OT: ArtBeats is giving away a clip a day!

JohnnyRoy wrote on 2/2/2010, 7:19 AM
Hey, I just found out that ArtBeats is giving away a free HD or DV (NTSC or PAL) clip every day. This is a nice way to start a stock footage library. I don't know how long they've been doing this (I just noticed today) but their footage is extremely high quality and royalty free. I had to register but it's free. I have no affiliation with them at all... I just thought some of you might need something to catalog in your Media Manager library. ;-) (lol)

The link is about halfway down the home page. I didn't link to it directly because it only links to today's clip (which will be invalid tomorrow) so just click the "Daily Free Clip" button on their home page.




reberclark wrote on 2/2/2010, 7:27 AM
Thanks Johnny.
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/2/2010, 7:58 AM

Much appreciated, Johnny!

jdv group wrote on 2/2/2010, 8:20 AM
Many thanks too! Also dont forget Pond5 who also give away a freebee once you register.https://www.pond5.com/
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/2/2010, 8:34 AM

But the clip at Pond5 is only 720.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 2/2/2010, 9:05 AM
worth noting, in the EULA:
Digital Media Files may not comprise more than 25% of the length of the finished work, even if the Digital Media Files are layered with other graphics, nor may the primary value of the project come from the Digital Media Files.

Just something to keep in mind.
kkolbo wrote on 2/2/2010, 9:17 AM
That is standard for Royalty free footage.
JohnnyRoy wrote on 2/2/2010, 9:56 AM
> That is standard for Royalty free footage.

Is it? I found that odd when I read it as well. Digital Juice has no such limitation and, in fact, they advertise that you could make an entire news spot all from their royalty free footage without shooting a single frame. What good is stock footage if you have to limit your production to use no more that 25% of it? I mean, most of the time it's B-roll stuff but you could make a whole segment out of it if needed. Which means, you can't use it as a backdrop for a music video either. I still think it's an odd restriction but I'm not going to argue with free footage.

Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/2/2010, 10:24 AM

Well, that shoots my idea in the head to product a feature-length movie using nothing but stock footage from Artbeats.


Yoyodyne wrote on 2/2/2010, 10:29 AM
This would not stop Ed Wood!
BudWzr wrote on 2/2/2010, 10:50 AM
Man, they want the mailing address too. Oh yeah, I forgot, 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Chienworks wrote on 2/2/2010, 11:06 AM
Well, there's 25% from ArtBeats, 25% from Pond5, 25% from somewhere else ...
TheHappyFriar wrote on 2/2/2010, 11:14 AM
the 25% limit would mean you couldn't do a cool news montage like this!!!

NickHope wrote on 2/2/2010, 7:34 PM
AlwaysHD give away very nice freebies. I've also had a couple from Revostock.
DGates wrote on 2/2/2010, 8:33 PM
"I found that odd when I read it as well. Digital Juice has no such limitation and, in fact, they advertise that you could make an entire news spot all from their royalty free footage without shooting a single frame."

You can't honestly compare Digital Juice's footage to Artbeats.

DJ's video library is mostly crap. I know, I bought it. Artbeats is expensive, but you're getting what you pay for.
Jay_Mitchell wrote on 2/3/2010, 3:01 PM
I'm curious what everyone here thinks is a good price point for buying stock footage.

Let's start with Royalty-Free Stock Footage Questions:

1. How much do you think single stand-alone HD clips should sell for?
2. How much do you think single stand-alone SD clips should sell for?
3. How much should a collection of 10-15 HD clips sell for?
4. How much should a collection of 10-15 SD clips sell for?

When you answer these questions, tell me the price range that would make you want to purchase the stock media vs. not willing because of too high price.

Rights-Managed Stock Footage

1. Have you ever used Rights-managed stock footage in a project?
2. How much did a rights-managed license cost you?

Broadcast vs.Non-Broadcast:

1. If you could purchase high quality rights-manged stock footage for the price of Royalty-free with the condition that it is not for television of theatrical film broadcast - would you purchase it?

Free Stock Footage Giveaways:

I have been in the high-end rights-managed broadcast stock footage business for over twenty years. I recognize that there are different clienteles for stock footage. After listening to this discussion I would like to know how important it is you that stock footage companies give away free stock footage to the royalty free customers? How important is that in your decision to purchase from that company?


What suggestions would you make to a stock footage company that would drive sales?

I look forward to everyone's answers

Jay Mitchell
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/3/2010, 3:07 PM

It depends on many factors, Jay. However, the first and foremost consideration would be the level of professionalism exhibited in the clips. Hand-held, shaky images would be, for me, unaccpetable.

In the for-what-it's-worth department, I think Artbeats charges way too much for their clips. But that's just my opinion.

DGates wrote on 2/3/2010, 3:50 PM
I agree with you, Mr. Gladwell. Art Beats is quite expensive.

For the price on one AB 20 second clip, I bought a whole library from Digital Juice. However, I never used the DJ clips because they were rather awful.

So I guess if there was a middle ground, good quality at a good price, that would be beneficial.
DGates wrote on 2/3/2010, 3:56 PM
Sorry to say, Jay Mitchell, but your footage is close to what I saw with Digital Juice. Lots of shaky, handheld shots.

The idea behind good royalty footage is that it's supposed to look like a professional took it. On a tripod. Why would someone pay for what looks like some tourist's home movies?
DGates wrote on 2/3/2010, 5:50 PM
You say you've been in the 'high-end stock footage business for 20 years'? After looking at more of your clips, I have to wonder if you're pulling our leg? Is it April 1st already?

Otherwise, it takes a lot of gumption to try to sell the crappy video you took while on vacation.
Laurence wrote on 2/4/2010, 6:15 AM
It worked yesterday and the day before, but today I'm getting a message that the clip has expired (2/4/10). I am going to their homepage and going to the "clip of the day" from there.
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/4/2010, 6:22 AM

Looks like someone at Artbeats dropped the ball.

I want my free clip, or... or... or I'll sue!

erikd wrote on 2/4/2010, 6:23 AM
I think their promotion sweepstakes has ended and likely the "clip a day" is over as well.
Jay Gladwell wrote on 2/4/2010, 6:25 AM

If that's true, then they needed to take the link off the website as soon as the promotion was over.

Also, I didn't see anything about a limited time. That doesn't it wasn't there, though.

daryl wrote on 2/4/2010, 6:30 AM
I got a reply "That clip has already expired, please download today's free clip", refreshed browser and still got the reply.