Vidsy FAQ

 
 

If you're looking for some help, then you are definitely in the right place. 

If you still have a question that you can't find the answer to, click on the messenger in the bottom right hand corner or send it in an email to archie@vidsy.co


 
 

Payments

 
 


If you are accepted onto a Brand Brief and complete it as outlined then you will be paid. The payments vary from brief to brief dependent on the content that is required but you can always find the creative payment on the brief page.


Every creator that completes a Brand Brief they will receive the fixed payment for their content (see above) as well as having the opportunity to earn a bonus.

Bonus payments are based on the quality of the content compared to the other creators collaborating on that brief.


We try to pay our creators ASAP so you can get to spending your sweet cash! We aim to pay out every brief 30 days after the deadline. If this time is likely to change we will let you know.


You can see all pending payments in the Payments tab on your profile.


 
 

Brief Types

 
 


These are the best way to use your creative skills to earn money working with brands. These briefs are set directly by the brand and you’ll be working alongside other creators on the same brief.


These briefs are to help you stand out from the crowd and show off your creative skills. Vidsy briefs help us test out your technical skills and creativity and help you earn yourself a spot on the brand briefs.


Vidsy Squads are something a bit different! These are ongoing projects all about experimentation and pushing the boundaries to create the next generation of social content. Places are very selective as we’re looking for creators that we can trust to consistently produce great content and add something of their own style to the framework.


 
 

Brand Briefs

 
 


The Vidsy creator community is full of different skills, styles and talents. We aim to pick the best suited creators for each brief whilst also making sure that we are constantly allowing for new creators to show off their talents.

If you want to impress us, make sure that you portfolio link is up to date with your best content and use the opportunity of Vidsy Briefs to show off your short form skills.


We’re always trying to keep things fresh at Vidsy so no two briefs are the same! Because of this, it’s important to always read the brief to make sure that you are meeting the requirements. If content does not match what is required in the brief, you risk having to reshoot or not getting paid.


The requirements for each project are very specific therefore you need to make sure you check the brief specification to ensure you’re submitting the right number of videos. Submitting more videos is always acceptable but less will result in no payment and not being selected for future briefs.


We work to a tight at Vidsy HQ in order to give you as much time as possible to create. Because of this, it’s super important that you make sure you stick to the deadline.If you are having issues with the time frame then let us know as soon as possible; once the deadline lapses you will not be able to upload your videos.


We’re creators just like you and we appreciate that mistakes, accidents and emergencies can happen. The most important thing is that you let us know if you are having any issues, we can then work with you to find a solution.


This depends on the brief but most content from a Brand Brief is destined for social media. If your content is selected, the brand can use it in a variety of different ways. Soon we’ll be sharing data insights with you so you can see exactly how many people watched and engaged with your content. We also post some of the best content on the Discover Feed on the platform so keep an eye out for your content there!


 
 

Videos

 
 


Every brief page has access to the video uploader. You can also find the link here.


If you are working on a Brand Brief or Squad Brief, we ask that you don't add any overlays, effects or funky transitions into your content. This is because we need a level of consistency across the look and feel of all creators' videos - to achieve this, we add brand approved overlays on at Vidsy HQ to tie all the content together.


Once you’ve uploaded your content a lot goes on at Vidsy HQ behind the scenes. We check through all the content, make minor edits, edit captions, add overlays, present to the client, check through their selections, assign bonuses and get you creators paid! After that we then chase up new clients to make sure we have new creative briefs to get your teeth into.


After uploading your videos you will find them in the Submitted Videos tab of your profile which only you have access to.

Videos that are shortlisted by the client will then be added to your public portfolio.


This is coming soon! If your video is used by a brand we will be soon sharing the exact stats with you so you can see how it performed. 0 to 1 million views in no time at all!


Any video that is visible to the public in your portfolio can be shared. If you want to double check be sure to send us an email.


Since starting we’ve been building up a big old bank of great Vidsy content. If we ever come across a brand that we think could make good use of your content we will be sure to let them and yourselves know.


 
 

Music

 
 


By uploading your video to Vidsy you are ensuring that you own all the rights to the content that you submit. Royalty free audio can be downloaded from our friends at Jukedeck or from the Youtube Audio Library. If using the Youtube Audio Library make sure that the track does not require attribution. 


 
 

Releases and NDAs

 
 


A Performer Release has to be signed by everyone that features in your content. This is so we can make sure that they gave their permission and understood what the content was being used for.

You can download a specific release from the brief page of each project but just incase you need it, you can also download a blank one here.


A Property Release has to be signed for any private locations that you feature in your content. This could be anything from a shop or restaurant to private land such as a park. We need this is to ensure that the owner has given their permission for filming and understood what the content was being used for.

If you are filming in any private locations, you can download a blank release form here.


talk in person or on social media about the project/product until after it has been released. These aren’t required for every brief but if they are, it means we get access to brand new products before the general public!


 
 

Glossary

 
 


Simply put, the aspect ratio describes the ratio between the width to the height of a video.

16:9 (1920x1080 pixels) describes a landscape video.

1:1 (1080x1080)describes a square video (because all sides are the same).

4:5 (1080x1350) describes a portrait video.

9:16 (1080x1920) describes a fullscreen portait video that fills your phone screen.


Frame rate (often written as fps, meaning frames per second) refers to the number of still frames played every second in your video. The standard for Vidsy content is 25fps.


Cropping is the process of removing the outer parts of an image to improve framing, to accentuate a certain part of the shot.


Framing refers to the way a shot is composed, and the manner in which subjects and objects are surrounded ('framed') by the boundaries or perimeter of your image.

Reframing describes the process you might go through for Vidsy content that needs to be submitted in a different aspect ratio to the size you shoot in. For example, if your camera records landscape (16:9) video, you might need to reframe your shots to make the best use of a (4:5) portrait aspect ratio!