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How to start your career in Stock footage Videography

Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

How to start your career in Stock footage Videography

Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

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27 Lessons (1h 38m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. Why is stock footage awesome

    • 3. What is stock footage?

    • 4. Types of shots

    • 5. What to shoot

    • 6. Camera's you can use for stock footage

    • 7. Lenses 101

    • 8. Changing the lens

    • 9. Shooting footage in the field

    • 10. Planning and choosing what to shoot

    • 11. Renaming files using namechanger

    • 12. Stabilizing your footage

    • 13. Create project

    • 14. Curating clips into the events folder

    • 15. Creating libraries and events

    • 16. Developing an efficient workflow

    • 17. Managing media

    • 18. Pond 5 uploading your clips

    • 19. Creating your csv file for pond 5

    • 20. Creating the csv part 2

    • 21. Applying your csv file to Pond 5

    • 22. Upload shutterstock

    • 23. Upload shutterstock 2

    • 24. Getting paid

    • 25. Using Shutterstock app to monitor earnings

    • 26. Adobe Stock quick start

    • 27. Make money summary 2

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I struggled for years to figure out how to make money with my passion for travel and making videos. After many travel videos on Youtube that earned me very little, a stock footage agency in Singapore contacted me to organize my video collection and sell it over the Internet. I organized my collection and figured out how to get my collection on-line making money for me. Finally I figured it out. Nothing more exciting than seeing sales on the video clips.

If you have a passion for Travel, video, or even photography I want to share how you can make money with your passions and save you the struggle. This is a practical hands-on course that will teach you everything to need to start creating travel videos and making money with them on stock footage agencies.

  1. An Introduction to stock footage
  2. Getting started - First I provide insight into what videos will sell. We cover camera gear, lenses, and accessories you will need.
  3. Filming video - We do a live video shoot and teach you how to film video. We take it a step further and cover special techniques like time-lapse photography, action camera's, dolly shots, and aerial video.
  4. Manage media - We teach you how to manage your footage and even some video editing in Final Cut Pro X to produce your stock footage clips.
  5. Uploading Media - We provide a complete walk-thru uploading your videos onto the 2 main stock agencies. We take it a step further by showing you how to create CSV files for large uploads.
  6. Getting paid - We give you an overview of the payment processe5effe2a

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Greg Hung

Travel Videographer


Hi I'm Greg. I'm a South African Canadian Travel Videographer aka Global Citizen. I first got into video filming with a sharp camcorder in high school making my own short films and tennis video and editing on a VHS.  In 2011 in Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Canada) I rediscovered my love for video while filming an earthquake hiphop safety video for a Media Course. 

After I graduated from Simon Fraser University (BA Communications) in Vancouver Canada I went on to pursue a successful IT career working 13 years as an IT manager. I went onto to complete my MBA in Technology Management SFU and found my Entrepreneurial inspiration to start my own travel video business in 2011 during the DSLR video revolution. I sold my downtown Vancouver Apartment, bought an iMac, a Can... See full profile

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1. Course Introduction: Hi, everybody. My name is Greg. Come, I'm a world Explorer on a phone maker. I'm originally from Vancouver, Canada, and now in Taiwan. I create trouble videos and I saw them over the Internet. So in 2011 I pursued my passion off, traveling and foaming for three years, building a global video collection. But the problem waas I couldn't figure out how to make money from it. In 2014 a company from Singapore approached me on gave me the incentive to finally organize my video collection and get it on the Internet. So now I have a collection of over 2000 videos online that I'm generating a monthly income . So I created this course to teach you how to do the same. In this course, I'm gonna teach you the gear you need to create your travel videos, how to actually go out there and create great trouble videos. I teach you the software. Did you need to edit these videos on how Teoh organize and keywords your videos so that they're ready toe upload onto the top two stock footage? Websites Pawn five on shutter stock. I'm gonna give you the ins and outs of these websites as well as templates and tools. How to get your video collection approved very efficiently with these websites. I'm gonna give you tips on how to price your video footage using some of the top selling trouble videos on the Internet. And as a bonus, I'm also gonna show you on introduction to an exciting area called Aerial Video. You went to a lot of shoot attending Taiwan. So I'm going to show you that ensure the exciting world of aerial video. Aziz Well, as action cameras like GoPro's, these past two years have been an exciting time with the technology that we have to create amazing videos and sell them on the Internet. I encourage you to check out the preview video and click joined course on Hope to see you in there and get you started selling travel videos 2. Why is stock footage awesome : stock footage is awesome because it gives you location freedom. You could be anywhere in the world as long as your camera on a high speed Internet connection, you can participate in song vintage. I'm currently in my one creating videos from all over. I want to do them and sell them over the Internet. Second thing is, it gives you, uh, flexibility with their own schedule. You make your own schedule on your own box. Third is once you take the time to organize your own video collection, you can leave it after it by selling them more than one website. It's a non exclusive, All four. Thing is it gives you a troop of income, so I couldn't get my video collection online on getting email. Tell me that I had money, but I could just sit back and relax. While the money comes in. You can do the same for yourself. 3. What is stock footage?: stock footage are commercial friendly video clips that air sold over websites that function as a media marketplace. Think of it as an Amazon, but just for media and footage, so talented creators anywhere in the world with the camera and an Internet connection, we'll film videos. They will then figure out which ones are the best and then headed them so that they're ready to sell online customers from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection and then search these websites for particular video files that they might need for their pro checks. They save money by purchasing. These video follows directly from the website rather than them incurring the costs to get the video footage themselves. 4. Types of shots: This is your bread and butter shot. This is your still shot. Ideally, you'd use a tripod and you keep the camera focused on a scene for a least 10 seconds or longer. This is a load of high tilt. You can also do the variation on this by going from high and low and you would use the tripod and to give you this stability in a smooth, steady motion. This is an example of a pen so you could do this from left to right or right to left. Just make sure you do in smooth and steady. This is what I call the close up artistic shot. Where you go from out of focus to focus. This'll isn't even closer shots off food. I called us a macro shot shot is good for getting detail and showing people exactly what the food looks like. So for all these types of shocks, you want to at least do 10 seconds or longer for the recording size. I recommend doing 1920 by 10 80 for 24 frames per second. Unless you're doing slow motion, then you would do 12 80 by 7 2060 frames per second 5. What to shoot: when you're looking for ideas of what you can shoot for. Stop trouble video. One tip is to go toe upon five dot com. As you can see here, these air some of the video clips that I've sold so done video clips in the casino of people walking down the problem nods. People like Teoh Purchase Sign Ege. So I've done signs of Alcatraz Island. It was a cool sign in Cape Town that showed the distance from Cape Town to popular destinations around the world. You've also got video clips of animals that I've sold. Also, food and nightlife is something that most contributors often overlooked. There's a lot of time lapse is out there, so trying to think of what you're interested in and what other people might be interested in purchasing, just try to avoid the shots of yourself doing selfies you and your friends and, uh, you know, doing shots off models if you don't have a release. Okay, so, um, let's hop over to the search area. If you're going to go to a location, let's say Japan. Not a bad idea. Teoh, do a quick search er, before you go on your trip you want a filter for videos and take a look at what's already there. If you want to get an idea to gauge the interests of a certain destination, se Shinjuku in Tokyo, one way you can get an idea of the interest is to look at the number of use here. So we have over 6700 views, Porsche and Juku and ah, this is in Tokyo. So two things we can learn here is that Shinjuku maybe a good area to shoot up. But maybe we don't want to do a 19 time loss that similar to this. You can also hop over to shutter stock dot com, shot of stock and pawn five, I believe, are two of the largest stock footage agencies on the Internet today, So not a bad idea to check them out. I've also put together posts on some of the top 10 earners on the Internet for common stock footage, so let's see what we can learn here. So the number one video clip generated over 13,000 dollars are under 14,000 dollars, was clean lining at the airport, and I see another stock footage clips done of the airport of people at the airport just walking or airplanes, As you can see here, airplanes landing didn't do too bad here. This one is off. Beach Paradise looks really nice. It's only six seconds long, but it's generated under $7000. Okay, and we have this ridiculing, which already saw. So this Times Square New York video clip has earned over 4000 dollars Sony 15 seconds long . And it's not even full HD. But this shows you. If you do a video clip stable at a popular destination, you could do very well with it. Mixed one here at San Francisco is a different category of video clip. Here it's Ah, aerial video Done. It's sunset on, Uh, at the moment this category of stock footage can command a premium. Uh, this one is selling for about $79 for the video clip. These are a little bit harder to get, but the good news is that technology to produce your own professional aerial footage is come down in cost because of the drones and the action cameras, and you could fit on them. But there's still a lot of opportunity there because a lot of, uh, contributors have not gotten into aerial footage. It this one of Las Vegas is a time lapsed on a night done from a high vantage point way. See here another video clip done at nights off the Bellagio. Uh, this is a free show at Las Vegas on this is not a bad idea to do free shows or events in a popular destination. It's just the 32nd video clip of the show. Nothing fancy, and it's turned over $3000. This one here is an aerial shot of Christ the Redeemer. Quality is not great, but I think that at the moment the customers are a bit more forgiving when it comes to aerial footage. Thats Hong Kong one. Here is a data nighttime lobs taken from a high vantage point on This is one of the talk earners in Asia just, uh, over $2500. And again we have, ah, nine time time lots at Big Ben in London. Okay, so that should give you some ideas of what you can shoot. Try to not spend all your time on time lapses over. Um, I would plan to do it at a good location on DA Good Time is just before sunsets, but they do take a lot of time to make. So don't spend all your time making time locks is try to get some other types of video clips in there like hand still shots tilt. And if you have the equipment, aerial videos definitely a good category get into right now. Another good resource to get an idea of categories that are in high demand is the block area on shutter stock. So they recently did a post on five stock footage categories that are behind a man. So things like establishing shots. These are shots that introduced people Teoh wear. A scene is taking place, so there's a lot of opportunity to do that when you're traveling. We've also got, um, videos of people doing sports. So how can you apply that to travel? Might be people dancing or doing something cultural? Uh, that specific Teoh, the destination that you're in aerial footage is popular. Main reason is that prices have come down for great technology. You don't have to hire helicopters anymore. Get a remote controlled drones or quad copters that you can attach cameras onto them for about $1000 US. So that's, uh, area of opportunity. Recommend that you look into so again, shudder stopped Log is a great resource, and they also have an area with some other tips that you can look at. 6. Camera's you can use for stock footage: Okay, lets saw cameras now. So I'm gonna introduce the camera called the Canon five d Mark to The reason why the camera was important is because it started the high definition video SLR craze. This camera allowed you to phone Hollywood quality video, uh, with the lenses that you could change. I had that nice look called showed up to build where you get phone subject in the focus with blurry, blurred background. A very cool, uh, let's get forward to today. 2014 on Canon five d. Mark two has been replaced by the Canon five d mark three, which is a really popular model I recommend for photos and videos. I like to use the Canon's FD, which is this camera. I also like to use 60. All three of those walls I mentioned are great cameras Canon five D mark to still a great camera. So these air, asshole, our cameras. So the advantage of them is that they could do photos on really great video. You can also switch the lenses so you can change the lens. Depending on the situation, you might be in South Africa and you want a bone so great wildlife photography might put. One of those long lines is on there. You know, the great looking ones that look like you're You're a journalist or you might be following the fireworks and you want to capture the entire seeing with beach all the fireworks so you can see everything you might want. Switch out to a wider lens for that situation. So these explore time is air very versatile for that purpose. 7. Lenses 101: So let's talk about lenses now. I think that lenses are just as important or more important than the camera body. One year when you're looking at buying right here for travel videos, not when I first bought my camera. I use the lens that came with. That's fine to begin with. But if you want to take your videos to the next level, I strongly recommend that you invested very good luck. So let's start with fundamentals. Everyone's is gonna have a number on it. This'll number on this land, says 24-105 and then Okay, so a number that's lower to zero is means it's a wider. A wider range means that you can fit more in the picture really good for getting videos off landscapes where you want to capture the entire mountain or you got fireworks and you want to get the audience of beach and the fireworks into picture. No, the higher end of the spectrum about 200 event is considered a We call a telephoto ring, and that's when you want to get in really close. Really good for wildlife photography when you want to get a video shot of that. Lie it. But you don't want to get too close to that lion. So I really like, uh, zoom lens. This is a zoom lens. As you can see, you can change the light. So this'll be 24. And then if I want to get a little bit closer, actually a lot closer, this will be the 105 Okay, so there is a focal life, and the second thing to know about Elin's is that it will have a number on it. This one is a four, so we also is also known as aperture. Now a picture means how much light that goes through the lens and into the sensor off the camera body. So where you want the more detailed shot you want? A lower aperture numbers, so lower temperature number usually is around at 1.4. That's considered a little number. This leads at four, which is a little bit on the higher side, but it's still low, but generally you want toe get to get a lower number around 4.44 OK, so that's our aperture. So way also have different type of lenses. This is considered a wide legs, wide zoom lens, and this is 11 16 so the saliva specialize in getting those wide shots. You can also get prime lenses now. Prime lenses. You are limited to just that one. So an example. Maybe a 50 millimeter. So if you want to get closer or you want to get, you want to change the focal length off that picture, you gotta do with your legs. But I recommend for travel really to get a zoom lens. It's just more flexible and more convenient. You don't have to swap the lenses out, so I really recommend this lends its a cannon 24 105 which is a very practical focal length half, because when you travel, you may need Teoh getting close for shot of food or some animals. Or maybe you need to get more in the picture and you need a wider shot. So I find 24 1 of five is a really practical life. This lends is I see this red line on it means an l serious lens. So this is the luxury line off cannons, lenses, and I can tell the difference in the picture quality when I first started bombing, I used the lens that came with my camera kits. It wasn't in L series lenses, and I could tell the difference between professional quality and, uh, picture I was getting from my kit lens. So analysis Erie's lens will raise the production value off your pictures. Another thing to note is that lenses by canon that are E f lenses, they'll say yes on it. It means that they could be used across almost all the canon SLR counter bodies, which is really great. You also need to know that there are two main types of counter bodies. So we have a crop sensor camera body, which is a cannon 70 and we have a full frame. So full friend models are having 60 10 and five are too, and kind of five year mark. So a full frame counter body well, generally let you film with the actual focal length that you see on the left. So this is a 24 105 That's what you're actually gonna be getting when you touch the lens to the counter body. Generally a little more expensive. Thanks. Problem sensor. A sensor counter. Bonnie like Canada 70. When you attach this lens to the camera body, you're gonna have to times number the focal length by 1.6. So this 24 which is the widest like this blends and full that you have to times that by 1.6 you have to do that for every whatever local life you choose on this lens. So what does that mean? It means that for full friend, uh, counter bodies, you're gonna be able to get more in the picture. On the other hand, or pop sector bodies, it's gonna lie to get mawr liking because your time sing your focal owned by 1.6 you probably wanted What do I use? I use a canon 60 which is a full frame camera. So I got benefits off getting a lot more in the picture with I also have a problem. Sensor can 70 which is the first Catherine that I bought. So I allowed me to get more length from the lenses that I have because I'm time sing, uh, localized on all the letters today. Oh, my about 1.6. So that love me, you get the balance. All the pros and cons of our bodies. Okay. Uh, no. If you're not sure which leads again, I recommend that you rent some less is not a pencil. Oh, wait. Experiment Since also get if you're gonna go on a trip and just want to find a lens for your trip and then if you decide you really like to let then invested so I'll provide information on companies you can run from and it's really a good way to start. 8. Changing the lens: okay in this scene, I'm gonna cover changing out the lens. I like to change the lens out if it's already on the tripod. That way I don't have to worry about fumbling the camera body while change the lens out. Okay, so I have the 50 mil lens and I want to switch to the 24 15 So lens cap on first. And I like to keep my lens cap in a particular pocket. Like if you have too many pockets, you have might have a couple of jacket pockets, some pockets of the fronts and pops of the back. Just picked one pocket. I like Teoh today. I'm using my my back left pocket for all my lens caps. That way, you don't fumble around when you're doing the scene and you just say, become more efficient because you're gonna be doing well. I'm gonna be doing a lot of different scenes day on the stock footage suit. Okay. Uh, so let's switch out. So you want to be very careful when you take the legs off Not to have anything touch the back of the way to make sure the cameras off. Press this button turn the lens left. So make sure this part Don't let anything in there as well as the back of the lens. I'm just gonna put it in my camera bag. Now, I'll take the lens cap off the back line up the red dots, turning to the right. Okay, insecurely on. Now, put this lens cap on the back of the 50 mils. That's how we change up line safely. 9. Shooting footage in the field: you guys. Great kung from sheik productions. I have 24 105 lens on on. I have some tips just for framing your shot. Once you've set up your soul, your amateur on what you want to shoot, an important thing that you want to do is to make sure that your camera body is level. So if you press the info button, if we're using ah can encounter body, you could see this function that has the, uh, horizontal line. Now, if you have a red line, that means that camera bodies unbalanced. So what you can do is make adjustments on the tripod legs. Okay. Make sure that all the tripod legs, um are the same length way. Okay. Almost there. All right, so I got a green line. Now, sometimes the ground is just not level. So maybe you have to make one leg longer than the other two. Get it? Balance. Okay, so now we have a balance shot, and I can frame the shot on, uh, hit the record button 10. Planning and choosing what to shoot: my guys, It's Greg Hung problem. She productions dot com on Today. I want to give you behind the scenes. Look off what it looks like going out to get some stock footage. So I'm at a location in Taipei that I haven't shot before. It's called the Swan Sean Creator part, and I just recently discovered it by going Teoh event in Taipei, and it's actually a tourist attraction. But for some reason, that wasn't on my radar. Eso I took a quick look at. If there was any existing footage on on five on, there wasn't. So I think this is an opportunity on in terms of time and costs. It's not gonna be an expensive shoot for me. It's close to where I lived, So I just have to take care of getting myself in my year here. That's something that you should think about if they're going out to do a stock, but it should. How much is it gonna cost for you to get there? Is there any commercial value to the footage? Is anyone gonna be interested in this footage on, uh, you know, what are the costs? What other cloths do you have to spend to do the shoot. In my case, I already have the camping gear. I live close. So for me, it was a no brainer. Okay, so So I brought the tripod with me. I'm gonna show you my set up. You want to bring a tripod with you for your shoots? I find that Pawn five and shutter stock dot com are getting a little actually a lot less tolerant of any hand shot footage. Now, you can stabilize that footage in posts, but using a video editing software. But it's just a lot easier if you have stable footage up front. So means less work on the computer. So whenever I set up thinking about you know what type of shot I'm gonna do? So for this shot, I'm just gonna dio use 50 mil on a friend. The shots I could get people walking in the frame and I want to capture one. Captures the narrow alleys and some of the buildings, and I'm gonna shoot it for about 10 to 15 seconds. I'm gonna set it up, is 1920 24 frames per second and set up the lens to manual. And then, um, I'm gonna take a look at the aperture in the isil settings 11. Renaming files using namechanger: Hi, guys. Greg hung here from Sheik Taj corrections dot com. And in this video today, I'm going to teach you how I end up up loading a big batch of video clips to stock footage , agency sites, how I rename them and quickly going through the upload process to the two most popular stock footage agencies. And what I mean by popular is popular with contributors because they give you, uh, the best earnings. So I've just finished. Um uh, exporting a batch of clips, but I've just been naming him, um, using numbers. So I've got 1 to 49. But if you're gonna upload to a site, it's not a good idea to upload like this, because if you've uploaded in the past using these numbers, they're getting confuse their systems because you're gonna have duplicates. So the way that I'm gonna deal with this is I've got a program, a free program called Name changer, and ah, so have it open. And I've got file winder file window opened from the finder, and I'm just gonna drag them over to the name changer. Okay, Now you have some options here in the program. I'm going to pre pen, which means you can you can put something before the file name. So I'm gonna name this one, Sean Dash. And what I like about this is I can see what the rename files going to look like over here . If you're happy with that, you can press rename. Boom. You can see in the following No, there on the left that it instantly renamed them Great Tool. I love it. Okay, so now I've got the rename files. Now it's time to upload to Let's do shutter stock first. So I use an FTP program called Paul Zilla, and I've already got my information for shutter stock here. You conceive a lot of other sites, but shutter stock there and just quick it Just click it and it's gonna connect. Okay, so it says it's connected, and it's just ready for me to drag and drop. So dragon dropping in there, you can see that's transferring. Great. Now I'm going to open up another site. Let's call it Pond five very quickly. Okay, so this is a pawn five. They have a different system. They refer to ftp is old fashioned. Um, I like this style of uploading better, which is just dragging dropping the file into their website. So that's what I'm gonna do. Dragon drop and you can see here that it's transferring. And ah, this gives you the amount of the upload, the speed and the estimated time that it's gonna take. And the percentage I love the stats said they give you there is Ah, so these are the features that you look for in stock footage, agency sites, um, sites like dissolve. I've known us also have this feature the ones that ah, you know, they make it really complicated. Um, you know, I can see why they're not doing as well upon five is really good, making it really easy for you to get your files over to their site, so 12. Stabilizing your footage: Okay. Welcome back. All right, So you've been exporting those master files. You may get some of these Powell up, so you want to close them and, uh, going to show you something a little bit different now. Now, these air to related video clips on individually, they may be a little bit too short, or I think they don't give enough information or value to the customer. So what I'm gonna do is create a video sequence here. Okay, on. And I wasn't able to use a tripod to capture these clips. Okay, so this is about three seconds. This is five seconds for a total of eight seconds. Okay, so we preview the clip period can see that it's shaking. All right, So what I want to do is use the stabilization feature. So we're gonna like that button to go to a different part of the inspector way under the video section, look for stabilization. And now we see this guy here tracks quoting an analysis that's starting to work on this clip. We want to do the same to the other clip. Is that shaking as well? So the software gonna analyze the video clip? Best case scenario, what's gonna happen is this five check box. It's gonna be lit up so we can check it. And what that's gonna do is that's gonna trying to simulate the video clip as if we shot it with a tripod. The trade off is that you're gonna lose a little bit of the picture that's gonna zoom in a little bit, but it works pretty well. Okay, so we'll find out once it's finished analyzing clip whether we could do the tripod. If not, it's just gonna stabilize it the best that I can. Okay, so almost done here under percent. So we'll go down. Teoh, Stabilize. OK, good. So I can check that box. I see it a little bit. Is previewed this clip here? Yeah, pretty stable. Okay, so let me preview them together. Okay? So now we're gonna do something, you hear? We're gonna group the two clips together, so highlight them, right? Click, and then it's like new compound clip. So I do this because now I can apply my effects. Okay, Apply the color effects to both video clips, but I just did it once. This is very useful. If you got a large group eclipse and you want to do the same thing. Okay, so let's export that 13. Create project: All right. Welcome back. So you should have a new events holder with all the video clips that you've brought over. So it looks it should look similar to mine. Okay, at this point, I am just gonna close on this training library because I am going to use Thehyperfix Vent folder in this travel video library. Okay? Our next step is to create a project so we can do that by going afoul. New project. Okay, Now give your project the name. Almost. Call it while you in stock footage. Okay? And then decide which event you would like it to like a Deval. Ian, leave the rest. Okay. Now, if you're gonna have slow motion on, uh, you recorded it at 1912. 80 10. 80 p. Then you're gonna want to change it to probably this setting if you did it on an SLR. But if it's, uh, non slow motion, most likely it's gonna be 1920 10 80 23.98 which is pretty close to 24 frames per second. So try to remember what recording size you set on your camera and set it to the same on the project. OK, hit. OK, What happens now is we've got a new project, which is, uh, now in your events. Holder. This guy here. Okay, so our next step now is to bring in a video clip into the project. So where is our project? This is our project work space. You can call the timeline, our workspace, whatever you want to call it. Now, the next step is to move one of these video clips in here. Okay. And then from there we'll start, uh, editing it, getting it ready to export. Teoh video clip. That's stock footage. Ready. All right, But first, I'm gonna do a few things, uh, to save us some time. Okay? That's the first thing I'm gonna do is remove the sound. Most video clips do not use audio, but when you record them out of the camera, they do have the audio. Okay, so what I'm gonna do here is just resize a screen because some of my video editors being chopped off just gonna change my view, reclaim some space back. Okay? 14. Curating clips into the events folder: all right. Once you have your library and your Venn created, go ahead and pop open the folder with your media and, uh, sort them by kind. So did you only group all the video files the dawn movie files together? Then what we're gonna do is just start previewing the clips, seeing which ones we think are worthy off being moved into the events holder and becoming our stock video clips. Okay, So which ones do we use? So go ahead and press the space bar. Take turn the volume down there. Take a look at the clip. So the clip is stable. We have at least 10 seconds as well. Framed. Do you think another customer would be interested in buying it, then? That's considered worthy. Okay. So you can start curating those types eclipse, move them directly into the events folder just like that dragon drop. Then I go to the next video clip. It's one second long shaking. I'm not gonna bother moving that video clip in. Okay. And then I just keep on pressing the down and out barrel the sword through, and if there's a clip I like, I'll just continue that process moving it into the event folder. Okay, so go ahead and do that on when I rejoin you. You should have gone through all your video files and decided which ones you are ready, Teoh, convert into stock video footage, clips. 15. Creating libraries and events: Okay, now I have final cut Pro X Open. The most recent version I have is 10.1 point one. Now, you can buy this on the apple store. I believe it goes for about $300. Um, this is a professional type of software, and it's really easy to use, which is why I use it. So once you have it open, the first thing we gotta do is create some final cut pro folders to start organizing our media. So we do that by going to file new library. Okay, so I would just call this training, Okay? So just think of ah, library as the top most or the parent folder. And underneath the library, you'll have different things like events and events are just folders to keep your media so you could have more than one event in a library on, uh, you'll soon see that we're also gonna create a project. So I usually creating new project every time I create a new video. So we have libraries of the highest level. Then we have events which are, uh, folder like this. And then we will have projects as you'll see. So we can, uh, name this one. This folder here or event volume auras, You concede? Just create another event by going following you. Event what is called event test. Okay, simple Is that now? Because I've already created event called Wally in under a different library. I'll be using that. But you should have enough information. And now go ahead and create your own library and your own event. 16. Developing an efficient workflow: okay. And we're back. So we're going to continue our flow here, and, uh, I'm highlighting a clip, and what I'm gonna do is pace affects. Okay, so that's gonna ply whatever effect said I did to the previous clip. In this case, it was just the color that if I did things like crop it Or maybe I put some sharpening on it. That's gonna ply all the same effects, Teoh, the next club, which is a time saver. Okay, so you also notice in the top right hand corner, got some bubbles, and they're just saying that. Okay, those files that we exported before are now ready. Okay, so now I'm just doing this next clip here. Okay? All right. I like that. Like that. Good. OK, now we're going to start moving into some shortcuts, so if you're using a Mac, you just need to see a press command E. So that's gonna be the same thing is going from file share. Okay. To save additional time on the file naming, I click one of the previous files and then I just changes number. Okay, so I remove them. We want to next one. Okay. Another thing Teoh, Keep note off. Is the background tests Okay? So if I expand that, I can see how Maney files I have in the pipeline J so applied my coloring. Now, if you framed your shop properly, you shouldn't have to do too much editing work and which means less work in post production . Okay, now, this is moving a little bit slow some reason, but if it were acting normally, you would start to get ah, a lot of files starting Teoh batch up in the pipeline. So that's a good thing. That means you're working very fast. Okay, so I just keep on applying effects. Of course. You still want to maintain your quality. Make sure that the clip is stable, appropriate length, but now starts to use my shortcut keys. Shortcut for naming. And now my starting to develop a rhythm now working faster than the video editing software can exports my files. My master balls. Okay, 17. Managing media: Yeah, at the end of each day. If possible, try to make a backup copy of your footage from your memory card to a hard drive on your laptop. Or bring an external hard drive. Even better yet, and make a copy off your files onto there after you finish your trip, then you definitely want to come back and make a backup copy on an external hard drive. It's important to organize your files really well. I like Teoh organize mine by the name of the country on the year at the highest level, and then below that, I'll have the name of the destination. So my most recent trip was at Quality Inn. And because I have more than three cameras, I'll organize the third level by the type of camera and then within their I'll have a folder and then the actual media files so you can decide how you want to organize it, as long as it makes sense to you. Okay, and then from there, we're now ready to begin importing our files into our video editor. In this case, it will be final cut pro X 18. Pond 5 uploading your clips: I'm gonna show you the preview of the last video clip that we stabilize. You can see it's not too bad. Video editing software does a good job of stabilizing. But if ever possible, always use the tripod. It's much better than stabilizing using the software. All right, so now I finished exporting video files. Okay, so the next step is Teoh, go to our website, so we're gonna use on five first. So the area we need to go to uploads you can decide whether you want toe uploaded using FTP or through the web. I think that upon wives why Buffalo is pretty good. So s O what I need to do is this dragon drop basically okay. And then you'll see that it's working. When it's finished, come back and we will then work on a R S C Fall Teoh shortcut How we add information to the video clips on Pawn five 19. Creating your csv file for pond 5 : Hi and welcome back. So your video files, maybe uploading to pawn five at the moment on while that's happening, I've opened up a sample CSP file. I'm going to try to get this over to you so you don't have to create it from scratch. But upon five is very picky about the columns and how they're named on the information that's in the Okay, So the first thing we need to do is get the exact file names. All right, so I'll give you a tip so you don't have to do this by scratch. So if you have a Mac open the APP called text Edit open up a new file on what we're gonna do is in the final. We're gonna highlight all our video files. We're gonna copy then and then, like pace on Max. Okay. Well, we could copy that on pace it directly into our spreadsheet. Nice way. Say sometime city and country. That's pretty easy. That's a copy in pace. As for pricing, that's something that requires a little bit of research. Uh, as a rule of thumb, about 55 the $60 for quality 12th video clip is about the range. If you're doing something that is spectacular, like a dolly shot or some aerial video, you're gonna want to raise the price. Teoh 70 the 75. But it's really about checking what's available in the market on, uh, pricing it competitively. You don't over price it, and you don't wanna underprice it to Dolly what you've created. Okay, so next thing is, let me preview clip first, I'm gonna work on quality in seven. So this is a 52nd clip. The Beautiful Mounts is in the Toronto Gorge. Okay, so I'm gonna go ahead, give that a 60. Okay, so, you know, we have to name the clip. Uh, but it Morocco. George. Uh, there. Okay. All right. Ah, uh, now we want to work on the keywords. So to do this shutter stock has a great keyword generator tool. Okay, so it just so happens we can use this for other sites. So this is a great resource use, and you can type in the name of the destination. In this case, it's the trouble, George, that is gonna bring up some images. So I'm gonna click on images that resemble what I've submitted okay? It doesn't have to match exactly, but something similar. And you need a minimum of three images that you need to click on then. So let's get keywords. Okay. Now, take a look at them. May want to add some additional keywords. Mountains travel. Okay, then I'm gonna copy this the clipboard and then paste this under keywords, okay? 20. Creating the csv part 2: Okay. Thanks for joining part two of the CSB file. I have to go fetch my formula. So it looks something like this. And the reason why I created this formula was just made make it more efficient. Teoh together the description call. Okay, so it's very easy. Uh, so he paced the formula into the description column. Then we just highlight the blue Parsons. So for the upper, we're gonna go to the city so quick in the city and then upper to the second part is for the country now part that you need to change is the date. So I did this in July 2014. Changes like that. Pretty simple. And then there's this last part, which is the same column that you use for your title. Okay, So you did that correctly. Your formula is going to turn into a longer version off your title with the date. Okay, So the reason why I do this is it makes a shutter stock friendly version, but it actually helps you with on five. It gives you a more detailed description of what the video clips about. All right, so we're knowing out of the woods yet we need Teoh free another column, and we're gonna pace special because we just want the values. Okay, so look here. This is a text version. That's still the formula. Okay. All right. So why don't you go ahead and complete description for the rest of the video clips? When we come back, we're gonna finalize their see SV file, and then we're gonna upload it to upon by. 21. Applying your csv file to Pond 5: All right, So here's the finish. CSB fall patient does take some time. Teoh, gather all the information. Last thing you want to do is do a spell check. Make sure that you didn't spell any words there. Okay? Lets it stunned. Save it as a S C s V. Let's go back over to on five andare uploads. Okay, So something that you want to do is Teoh create a template. And, uh, here is an example of a template I created for a while in, so it's quite simple. You just need to give it a template. Name creation, dates, locations, city country. And if you want, you can put information like the camera people. Price price is important. Uh, because before you can apply nous CSP way need Teoh, move it over to a different cue. And to do that, we need to give it a price. So the the most important field is given a price, so save those changes, and then we're gonna go back up to the uploads. All right, so we are in the needs edit status that we're gonna see all the video falls that Aaron the stuff. Now you have a lot of clips. A quick way to just filter it. Is Teoh search way just typed in Italian way. Just see the nine clips that were interested in. And now we can check that highlight mall. Next thing we're gonna do is apply the video template. Okay, So the most important thing, it's a select the right template while in Okay. Just looking for those words. Success. Okay, Now leave everything the way it is on. The next thing we need to do is select center curator on hit execute. All right, Now, those Wally and video clips have now been moved from needs headed to the final que where the pond five staff are gonna look at it, but we're not done yet. We have to play the S E C s V. So we click on apply. See SV. Now pay attention closely. These are the specific steps that you need to do to apply to S C S B correctly way. Need to change this Teoh on creator que change. Commend to apply. See SV two clips and then we need a browse for that. See SV file. And here is the moment of truth. Click, Submit scroll down and this is what we want to see. Good done. So all this information here, all the changes and information that the S E C S V file did. All right, so to double check that it did its job waken go to uploads And now we change the status depending I don't know why they didn't call a true it crew curator, que, uh, probably just to confuse us, But I figured it out to save you the pain. So wear in the pending or creator Q and we can see that information has been successfully applied from RCSC Vaulx array. Okay, so you may not see the value for 10 video clips, but once you start getting into 30 or more video clips, this is when a CSP fall comes in real handy. Okay, so you're going to see how useful it is to now do this for shutter stock because we already have a base CSC fall, and with a few modifications, we can do a similar thing with shutter stock 22. Upload shutterstock: So now it's time to upload our video clips to shutter stock. So I use FTP to do that using a program called Qala Zilla Over here, Paul Zilla. Okay, so what you need to do is entering your user name and password, okay? And then connect to the ftp dot shutter stock dot com site on. Then we're gonna take our files and drag him over to the FTP. Okay, so that's gonna take a little bit of time. So Well, that works in the background. We are going to go back to O. R S E C as a B file and make one little adjustment here. So we're gonna change the file name calling to original. Well, name. Other than that, we can just leave the follows is, uh do you keep in mind that shutter stock sets the prices? It doesn't matter whether we have this price column or not. It's gonna set the prices for you. So I'm just gonna rename this file. Well, Ian, shutter stock. Okay, so this time you don't have to recreate the file again. That's already there from on five. Okay, so what? We're gonna come back? We are gonna be on the shutter stock site on get a plier S E C s v file on show you how to do that. 23. Upload shutterstock 2: All right. Welcome, Teoh. Shutter stock. You're gonna get a slightly different look. But if you click on the upload page, what it's gonna do is give you the information you need to log on to your FTP program. Okay, so now I'm gonna open up an FTP program called File Zilla. All right, So what you need to do is quickly set up your FTP program to log on. I've already done that. And then once you've logged on, next thing is Teoh drag the files over, so we simply highlight them, and we would just drag them over there. Okay, Since I've already done that, we're gonna skip that and go directly to shutter stock where we're gonna start working on applying BS CSP file. Okay, so you click on submit footage. L The one major change we need to make for the shutter stock CSC follow is to change original file name to. Finally, we can leave price here, but do keep in mind that shutter stock sets the price, so it doesn't matter whether it's there or not. Okay, there we go. No. Okay. So I'm in the submit videos, area and shutter stock, and this is all Farley and footage. So I'm gonna select all click on the C s B button, browse the C s V, select the right file uploads and cross your fingers. Just joking. Okay, If you did everything correctly, the information will pop in there with no air messages. Just quickly scrolled to make sure that the descriptions air right. Sometimes if you do it incorrectly, it will put the wrong information with the wrong video falls. So in this case, it worked correctly. Next thing we need to do is categorize it correctly. Okay, so I've got some nature on and I've got some landmarks. Okay, Flow? No. We're ready to submit for review and submit for or review again. Okay, so it's gonna give us this annoying message and say that there's some errors with it. In most cases, there's no errors. It's just, uh, annoying message that they give just I think just so you can check the information again. So I just select it all. Then I re submitted for review. All right. The second time, it will let you pass through that message and then it sends the staff. It's waiting for the staff. Teoh check your footage and approve it. One thing. The notice that shutter stock seems to have ah longer turnaround time. Uh, Pawn five is a lot quicker. Pawn five usually can approve the footage within one day or even less. Okay, so I hope you find that helpful hold that saves you tons of time. I know it took me a long time to figure out the correct process. Two UCSB falls for both these sites, so I hope you find that very valuable on that Saves you plenty of time in the future. 24. Getting paid : In my opinion, if you want to get paid easily through Pawn five or shutter stock or most other stock footage agencies, I think PayPal is the easiest way to do it. Once you've got your account set up, you can put your pay call information with calling five and recommend that you check this box so they get paid up when you have over $25 you get paid on 15,000 month. If you look under your account and the preferences, there's a check box that says Yes, I want to get an email when I get a sale, so if you have that set up, it's very exciting because you'll get a email on your phone thing. You got a sale, and it'll tell you which group it is. The clip I d. So you can go back and check which clip it is when you have a chance. That's it for shutter stock. I also get paid through PayPal, and if you're using a PayPal account, the minimum setting that you can, but as a minimum for payout is $75 so you need to have a least $75 before you'll get paid to your PayPal account, the 15 off the following month that you earned your sales. Okay, so I recommend that you often on all these options over here. Okay, on. Unfortunately, on shutter stock, you can get an email notification so you can come back to the site every so often to see how your video clips are doing. And when you do get Kate through PayPal once the funds get transferred, if you connect your back account, you can then transfer your funds from PayPal to your bank. So then you can withdrawal it from your A t m. Or you can leave it in PayPal and use that to pay through, um, some things through the Internet. Okay, that's it. 25. Using Shutterstock app to monitor earnings: you guys and girls. It's great. Hung from Sheikh riaz productions dot com Today I'm giving your special lesson on this shutter stock and she bitter app. So this is ah, neat new app that you can use to track your earnings from your mobile phone. Revealing some confidential information will not confidential anymore on some of my earnings using shutter stock. And, uh, you know, this is one great way to see how you're doing on a monthly basis. If you click the earnings area by what I like is some of the analytics that you can get if you drill down into ah, certain month, it will give you the number clips that you've sold, and you can even look at a clip and see how many times you've sold that clip and how much you earn from that particular transaction from that clip. And you can do that for any particular month, and that allows you to get some intelligence on what's selling. And once not another neat feature from the AP is that you can actually submit photos that you've got on your phone, so I'm just gonna go through a sample upload from a picture of some three D printed objects . And, ah, once the upload is completed, you can simply add a short description and some keywords and in category, and you can actually just submit that image directly. The shutter stock. Now I wish we'd be able to do this for video clips in the future. It would save a lot of time, but for now, the process with images is quite easy. Another feature that would be nice is to get a notification when we receive a sale. Right now, it's more we have to be proactive. We have to check the up to see if we got a sale or any earnings, and you'll see after I submitted this image that is a feature requests area. Right now, I'm just putting the keywords so need about seven keywords. Just to describe this image in this part can be difficult. I like to use the keyword tool, but that's features not available from the phone. Okay, now I'm gonna slap the category, and you can save later. But why wait later if I could submit it now? So that's it. I've submitted an image to shutter stock, and there is the future requests area. So the APP is free, so recommend that you downloaded. It's very useful 26. Adobe Stock quick start: Hi, This is Greg Kung for Greg Hung show dot com Sheikh, riaz productions dot com. And in this video, I'm gonna give you a quick start guide to Adobe Stock, and I'm gonna go through some basic actions you need to do to quickly get set up and start selling your video clips online with Adobe Stock. I also have some other videos giving you some contacts and background to Adobe stock. This is a agency I started working with very recently about maybe a month, month and 1/2 ago. And so I am just building up my collection on adobe stock. But ah, I do have some knowledge to share from my experience, So let's get started. So Adobe Stock has a FTP up loading system. They accept HD and four K Falls. Something you should know before you cut your video clips is that adobes platform has the ability to read any mata data. So when I cut my video clips on final cut Pro X, there's just before I export the file. I have an opportunity to add keywords, and if you look over here, this is the new area of adobe stocks is showing all the new clips that haven't being published already. And you can see here this icon here is showing you that it has keyword tags. So if I click over there, you can see that it's already picking up these keywords and that can save you some time. But when I try to bulk upload, I noticed those keywords disappear. So I've told to Dobie about that and hopefully they correct it. So let's go to the FTP. So I use falls ill a tow upload. I was just bring it down here. But you can use whatever FTP software you want and to connect to Adobe stock. I think I'm already connected. You can go to their FTP site over there and upload your files. I just uploaded 30 gigs. Once you upload him, the system will pick it up almost immediately. Some agencies they take a few days to do it, but adobe system is pretty fast, so you can get the FTP information from the site and once you upload them, you can see them in the new area and auction. Just go through key wording. A couple here just to give you an idea. Okay, I'll do a single clip and then we'll do groups. So this year's an HD clip in the woods. Misty woods in Taiwan on the show, most says kill at a couple more keywords here. Forest words. Okay, I think Foggy is probably a better word, okay? And once unfinished, confined the appropriate category. So Okay, this can eat up a little bit of time, especially if you're doing hundreds of clips. So something that would be nice is if you could add these categories in a spreadsheet file , which I use for other agencies. So waiting to see if Adobe Stock is gonna accept see SV falls. That will be a huge time saver. There's this system, I would say is is not too bad for making it easy to keyword and sub mature clips. But it still does eat up some time. You can see here. I'm now in the in review area. So this our clips that have already submitted and so you can actually see my title and keywords for these clips and these air waiting for someone a curator to approve or reject them. They do it quite quickly. I think they have a full time staff looking at these on a regular basis, you can actually see them approving it in rejecting in real time. Sometimes let's look at some of the other areas. So the Reminder Area is if some clips were rejected, but they're just missing something. Maybe it's a title keyword error or they need Ah, moral release were properly released. I think Adobe is pretty strict when it comes, comes to this. So for these clubs is actually me working out, and now they want to properly release. I can tell you from experience that Pawn five and Shutter stocked are living mawr lenient when it comes to this. See the show here they're asking for model release. That person is free far away. So I think that's just a little bit too picky in my opinion. Anyways, let's go over to the rejected area. This is gonna be a high number, I can tell you, and these are all the clips they have rejected. They have different reasons there on. Like I said, I think there are a little bit too picky. Sometimes the clips are very similar, and they get approved, and then the other ones get rejected. So That doesn't seem to be a lot of consistency, in my opinion right now, but anyways, it's there for you to see. And ah, no, you can't change those but the reminder ones. If there's a release required and you do have that release, you have the opportunity to click on button down there to correct and submit it. So I like the design of the interface pretty good. So those are the four main areas there. I'll just quickly submits a group of clips just so you can see that in action. So sometimes I'm a little lazy. And if cooks, they're similar. I like to highlight more than one so you can hold down shift. Or, if you have the Mac click off there a press command and click t highlight more than one. All right, notice how the keywords disappear when it's in a group, so I'm gonna do a slightly different title here. H d I won Molly Shung Quick key wording tip. I try to go from most general to more specific, so I should actually type nature tourists attraction. And the name of this area is three generation tree. Okay? Recognize any people or property. Just say no. Just going to save my work there. And I notice a spelling mistake. What happened there? Okay, I think we just saw live Boo boo. Do this all over again. Same on you, Do we? Nature It can see him not consistent here. I'm just using this to illustrate to you guys. That's like the category landscape. And in a submit for approval, Actually, I can see there. There's 11 tags in the clip, so I think it kept the tags from before. Just looks misleading. All right, so minutes, So now it's added to the review. Que Okay, I'm just gonna take you to another area quickly or folios of these air. All the online clips in your portfolio. Okay, there should my sales. So I got 516 videos. You can see the views, and I got my first sale at the 500 club marks, so hopefully I can scale that up as I build the collection, but ah, I think it was a lot easier to build up my clips to the 1st 4 or 500. And now it seems to be they seem to be Ah, really picky. now, and ah, getting these clips up 2000 will be my personal goal. So that's the Adobe stock platform for selling stock. I think that it's really easy, Aside from the picky curator is to upload your clips, keyword, tagged them and work on their platform their website. So I recommend it as another agency to work with. And, ah, let's see how things go. If I get it 2000 clips and I start to get, let's just say 40 to 100 us. Then I would say the time is worth it, especially if it becomes a recurring passive revenue source. This is not too much additional work because I've already got these video clips cuts for other agencies. And, um, yes. So if you're new to all this, this is the stock footage. Business model I do have course is free and paid at handsome three dog teachable dot com. Thanks for watching this video, and I hope you learned a little bit about Adobe stock 27. Make money summary 2: Hi there. And congratulations on finishing the course. Make money with your travel videos. If you follow these lessons carefully, you're gonna learn everything that you need to know to get started with your stock footage . Career. There's a lot of work at the beginning up front, but once you get to a certain point, you can enjoy life cell that I've had a chance to do. Especially if you come to a country like Thailand or Taiwan. Or you can choose when and where do you want to do your work? That's one of the beauties of stock footage. It's passive income and allows you to follow your passion. Travel on videography if you want to take your learning a little bit deeper. I've taken what I've learned over the past year, and I packaged it into premium course on my online school. You can find it at Chief Riaz Productions LA. Com. I also have free tips there on stock footage and aerial filming, and you can take a look at if you sign up for my monthly newsletter. I share some of the trends that I've found over my stock footage sales from the month before, so I hope to see you. At chiefly. I've productions dot com to check out some of those things, and thanks again for joining the course on good luck in your stock footage career.