Friday, June 26, 2015

The Eiffel tower CANNOT be filmed without a permit!

I was in Paris, France a week ago and made some shots of the Eiffel tower, along with 100.000 other tourists. I made one panorama shot on a particularly nice evening around sunset, looking over the city from a tall building. Violet and orange light at the horizon. The city lit up with little lights...

I submitted this shot to Shutterstock but it was rejected because I didn't mark it as ' editorial'. Since when is a wide panorama shot of a city 'editorial'? I decided to do some research and it turns out that the Eiffel tower at night is off limits because 'the lighting of the Eiffel tower' is copyright protected?! So a shot of the tower in the daytime is no problem but sharing a video or picture taken at night without permission could get you sued- be warned!

This is the clip I'm talking about: don't tell anyone about it...
I was able to sneak this shot in at Pond5 where you can buy it royalty free, or you can contact me for great deals and more Paris footage.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Money Shot!

What makes you feel better than a real pile of good old paper money? I could think of a few things but it certainly ranks high up there in the feel-good-department.

So I decided to film a big pile of money and sell it. (the footage, not the content)


Play it at a decadent party, use it as inspiration or watch it in times of hardship! Check out my 4K stock footage and more Money Shots here.