#VidHuddle: Utilizing Stock Video
Stock video is a great resource for affordable video, or getting that one shot that you need. Shooting stock video is also a good source of extra income. For this week's #VidHuddle chat, we discussed all things stock video.
VidHuddle was honored to have Robert Pascale via Pond5 as a guest host. Robert has directed and filmed for a wide variety of clients including Valentino Garavani, John Moore, Google, Pepsi and Chrysler. Robert's work has been featured in a variety of publications including Lürzer's Archive. Pond5 is a stock company for video, music, sound effects, and motion graphics.
Q1: What are the benefits of using stock video?
A1: Great way to make passive revenue, sharpening your skills working with talent, learning new camera technologies. Conceptualizing themes -these can all contribute to creating better content for or if you work with clients. #VidHuddle
Q2: What are the challenges of using stock video?
A2: The most important challenge to buyers is to make sure that the legal requirements (model and property releases) support the images without restrictions. In addition, finding unique and authentic (non-stocky) work that fits the buyers brief. #VidHuddle
Q3: What are your favorite stock sites?
Q4: How can someone start shooting stock video?
A4: You need to know the basics of videography, the technology- you need to have good ideas and think like a storyteller. Know what sells- lifestyle, business, aerials, healthcare, sports, education, social issues.
Q5: What would be the best clip length for shooting stock video?
Q6: Share your favorite projects that use stock video.
Also- this new Cassius ft. Cat Power Pharell Williams | Go Up features mostly Pond5 footage https://vimeo.com/212722584 #vidhuddle
A6: Recently worked on a project animating stock photos. It came out really neat! https://vimeo.com/196793642 #VidHuddle