When a stock photographer becomes a stock videographer… some changes are in order. One relates to the way files are sent to agencies. Larger files usually command the use of ftp and this changes the workflow.

A quick note to highlight a piece of software that becomes extremely useful in its simplicity: Yummy FTP Alias. In fact, whereas the ftp can be relatively complex and allow you to do fairly complex tasks, sending files to agencies is just a matter of uploading files to one assigned directory (at least, as long as releases are not required). Yummy FTP Alias does just that in great simplicity and allows you to simply drag the files you need to send and drop them on the icon corresponding to the agency.

Two icons set-up on my desktop, corresponding to Poind5 and Shutterstock
Two icons set-up on my desktop, corresponding to Pond5 and Shutterstock