BlackBox Beginners Guide – How to Sell Stock Footage

BlackBox Beginners Guide – How to Sell Stock Footage


  1. Hello Jeven, I am new to all of this and I find your videos very helpful. Thank you. I notice this video is about a year old. Is BlackBox as good now as it was then? Just one question, if I may, what would be the best fps to save as. I live in the UK which is 25fps, but the USA will probably be the biggest market and is, of course, 30fps. Or should I upload both? Thanks.

  2. Jeven, dank u wel. Deze duidelijke informatie maakt veel duidelijk om aan de slag te gaan met mijn beeldmateriaal.

  3. Hello Jeven, great videos. I notice that Shutterstock are asking for non US citizen contributors to fill out a form G8, whatever that is. Do you know if Blackbox require the same? Thanks.

  4. Can I use Screenflow to edit with. / And doesn't have to be 4K / I can't record With A standard iPhone6+

  5. HI Joven. Could you please help me? I've uploaded several videos to BB through an FTP but I'm not able to see any of them. I've used a PC and a Mac without success. Neither with several browsers. The FTP works correctly. Thanks in advance

  6. Hi thank you for video. I just register at blackbox and refer to you as one who connect me with it. I am thinking about buy your Course, All Access Pass.

  7. Can you make a video of why my stock images are failing when I transfer them! Or if anyone in the comments can help me!

  8. Very helpful. I'll definitely file this for a reference! Now, all I have to do is start shooting footage that's worthy of being sold, which is harder than I realized! 😉

  9. Thanks for the tutorial! New computer arriving this week. Looking forward to editing and uploading my stock footage. Any tips on how to redo rejected footage from Blackbox?

  10. Hi I don’t have 4K camera , but I have Sony alpha 7 mark 2 , can I shoot HD videos and upload it

  11. You mentioned places. Can you explain getting releases for places? Is there an issue with products or logos on products like cars or clothing?

  12. So I was totally high (weed) when I made a vague attempt at understanding everything you eloquently presented. And I'm thinking now should I dig into this packet of chocolate chip cookies or should I just pretend I'm all balls of steel and just look it in the eyes and reject it like a boss. I totally just failed. I promise to watch this when I'm not utterly fucked out of my head LOLOLOLOL weeeeeeeee!

  13. Man thanks for this, I've got so many unused timelapses on my hard drives. I'm gonna put them to good use!

  14. BB takes 15%, the keyworders another 20-40%, this on a 30-50% of the revenue share left to you from the agencies…
    you spend a lot of time and money to make and edit video contents …
    are you really sure that you are making money sharing your work this way ?

  15. Hi! i like your channel and this video got my interest but i have now a problem with 28 videos since march 15, i used the same curator you use on your video (Joseph Elliot) and i don't know if he is not working anymore or something but now i cant change my curator and my videos are stuck, also blackbox don't give any way to contact him so what can i do ? again thanks for your video and i hope you can do an updated video about this 🙂

  16. Did anyone try messaging their AGGRESSIVE facebook page??? Don't even ask questions there. There is a rude bastard at the end of that keyboard. Ask for a screenshot of the conversation before you start blabbering away pls.

  17. what happens if a user of BB violates the copyright, uploading contents of someone else and the stock agencies ban the whole BB account?
    all the BB users will be banned for the violations of one of them?

  18. I was going to say don’t you just apply a LUT! Then you said you can use a LUT. I have an Osmo Pocket, Panasonic LX15/10 and G80/85. The Panasonics don’t do more than 30fps at 4K, only the Pocket does. Thanks for all the info. You don’t mention how much it costs to join BlackBox. I bet its not free!

  19. I can't upload any stock footage to any website because my FileZilla client never connects to a server, I use wifi for internet connection and there is a proxy which is turned on in the main internet setting in windows 10….after failing several times I tried my mobile network with a hotspot but the same problem continues.only in case of phone there is no proxy and the server connects at first but when something is uploading it terminated at the there ny platform other than filezilla? this is really disgusting for me.

  20. I've seen that you made "video and audio" on the rending file on FCPX. Maybe is it more sure to render as "Video Only" for your video to be accepted? Cheers

  21. I have uploaded and submitted clips to Blackbox weeks ago, i searched if my content was appearing anywhere in shutterstock video and pond 5. I can say with absolute certainty that it's not showing up on these platforms. Anyone else noticed that????

  22. Any Black Box members on here? If so, what is the “Government ID” that they require uploaded?

  23. I have no idea how to even get started. I have 200GB of videos from around town and school events. But I have no idea how to get started

  24. Why do they what 2 Social media links for registration? I feel like a government ID is enough, not sure I want to give a stock video place links to my personal social media accounts.

  25. I didn't realize until after your not uploading to blackbox but filezilla which blackbox takes themselves out of as a 3rd party software. Not sure why its this way but I would have rather upload direct to Blackbox I need to make extra money but downloading programs on my pc is a risk facebook already reading msgs etc wht does this one do hmmmm smh.

  26. Thanks for this (and all) informative video. This was very useful and informative. That was a great idea for the topic you came up with, well-executed!

  27. Hi Jeven. Do you have any advice or videos on copyright / intellectual property. It crossed my mind that sharing your video property (e.g. DropBox) with a collaborator you risk losing it or it being "shared" elsewhere (for sure a minimal risk but a possibility right?). This certainly happened to me with music content a few times.

  28. Because that’s what agencies need. People keywording with every possibility ever. If every does that it’ll be impossible to search for anything in a few years. Keywords should be essential words that are relevant, not used as some kind of SEO hacking tool.

    Other than that, great video!

  29. super nice video thank you!
    i have i question. i uploadet and submitted my stock and now the status says "pending view". what does that mean and when will it change to ready?

  30. Do someone know with which bitrate to render and upload the stockfootage clips(for Premiere pro users)? Does only the size of the clip matter?

  31. Thanks for the great insight.

    Is it possible for you to tell us how the easy release app works for getting model releases onto BlackBox? Do we need to save and upload or does Blackbox pick it up automatically when it has been signed? Also, do we need to enter a heap of legal text or will BlackBox do it automatically?


  32. I've been using BlackBox for about a year now having uploaded around 150 clips. While I have consistently made a nice little chunk of extra income each month from it, it's ALOT of labor up front and is a frustrating process guessing what clips will be accepted or rejected.

    I've uploaded a clip of a certain subject and had it acceped only to have similar clips rejected. I sometimes will wait on rejected clips and resubmit them later without changing anything and have them accepted, etc. There's an inconsistency to the approval process that's incredibly obnoxious especially after you spend so much time shooting and editing said footage for it all to be for nothing. Hopefully they improve it but if you have lots of extra clips on hard drives you're doing nothing with then give it a shot.

  33. 9:48 When you film what should be your target? Do longer clips sell for more or do they sell any better?

  34. Hello Jeven great video. I’ve been interested in uploading videos and pictures to Blackbox for a while can this be done with an IPad?

  35. If you upload videos to blackbox do they determine if it's only editorial or not? Or do you have to tell them which clips are and which aren't?

  36. Seriously, I’ve been researching and most people NEVER GET SALES! what’s the deal for real with black box

  37. Good day nice video but please explain how am I to get a property release form of a waterfall or a tree? You skim through that part very fast about the woman without explaining much about it. And I know what it is.

  38. To which all agencies the stock footages are delivered?
    How can we know the download count of each agency?
    What if the numbers shown on black box are altered?

  39. My footages are 1920×1080,and they look fine on my laptop player,but when i see them on blackbox thumbnail,they look so grainy?

  40. Great video! can you please go in depth on the "BEST EXPORT SETTINGS" from Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro etc please, thx

  41. I was wondering if you know if Blackbox has or accepts model releases from any of the model release apps? or is it always a paper form?

  42. i dont understand one part! after you transfer the video in the filezilla, how the the video goes to the blackbox?

  43. In registration input there are few option in expertise column e.g curator, producer, submitter and etc which one should I chose if my works shoot a footage. If you don't mind please elaborate few role in the list.

  44. awesome thank you so much for the tipps! ONE Question: i have some arials from the nature on hawaii is it better to put them in the "travel" or in the "nature" category? ( no people in the shots mostly beaches, mountains , jungle )

  45. What if the content I want to upload, already has a watermark of my logo, is it still valid or will I have to shoot all over again and upload it on BB?

  46. Thanks for the valuable information. I can't wait to get started. FYI, I tried yo use your link to BlackBox in the event you get a spiff but the link didn't work.

  47. hi dude thanks for the video can you please make quick tutos for beginners like me just the part of how to link payoneer to BlackBox and thanks

  48. Where do I find what the clips actually sell for so I can see if black box is indeed only taking 15%. Seems I could make more by submitting individually to a few stock sites on my own.

  49. "Because one of the hardest things in stock is just dealing with the upload." Oh… as opposed to say, I don't know… shooting world class footage? Yeah, that line there confirmed this is a promo for BlackBox. I was hoping for something objective. It's getting tougher and tougher to find genuine, objective content on YT these days that isn't skewed by commissions. 🙁

  50. Hello Brother,
    will You create a video on “how to upload video clips in File Zilla '' Straight and complete information will help us lot…thanks

  51. just curious if you have a shortcut to grading and encoding all your shots for upload. Are you actually creating a sequence for each and every clip and exporting or do you lay all your clips on a single timeline and export using in and out markers per clip in the timeline? There must be a faster way than one clip at a time in a sequence. delete after export and add a new clip to the timeline for grading and encoding.

  52. How do you know what is going on with the release forms that we are asked to sign? Especially for minors how does one know that the information is kept confidential?

  53. Hi Jeven; Thanks for the video. I using FCPX but what I don't get is how you separate each clip. Surely you do not want an event for each clip? Can you combine clips? Otherwise it is a lot of events to share and upload. Richard.

  54. Hi. I clicked on an actual video and filled all the required fields. I clicked on SUBMIT and BB wasn't responding. I tried SAVE and still no response. I clicked RETURN and it put me back to the list of available videos. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks in advance!

  55. Why when I transfer videos through filezilla, in blacbox they appear to me with lower video quality as if it were a preview?

  56. I feel crazy, where in the world do you put the price? I have submitted content that was approved and says "ready" but I have no idea where to put the price of my footage and how is it determined?

  57. Hey Jeven i am interested to do the curation of your stock footage. I have been doing this for months and i like it.

  58. When I attempt to upload footage from my computer to Blackbox using FileZilla, it doesn't appear in the Blackbox my footage. It says it successfully transferred on FileZilla, but once I get to black box there is nothing. Can anyone help please?

  59. Thanks for this, Jeven. I found this useful especially as I'm thinking about collaborating with my son, who has just graduated with a 2:1 in Graphic Design. I've also just had a Smooth Q2 for my birthday.
    Q4U: is the video quality from a Samsung S7 Edge likely to be good enough for Blackbox (it'll do 4k but only at 30fps and it'll do 60fps at 1080). I edit with Filmora 9. Thanks

  60. Hey Jeven , how will you submit this drone shot on Blackbox? I mean is this the property release or what? pls let me know thanks

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