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crozer says

I don’t think it has anything to do with “supply and demand”. Envato hasn’t expanded the marketplace platform fast enough for the growth, we’ve been looking at the same home page layout since like 5 years. There are also many areas where early adopters benefit from more exposure, so it makes more sense for them to continually update their items with more features, instead of releasing new themes. With short exposure times, and top sellers with mega themes, the solution here to selling is Value for money which is what is going to make you stand out, which is why everything is super generic and loaded with as much features as possible.

It’s not necessarily true that buyers want these mega-feature packed themes, it just appears to be better value, and with most top sellers, these themes have more exposure so they are more visible to buyers. It’s a trend specific to Envato – because the platform itself is out of balance and not a fair competitive environment anymore. Without a serious revamp of the marketplaces, this trend is here to stay and will only become worse over time as authors become more desperate to compete with the top selling mega themes. Another solution would be to increase the price of some mega themes, so it’s more realistic for micro stock prices because some authors are taking advantage of the price caps, which has created this trend in the first place.

But Envato seems indifferent about these issues, I think they like the idea of these mega themes making insane profits, it’s part of their claim to fame, and pulls in more authors to chase the dream and pulls in more buyers to get insane value for money compared to other marketplaces. Similar tactics with the bundles – Envato is all about value for money to make big profits, a cheap trick which works for short term, but not sustainable for the long term.

7 years of pure knowledge. Well said.

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crozer says
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Very impressive! Music is great too. I was going to say that you should do something for Aphex Twin, then I saw your work for ‘come to daddy’ :)
Haha, thank you! Putting me in the same phrase as Aphex Twin is one hell of a compliment. Thanks!
:) I sense the creepy things whispering inside you :))

You sense it right haha.

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crozer says

Very impressive! Music is great too. I was going to say that you should do something for Aphex Twin, then I saw your work for ‘come to daddy’ :)

Haha, thank you! Putting me in the same phrase as Aphex Twin is one hell of a compliment. Thanks!

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crozer says

some gorgeous bits in there, really nice work :) how long that take you to work on?

Thank you!

Hard to say, as I don’t keep track of my time when working on personal projects. As I have mentioned before, I worked on this project for a while, often changing my mind and starting new versions from scratch. After giving up on the third version, I created what you saw on video. The fourth and last version, i.e. the final product, constitutes 145 working files, which represents ca. 100-120 working days.

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crozer says

It felt like some kind of hypnosis stuff! Excellent work!

Thank you! That’s a great compliment!

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crozer says

Oh and by the way, here’s a Behance post regarding this project. Includes some stills and additional information. I hope you enjoy!

https://www.behance.net/gallery/BAD-PULSE-audiovisual-imperfection/14928977
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crozer says

Loving this. I like to see this type of creativity done more. :) How did you end up with this video? Did you script it or just added elements over time?

Thank you!

I have been doing visualizations of songs (most being my brother’s songs) for a while now, and it simply begins by me hearing a song that triggers my urge to create a video for it. I generally do stuff and delete stuff, trial-and-error-eske.

BAD PULSE has 4 versions. The first I didn’t like after having created almost 2 minutes of the video, the second I got bored of, etc.. until the fourth version came, which kept me going.

A lot of it is scripted. Every single sound and frequency is displayed visually, even though most people won’t notice, and doing that by hand can be a hassle. Some parts, like the eye’s animation and timing, or the black shapes at 4:45, were manually animated. There are several things I’m still not happy about the video, but I had to release it someday.

Thanks again!

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crozer says

Very intense, well done, specially the retina part. Geile Mucke! ;-)

Danke sehr!

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crozer says

It’s awesome, love this kind of gritty stuff. Btw are you familiar with the demoscene? :)

Thank you! (albeit I have to admit, the quality on YouTube sucks massively)

I wasn’t aware of the demoscene per se, but I continuously see stuff that belongs to that genre. Now that you mention it, though, I’ll look more into it.

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