Overflightstock has always made it a priority to maintain the value of footage. Thanks to many dedicated and talented contributors our collection of exclusive footage continues to grow. This will always be the core of our business. Being able to offer high quality and unique content allows us to make sales at amounts far above the market average.
However we are also well aware of the sales volumes that happen at budget prices at other agencies. We believe we have a solution to maintaining the value of our exclusive collection while leveraging the same footage by placing HD versions with these agencies. Our clients mostly want 4k or higher content while sales at micro agencies tends to be HD footage. There will always be some overlap but by delineating footage by size we can simultaneously license the full resolution footage for high prices at Overflightstock while an HD version of the same clip is generating income within the broader single price market. The best of both worlds. Not all footage will be distributed to 3rd party resellers. Footage gathered for custom requests will be excluded until the request is closed and unique high value clips will stay on Overflightstock only.
Many of you are busy with assignments and production work and for you we've introduced Option 2. Simply shoot and submit. All the tedious work involved in getting the footage ready for submissions will be taken care of for you. Clip evaluation, segmenting, colour grading, stabilization, captioning and keywording as well as customizing the footage and metadata for submission to the various 3rd party agencies are all included. With 30 years of experience in stock photo/footage sales we understand how to caption and keyword stock content to maximize SEO. The footage will be expertly prepared and keyworded while you're building your production business. We also get preferential percentages for being an aggregator.
If your current agreement is exclusive and allows for 3rd party distribution then there is nothing you need to do. We'll be working through our collection and making decisions on how to best redistribute your work. If you don't allow for 3rd party distributors or are a non-exclusive contributor and you want to take advantage of 3rd party redistribution then let us know and we can send out a fresh agreement.
Thank you for all of your support.