On a personal note, it’s been a busy year. I started my own local TV production company with several shows already in production and several more still to come before year’s end. I also took a month off in May to work as Director of Photography on a feature film shot in Kansas City, MO. It was a lot of fun and a huge learning experience. A lot of what I learned is information that I am able to use when shooting Microstock.
With my super busy schedule, I haven’t had much time to get much more footage online. That’s not to say that I haven’t shot a lot of stock footage, I just haven’t had the time to edit most of it and get it online. Something I hope to get going on fairly soon. My sales are above last year at this time, but they’ve been pretty stagnant. You really need a continuous flow of new items to sustain sales growth. Of course, it doesn’t help that we’re in the middle of the “summer slump” with sales down across the board on all sites.