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Solicited Work: What to Shoot
Solicited Work: What to Shoot
Written by Natasha Weyant
Updated over a week ago

By the time you read this, it's likely you have already discussed ideas for the collection with your Storyblocks representative.

Under your solicited work agreement, all clips and releases are due on day 30 of your contract start date. All releases must be attached to individual clips within the portal.

This article covers some other helpful tips to keep in mind:

  • Of the clips delivered, we are looking for breadth and variety. Clips should be reasonably different from one another with different shot types.

  • Clips must be of commercial quality.

  • All models must have signed releases attached.

  • There must be no visible brands, logos, trademarked content/artwork/graffiti.

  • Clips are typically 10-13 seconds. Slightly shorter or longer is okay. It will largely depend on what is being conveyed in the shot.

  • Clips do not contain audio.

  • Content must be clipped and edited. We do no further post-production. If applicable to your contract, we may add searchable titles and keywords to connect your content with customer searches.

  • Remember your audience, and shoot like an editor! Editors will often trim your clip to just 2-4 seconds. Some camera movements could make the shot not usable for customers. Additionally, avoid trying to tell too much of a story in a single clip. Each clip should reveal a complete action, emotion or expression, however it does not need to be a complete narrative on its own.

The above requirements and suggestions also apply to any future submissions outside of your solicited work agreement.

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