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 Guy Bauer
Guy Bauer is the protagonist behind Guy Bauer Productions: a Chicago-based studio — and Dissolve contributor — that dedicates its days to producing branded content, brand anthems, mini-documentaries, and commercials. We asked Guy to share some insight about his work, his gear, and his philosophy. What’s your favourite kind of work? What’s your favourite thing […] Read more
How to create a Doodle Dissolve transition with RoughAnimator
We challenged ourselves to find a way to use color to transition between two totally different clips. By connecting the clips with doodles, the end result is a powerful and playful visual. By drawing on the actual video with a pencil the transition became all about the creative approach to the connection – resulting […] Read more
7 Filmmaking Trends We Spotted at Sundance 2019
Our Art Director Sara Jean Hughes shares some filmmaking trends she spotted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last week. Films About Adolescence After Eighth Grade swept awards season following its Sundance debut in 2018, there were many films this year that chronicled the nature of growing up. These included Big Time Adolescence, Share, […] Read more