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For any clip with children on it, even if they are barely recognizable, it’s best to submit a model release. You can download the form on the submission page.
This clip was shot in the streets of Berlin on a warm summer night. There's no need for a model release here.
Even though the girl in this video is not 100% recognizable, we would need a model release. She is only wearing a bikini and could therefore be recognized by beauty marks.
No model releases are needed for this video, since the silhouettes are not recognizable.
Do I lose the rights to my work?
No, absolutely not. As with EyeEm photography, you simply grant us a non-exclusive right to distribute your work on your behalf. That means you're free to grant rights to others, too.
What videos are we looking for?
EyeEm stands for creativity and authenticity. For our first ever video collection, we're looking for short, unfiltered clips: your latest city break, drone action, a walk in nature, scenic 360° views, summer vacation or party. If your videos require model releases, please submit this model release form together with your clips.
Does it matter if my videos are edited?
It does not matter if your videos are edited. However, in line with our Terms of Service, we may remove sound from your videos or extract snippets that are particularly relevant for the first collection.
How will the videos appear on EyeEm?
To begin with, they won't appear on your EyeEm profile. They'll be showcased on the EyeEm Videography collection page and made available for licensing to our enterprise clients, as well as selected partners.
How do I know if my video got selected?
To begin with, the team is reviewing all videos that are submitted to EyeEm. However, as we are curating tailored collections for our clients, we only inform you if your video made it to one of the collections. Many of you have large portfolios of great footage, but we cannot showcase all of them in our tailored collections. This does not mean that other videos are “rejected”. We will still present them to partners with specific requests.
Which Videos sell?
In general, videos with people in action. Please make sure to upload model releases if applicable. Also, it is crucial to submit stabilized footage. You can use a tripod or free programs like iMovie to do so. If you want to learn more about how to stabilize your videos, head to this blog post.
Daniel is running the EyeEm Videography collection and is more than happy to help with any questions you might have.