Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 12:14PM
A slow mo tossed apple rising and falling in the sky, can I kw it "Playful, fun,cute,boring"? I thought only "boring" people does this, or "happy", "excited" people doing this to "celebrate" sth. Can I KW it using the ones within " "?
Right, we don't see actual people doing this, but it surely done by people for some reason. Again, as an editor myself, I may need some "excited" footage, I will use that as a sign of being excited, and I don't always need people image, and it is a good concept for a healthy, happy related commercials. Please advise. Thanks!
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:01PM
It sounds as if you don't know what you had in mind when you took the shot, if you want it to be playful, fun AND boring (I expect you mean 'boredom').
If your video shows a person then maybe it illustrates boredom. If there is no person shown, then keyword what you see, and don't invent other things that might or might not be nearby.
A link to the video would help, though you'd need to watermark it for protection.
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:33PM
I knew what I was looking for when I filmed. I think here, if things always are what we see is what we get (or actually 100% what we search what we get) will make it difficult for determined VIDEO EDITOT to find the thing he needed, he may not know exactly what he is looking for, he probably don't know an Apple can meet his desire (Exclude those who know exactly what he wants, like, I need a turkey for my thanksgiving story). Thus if KW things as exactly as they are, there will be no meaning for the term of CONCEPT. The Key here is to make it meaningfully revelant, not always phisically revelant, and it can always have more than one meanings, could be opposite, happy or boring, like the moon always have two sides, bright and dark.
Most of my concept files still waiting for inspection, and most of them only have 5 keywords now. You may refer to this approved one:
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 1:41PM
I'd say you could be in trouble.
The rule here is keyword what you see. Expect people who are searching to know what they are searching for.
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:04PM
Thanks, could you give a few keywords you think it isuitable for that clip so I can study?
So, basically, "playful" only means " people play themself, I am tossing banana (hands appeared) won't stand for it, correct? Don't get me wrong, I am trying to underdstand the "rule" in real life.
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 12:49AM
I'd say your problem is that you have clearly staged this in a studio. There is no context that allows of any particular interpretation, other than 'hands throwing bananas in the air'. Add some obvious keywords such as fruit, yellow and video, and I'd say you're pretty much done.
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:01AM
Ok, that means a bad production me. Interpretation/concept is what I am looking for for the lost editors. I am not looking for apple for apple.
but video as keyword sounds weird to me,many people do it, also use hd,tv, it is spam to me.
Btw, other site provides searched keywords for the download so we know which one works, hope istock can do so, seems not possible, I mentioned this years ago.
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:10AM
It's up to you if you use 'video'. Since it is a video, it's hardly spam.
'Photo' for photos, 'illustration' for illustration, and so on. It's literal. It's valid.
You can be as metaphorical and imaginative as you like with keywords, but if it doesn't appear in the video then don't be surprised if it is not accepted.
By the way, if you look at any of your uploaded videos, the keywords are (theoretically) listed in order of usefulness in finding each video.
(Edited on 2013-02-08 07:09:23 by Whiteway)
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:01AM
Thanks, that's good to know. But for "video.."search, I thought we have category and filter system, it is sort of redundancy to me( not spam), probably none of my files carry those keywords.
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:12AM
Don't imagine that everyone arrives at your videos through iStockphoto's search. Remember that your pages are trawled by Internet search engines.
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:50AM
Thanks, that's another good to know, it may also helpful by adding "stock, footage, clip, NTSC, motion picture..." That's a lot!
BTW, today istock ranks ahead of (who?) in google, I beg you hanging on forever... There were days I thought istock doesn't exist from my search. I think istock can do it.
(Edited on 2013-02-08 09:59:39 by ducksandwich)