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UK 'Renting' My Videos

Discussion in 'Certified UAV Pilots' started by tweaker, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. tweaker

    Feb 1, 2015
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    Got a client who wants to rent my videos I have shot and about to shoot

    Seems fair to me. It means I potentially will have a long term client paying me monthly for a protracted period of time rather than a one hit deal.

    Client will obviously use videos to promote his business. Effectively he is paying me to advertise my business.
    All footage is watermarked with my details and I retain copyright. It will be used on social media and at exhibitions.

    The crux is I have never had this before and any ideas what I should be charging on a monthly basis if I go ahead with this business model? Anyone done something similar?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Jonathan Ross

    May 1, 2016
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    I have been making my living from stock stills and footage sales for 25 years. My best advice would be to go to Stock Video, Stock Footage, Clips, Royalty Free Videos | Getty Images key word search your content and find similar, go to pricing establish a price and use it to set your own. I would discount from the Getty site but at least it gives you somewhere to start.

    Best of luck,
  3. pixl45

    Nov 18, 2015
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    SW Ontario Canada, Upstate NY
    I'd try Dissolve.com -- they're a little more selective, and tend to pay a little better. "Renting" isn't really the term that's used... it's called "licensing". If your client is looking for a fixed (limited) term and a degree of exclusivity, that will fall under "Rights Managed".If they are looking for open-ended unlimited use with no exclusivity, that falls under "Royalty-Free".

    Rights-Managed pays more, but is very hard to police. Not many clients go for rights-managed stock anymore.