I struggled for years to figure out how to make money with my passion for travel and making videos. After many travel videos on Youtube that earned me very little, a stock footage agency in Singapore contacted me to organize my video collection and sell it over the Internet. I organized my collection and figured out how to get my collection on-line making money for me. Finally I figured it out. Nothing more exciting than seeing sales on the video clips.
If you have a passion for Travel, video, or even photography I want to share how you can make money with your passions and save you the struggle. This is a practical hands-on course that will teach you everything to need to start creating travel videos and making money with them on stock footage agencies.
- An Introduction to stock footage
- Getting started - First I provide insight into what videos will sell. We cover camera gear, lenses, and accessories you will need.
- Filming video - We do a live video shoot and teach you how to film video. We take it a step further and cover special techniques like time-lapse photography, action camera's, dolly shots, and aerial video.
- Manage media - We teach you how to manage your footage and even some video editing in Final Cut Pro X to produce your stock footage clips.
- Uploading Media - We provide a complete walk-thru uploading your videos onto the 2 main stock agencies. We take it a step further by showing you how to create CSV files for large uploads.
- Getting paid - We give you an overview of the payment process
Hi I'm Greg. I'm a South African Canadian Travel Videographer aka Global Citizen. I first got into video filming with a sharp camcorder in high school making my own short films and tennis video and editing on a VHS. In 2011 in Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Canada) I rediscovered my love for video while filming an earthquake hiphop safety video for a Media Course.
After I graduated from Simon Fraser University (BA Communications) in Vancouver Canada I went on to pursue a successful IT career working 13 years as an IT manager. I went onto to complete my MBA in Technology Management SFU and found my Entrepreneurial inspiration to start my own travel video business in 2011 during the DSLR video revolution. I sold my downtown Vancouver Apartment, bought an iMac, a Canon 7D, and Gopro Hero 2. I was getting hooked into video. It was this during this time I traveled to Asia filming my early Travel Guide Chicvoyage in Asia and building up a stock footage collection.
In 2013 I sold my apartment, car, and possessions and relocated my life to Taipei Taiwan on a working holiday visa to learn Mandarin Chinese. I used my time here to figure out how to build a Video business. I taught from English, flew my drone, filmed and posted many videos to Youtube and discovered ways to earn online income through stock footage and online teaching.
I was introduced to the Digital Nomad lifestyle while in Taiwan and eventually moved on to Chiang Mai Thailand. In Chiang Mai I had a chance to meet other Internet Entrepreneurs discovered Thailand and travel deeper into Asia and continue building courses and my video skills. I have the freedom to work from anywhere, but base myself mainly between Thailand, Malaysia, and Vancouver. I provide video production and editing services, license stock footage, and online courses.
I hope my story and course can Inspire and arm with the knowledge for you to follow your own Creative Entrepreneurial Journey and find your Freedom!
Testimonials from students of the course:
Greg has figured out a way to maximize the potential of travel videos by putting them on sites like Pond5 and Shutterstock so you an earn a passive income.
He covers many aspects of this exciting venture like explaining what sells, what kind of video cameras and gear to use and filming techniques. He not only describes but shows these techniques in the field.
Greg even walks you through the process of uploading to stock footage sites using CSV files and discusses how to manage your portfolio.
Great work Greg... nicely done!
I'm impressed! I had no idea about stock footage or how to earn income from these such agencies. Greg explains everything - equipment selection, filming techniques, editing in final cut pro (a program I would love to own, but I'm too poor) to uploading your clips on ShutterStock + Pond5. He explains what types of videos will sell and how to price them. I have plenty of footage from my travels around the world and now I feel I might be able to do something with it and earn some extra cash on the side...Great course, Thanks !!
Sky from Hypegrowth
This is what I was looking for! Been going through many online tutorials, but this course cover well the topic if you want to start a journey with stock videos.
Greg is a serious player in stock video world and you can feel his experience from early beginning of the course. His expertise saved me lots of time and money, if it comes to picking right tools and techniques!
In short - straight to the point, informative and just right to get you started!
I'm somewhat familiar with shooting video and I've edited a lot of video footage in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, but I didn't know much about making videos for stock footage.
I found the course to be very interesting and learned what I believe would be the necessary information to get started with this. I look forward to starting and seeing my first results.
StartWhat sells? insight from my experience and high selling video clips (8:09)
StartWhich stock footage sites pay out the best
StartStock Footage FAQ
StartSelecting a camera (2:05)
StartVisual board - Video clips I've sold across agencies
StartCamera essential accessories: action camera (gopro), memory cards, hard drives (6:49)
StartTechniques: The main type of shots (still, pan, tilt, macro) bonus (2:26)
StartHow to pack for the shoot (1:55)
StartPlanning and choosing what to shoot (3:17)
StartOut in the field: framing your shot (6:23)
StartFraming the shot - stock footage shoot in taipei (2:43)
StartChanging the lens (2:01)
StartAdvanced techniques: Dolly shots and time lapses (9:12)
StartBonus: Aerial footage introduction (4:20)