8,000 sales at iStock

As of today, there have been 8,000 Vesperstock clips licensed through iStock since we started uploading work there in 2006. Another wonderful landmark and it’s great to see the progress made in the past eight years. Download number 8,000 was the “Prison Exercise” clip below, originally recorded on the Red One digital camera in 2011 during the making of the Fun Yet Films’ movie: “Tommy Button”.


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Grocery Shopping

Lots of new clips from in and around the local farmers’ market featuring fabulous Alysia on a summer morning. Several recorded in 4K, ultra high definition, on the Blackmagic Production Camera. Click on the image below to see more.


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Gypsy Fortune Teller

Starring the lovely Ginny and featuring clips created in 4K on the Blackmagic Production Camera. Now available at various agencies.


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Animating Orange Blob

orange blob

animated fractal effect created in After Effects with Trapcode Mir

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We’re in more places!

Our growing collection of royalty free stock footage clips is now available from four world-class agencies.  For many years now, you’ve been able to find us at iStock and Getty Images.  This year, we’re excited to announce you can also find us at Shutterstock and Pond5 too!

If you’re looking for links to our narrative and corporate work—the non-stock footage films we direct and produce—please take a look at Ascalon Films.

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7,000 downloads at iStock

We’re very excited and happy to have just passed another landmark.  Thank you, thank you, thank you 7,000 times to everyone who has purchased our work!  Download number 7,000 at iStock was the “Happy 3D Audience” clip below:

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Banking People

We’ve been hard at work building up our banking and finance portfolio here. Now you don’t have to work so hard to find what you need for your project as there’s a beautiful selection in our Banking and Finance collection.

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Resolutions for 2013

In 2013, I plan to:

1. Add at least 700 new clips to my istock portfolio
2. Three stock footage shoots each month, with at least one studio shoot
3. Add more camera movement to more shots
4. Continue to improve (post production) color correction, (on set and post) contrast and (on set) lighting of shots
5. Use a dedicated make-up person on stock shoots
6. Find a stylist and start working with them
7. Learn more After Effects tools, especially particle generators, and produce at least two or three clips each month using that software as a source, in addition to the way I use it already for compositing and clean up
8. Read more good books
9. Do more writing

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We just passed another milestone!  Huge thanks to everyone who has bought and is using our clips.  It’s a lot of fun making them and we continue to work on improving both the quality and scope of our portfolio.  This was the 6,000th clip: 

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Another Featured Video

Video of the Week - Banking Boeing 747
Unexpected and pleasant surprise: one of our aviation clips was the Featured Video on istock!
Banking Boeing 747

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