BlackBox is a platform you will immediately fall in love with!
Even though I started taking ShutterStock more seriously, I am a videographer by choice. I did some research on what are the best platforms to upload my residual footage (but still usable) laying on my several hard-drives. I found that BlackBox is a great tool!
When I am not involved in any freelance project I like to go out and shoot some clips that maybe other people could use in their projects. If you know a little bit about the stock footage industry you know that most of the other big stock photo platforms allow you to also sell your videos. So, why did I create an account on BlackBox?
BlackBox is basically what the stock footage industry did not have until a couple of years ago. This platform lets you upload your clips, do your metadata and once you submit them, they publish to Shutterstock, AdobeStock, Pond5 and StoryBlocks. Basically, you only do the “ugly work” once and you don’t even need an account on those platforms. Anyone that is in this industry can immediately see the value in what BlackBox started doing.
If you are a newbie and BlackBox sounds like something you would like to be part of, once you create an account, make sure you join their facebook group. This group is one of the most supportive I’ve ever been a part of and there is no stupid question you can ask. Plus, even the founder (Pat McGowan) is super active on the group. It is in their interest to take the newbies to the next level so that the quality content uploaded on their platform increases.
I am sure you’ll have questions if this is even remotely interesting to you and you can have the answer to most of them here. My purpose with this post is to help other people that started their journey with stock footage.
I hope you found it useful and don’t hesitate to ask questions!