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Stock Footage MasterClass - Full Workflows for Agencies

Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

Stock Footage MasterClass - Full Workflows for Agencies

Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

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23 Lessons (2h 28m)
    • 1. Stock Footage Masterclass Intro 2018

    • 2. Which stock footage agencies

    • 3. What is stock footage

    • 4. How to price stock footage

    • 5. Case%20Study %20What%20stock%20footage%20clips%20sell

    • 6. Pilated stock footage shoot behind the scenes

    • 7. 4k aerials for stock footage

    • 8. Keywording a Footage set

    • 9. Workflow for Shutterstock

    • 10. Workflow Pond 5

    • 11. Applying a csv to videoblocks

    • 12. Adobe Stock Workflow

    • 13. Facebook Group Invite

    • 14. Stock footage q1 2018 sales for students

    • 15. Quickstart guide to blackbox

    • 16. Blackbox review

    • 17. Stock sales 2018

    • 18. Nightlife sales

    • 19. Stock Footage Masterclass Conclusion 2018

    • 20. Stock Footage Masterclass Business Minded Footage Videographer

    • 21. Gimbal CLip Sales 2020

    • 22. Most interesting Footage Sales of 2020

    • 23. Gopro stock footage workflow

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Stock footage Videography is taught by a real world Canadian Travel Videographer (Greg Hung) who uses Asia as a base to do Stock footage almost full-time. This course builds on the original stock footage course "Make money with travel videos" with content and workflows relevant to Stock Footage Videographers today. Students will learn the fundamentals before diving into essential workflows for top Stock footage agencies. Students will also gain insight by getting a behind the scenes look at stock footage shoot of a pilates instructor and an aerial 4k shoot set in Bagan Myanmar. Videographers and Photographers will take the first step to creative, time, and location freedom.

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Greg Hung

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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. Stock Footage Masterclass Intro 2018: Hi, My name is Greg Hung. I'm a Canadian travel videographer with a collection of over 9000 approved clips on stock footage. Agencies welcome to the stock footage, Master Class. This is a great course for video offers and photographers that not only want to learn the basics about stock footage but advanced topics. Since I do this on almost a full time basis on a travel a lot, I'm constantly updating the content into this course. Stock footage is an awesome business model for you to monetize on your footage in U. S. Dollars. That's something that you could do from pretty much anywhere on your own time. And there's an element off creative freedom as well. First, we're gonna look at the fundamentals. We're going to look at things like what deer do you use? How to price your stock footage? Which agencies to use. What do you even need to shoot in the second section? We're gonna deep dive into the top agencies Pawn five shutter Stoff, adobe stock, storey blocks and a whole lot more. We're going to do life key wording exercises were going to provide you with the CSB templates to provide your own metadata for each agency. We're going to take you all the way from uploading the footage to applying that metadata to the footage on the agency's website. We're gonna teach you how to manage model releases and dealing with rejected footage from the agencies in the third section. We're gonna look at intelligence. I'm going to deep dive into what sold over the years. And I'm going to introduce you to tools to help you manage your sales data across agencies . I make an effort to keep the course as current as possible. And the bonus section is where I'm gonna put the current content. You're going to see things like cameras that I recommend. Are there newer cameras that are game changers that have four K resolution? Maybe in the future, a resolution game changing stabilization, Gimble, killers, drones. This is where all that content is gonna fit. I'm also going to introduce you to game changing things that are happening in the industry . Things like black box platforms that are allowing us to outsource the stock footage workflow to other curate er's to revenue share with them to revenue share with models that we May shoes stock footage for really advanced, cutting edge stuff. This is what the bonus content is reserved for. I fell into stock footage in 2014 because I was traveling. I was shooting and sharing a lot of YouTube videos, and I'm really grateful that a company discovered me and asked me to chop up my footage and shipped them hard drive for 500 bucks in 2014. Since then, I've worked really hard to scale my collection in different countries, and stock footage has been really rewarding to me along me to travel lot and enjoy a lifestyle off time, location, freedom, hope to pass on a lot of the knowledge that I've gained by living this lifestyle almost full time and shared with you in this course. So thanks again for watching this. The next step is to click Enroll, join the course, and I hope we'll see you in there 2. Which stock footage agencies: Hi, guys. My name is Greg Hung. Welcome to the online video production Academy Stock footage. Two point. Oh, course. In this video lesson, I'm going to cover which stock footage agencies earn money. So actually, this is one of my popular block posts, and I thought I'd do a current video for it. So it's 2016 and the two main agencies that have been eating to work with and I have been bringing me earnings are upon five and shutter stock. Now, in 2015 I was looking for 1/3 and fourth agency just to diversify and get my collection on another side. Uh, I'm happy to say that site is video blocks Video blocks was my third earner. And actually, in December 2015 I actually earned Mawr than Ah, I did on Pawn five. Uh, video blocks is easy to work with, and you can use your CSB falls for Pawn five and shutter stock on video blocks, just as they are. So that's huge benefit. They also give you a better cut off the yearnings and their systems really easy to use. So definitely get your collection on video blocks. The 4th 1 I recommend is dissolved. Dissolve is a Canadian company on, uh, their workflow is a little bit different. They do pay on a regular basis. They don't give me earnings as high as the other three agencies, but, um, they have consistently given me earnings. So dissolve is one that you can check out some other stock footage. Agencies again check out our picks. Tha picks the is based in Tokyo, Japan In trivia. I met with the team and they're very receptive. The feedback. And that's a good sign as a stock footage videographer. Uh, they do bring me earnings on day. Do give me access to the Japanese market. Um, their system is a little bit different to use, but I have video lessons to go through the workflow. And I've also worked with the picks the team to try improve on existing work flows. Another stock footage agency. You could use our motion elements Motion elements is based in Singapore. Also. Great team. They actually introduced me to stock footage. Um, they don't bring me as much earnings as the other agencies bought their system. They're newer system is pretty easy to use. And, uh, did bring me some sales. Okay, so, uh, that's a summary off some stock footage. Sites that you can use the high earning ones, and, ah, hope that gives you, um, some ideas you can save, sometimes shopping around for agencies to get your collection on. Because I do know that even though you can put your collection on many sites, it does take additional effort to manage your collection across multiple agencies. 3. What is stock footage : Hey, guys, My name is Greg Hung, um, a digital nomad and video creator. And today I'm gonna tell you what stock footage is. So stock footage is a business model that allows you to license your videos over the Internet marketplace. Some of you know what stock photos are on. That's if you had a project or you had a business and you needed to get a photo that you could use on your website or for your school project. Now videos have used a similar business model, but you're using video footage, and because of that, you can shoot 10. The 15 2nd video clip, normally in high definition on nowadays, even four K and you can license those videos so you can upload those video clips. He were them, tag them so that business or director media company can search for a particular video clip , and if they like it, they can purchase and download it. But the terminology that we used in the stock footage world is called licensing, and the beauty of licensing is more than one customer can license your video clips and a stock footage videographer. You can also license your video clip on more than one agency. So, uh, in a nutshell, there are a lot of benefits. If you want to begin a career in stock footage videography, you get Teoh, do what you love. You can do it from anywhere. But I'm jumping a little bit into the pros of cons off stock footage. But that's stock footage in a nutshell, on the hope that demystifies any questions that you had. 4. How to price stock footage: It's Greg Hung and welcome to stock footage. 2.0, at the online video production academy. In this video lesson, I'm gonna be talking about pricing for stock footage. So as a stock footage videographer, um, some agencies, they're gonna ask you to price your video footage. And for someone that's knew, where do you start? So hair? Some guidelines for my video clips that air 10 to 15 seconds long. I typically priced in between 50 to 65 US. Um, some agencies will automatically price him for you like shutter stock. I believe video blocks also prices it for you, and you can use this as a guideline. I do. If you have taken the HD video clip band, that's something that's a little bit harder to get, like you had to climb to the top of the mountain. Or you had some really hard to get shot because you knew a friend that had a penthouse suite in a condo, and not a lot of people can get that shot, then feel free to price that one a little bit higher. 65 maybe even 70 us. It all depends if it's gonna sell right. Eso There's some guidelines there. Um, now let's get to four K or aerial video footage. Aerial video footage is a little bit harder to get. You need a drone. You need those skills to get up there, fly and take good videos so naturally you can charge a little bit higher for ah HD aerial video clip. I would price it in the neighborhood of about ah 100 us, Um, and then for four K aerial videos that comprise it at 1 99 1 75 the 1 99 of course, with everything I've talked about, uh, if you want to do this properly, you can actually do a search on other stock footage agencies to see what already exists. If what you're creating is something new, let's say that you're the 1st 1 to create four K video footage of Ah Pallotti's instructor . Sure, ah, chargeable of the higher, But do realize that as time changes, more people are gonna create similar footage, so you gotta listen and be in tune with the market and just your prices if other people have created similar things. So I hope this lesson helps you with some guidelines for pricing your video footage and ah , you have the confidence to make your own pricing decisions 5. Case%20Study %20What%20stock%20footage%20clips%20sell: Hi. Welcome. This is Greg Hung from she falange productions dot com. In this video case study, I'm going to examine five video clips that I've sold from various stock footage agencies so that you can learn or get some ideas of what types of videos that you can shoot so you can earn your own income using your videos. One of the problems that is out there is that there's a lack off information or intelligence to give you some more guidance on what to actually shoot for stock footage. A lot of it is guesswork, but by analysing patterns from over a year of footage, sales and my collection of over 4000 clips, I think I can help you bridge the gap there. So let's start off here. Okay? In this clip, we are looking at a suing pool in Las Vegas. Okay, so for this video shoot, this was actually unplanned. I was actually on vacation and I had a Canon five d mark three. I had a wide lens. I believe it was a 24 or 35 millimeter. And what I did here is that I created a sequence so sequence is two clips that are put together in one video clip. So for a customer, this is actually a way of adding value because for you is a videographer, it doesn't require extra cross because you've already absorbed the costs to create the video shoots and your drinks creating, um, you know, two different scenes that they can select from. Okay, let's go to the next one. Okay. Our next clip here. This is more from the light life category. This is shot in Taipei, Taiwan. This is actually from a commercial shoot. And, uh, if you're doing a commercial shoots and you have the rights to the footage, you can also use the footage from the shoot for stock footage so you can create further monetization from the videos. And you also see here that this is a nightlife lifestyle type of clip. You got people enjoying a drink and we got two different clips here in a sequence just like the lost one. And this is like I said, a way of adding additional value. You can see the first club has some dolly movements, so I use a Dalai to achieve this by just moving the camera to the side. And then over here I'm focusing on the bartender mixing the drink, which happens to be also very popular category. I've sold other clips off bartenders mixing drinks. This video clip makes me very excited. The reason is because I used a drone to film this clip. This is actually ah, four K footage clip shot with a Phantom three professional drone, and I recently uploaded this clip, I think, within the loss, uh, two months ago, and that's a really quick turnaround based on my experience. And this is just a eight second clip flying above the jungle area in the mountains, getting, ah view of the city. So this is a very positive sign that there's more opportunity here for four K aerial shots . And if you are interested in learning aerial photography and your first time flyer, I do have an online course with the Phantom three professional. So you consign up my website, I'll put a link on the description below. All right, Our fourth clip is also a four K aerial shot, but this one is shot in Cambodia in soon Reap. This is the famous Angkor Wat temple, and this is a simple Ford movement towards the temple. I'm not getting too close, uh, putting the property in any type of danger, but this is shot in the morning just after sunrise. Pretty nice, because you've got some clouds just over the, uh, the woods there on anchor. What? Just looks amazing. And, uh, almost any way that you shoot it. Okay, so another four k aerial clip, and that was also shot very recently. Okay, we will analyse one more clip. Okay, let's go over to this one. Okay, This video clip is shot in South Africa. Okay? And I didn't leave the most Ah, effective description here, but worked anyways, I've ah already specified the location here is Cape Town, South Africa, and I used a canon seven D. And this is just a simple told shot. This is a hand shot. So I'm not using a tri part or anything. Sometimes you just happen to me wherever you are. And, um, while I'm traveling, I'll just get this urge that I need to film this. And this is one of those moments so trusting your instinct can also lead to some sales. And this has happened repeatedly. More than once the shot is just ah, you know, simple HD Shot and tilt. And if there is excessive handshake movement, when I'll do is I'll stabilize it in my video editor, and I'll add some color just to make the colors pop out. But, uh, that's motive for this clip. So I hope you have enjoyed this preview of learning about which clips self. If you're interested in learning more, I'm going to put together a case study with over 20 video clips, and I'll put into different packages so you can learn more about what went behind these video clips and provide you the context and more analysis so you can gain more insight into what you can shoot. And you can get more ideas for your stock footage. This is Greg Hung from Sheik Voyeurs productions dot com. Thanks for listening 6. Pilated stock footage shoot behind the scenes: Hi there. This Greg Hung and welcome to the online video production academy today I'm gonna take you behind the scenes off a stock footage Video shoot. Hi, this is Greg Hung from Sheik leoz productions dot com And welcome to this special behind the scenes Look at my stock footage. Video shoot with a polite he's instructor that I shot in Shang by this video shoot I've just recently put online and something that you should know is that stock footage shoots with people generally sell better than videos without people. Uh, I'm pretty sure this video will sell. I also remember reading from the stock footage Millionaire by Rob Crocker that attractive, uh, well, shots of attractive people sell. And I thought, Caitlin, she knows her stuff. She's attractive on DA camera likes here, so let's give this a try and eso to start off. We, um, got the model releases signed, um, for shutter stock, pond five and video blocks. And we set time and date to meet. Um, things that we had to agree on before was an outfit. I told her she could where anything that made her comfortable. She also had to bring her Matt and on my side, I brought my tribe odds. My Canon SLR and I also brought some lighting with me. And of course, I also to bring another camera to film the behind the scenes view. All right, um, to start off, it was important to find the right lighting. I brought my, ah photography dish there. I'm trying to use the golden side. Teoh cast the a nice golden light on Caitlyn. I actually struggled to find enough light using this lens from this angle. What I actually ended up doing, I was using the life from my only D panel, and then I switch the lens to my 50 mil. My 50 mole prime lens has an aperture of 1.4. And that just helped out a lot, too. Get the look that I was happy with. Uh, after we shot from this angle, we shot from different areas of the room, each air. The room had their own lighting, but, uh, this will give you an idea of what, uh, let's show you the videos from this angle first. Okay, You can see in this clip that have changed the position of the camera and Ah, Now I'm gonna hands set of cards over to Caitlin, and I use this to use a custom white balance. Um, so this is going to help me get the most accurate colors off the shoot? It's something I incorporated into my last Reliance shoot, and I noticed that the colors are a lot mawr truer to what they actually are. And, um so, yeah, I did this for this shoot, and I'll let you look at some of the video clips from this angle over here when a I change things up by changing the lens is changing the focal length. I also changed my position relative to Caitlyn, ended up with a lot of foot and cycle work with. In the end, I ended up with about 34 video clips that I could use for stock footage. Eso for 1.5 hour shoot. I think that's pretty good. One of the other tips that I have for working with models or, um, someone that's gonna actors your model. And in this case, Caitlin had some experience being in front of the camera. But this was her first stock footage Shoot. You have to give clear direction on what you want, and, uh, you also have to keep it fun. One of the things I had to tell Caitlin this to make a conscious effort to smile. I think that people or customers look for video clips where people are attractive, healthy and happy. So, um, while she was doing the Pallotti's movements correctly, I just said Teoh remind her to smile. And of course, you want to keep it fun and, ah, lighthearted by just doing so small talk and giving some jokes. And that way it just makes the entire experience better for both of you, and it ends up in a better shoot. Ah, One other thing that I decided to do that I didn't plan was to add some yoga moves. In the end, I thought that since we were ready here, she had the outfit. She had the skills, I had the camera. I asked her to do some yoga moves afterward. And this way we can, uh, post these video clips as both Pilatus and yoga, which increases the chance chances of these video clips selling. All right. I hope you enjoyed this Behind the scenes. Look at a stock footage video shoot. The next steps from here are, of course, to cut the video clips and then to keyword them and get the matter data and then get the video clips online. 7. 4k aerials for stock footage: Hey, guys, this is Greg Hung from Sheik triage productions dot com. Today I want to talk about why you should consider doing four K aerials for stock footage. One of the trends that um is emerging in this stock footage market is that aerials have been popular. And I got this information by talking directly to stock footage, agency stuff as well as trends from sites, leg shutter stock. So the trends are leaning towards aerial and four K and ah, this drone here by D. G. I is a Phantom three professional. It was released in mid 2015 and you can see here that it has a camera. And, ah, there have been a lot of improvements in the third generations off these drones, so these drones can get four K and aerials, and the footage that they can produce is just amazing. And, um, I've started putting up my collection. I've got about 250 clips, and I made about 450 us to date. And so that's riel world validation that it's actually, um, there's actually the man for four K aerials. Also, some other reasons to do four k aerial or that you can. Ah, you can use them for HD clips. And because you have that high resolution, you've got extra real estate where you can. You can ah zoom in and still have a sharp image. Other reasons are that they're high barriers to entry. There is a cost for these drones with one I have goes for about 12 50 us, so there's a cost there. But there's also some technical knowledge that you need to learn how to fly the aircraft, as well as to control the camera. Four K Work flows require larger memory cards faster up low Internet speeds, so there are higher various entry. But you do get rewarded because you can price those four K air eclipse higher than you can in HD clip, for example. Ah, the current rate for four K Ariel is 1 99 us and an HD clip will go for about 60 us. Uh, and it's a lot of fun. There are a lot of creative shots than you can get with the drones. You can get the footage a lot faster because you're not restricted by tripod or being being on the ground. Ah, so it's good to start to consider doing four K footage, but four K aerial footage will definitely give you less competition and possibly higher rewards. 8. Keywording a Footage set : Hi guys. Great Hung from Sheik leoz productions dot com In today's lesson, we're gonna build our spreadsheets metadata or also known as a CS file for some stock footage. I'm going to actually do this for my most recent stock quoted Shoot, and we're gonna focus particularly on the keywords title on description. So, uh, this part off the workflow is really important because, uh, this is going Teoh be the file that you use or this Give me the information that a customer is going to use to find your video falls. I borrowed some ideas for key wording from Rob Crocker, the shutter stock millionaire from the Shutter Stocks Blawg. And also there's a fellow named Mr Orlowski. I've taken a look at his book, and I'm also get incorporates of my own ideas into building this spreadsheet file. Okay, let's get started. You can start off by using one of the template files that I've provided, and first thing I would do is put in the city and country. And then where I like to do is actually go to the video files. I'll copy them and you want to get the exact file names in there. So the trick to do this is to use a tool call, text edit. All right, so I'm gonna open up a new file, and then I'm gonna go ahead and pace and match style. Then from here, I can copy and paste it into the spreadsheet. That's so sexual. Okay. Okay. Now is the default normally price my clips at 60. Between 15. 60 us. I'm just gonna set it as 59 as a default. And then as I review the clip by me, change that price. Okay, on to make sure that you've saved it as a CSP fall comma separated value file on. I also like to have my shutter stocky wording tool ready. The shorter stopped key wording tool is a key word generator. I don't rely on it all the time, but it's a good way just to get a base set of keywords. And then you can decide how you want to adjust that. Okay. I like to have the shutter stock. He warding tool open. You can take a look at the girl here. You may need to be logged in to access it, so I'll just keep that open in the browser. And let's go ahead and look at the first file when you're doing the title off your video file. Usually you want this to be pretty succinct and to the point in description, you can go into more detail. Sometimes I like to talk about the camera movement in there. Some of the experts say that it's also good to talk about the concept. Is that happiness? Sadness? Or is it a, uh, and events? And in the keywords, uh, Rod Crocker recommends that the first three keywords off related video clips are all the same, so that when a customer searches for video clip off the same video shoot that the other related videos will also appear. Okay, so we're gonna be doing some of those. Also, Um, another suggestion is to to try to include at least 25 words and every word that includes should be related to the clip. Try to think from the customer's perspective, what are they going to search for when looking for a particular video clip? All right, so let's actually just start doing this was close those here. So these are the actual video files, so I'm just gonna highlight it on space. Part of preview it. Okay, so the first thing that comes to mind is this is a trendy, so I or I can see. Be more specific. Okay, Now, let's see if there are any matches on the shutter. Stop. She worked tool because soy is ty for small roads. So I'm not sure if anyone has posted that in here before. So I use this suggestion tool to see if there are any related images to my video. Anything that looks similar. Andi, Unfortunately, I don't looks liking it thing enough to go even more general here. I'll just take a look at what it gives me. Major sees this as a base and then modify. Let's look at what they gave here. Okay? And so the 1st 3 words are gonna need to be the same, so I'll just leave it as Chiang Mai soy, uh, trendy neighbor heads. I'll put the name of the neighborhood, so I would like to try to be specific, just in case someone or the customers doing a specific search. I don't know how to spell this. Just going to google it. There we go sunny longer by uh, no, but could actually be a bit more specific here. Okay, Okay. I'm gonna find my formula. So here's the formula you pasted in this area. Okay? Nothing. And just change this month to the date the appropriate date and l two should be title. Let's try again here. I think this I like this part once. There, try that. Okay, so it's gonna just put the title in this format. This is for shutter stock. They're pretty particular about having the description exactly in this format. And so that means that I'll try toe put a bit more emphasis on the key wording. SOS to take a look at that showing Why? Soy, trendy neighborhood human came and sunny motorbike scooter. Time ill. Okay. And I'll focus on the time of day. It's the golden are afternoon. Okay. His outdoors. No business related. Okay, so we've done her first entry. Uh, this part over here is just the formula. So to convert this, you have to copy it, pay special, select values, and then hit. Ok, OK, now, when you highlight, it's become text. Okay, Let's take a look at another one. Here, leave. 15 is bowling. Oh, someone got a strike. Okay, so I was 15. In Canada, we call it old spin Bowling. But the chance that someone might just put in your own bowling. I'm gonna put clothes close up. Strike strike at neon bowling. All right, let's go to key wording, tool. Although I filmed this in Chiang Mai, this could be anywhere. So pretty good ones here. There is even the ultimate bowling. Okay, so let's see what it gives us. I was very good. Okay, You can see a conceptual word here. Fun. So I'm gonna pop that over there. I'm just gonna put neon on strike. All right, Go back into my formula. You won't have to go through this formula thing every time, but because I converted the formula detects before I have to do this again. But I'll show you on the other entries. How? I just copy and paste this. Call him. Okay. I want to find another related clips so I can show you. I'm going to key word that Okay, this one is with a bit more people or with people. See, a 14 or 16 is a balls. OK? It is. Okay. So that was 16 bowling thing. One that's pretty specific. Okay, so that's how I do it. And I could just copy the formula, Man C Command V on that. Copy these keywords on modify. In this case, I can't use the same three key words because it's not a strike. OK, but all the rest can be the same. All right, so I'm gonna save that, then continue doing the rest. So that should give you a good start at creating your CSE fall and helping with titles, descriptions and keywords. The last thing here is the price. If there's how I generally price is normally from 50 to 60. If I review the clips and if there's a particular clip that has a bit more effort or production value involved in it, that's when I'll price it a little bit higher. I'll show an example here within the shoot because I did use a dolly. I think that will be one of these later clips here. Yeah, see how this clip that there's some movement in the shot a lot to take my dolly with me, which is a bit more effort, but those shots will be unique. Most stock with it. Shooters are not carrying dollies so they can charge a premium. For this, you can charge maybe 10 to 15 us more for Dolly shot. That's what I generally do. All right, so we've covered quite a bit in this lesson. We've covered pricing. We've covered filling out a spreadsheet file, getting your file names in there recover tiling description and keywords. We've used AIDS like the shutter stock keywords, suggestion, tool and giving you some tips on my own as well as other tips from some of the experts. Okay, so I hope that helps and good luck with your CSB falls and key wording. 9. Workflow for Shutterstock: in this video lesson, I am going to cover the process for applying a C S V file to shutter stock for four K footage. What I've done for the CSB fall before I uploaded is I just changed the file name or I change column me to file name instead of original filing because the first CSP file I created was for Pawn five. Okay, because I use the pretty much the same columns for description for Pawn five and shutter stock. That's the only change I need to make. And now I'm gonna close the CSP file after I see that. Okay, remember to click continue, otherwise it might not save. And I actually already applied the CSB fall. So you simply want to click on CSC Fall and find that CSE fall and then click, OK, and then you're going to get to a point some of the mine where, uh, your video clips are populated with keywords. So let's move on. So I'm gonna select all and then we have to select some categories, so buildings on landmarks okay, we can select people. There are some people later on, and, uh, next step, we need to do is just clicks up it. So for shutter stock, the process for four K footage is pretty much the same. But here you have, Ah, step by step. I'm actually going through a really four K batch that I am about to submit. Alright, submit for review. I hate that first message you get after use of minutes, especially if you have a large batch of files. But now I've successfully submitted the batch on. That's how we do it for shutter stock. 10. Workflow Pond 5: welcome in this video lesson. I wanted to cover some workflow things specifically for four K video, and then we're gonna move on to Pawn Five and we're gonna go ahead and look at how we can apply a CSP foul for four K footage on pawn five. Ah, on ah, final cut, Pro X. The one thing you need to do is to set up a project that is four K. I already have one open here. I'll just show you how to create your own so foul new project. And the important thing that you want to change is to make sure that this is four K and you got to take a look at the four k resolution that your footages mine is. I believe it's 4096216 So on the shoot at 23.98 and I'll just go ahead and hit. OK, All right, so that's what this is. Other than that it's ah pretty similar to when you're curating and cutting and editing color grading stock footage for HD. But it does take quite a bit longer for my laptop to process these four K files and the four K files tend to be a little bit larger. I'll give you an example. I'm just gonna pull up some four K footage. Bear with me. Okay. All right. Let's hop into the first clip here. Okay, So this one is 14 2nd clip and this waas just over 100 megabytes. Okay, So roughly, but 90 to 100 megabytes per 12th video. Okay, um, I've already uploaded these files, so I'm gonna hop over to pawn five. Okay. When your files and, uh, upon five or uploaded, the first thing I like to do is create a template. So these templates will just apply certain things that you want for all your clips. So let's hop over to four K templates. I often forget this because I'll just default in the footage templates. So you actually have to create dedicated four k template. So let's take a look at mine. Here. You can just click on you template here to create a new one. Okay, here's the name. All right. So I'll set the year and the month location. City, Chiang mai, actually, where I'm shooting this video from. Okay. Phantom three. Professional. It could only help to put a much information as you can. You not to put everything okay. The standard. I just priced it at 1 99 Okay, you have to change this odor price right? 1 99 All right. The pricing method is going to say so. What this is doing is the smaller sizes, like smaller resolutions is gonna automatically price. Okay. All right. I want Teoh specify a collection, and a collection is good because you can group all your similar clips. So if the customer is looking at your clips, let's say four K aerial videos. They can look at the rest of my four K aerial videos. So it's easier toe brows, my video collection. Alright, so I've gone ahead on save that template. Okay, I've filtered for my four K footage. You can see it's priced at $1. Now we want apply the CSB fall, but to apply CSC file, we need to get it on the curation. Que So before I do that, I'm gonna highlight all the clips and no, I'm just gonna browse for apply footage. Four k template executes. All right, I'm gonna select key words there. So that's gonna at the keywords that I set. All right, so I have an error here. Price must be at least 30 for footage. Let's go back to the template there. I'm pretty sure I said it. That more than 30 Huh? Okay. Looks like it didn't save my information. - Okay , They've got a little okay, Least remember my key words. Okay. Yeah. Okay. The collection is set. Save changes. All right, Success. All right. You guys saw that? So now we're gonna go back over to up loads. Okay, Let's highlight all these clips. Onda ply the four k footage. Template again. That's the only one. Let's submit. Okay, this time it worked. Okay? Not saying that it's not the same price for all sizes. Since I've already got everything highlighted, I'm just gonna go ahead on and select sat down converted price. Okay, So, normally for HD footage, 50 to 60 us has a standard. I'm just gonna go ahead and select 70. Since these are hard to get from the air, even though it's little HD. All right, on execute. All right. Okay. Now we can movies over to the curator, so we select sent a curator and execute. Now I'm gonna applying the CSP fall a limit clips too long, Curator que. I want to apply CS feed eclipse. And now I'm gonna go ahead and browse for my CSP file. For those of you who were wondering the CSP fall, uh, template or this easy fall looks exactly as it does for HD. Okay, let's go ahead and submit. All right, status. Good job done. All right. There was one problem with the audio file. That's just something I experimented with out of scope for this video. So we are not done yet. Let's go quickly on double check the files in the curator Que Just from a different view. So we click on up loads and take away this search term, and then I just go to pending. So pending status is on the creator que I don't know why they just think all curators que okay so I can see my clips air. They're just gonna quickly browse of the keywords sometimes during the the process of creating your spreadsheet. If you're copying and pasting, sometimes you may put the wrong description with thumbnail. Okay, I can see they're all 1 99 That's good. So we're done. So that's how you can apply CSC file to your four K footage on Pawn five. And then I just went through a couple of things in final Cut Pro X two, um, at it to your four K footage clips in final Cut Pro X. 11. Applying a csv to videoblocks: Hi there. This is Greg Hung from Sheik Riad productions dot com. In today's lesson, I'm going to teach you how to apply a C S V spreadsheet file to stock footage agency called Video Blocks. The video blocks has apparently been around for a while, but they recently, uh, we launched and the site is new to me. I started using it very recently in the spring off 2015. And the great thing I love about their site is that is very user friendly in terms off getting your files uploaded. They've got a great system that lets you upload directly through the website. And after you've uploaded them, your files are gonna look like this after they've been processed. All right, So these video clips air from Okinawa And, uh, so going over toe this year l here. Okay, contribute dot video blocks dot com ford slash content and I have a spreadsheet prepared for a few video clips. Just as an example. The spreadsheets has been prepared for pawn five or shutter stock. If it shutter stock would mean to make a minor adjustment on the column there. But this spreadsheet is fine for video blocks. you can use upon five or shutter stock type of spreadsheet. Hey, do Okay? And now that you've seen the spreadsheet weaken, go back over to video blocks, we're gonna apply CSP. We're gonna select the file, double clicking it, and then is going to think about it for a while. Process. The CSP usually doesn't take too long. Okay? So we can see that it's recognized the spreadsheet for the the Rose that I actually put in some information. So I'm gonna go ahead and save small changes. Great. So I click here to see the updated content. All right, So I can already see here that this file this file in this file and there's another one that's not on this page. They have updated with the information. I take a quick peek at the thumbnail to make sure it matches up with the information. Sometimes, if you're doing a large group of followers which you should to get the full benefit of applying a CS file, you can ah, Guettel, but mixed up with, you know, having the wrong key words with the wrong title or the wrong video clip. So just make sure that the match up with a quick scan, and after that just check them like I did, and you can submit for review just like that. So these files air now in pending approval, And that's basically how you apply CSB file to video blocks very easy if you've already prepared to see a sea file for Paul in five and shouted stock, which I recommend, and then you can upload those same files and we use that same CSB for video blocks. And it's just really a good way to leverage the time and effort that you put into getting these video files online. So I hope you enjoy that lesson. If you enjoyed that, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. Sheik Riad Group. Sign up for the newsletter at Sheikh Triage productions dot com to get more tips. And if you like templates for the CSB files, you can, uh, stay tuned on our newsletter and provide templates on our stock footage online. Course. Alright, CIA 12. Adobe Stock Workflow: 13. Facebook Group Invite: high as a student of mine, I wanted to give you an invitation to my stock footage. Facebook Group I created this group to create a form together with agencies, stock finished contributors and everyone in between just so we can have an area just to chat about stock footage to see what's in demand or contributors to ask her questions or get their footage out there in their portfolios. Because stock footage is changing very quickly and it's good to get a dialogue even as we speak. I create the course, but the video landscape is changing. We have 3 60 video, which I recently tried, and there are now GH five, the Marylise camera that could film four K 60 frames per second. And it's just going to continue to change as more and more agencies come out and the technology changes. So I'll put a link below to the Facebook group if you want to join. This is a closed group on. The people in there are gonna be very interested in stock footage, so you're gonna get a good quality group 14. Stock footage q1 2018 sales for students: 15. Quickstart guide to blackbox: Welcome to this video of this square Kung. I'm going to cover how to use black box. This is the quick start guide. If you're not sure what black boxes why you would want to use it. And when I think of it, please check up my other video. Already made one on that in depth. This is more on how to actually use it to get started, hop over to Black box stock global and register for an account might save you some time to also download the FTP software called file Zilla. We'll be a link to it in block box and you'll see why in minutes. So some other steps you should do are to get your FTP account so you can do that by hopping over to my black box and grab the FTP address, and then just get your account information and log on. You will also need to join the Facebook group for Black box would just search for black box on Facebook. You will need that to find a curator toe, actually outsource your ah work too. So this is an example what the FDP looks like. This is file zilla. So once you connect the first time, you can just quick connect, and you would simply find your files on your hard drive. These are the already trimmed clips, so you would go over to your computer and I'll just find some clips than a have already trimmed. So, for example, you would highlight the clips and you would simply just drag him over to this window here. Okay, Not going to do that now, After you've done that, you can hop over to the block box again and you will see the clips that have been brought over to black box. You'll see the file name, date, uploaded status. And if you've assigned them to a batch, bash name will appear there. So the creative batch you goodness highlights eclipse. You can select all or individual ones and click Creed Batch name and then create a batch. You want to do that just to group clips from the batch, or you can search for them and then search for clips that are on there. These will become important as you get a lot more clips on there. All right, so the main reason why we want to use black boxes of save time, so we'll need to find a curator. So what you can do is hop over to Facebook and say, Hey, I have video clips from this destination looking for someone to keyword. If you're just looking to assigned partial creation, which is getting someone to do the matter data and then you would select the clips or the batch and then click a sign curator. Then you can enter in their first and last name or email address, and then their name would pop up, and then you can select them. And this is where you can select the percentage you're gonna allocate to them for net sales . So lockbox recommends allocating 20% if they're just doing the key warning and we have what we call full curation. This is when they're actually cutting the raw footage, trimming and color grading it. This is done in another area. This area is just for signing a curier raider for key wording. Okay, well, I've already done that for one batch. Let's go over to the next area, Curation. This is where we can upload a CSB if we are going to do CS for yourselves or when you have a CSP that we want to upload to Black Box and then have black box automatically publish our clips to top agencies. So that's another option. So let's go over to content. No content is where you're going to see the status off your assets. Now, this is going to get crowded if you use this a lot. So I'm just going to changes to 100 per page and you can see already got some clips from Batch name gal Strong too. You can see description, submission dates. Who owns it? That's me and my share percentage And this status, this is an important one. If the final status is online, that means they're online rangers. Cell ready means you've done everything you need to. And the agency Slauson approved it. Yet you can click view, and this is where you can see the file name, description, keywords, category and the curator who did it and the percentage that they have. Okay, No. If we want to sign full curation, we would need to go over to collaborate. It's took me bit of time to figure out to do full curation. We're gonna need to collaborate. So we're gonna go to collaborate Kareen Project. And what we're gonna have to do is fill in the details. I project name, date, description, and then attach any property or model releases, select the curator and allocate the percentage and then give them a much detail about the location on the places that you went to. So you get better quality off mata data. So to get the footage over to them, I use Google Drive or Dropbox. So you need to have your own cloud drive storage. And then once you have selected that project, it's going to be sitting in ah, pending status until the curator accepts the job. Then it's in a committed status. You can then shot to them through the platform. But in the real world, I think you might end up chatting with them in Facebook. Messenger. So that is how you can set up a collaboration. I'm still waiting for my edited raw footage from this, but this is how you can set it up within the platform. Now, Final areas marketplace, I thinks, is where if your creator, you're looking for future work or projects, we hot over here and, uh, got my earnings. I think that's gonna be similar to the dosh Ward. I don't have any earnings on this platform yet, and this is similar to platform like Story box, where you just see the the sales in a list format. Let's go over the analytics. See the most popular global keywords tools. This is pretty much like a user guide. So reference guide. And yeah, that's pretty much the quick start guide to Black Box, so hopefully this video gets you started pretty quickly. 16. Blackbox review: Hey, guys and girls that scrag come here in this video, I'm gonna be talking about black box. What is Black Box? It's platform that allows stock footage, creators to delegates, some of the tasks, the painful task as a stock footage Videographer, uh, that you don't like. And that could be cutting and color grating footage. It could be uploading the multiple sites could be doing the matter data or the key wording for your videos. So in this video, I'm going to cover, uh, what is it? Why do you want to use it? And how do you actually use it as well as my review I've actually used in the past month the three weeks and who I would think this is a good fit for. So let's big into What is it? A bit more So it's a Canadian own platform, and my friends told me about a month ago, So I googled it, and it looks like there's some hype on the Internet about it. Some of the stock footage, uh, people in the YouTube space have been hyping this up, saying This is going to save you so much time and you know that footage on your hard drive . Now you have a way to just throw it up on the Internet and, you know, you're just gonna be able to do what you love. It's video shooting and all the rest is taking care of itself. Sounds great. Right on. Duh. Who wouldn't want to do that? Okay, so, uh, why would you want to use it? Well, I guess that sort of actors part of the question. So why? I mean, I've been doing this since 2014 on and for me, the fun part is going out taking the video footage and getting great stuff, right? It's going out to the chutes and creating content. Not so fun stuff is coming back. Getting that memory cards, taking care off the footage, hopping onto external hard drive. Then you got imported in your video, editor, cut it up. Color graded, do dealed exposure. And I'll put those actually video clips that air stock footage friendly that are ready to sell on the agency's. And then if you want to do this in scale. So you got large batches off, maybe 50 clips, arm or her your shoots. It's a good idea to do the CSP or the meta data fall, which is gonna have things like file name, City, country description title, you know, and so on. And, you know, if you want to do this properly, I recommend creating a meta data sheet for multiple agencies and as a soft, whitish creator. Sorry about the win there. I recommend using more than one agencies. So the good thing about black boxes that uses some of the big guns. So Pawn five shutter stock, Adobe stock, storey blocks, formerly video blocks and that's it. There are the ones, like dissolve in motion elements fixed. Ah, but there they are a little bit smaller in the game. There's also, uh, Getty, E S P I stock and yeah, they're not covered, but, um, yeah, so that's why you would use it. There's also a feature built in that allows you to allocate different shares for a percentage of the ownership, all of your footage. So when you do delegate your footage, let's just say you delegate the key wording side of things. You can allocate 20% off any revenue across all those top agencies automatically through the platform. Eso That's one of the beauties off this platform is that it can manage the ownership and distribution of the revenue automatically. And you can also do that not only for curator is but for, ah, talents that you use in your stock, but it shoots of the models. So we've seen an overview of how Black box works. Let's take some time. And now I'm going to talk about what I think about Black Box after using it myself for months. So I tried several different batches, and my goal was to test out outsourcing the metadata or the key wording. So let's talk about that for so, uh, uploading to FTP. No problem. That's pretty easy. And then from there to figure out where my footage waas. No problem. Now the part that was a little bit surprising to me and took some time was going onto the Facebook group. So, you know, usually Facebook groups are somewhere you go for. You know, questions are extra conversation outside, of course, or another platform. But here, you actually have to go to advertise. You know that you have a footage set, you're looking for curator, and there are people going to reply. But I just found a big clunky You have to go out of the platform and you have to take time . The vet, the curator, You have to Assam. You know what the experience is? Where they from, You know you don't want just choose anyone randomly. And I was hoping that the system would have sort of a profile on the curate er's, you know, maybe a star review system so we can have some background. Just like if you go on Airbnb and you're looking for new properties, you can look at the previous reviews and ratings and just get some more background information, but that's not there. So you have spent a lot of time up front to get to know these creators and bet them and then and then if you're comfortable, you can select them. And so I went through that process and ah found someone to do that. And so then I had to figure out how to do that on the platform. And then I have to agree on the percentage to give them. So, um, yeah, that part wasn't that the part that was also frustrating was that one of the curators, Zai selected. You know there's no deadline. So you know, I have to follow up with them and chase them to say, Hey, how's how's going? Have you finished your key wording yet? I think at the week, about a week, You know that that parts frustrating because I'm used to doing this myself. I can just do it in a day or even faster. And when I looked at the metadata, there was it wasn't up to what I'm used to. There was descriptions were not, uh, they were missing some information. And yes, you can give them background information on the city. And I did ask for someone that was familiar with the country that I shot the footage in. So that was also frustrating. And I can see from the creator's part it's tough to get the full details on the location that you actually went to. A few weren't actually that specific spots. For example, if you go into specific temple, you know, let's just say it's the ah Chiang Mai Doyce attempt temple, and you know they don't know what the name of the temple is, and then they're just probably going to say some temple in Thailand's Well, that's not specific enough. All right, maybe that's just me. Ah, a bit more detail oriented. But I think that's the level of detail you need when it comes to key wording. And it's tough to delegate that unless someone has actually being there. And, you know, if you're shooting multiple locations in the city, you know, um, I guess you could put on the whole spec sheet to the Creator, but, you know, he might as well just do it yourself. Um, that said, I mean, you still do get some time savings. I guess once you have a curator that you trust and you do like their work, I mean, I've done this before and up work, and I didn't get good stuff. But as a stock footage videographer, uh, you know, there's no guarantee when you're getting at the return on the footage. So the good thing about black boxes doesn't take your money up front, but you everyone gets paid when the footage cells so it removes at risk. Okay, what else? So let's talk about actually delegating full curation. So that's getting someone to help you with cutting the footage. Color grading and, you know, Denoix Zing. Basically trimming the clip, getting it ready to upload on stock. British agencies, You know, this this would be great. I mean, this is the dream that they're selling, you know, Take that footage on your hard drive. Put it up there. Ah, not as easy when you're actually trying to go through this. So the first thing you need to do is upload that footage, and if you're doing raw four K footage, you're getting large files in the 200 megabytes to one gigabyte range. Especially with these newer Miralles cameras, the drones with the higher bit rates. And, um so you need fast upload speeds. The curator needs fast download and upload speeds. And you know you're gonna want to do some extra vetting and figure out. Have they done this before? What? Video editing software to the use. And so you have to use your own cloud drive. All right, eso you need to upload to your own cloud drive black box doesn't want you to upload raw footage to their servers. And ah, there's a different system in block box that you have to start a project and you have to find the curator and and the side on the shares. Usually for full curation, as they call it, you need to allocate 40% and then plus the 15% to black box. So you're losing 55% Now, let me share my experience. Ah, you know, doing the full curation as it stands. I'm still waiting to get my trimmed footage that I've already uploaded. And part of it is I made a mistake on the system. You know, there's, ah, the system. You can create a project and you sign something to do it. But if you do it wrong, it just kind of sits on the system. And then you know nothing's happening. So I made a mistake there, But again, there's no accountability on the system, so I still haven't received the footage. Uh, you know, So I mean, that's the frustrating part, is that I could cut the footage in one day, but not been waiting weeks. And so I think this is Ah, it's still early days. Maybe Black box one point. No, Um, I do think there is good value, especially if you want toe delicate key wording. Or if you're working with models and and you want to share the revenue. But you don't want toe, you know, deal that administration, especially if it's multiple agencies and you're working with Mosul models and you get busy over the years. You don't want to look back, you know, every year and say, Okay, I meet sales with these models. I want to pay them out so that that's nice that the platform could do that. So I love to see, you know, if I'm gonna get the footage Ah, finish that I outsource on. Maybe it's just a curator I work with. But again, that vet ings part does take a long time. There are other alternatives that I haven't tried yet. I think the name is drop stock, Don, I owe you could try out, but, I mean, there is no fee up front fee from black box to try it. So, um yeah, maybe give it a try. Maybe you'll have a different experience. So anyways, that's what black boxes and how you use it. And my thoughts and review on black box 17. Stock sales 2018: 18. Nightlife sales: 19. Stock Footage Masterclass Conclusion 2018: Well, thanks for taking the stock footage, masterclass and congratulations. We've covered a lot of material on the stock footage. World is going to continue changed. The cameras are going to continue to change. To a certain degree, you have to keep up. Right now, The standard is four K resolution. There's aerial footage from drones. Now there's stabilization, gimbal and crane technology. There's high resolutions. There's higher frame rates. There's new bit rates. So you have to understand what is changing with the cameras, because that is going to drive customer demand. I think that there will always be demand for stock footage as long as there's video and videos on Lee becoming more popular. So stay on top off the hardware changes. Aside from that, you also have to keep on top off the trends in the world. What's happening around us? We're seeing smartphones that are allowing things like uber's and grab taxis, car sharing. We've got energy, sustainable energy themes. There's virtual reality. So these air good to be aware of, so that if you have access to them in wherever you are in the world, you can film them. I just sold two clips today that had solar panels and organic vegetables growing on a rooftop in Bangkok. If I didn't know about the trends, I wouldn't have shot and sold those clips. So it's important to stay on top of those trends. Also, I think it's important to film what you're passionate about. Sometimes I'm just walking with my camera and I see something that catches my eye so many times of soul clips when I followed that passion that draw, I think everyone has it. So don't forget about that, either. To be successful in the future. I think you need to treat this like a full time job or you need to scale. Now we have platforms like Black Box that allow us to outsource parts of the workflow so we can focus on what we're doing. Identify your strengths. I myself, I like creating content. I don't like what happens after that. The editing and the key wording. So I'm trying, experiment with black walks myself to see if I can scale up my content by using other people and platforms to help for the costs. So I think you need to think the same way, too. You also need to not rely on just one thing. I don't just rely on one platform. There's always gonna be some new agency. It might be also some new platform. There's one thing that you can take response before, and that's bowling your own following. I do things like license my footage directly to customers where these customers come from. I've built them up over the years. That is the one thing that agencies can take away from you. And since this is a non exclusive model, there's no reason not to do this. A final thing is to find your niche. What's your advantage? Is the nightlife? Are you located in a particular region on the world, or are you in a certain industry or job that gives you access to things like filming healthcare? Or are you in Bali, where you can film a lot of content in that region of the world? Find your niche, find what's selling and try to scale that stock footage. It's a long term game, takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, but it's very rewarding. But I wouldn't rely solely on stock footage, just as you wouldn't rely on one agency or platform. I think it's important to also do freelancing. If you have a camera, it means he got video skills. If you're ready. Filming stuff footage, so try to do videos for clients. Try to do editing for clients. You can look on platforms like up work and fiver to start to try toe. Find some clients to do. Freelancing. Freelancing is trading time for money. You're providing a service. You're getting paid right away. Stock footage is passive income. You're putting clips up there that won't sell right away, but they may sell in the future. So I think it's important to balance freelancing and passive income long term investments for the future. If you want to keep on top of what I'm doing, you can follow me on social media on instagram epic footage is my name on Instagram? Lost my personal counts right hung show dot com. You can go to Facebook and follow my stock footage. Group is called Stock footage Wholesale market. You can find me on YouTube, she large group and my website Sheikh Players Productions, all calm. I know that's a lot, but that's the world we live in today. Gonna be online gonna be on social media. Hope you enjoy this course and please feel free to ask any questions. And I wish you the best of luck in the future. 20. Stock Footage Masterclass Business Minded Footage Videographer: hi. In this video, I'm going to share some ideas for how you can take responsibility for your own stock footage. Collection. Stock footage is not actually a business model. Like I've said before. Stock footage is a product. Buehrle. How do you use B roll? Well, just a second There you saw footage off clip Nosaka. Sometimes I do videos. I'm talking about Japan because I like to do travel content and I want to actually show footage. Japan. So that's one use of stock footage. I've actually shot a clip in Bangkok, an aerial of the building, and I think I saw it in D. C. Justice League. Well, I'm not 100% sure, but I think it helps to understand how customers are using stock footage. And then I think you need to do things like offer free footage on YouTube. You can trade their email dress for sharing footage. So how do you do that? I've used platforms like Gum Road, so Gum Road is a platform that you can use to sell products. You can sell subscriptions for any digital product. It's free to sign up. They just take a small percentage. So what I've done over the years is I promoted my footage on YouTube. If someone wants to get some free video clips from a particular destination, they can give me their email address, and I've automated that so that Gum Road will automatically deliver that footage, and I'll get their email address now. Why do you want the email dress? Because you want to build up a customer lists off potential customers in the future. Customers that are interested in your product and stock footage is the product. So once you build up this list, you can do things like offer the more free footage. I like to offer them footage from different destinations, and then it's great to have a paid subscription with a paid subscription. That's just one way of monetizing your collection, giving them access to your footage to use for their video projects. It's simpler to do by subscription rather than sell. Sell the footage Ala cart just like to do on the agency's. I don't have that technology or Web developer toe hired to do that for me right now, so I'm just relying on a subscription model so I use Gum Road to solve subscriptions to collect email dresses and deliver free footage. And I also store my stock footage, meaning the curated clips, the clips that have been already cut. I store them on cloud storage like Google Drive. I use dropbox, and what I do after the purchases subscription is I grant them access to the footage on the cloud drive. I think it's a smart idea to store your footage any valuable digital assets in the cloud because this is your backup. This also allows you to share your footage with paid customers. So I think we covered a lot there. So that's one way of monetizing on your collection, and that usually will come as you build up your customer list as your collection grows. Another way you can monetize on your collection is you can get hired or commissioned to shoot stock footage. I've got commission this year to shoot in Taiwan to shoot drone aerials around Taipei in different areas of Taipei, with my drone also to do time lapses. How did I get this opportunity? I got a website and ah, people come to my website. They're familiar with what I do, my branding. They know I'm located in Asia. I could do videography. I can offer these services. It really helps to have a website. Even if you have a Facebook page, you have to understand that most people search for things on the Internet through Google, and Google and Facebook are large companies that are not playing nice together. So that means you need to have a website. I use WordPress. And that means that if someone searches for thing on Google, they confined content on your WordPress website. It's also good out of Facebook page, but that's not gonna be found as easily on a Google search. That's my theory in us. You can also do permission. Stock footage for customers on your lists on die recently license some footage out from Taiwan. Actually, from that same footage shoot to someone else because they were on my list they were familiar with when I was already doing so. If you already have a customer for something, it's easier to sell them other products if they're already your customer. Okay, so I think we covered a lot there. I think those are some ideas of how you can start to license your own footage and monetize on your collection. One final idea I'll leave you with is if you're doing a freelance video shoot for someone and you think that's gonna give you access to a unique video shoot, you can try to negotiate in the contract. Like, for example, I did a massage video shoot with a customer this year in Bangkok with 15 massage therapists . That's not something that happens every day. So we made an agreement to not only do the video shoot, but give me permission to license that stock footage and get the motor releases from everyone in the room. So that's pretty rare. So there's one more idea I will share with you on the business side of stock footage, so I hope you got a lot of this video. 21. Gimbal CLip Sales 2020: Hi everyone. We're gonna talk about gimble footage, whether it's from a DJI Ronin or DJI osmo, like one of these. If you recognize this box, this inside has the Gimbal. And the question we're gonna answer, can you sell gimble footage on stock footage sites? Alright? Okay, we are live, so we are going to look at some stock footage sites, mainly pawn five. And we're gonna see why does sold in 2020. Because that's going to be the most current information. So let's get straight to it. So we're gonna cut over to my pawn five dashboard for 2020. And we're gonna start all the way from January. And we will open up another pawn five window. So we can analyze some of these clips. Alright, so we're starting from January here. So we're just going to look out for any footage shot with a gimble, whether it's a POV shots or on a deja osmo or Ronan. So right away we see one over here. And this is a gimble shot of some kids playing basketball. So this one shot and 4K on Ronin. There's some nice parallax effect because I'm filming it behind the fence. And yeah, I made that sulfur 50 for us. I mean, $20 from that. Alright, let's keep on going here. Drone shots, regular shots, handhelds. Okay, we've got another another two clips that have sold on a Gimbal. This is a DJI osmo. So let's take a look at what that is. So the difference between a DJI osmo and filming on a Ronen is that the Ronen is going to be using actually my big camera. But the osmo has a nice wide focal lengths. So this is actually shot with the GI osmo, popular Chiang Mai workspace. And it's got really nice movement over here. Okay, another sale here. So that last clip soul for $67. My cut was 2680. Now we got another one that's sulfur 49 US. My cut was 1960. And this is with the same camera setup, DJI osmo. Alright. So it's got a nice movement that's capturing a lot of footage. And it's nice. It's a little bit bumpy, but it's not so bumpy that it hertz the sale. So this was shot in 2017. This is three years ago, sold in 2020. And if you want to learn how to shoot with a gambled deja osmo. You can check out my course on folding with an EJ, osmo and osmo mobile. If you wanna learn gi gi Ronan, The bigger gamble. We also have a gimble filmmaking for the course for that, check the links below. Okay, we have another sale, three sales from a gamble. Alright, this one is indoors and it's shot with a DJI osmo again. Now for all my DJI osmo anion will shots. They are shot in 4K. This one's actually from Bangkok. And yeah, this is a foosball table. I mean, $19.60 from that soul for 49 US. So yes, gimble shots do cell. Here's another one from September 21st. This is shot on my Ronin. And this was shot from a car. All right. Let's just make that a little bit bigger. So I'm not surprised the soul, this is a pretty rare Shaw were actually driving by in the car. And it said nighttime. And you'll need someone else helping to get this type of shock. So the actual bit rate is a little bit more than the osmo because it's shot well, my Panasonic H5 and was shot in 2020. So something else that may actually help was selling it is that I added the long-tail keyword. This is a driving tour through Vancouver downtown during the pandemic. Okay. Wow. Another POV sale. And this is just in August and September, so pretty active. And this is just on one stock agency pawn five. So let's open this. This one's a little bit older, was shot with a DJI osmo from within a car in a Uber in Penang, Malaysia. So you can see it's pretty dark and the Deja osmo wasn't the greatest and low live. But here we can get away with it. We can make out what is going on. And these shots are pretty, pretty rare. Not just on the topic of nightlife. These weren't shot with a gamble. The Singapore footage set, I did a video on this, but I sold seven or eight eclipse in one day because we're shod night live. So nightlife is definitely a factor. Ok, so over here is another gimble shot. This one soul for $81.76, my cut $32.70. And let's take a look. This is shot with a DJI osmo and it's a restaurant shot. Nothing fancy. Just a side sweep is all all we need. We can see a lot of those gimble shots with the side sweep work out very well. And we've got another one that's sold on the same day. This one is for $49. My cut is 1960. Let's take a look at this clip. Soul with a DJI osmo. Okay, so this is at a coffee shop, DJI osmo. I think this was shot in 2017. Let's just take a look at the details. Bit rate 56 megs and shot in September 2017, so 2020 now, so it's nice that we've got a good shelf-life on our videos here. So yes, gimballed footage does sell whether it's from a Ronin or DJI osmo. So hopefully that helps gives you an idea of what cells some inspiration. And if you're interested to learn how to film with these gimble cameras, whether it's a DJI, osmo or Ronin. I'll put links below for the courses and there's actual workflows for these agencies. If you want to learn that as well. 22. Most interesting Footage Sales of 2020: What's up, everyone? It's almost the end of 20-20 worried me looking at stock footage, sales across agencies for 20-20 to give you an idea of what's sold and maybe give you some inspiration ideas for shooting your stock footage. In the future. We're going to be bounced here looking at various agencies, all the way from picks the stock to Shutterstock to black-box and Paul five. So let's go. Chinese beef block being sauce with noodles. And this is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. So when I go for dim sum with my family, I bring my camera along because some of these dishes, it's just there. There isn't a lot of content on them. And I sold this 1429. You asked. And it's great. It's not the first type of food dish that I've sold in. As you'll see, as we move along, that food is definitely popular. Okay, let's move on to our second clip. Alright, so we have a animation from New York to Los Vegas. This one sold for nine bucks. But the reason why I think it's interesting is that this type of image is pretty, the subcontinent is pretty easy to make. And I actually was working on a client project than they wanted this map animation. And yeah, so I just created it and did it as a test. And this is definitely something that could be scaled up. This shot here is off MSG sauce. Yes, you hear a lot about MSG, but it's pretty rare that you actually see it. And this MSG was labeled in Chinese and English. So I thought it would be pretty practical for the Chinese as well as the English market. And my hunch was right because I shot this in 20-20 and it's sold in 2020. Right? Number four is the Singapore stock footage set. This one was a real surprise. I sold seven clips. They each netted $20 US for total of a 140 us. The bought seven clips from this footage set. And it was shot with what was now considered an older camera, Canon 6D with a 51.4. I had to stabilize the footage and post because this setup NAS nowhere the stabilization that we have today with the N-body stabilization on the Panasonic G x5. And it was just surprising to see how my bet on nightlife paid off. So takeaway for you is to focus on nightlife. And this was shot quite a while ago, I think 20142015. So just shows you the long shelf life of HD footage stolen the stock footage, world. Number five, we've got the cinematic Dolly scene at a bar. This one is usually on my top ten. I think it's one of my best sellers. One of the factors that I think helped his cell was being on the dolly. It's a lot of effort to transport the dolly, to set it up, but it's really hard to rival that smooth movement that it gives you. And this was shot quite awhile ago, 2013, and it's sold in 2020. Again, showing you the longevity of HD footage, nightlife footage. And this was again shot on the Canon 6D. Number six, craft beer flight. So this soul for $20 US And again, shot on the Canon 60 with a 50 millimeter lens. Now, this is an example of my unfair advantage because Vancouver and Canada has access to these beer flights which are harder to find in different parts of the world. It also has a nice bow kay, to it. And I use the 50 million F1 0.4 to help achieved as visual fact. And we can see that having both in the background tends to sell well on the pawn five-star footage agency so far. Okay, number 789 are co-working spaces in Thailand, all shot with a DJI osmo. So this is another example of the unfair advantage because workspaces are pretty common in Thailand and they have some of the most beautiful modern cowork spaces, I think anywhere in the world. So there is a takeaway for you. Go with your unfair advantage. Dji osmo has a unique look to it because it's sort of like a point of view. It's got that walking style, that wide angle lens. I've sold a lot of clips with the DJI osmo. If you want to learn how to film a video with the DJI osmo, I do have a course on it. And there's an idea if you want to specialize in a certain style of video, doesn't always need to be these big cameras or drones. I'm telling you that I've sold a lot of clips with this style of video. Alright, we're moving on to the Adobe Stock agency. This is number ten. And this is at a co-working space again. But something different about this video clip is that there is a model in this clip. And can you guess who those model is? It's actually me. So there's an idea for you. You can use yourself as a model in your stock footage. It's easier to get the release and you'll be surprised you can actually solve clips with yourself in it. And I've done that multiple times. All right, so we've covered our tank clips, so anything beyond this as bonus? So we're going to stick onto the topic of models and we're going to move on to the Japanese stock agency called picks a stock. So back in 2016, I did a model shoot. I hired a Eurasian model to do an office laptop video shoot that I could use as a digital nomad chute. And that worked out really well. I hired her, I shot an hour and I created a shortlist of different shots with different hairstyles, working on a laptop. And this is an example of hiring someone else. Probably you want to go for so on that is attractive or that has a unique look. And we can see that the working at office or a digital nomad category is on trend, right? So we're around Shutterstock now. And I think in 2020, it wasn't a great year for contributors on Shutterstock because of their change to the payment structure. But I did sell this video clip for a 100 us. And guess which camera it was shot on? That's right. The DJI osmo shutter on 4K shutter from the back seat of an Uber in Singapore 2017. It's just amazing how many clips I've sold with this camera. But you can replicated yourself. Maybe it's doing a point of view shot from a grab taxi or any type of ride share. Ride-sharing was definitely on trend. And you can see that by having the phone up there, me sitting in the back seat, sort of simulates that experience of riding at the back. And it just shows you that you can put brand names in your titles like I did with Uber. All right, we're moving onto the block box stock footage agency. I want to point out a couple of clips because it wouldn't be a top ten lists without having a drone clip on there. So couple of points I wanna make versus that drone footage is still in the man and it doesn't need to be a fancy shot. My advice would be to shoot it in 4K and just keep it as a nice, stable shot and try to make it as long as you can for the customer. Most agencies cutoff at over one minutes, so try to do anywhere between 3045 seconds if you can. And these clips sold a month after I published them, which just shows you that you can sell them pretty recently. After you publish them. Even though in 2020 we saw the release of new drones like the DJI Medicare to. It still shows you that the older models like the maverick air, which had only two years old, it doesn't really matter which camera you use as long as it's still using current technology. I would even say a phantom three pro film in 4K would still be able to sell. But this was shot with a maverick air at ultra HD 4K, 24 frames per second. Okay, so now we've got a video sale from the travel niche. This one is of the schedule. I think it was shot in Taiwan are Hong Kong and its got international city. So as pretty confident it could sell, I could just imagine this being an establishing shot in a movie. So when you're thinking of ideas for shots, you want to think of some movies that you watch. And maybe there's like an establishing shot that catches your eye that you can emulate in the city that you're in. And you definitely want to think about trends because covert 19 social distancing are definitely on trend this year. This was shot in Victoria, Canada. This is one of the popular landmarks, fantastic Alley in Victoria. But earlier in 2020 high at actually sold a couple of video clips, shot on my smartphone. And I think I made over a $100 US. I made two sales earlier in the year. We're gonna see a blackboard with hashtags on it. After this Bangkok clip which was shot on the DJI Ronin. This was shot on the Panasonic GH five. You can see that it's got that nice movement similar to the DJI osmo, but has got a higher quality of video, higher bit rate. And this is a pretty rare shot. So just wanted to throw that in there. This type of shot is really hard to pull off. And now this is another model shot over here that I Shot earlier in the air. This was a working from home clip. I had a hunch this would sell and it did. And this was actually shot in Malaysia. So it really just shows you you can shoot stock footage from anywhere. And these next two clips were from Thailand and Malaysia. So this is a Pad Thai clip, sulphur 84 US shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand. So maybe there's something about shooting authentic food because I've sold clips like Raman in Japan, Putin, french fries and Canada. And now Pad Thai, frog Chai, why Thailand? For 80 for us. One thing I will say is that it does really help to get the right frame, get the nice Boca. You can see it's got that blurry background. I shot up close to really help get that shot. Alright, so we're going to end this piece by showing you the smartphone clip. That really surprised me in 2020 because I sold it twice. This was shot on my smart phone on a shell me think it was a node five, a pretty older phone. But you can just see here if you shoot it really stable. You don't have a lot of changes in exposure and you got a trending topic? Yes, you can Sol clips on your phone. I sold this twice, I think for over a 100 US for both these clips. So I really hope these clips, this analysis helped you out giving you some ideas and inspirations for 2021. And good luck shooting in the new year. This is a bonus for the students enrolled in my course. I actually made for sales while I was recording this end-of-year video for you. And I just want to show you that it doesn't need to be a newer camera. I actually sold another couple of prop your clips filmed on the Canon Asilomar 6D, also filmed on a GoPro, a TA, so you don't necessarily need the latest greatest high power camera. It really helps to know what does Sal, what is on trend and just go out there, chute and get those clips online. 23. Gopro stock footage workflow: Hi, welcome to this video. We are going to cut some stock footage clips from GoPro, eight footage in a variety of frame rates and resolutions, and it'll be W premier 2019. A quick overview of what we're doing in this contacts. Why am I creating Stop Clips? While because we wanna licenses footage and we have to trim them so that they are ready to be published on an agency. So what that means is you've got to pick out the best portions that are either stable or usable for the customers. And they need to be between seven seconds and one minute. You don't want any shaky or unstable footage. And after that we're going to export them in batch. Then we're going to rename them and upload them. And I'll post some videos that will show you the process to actually keyword them using a CSV file that are compatible with agencies like Adobe stock. You can also upload them to a platform like black-box, which will take care of pushing out or syndicating your clips to the top three Shutterstock upon five and Adobe stock. It is November 2019 as of now and things do change in this industry. Blackbox, we'll take a cut in exchange for that service. But I'm just going to show you and include the lesson for Adobe stock if you want full workflows for black-box Shutterstock pawn five, you can take a look at my stock footage course, stock footage master class. And yeah, let's go. So we are looking at our Adobe Premiere 2019. We have our clips here. I'm just an expanded so you can see, have a glance that we've got some clips in HD, a 120 frames. And then over here we can see 29.97. That was actually 60 frames. And the GoPro, and these are 4K ultra HD. I've already pre-screen them, meaning that I've selected clips that I planned to do for stock footage. So Verde done some form of filtering. And let's get started. So I'm going to double-click on this clip. And I've already selected a portion of this clip because I used it for the video. So I, if you're interested, I use o as the end point and I as my starting point. Okay, and something I'm going to do after I've picked out a portion I went on Neil's gonna mark, just double-click on the file name and put an x before. So that tells me that I've already, I've already worked on it and it's ready to be exploited. Okay, that one there I cannot use because I don't have a model release. Okay, we'll do some more hair. So an Adobe you can see how how long the clip is 228 over here, that's not long enough. So I'm going to expand the starting point. So I played back just to watch it. And in case you're wondering, we don't need to include the sound. I'll get rid of that during the export process so you don't need to worry about that right now. Okay. And yeah, this is a 20-second clip. That's okay. Give the customer a bit more if you've got the usable footage, remember to save. And while Adobe Premiere does, does crash. So it'll be terrible if you've made, you've done some work and then it just crashes, you'll lose all of it. Ok, over here, press I as a starting point. Alright, uh, some other angle. These clips were all taken in the same area. Ok, so that's a 22 second clips. So again, I'm Mark x. Alright, I think you get the idea. I'm going to do that for small clips. And then when we come back, I'll cover the export process, how I prepped them for exports. And yeah, I'll see you in a bit.