sneaky tactics to save itself from miserable death. They