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What would compel you to sell your footage

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Aerial Entertainment Studios, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    Hi everyone,

    Many of you have experience in distributing your content through stock footage sites like Shutterstock and Pond 5. As you may be aware, I am building a platform that focuses exclusively on high quality exotic aerial content; and I absolutely intend on shaking things up in the stock imagery industry.

    For those of you who currently sell through stock sites, I would like to know what elements you would like to see improved in the overall experience in order to wow you.

    Which components are really critical to you?

    For example:

    - flexibility to opt out whenever you want?
    - ability to add/remove content at will?
    - receiving a higher % for each sale made (the industry standard is 25%-40%)
    - not being locked in for 1-3 years
    - knowing quickly if your footage is approved or not
    - etc.

    Your feedback will help me as I do final tweaks to the user experience.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    Cheers

    Patrice
     
  2. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    Ok perhaps I rephrase the question:

    - What would compel you enough to start selling your footage through a distribution platform?

    This is essential feedback that will allow me to finalise this project. I believe to have nailed down a compelling offer for artists and content creators (of which I am part), but hearing it from you first hand is better.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  4. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    I hear you ;-)

    That is why we created the platform for content creators. Many opportunities to earn extra cash even if this is not your main occupation, you can showcase your work to customers worldwide. We focus on exotic content however and we are very picky on what we accept on the site.

    More information can be found here: Sell your footage

    Cheers

    Patrice
     
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    Unless you have deep pockets or financial backing you will survive In the stock footage industry. Today the largest two agencies are Shutter Stock and Pond5 all the rest are survival mode and many have failed.

    You are also late as aerial stock footage has been out there for quite while now. So why do you think your business model will survive where others have failed.
     
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    Non exclusive license. Upsell opportunity. Promotion. .Feedback
    There was a service, I don't recall which, that had a request page that a potential buyer could specify what they were looking for and what their timeframe was, and freelance photographers would shoot them and the buyer had a few to select from.

    I stopped putting stock into Shutterstock because it wasn't worth the few dollars a year I received for stills. When you are only one of a gazillion photographers with similar photos, yours really has to stand out.
     
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    The only problem with shutter stock is they set the price and the commission rate is low. Of course photos really don't pay not for the time, expense and effort one has to put in for very little payback. Haven't uploaded to SS in many years and only do business with agencies that pay a fair commission 50% and allow me to set my own prices.
     
  8. Aerial Entertainment Studios

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    The main reason it will survive is that I'm not in this for the money and everything is driven by passion for the world of aerial cinematography. I can sustain this for years and years without any issue and I want to give opportunities for talented people to get real value for the work they do. That's why we are offering up to 70% to content creators, as well as total flexibility to set their price and modify it anytime they want. No one in the market is doing that.

    I invested a lot of time and money to build a platform that can be a real window to the world for talented cinematographers. Again, this was mainly driven by passion, and if I can break even within the next 2-3 years, I will be happy.

    There might be stock sites out there, but none are 100% specialised in exotic aerial footage. We address a niche market segment where customers are ready to pay extra for specific kind of footage. We focus on large production houses as well as the travel industry in general.

    Check out our stuff and let me know your thoughts.

    www.aerial-entertainment-studios.com
     
  9. chamanea

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    hi, just registered your web site, having potentially few videos/segments of interest, what is the best format to distribute? tx