If editing is your passion and you want to access a library of complete footage and raw files from short films, scripts, and even project files, then you should consider Editstock. It’s an excellent resource for that. While you can’t use the footage in projects of your own, it’s perfectly suitable for building a reel, as the Editstock lisensing policy allow this use.
On the other hand, if you’re a producer or filmmaker and already have a couple of short films or music videos in your portfolio, and you want to return your investment on these, then you are encouraged to submit your proejct to the platform and can expect to make between 30% to 50% of net sales, depending on the production value and quality of the footage you are aiming to submit to Editstock’s library.
Currently, Editstock provides two license levels available for purchase, a Single User, and Educational one. The ‘Single User’ option is the basic license where your User Work Product must be for your own use. Under this license, you are allowed to display publicly the Content and User Work Product in your demo reel or on your personal website.
The Educational license allows use by multiple users on multiple machines, up to the limit of one site and also includes access to original camera files, project files in Avid, FCPX, FCP 7, or Adobe Premiere, scripts and more. This type of licensing is aimed at different Educational institutions as Editstock provides high production value film footage in order to help students learn the art of video editing.
Furthermore, you can get creative feedback on your edited scenes from a professional editor. You can submit your work for feedback and receive notes and suggestions which will improve your cuts. There is no limit on how many times you can re-upload your cut.
EditStock also sells raw materials, which means the more raw materials you have, the better the chances are of both parties to make sales. Editstock’s library includes official selections from prestigious festivals like the LA Short Film Fest, LA Indie Fest, Milwaukee Film Festival and many others. All the footage that available on Editstock is in HD.
The overall concept and business model the platform utilizes is an excellent way to support and encourage both beginning editors and filmmakers. Thus, the first ones are able to expand their skill set and master the craft relaitlvy easier by receving an excellent feedback from professional editors while learning the craft down the road.
Producers and filmmakers, on the other hand, have another option to monetize their products and earn some extra cash. It’s a win-win situation for both parties, indeed. If you have a great short film, commercial, documentary, trailer, or music video that you own and like to sell you can contact Editstock Team right away.
[via RedShark News]
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