Eyeidea, a leading producer of stock videos, animation, photos and illustrations, is excited to announce it’s expansion of distribution and the end of exclusivity with iStockphoto.com.
PRESS RELEASE: Ventura, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
Eyeidea has produced stock video and photos for over a decade, expansion of distribution is a natural progression. Now, in addition to iStockphoto.com Eyeidea will provide clients with access to thousands of stock video files at additional web sites.
Eyeidea joined iStockphoto’s exclusive video contributor program in 2006 and immediately shot to the top becoming the #1 video contributor. Eyeidea later became a double diamond contributor at iStock, a rank held by very few out of the tens of thousands of iStock contributors worldwide.
Until now the entire Eyeidea portfolio has been available exclusively at iStockphoto.com and Getty Images. “Changes in iStockphoto’s royalty structure forced us to look at new opportunities” said Chad J.W. Anderson, artist and CEO at Eyeidea Inc. “We are not pulling our portfolio, we are staying with iStock / Getty Images as a non-exclusive contributor. We are very grateful for the success we’ve had with them, they are great people, unfortunately they’ve had to make some business decisions that have made it impossible for us to stay exclusive with them”.
Eyeidea is now non-exclusive and has expanded distribution to a few select agencies including Shutterstock.com, Pond5.com, Revostock.com and Fotolia.com. “We are very excited to be joining these new stock video agencies. We are very picky about who will be representing the Eyeidea portfolio of stock media files. Not all stock video sites are up to our quality standards. We chose the best of the best.” Anderson said. The entire Eyeidea video and animation portfolio of over 4,000 files will be available at these sites January, 2012. Eyeidea also left the iStockphoto photo exclusivity program in 2010 and has images available at many popular stock photo sites.
“There has been a lot of debate with the agencies in the microstock industry about royalties. We all have to make tough decisions and do what we feel is right for ourselves. The agencies have to make their decisions and we, the contributors, have to decide what is acceptable to us” Anderson said.
Established in 1993 and based in Southern California, Eyeidea is a creative micro-agency, providing artists, editors, producers and creators with motion graphics design and 3D animation services. During the “off season” Eyeidea® creates stock video, animation and illustration elements. Designer Chad J.W. Anderson at Eyeidea has designed creative visuals for TV shows including the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, The Voice (NBC), the Super Bowl and the History Channel as well as various Fortune 500 companies including Honda Motors and Amgen.
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my original blog post from December 6, 2011:
Eyeidea® has been producing stock video since 1997. It really took off in 2006 when I decided to make the portfolio available on iStockvideo.com. In the last 5 years we’ve enjoyed a very prosperous relationship and the Eyeidea® portfolio has been a top performer on iStock. Today I have made the difficult decision to go non-exclusive with my video portfolio by making it available to customers via select additional websites. This new expanded distribution will make it easier for clients to access the thousands of videos and animations in our portfolio. I’m really looking forward to this new adventure. Many thanks to the new distributors for their assistance with the ingestion of so much data into their servers.
I also posted the following on iStockphoto.com video forum…
non-exclusive video, staying with iStock
I titled this post the way I did on purpose. I am not going to rant and whine about this and that. I have supported iStock from the day i joined in 2005 as a buyer. I have however made the difficult decision to venture out as a non-exclusive stock video producer. I have weighed all the pros and cons, they are real indeed. I am not pulling my portfolio. I am not talking $h*+ about iStock and what I think they should and shouldn’t do or have done. I still believe iStock is a worthy distributor of my portfolio. I will continue to upload to iStock and see how things go.
I want to sincerely thank everyone at iStock, all the inspectors that made me better at what I do, the entire video team, the techs, and the artist relations reps. Especially I want to thank Jim Goertz (VCR) for so much support, understanding and respect all these years. You are the best Jim!
Also, many thanks to all my fellow diamond video contributors for all the insight, support and faith. Those of us who have been exclusive and those who have been non-exclusive have built amazing collections here and elsewhere. We are comrades in arms!
Moving forward I am excited about this next chapter in the stock adventure. I hope I can continue to have a mutually prosperous relationship with iStock and Getty Images. Though I am changing my distribution plan I am not leaving, not giving up, not bashing, not upset. It’s just change. Long live stock video! Power to the people! Amen.