good video. i’ve gotten through most of Crush It, which isn’t hard cause it’s very short. i must say that i disagree with your point of view regarding custom websites. gary does believe they have use too. on the section for twitter he mentions that it’s hard to write a long piece of content, so your own blog is good. twitter and facebook are good to find new fans, but they should ultimately draw them to your real site where you control all the marketing, and most importantly your brand.
two more points: the advantage to your custom homepage is that you can put all your content on there, so when someone wants to catch up on what you’re up to, they can find it. a lot of people still don’t use twitter, and many people on facebook aren’t necessarily engaging with your content.
social networks can be noisy places, and even though they help people find your content, your own site can be more peaceful and quiet.
thank you for the great replies. i do agree that you can’t really be picky for the price. i feel like i can speak a bit more than the average browser cause i come here from audiojungle where we offer quite a wide range of music and sounds.
the difference with audio is we all have stuff we’ve worked on for various projects that we can just toss up there. or have fun pulling off a new idea really quickly.
i understand this process is different for motion graphics. it looks like to me you just have to learn the tricks and build up your projects with some creativity, rather than getting a stock project handed to you.
i will add that at AJ there is a new category which has broken down projects, and many aren’t that special either yet, but it will get better in time i think(if they haven’t already). http://audiojungle.net/category/source-files
just wanted to offer some feedback in case people are trying to think of new files to submit. there seems to be quite enough files here that deal with the theme of paranormal, space and more. lots of light bursts, flames, glowing, stars. it’s all stuff that i would categorize as “tech” style, but in the real world there is a need for motion graphics that have different styles to them. maybe they are all here, but there is no way of sorting by style. i recommend looking at the other web design roundups to see the latest trends and maybe find a way to incorporate those looks into your motion graphics.
one thing that comes to mind is the idea of retro. how about cartoony? corporate world uses a lot of serif designs, so think about classical. on iTunes look at how many different styles of movies there are, and observe how they all deal with motion graphics and typography animation. videohive needs that kind of variety. it’s pretty boring right now to be honest.
just some thoughts, i hope this makes any sense.
hello, i’m just about to start editing a video for a friend – it’s from a scavenger hunt in the city. if i had any inspiration i would think of things like the show Survivor or The Amazing Race.
i am looking for any elements that will spiff up the video, not limited to text overlays or transitions. i just don't know what to search for cause i'm not very familiar with the content or buying stock motion graphics.
i came up with $24 cause i assumed you needed a multi-use license. If it is in fact $400 for one track in this game, I will agree with you that 1. that’s too much money and 2. it is way too difficult to determine this by the way the site is set up. i reckon that many people in the same shoes as you will be buying the $8 license and using it in their iPhone game due to the lack of info.
there is a “more info” link about the licenses, but i don’t understand how someone will multiply it by 50x on their own. this simply doesn’t work.
when i load it in firefox or chrome it warns me that there is malware or something. i’m sure it’s not malware but thought i’d let you know
i’m not really sure what to say to this. even with the extended license i think the prices here are still really cheap. to the point where some people might think it’s “too” cheap and devaluing the industry. i personally think the pricing is alright and don’t have an opinion in this regard.
$24 for the track you like isn’t that much money at all.
if your game is for sale, but not profitable, then i don’t know if it’s really the problem of the composers and the site :/
is there anything like this in the Flashden catalog? i have to get some sort of “recommendation” widget together, so as you pull the scroll bar it will bring up different images or “suggestions”. i looked into doing this with jquery but i feel like Flash has all sorts of stuff like this ready to go with the components library.