This is Dissolve
We believe video is the most exciting medium going today. Browse Vimeo or (certain parts of) YouTube. Turn on your television — or more likely, watch whatever you want on demand. Watch a big-budget feature, an impassioned indie doc, an eyepopping commercial, or a purely experimental film. So. Much. Talent.
The video revolution is still happening. Cameras and equipment got insanely good and insanely affordable — with more to come. Hobbyists are challenging professionals in cinematography, editing, and visual effects.
Once the domain of the television and motion picture industries, storyboarding and video editing are becoming core skills for digital designers who want to create engaging web sites and digital content — because there are few things more engaging than a good story told through video.
And yet, stock footage is mostly the same-old same-old. Companies boast about having millions of clips, though many of them are standard definition, with dated techniques and subject matter. Sites are mere vending machines, lacking context or inspiration. On top of that, licensing costs are expensive and unpredictable. (“Call for pricing”? Ain’t nobody got time for that.)
At Dissolve, we’re looking to change the perception of stock footage, with licensable clips that are beautifully shot, technically amazing, and affordable — so you won’t have to waste time searching through clips that are unusable, subpar, or simply too expensive.
Our clips are priced by quality and freshness, not by resolution. You always get the highest-resolution file available, even at the $5 level.
We’re just getting started, building an international community of contributors shooting exciting, useful stuff, as they follow their own creative muses, work for commercial and editorial clients, or simply capture what’s around them.
Meet John Fedele
Midwest-based in the USA, I’ve been a full-time photographer for about 15 years, specializing in lifestyle advertising content. Before that, I was shooting as a hobbyist when people began to notice my work and I landed some of my first paying jobs. I always had the goal of shooting advertising, so I’ve pretty much worked […] Read more
Guest Post: Editing Tips for Music Videos
Tristan Olson is the executive producer at Venture, a Denver Video Production Company. Music videos are synonymous with stylized visuals and fast-cut editing. But, for the video production pros in charge of directing and editing them, the task can seem quite daunting — both as a creative and logistical challenge. There are creative and stylistic decisions […] Read more
Content-Aware Fill tutorial
Make Dissolve footage even better with Content-Aware Fill Ever found a stock footage clip that was almost perfect? A killer skyline view, with one gloomy cloud rolling through. Or an iconic tourism mecca ruined by, well, tourists. Help is here.Content-Aware Fill is a new feature in Adobe After Effects that makes it easy to erase unwanted […] Read more