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

Microstockr app tool to overview your stock video income

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Selling your footage on many stock agencies is tiresome to overview daily if you had any sales. This is where Microstockr does its best. It pulls down sales data from many stock agencies and you can check your income anytime and anywhere from

Worst enemy in stock video industry are contributors themselves

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We can agree that prices are very low on almost all stock video agencies. Unless you are on stock agency such as Pond5 where you can value stock video footage by your own calculations, almost all sites are actually dumping

Why doesn’t my Royalty Free Stock Footage get any sales?

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After few years working in the Royalty Free stock footage industry, we learned one important thing. You can’t predict sales. There are some evidence, that constant shooting and uploading will increase opportunity to sell stock footage from your portfolio, but