First 5 Steps As New Contributor of Stock Footage

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We’ve met many videographers and photographers that would like to contribute to stock media libraries. Some even have a lot of experience making great visual media, but all of them have one thing in common. The whole workflow kills the

Which Agency Has The Largest Stock Video Media Library

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When making a video project, size of available stock footage database is very crucial. If working from a small port, you sometimes can’t find suitable media. That means you’ll need to search from more different stock agencies to finish the

Is Nikon D850 Without 4K 60fps Better Choice Than Canon Or Sony

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We never had a chance to work with Nikon equipment for video production. We never even meet anyone using it for video. In most cases it was Canon or Panasonic (Lumix line), nowadays Sony takes the most videographer market. If not

Video production equipment we are working with

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In our lifetime of stock video production, we have changed and worked with many different pieces of equipment. Our most favorite was and will always be video shooting with Canon 5D Mark III in a combination of Magic Lantern cDNG RAW.

5 Reasons Why We Promote Stock Footage from Pond5

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Just to clarify, we aren’t promoting our Pond5 stock footage because they anyhow give us any benefits or exclusivity. We don’t receive anything more than anyone else selling on Pond5. And that is 50% income commissions. We are promoting Pond5 even

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

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

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

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