Adam Smith, co-owner of Duncan, Oklahoma-based video production company Smith Pixels, won a MōVI M5 stabilizer at an NAB 2014 event hosted by stock footage company Shutterstock.
Freefly Systems gave away one of its MōVI M5s, a three axis digital stabilizer designed to capture incredibly stable footage on a variety of shooting platforms. The M5 was designed for cameras including the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4 and the Blackmagic Designs Pocket Cinema Camera.
The drawing took place before an aisle-blocking crowd at the end of an in-booth discussion about the MōVI and contributing stock footage to Shutterstock. Delivering the seminar were Freefly Systems president Tabb Firchau, and Daniel Hurst, a director of photography, long-time contributor of video clips to the Shutterstock library and a MōVI user himself. Shutterstock footage content producer, Derick Rhodes, moderated the discussion.
A member of the packed crowd asked Hurst how difficult it was to become a stock footage contributor. “It’s much easier than it used to be,” said Hurst. “You can go right on Shutterstock’s website and fill out an application, and send them three or four clips. They’ll review the clips and tell you whether they want them for the Shutterstock collection.” Rhodes added that Shutterstock pays a royalty of 30 percent of a clip’s selling price.
Winner Smith and his brother Andrew do commercial production work as well as shooting independent features.