STOCK VIDEO COLLECTIONS BY
MATTHEW LYLES HORNBOSTEL
Even though my stock media has failed to find a market in the past, I am betting some $300 and many hours of effort on the idea that now, finally, in 2018, my stock media will actually sell and become a viable product line.
Stock textures and stock footage I have made, despite their usefulness for 3d artists and merit for compositors, failed miserably in 2013-2015, but since then my ratings as a seller on eBay have gone from 100 to over 300 now, still 100% of them positive despite some occasional [but always corrected and resolved] delays and missteps, and the old stock-media content has been downloaded thousands of times, confirming that people find it worthwhile. Moreover, daily traffic across my web network has increased over five-fold since 2015, and the stock media pages in particular have been drawing about 1000 visitors per month in the past 3 months.
So I am giving this another good shot - with two additional batches of material.
The 2018 Complete Collection on DVD and digital download
This includes all the free stock-media stuff on this website, organized on a disc, plus a bunch of added content, 49 REAL-WORLD pyrotechnic effects clips, 3 3D simulated fire/smoke/explosion elements, plus 17 lens overlays [splashed water, dirt, sand and dust on lens for that gritty documentary-style immediate look, and lens flares shot with an actual flashlight through black sheets of paper] - all in all, 69 NEW ELEMENTS, all of them available either on DVD disc, via eBay, or digitally on Itch.IO.
Thereís also yet another added bonus batch of stuff released just recently on Itch.IO, the Autumn 2018 bonus collection, with 201 more brand new texture image files, for use on 3D models for games or VFX sequences in videos, plus 15 new fire and explosion effects video clips, all 1080p HD and shot at 60fps. Check out this link:
I cannot stress enough how great the deals are on Itch.IO in particular right now - $2.50 for both new sets of stock media together OR even less during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sales this year. Right at this moment (as of the time of writing, Oct. 28th, 2018) the entire archive of new stock media is available for 50% off or just $1.25. That is a very small price given what is there, and itís worth it especially given that if a few dozen of you jump in and buy this bundle, or better yet, buy it and then rate it positively, then thatíll be enormously helpful in assisting me in getting other things done faster - not just more stock media at dirt-cheap or free pricing, but also Iíd love to launch Miniature Multiverse in style before the end of 2018. So thereís that. IF YOU DEMAND A PHYSICAL DISC, itís now typically $17.99 with free shipping, or roughly 7 cents per new stock-media element, on my eBay shop or far less digital-download content via Itch.IO. Heck, since this is off to a slow start, Iíve even made a batch of auction listings available early on, AT A LOSS, some physical disc sales going for under $9.99 on occasion, with free shipping.Even so, however, the digital version is almost always going to be cheaper.
I have done the best work
possible on this given my limited resources. I think you will
find the results useful if you're an indie video creator,
compositor or vfx person. If you've ever used my stock media
in SD form, I'd appreciate it if you'd decide to buy the HD
equivalent - the new and updated stock media DVD.
I know there have been shipping issues for a few early customers, and I know the quality of the processing on these clips is not flawless. Nonetheless, I'm trying to improve things, and a success in sales here would mean even more affordable stock media, dirt cheap but hopefully better quality, added later on.
If the new collection succeeds
it could boost my production of new content / new stock media
and propel all of that into faster active development. Your
purchases will lead to
If this continues to fail despite all the effort I've poured into it? Let's just say that'd be disappointing, as I'm really struggling to justify keeping things moving forward on this as is.
SO, PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING ALL MY STOCK MEDIA AND VIDEO CONTENT, IN A CONVENIENT HIGHER-QUALITY HD FORM, ON DVD:THE COLLECTION IS ALSO AVAILABLE NOW ON ITCH.IO - digital download form only - FOR $1.50 normally or even less on sale! So if you have been on the fence so far about buying this, that's kind of the perfect chance to grab the complete batch of stock media content.
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.
If you want to know what is in
this collection, here are
Not everything thatís currently on the DVD product is displayed here yet but I'll add to this page over time. I've been pivoting to some other things that are sort of urgent and I still need to modify the HTML on this page, upload the remaining GIFs and SD clips I've converted from the higher-quality originals, stuff like that. I have previews of some of the stock media elements posted on this page.I put just about all I could spare into this stock media project, making some real sacrifices and putting in a lot of effort to get this content created, so if my stock-media work here fails as a sale product yet again, that'll be a setback for my work generally and the final nail in the coffin as far as my attempts to produce new stock media/effects/textures. (A failure to sell content even now with a ton of new stuff in the mix for 2018, would only confirm my existing suspicion that my stock media is not and never will be a viable product line no matter how much I try to make it so.) Then again, maybe this collection will turn out to be a massive surprising [if slow out of the gate] smash hit, which would be amazing for me, and for