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Any Blackbox users here? - https://www.blackbox.global

Blackbox is a clever platform that allows creators to submit stock to it, and they then automatically on the creators' behalf submit the clips to Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pond5, and VimeoStock all in one go. Obviously they take a cut of any sales revenue for doing this, but it means one is hitting four stock platforms in one go! One can also request/assign another member of the community to do your curation/tagging/metadata on your behalf (and in return they get a little percentage too) making the process potentially even easier.

It's pretty clever really. Since launching they have, on behalf of their users, submitted tonnes of pieces of content to the various platforms: nearly 1.5 million clips to Pond5 alone!

The only downside for me is that everything that eventually ends up on the various platforms is then under the name of "BlackBoxGuild" which means the individual creators miss out on the marketing opportunity to advertise ownership, or the fact that they created the work. A bit of a shame.

I guess it's a trade off for speed and efficiency!

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19 hours ago, Nezih said:

@RJW_WhitcunMedia they take 15% of new sale value. Great idea, but each to their own in terms of deciding if the benifits outweigh the negatives!

It would probably depend on how much time it saved and whether using the service could lead to enough new sales to justify the cut. I have put myself forward for it as I don't have much to lose (bar 15% on a few sales) and am curious about how it works. 

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