Now more than ever, content creation is a great way to engage and entertain your fans. Having a library of engaging content is a great way to keep people engaged while you are offline and build recurring revenue streams.
As part of the process of creating content, most of us will work with other performers and models at some point — and when you are working with others on collaborative projects, it is important to know the different types of content you can create together. It is also helpful to be aware of how your content can be used, who technically owns it and other details that will then be associated with your likeness and brand.
Let’s go over three key types of content that are bound to come up during the course of creating collaborative content: shared, trade and exclusive.
Shared Content is where you work with another person or people and everything you film you share.
Most times, you will have someone else filming it for you and arrange to share it with that person as well. Or, koi can elect to pay them so that they don’t get to use the footage at all. In this scenario, all parties involved agree to allow others to use the content as they see fit.
It is highly recommended that a model or company have release forms that dictate how or/or where you and the other parties can post and sell the footage. You should definitely negotiate these details before you agree to shoot with them and make the necessary arrangements in advance.
Trade Content is when you shoot with other parties and you each get your own exclusive content. For example, you and another model plus a camera person are shooting one exclusive scene that only you own and use. You also shoot another scene for the other model of which only they own and can use.
The camera person may or may not be included in your agreement. If you pay them, they don’t have any rights to the footage as long as you have them to sign a photographers’ agreement.
Exclusive Content is content that you shoot for yourself or for someone else that only you or that person owns. When you are hired by a company to shoot a scene, they are paying you for your appearance. You will not get a copy of the content and, in most cases, will not have rights to royalties.
The photographer/videographer should have an agreement of their own which you provide that clearly outlines how and where your content can be used. Again, this is something that should be discussed and agreed upon before you plan the shoot. Negotiating how or if you will be paying the filmmaker via content trade or share, or paying them outright, is important.
Why is it important to know how the content will be used or negotiate where the content can be posted?
It is so important to know how content will be used as it is your name, likeness and brand at stake.
If someone posts your content to a tube site for free, this could severely hurt your business. More importantly, you signed a model release and 2257 form with your private information and photo identification. If they sell the content to a third party, they are selling the content along with your legal forms and personal information.
It is in your best interest to be fully aware and upfront about where you authorize your content to be posted. Do this before you sign anything or agree to shoot. Don’t feel shy about asking questions and letting your need and wants be known. These are business negotiations and should be treated as so.
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Kari “Platinum Puzzy” Anthony is an events trailblazer in the adult industry community. She created and organized BBWFANFEST, the first BBW niche trade and awards show recognizing plus size performers, and BBWCAMHOUSE — the first live 24-hour voyeur house filled with curvy adult stars, cam performers, dancers and more. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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