Here’s something I’ve not done before: I made a seven-year aggregate chart of monthly stock footage sales from when I started my first full year in 2009 to the end of 2015.
As a stock footage producer, I love waking up in the morning to see how many of my clips sold overnight. Of course, there are days when sell nothing, and days where I wonder why I have a day job. While I’m in a love-hate relationship with this roller coaster ride, there is one aspect that makes me really swing towards the “hate” side.
I realize that Dissolve is a stock footage agency that has left a sour taste in many contributors’ mouths when they decided to reduce the HD prices of all artists who also contribute to the VideoBlocks Marketplace. I include myself in this group. However, my October sales numbers were quite impressive, despite this drastic price reduction on ALL my HD clips. (more…)
Has another stock footage agency changed their pricing structure due to VideoBlocks’ new Marketplace? (more…)
Back in early-2014, ShutterStock launched 4K and began licensing clips at $299 each. While I strongly believe that 4K content should be priced at a premium, I was a bit skeptical on that price point. I thought that $299 was just a tad bit too high, especially since ShutterStock placed that price on all 4K clips, regardless of the complexity or rarity of the content. (more…)
There may be a new stock footage powerhouse on the horizon, and its name is VideoBlocks.
These days, it appears that most of my stock footage sales are coming from just two places: Pond5 and ShutterStock. It seems that customers are migrating to these two agencies, leaving the others behind. (more…)
Here’s an interesting graph. It’s a chart depicting my sales at iStockPhoto and ShutterStock for my entire career of being a microstock footage contributor at these two agencies. (more…)