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PHANTAZMA says


PixFlow, you should not have any problem in getting the size lifted since you contacted them, and most certainly would be providing loads of quality content. I believe the folks at Envato know when to have that limitation and when to lift it.
Thanks a lot for taking time PHANTAZMA. I think all of authors should have this opportunity. Just imagine we have still 500MB limit size. Actually we didn’t have these projects:

http://videohive.net/item/photo-gallery-on-a-sunny-afternoon/3209013
http://videohive.net/item/explainer-video-toolkit-2/9232039
http://videohive.net/item/scifi-interface-hud-package/8226307

And also we should send tickets each time and maybe they won’t respond to us.

My pleasure PixFlow. The limit certainly has to be lifted in my opinion. I think Envato will see higher quality projects and results from Authors who now have to sacrifice content quality because of limitations to size. I always thought it would be a good idea for authors to submit variations of a project. For instance, a buyer has the option to purchase a project package that contains a version with smaller Quicktime compressed files, or for a higher price point, a version with the Raw Files. No different than you see on other stock sites, where you can purchase various files sizes. Give the buyer more options, and potentially more sales to the author.

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PHANTAZMA says

Hello There! I figured I would chime in since this is a topic artists on videohive often ask me about. The projects I have created always contain tons of plates, 3d shaders, action mattes and design mattes. When I started with my first project, I was just touching the 500MB mark. It was stressful in the idea that I felt I would have to sacrifice content in order to meet the limit. So, on my next project I contacted Envato, explained to them my concept, and how much extra content would be given to the customers, beyond just an After Effects project. And they totally flexible. And that is what I believe opened the 1GB limit, from 500MB. For each project I have always contacted Envato, explained that, in some cases, I am adding close to 100 files (4K mattes or plates). I would state my case, and Envato has always been flexible for me. I believe restrictions would come if the author has 1 or 2 files that are just too large because the artist did not compress the file down in a reasonable fashion. I think for the sake of bundles or packages, there should be very little restrictions on size limit, because trust me, I would go beyond the sizes I have been allowed. Never mind the fact, 1GB, in the world of quality video content, is not a reality these days. Size certainly has to be expanded. I want to provide much greater sized packages with Original R3D Raw files that I film, rather than recompress the content. However, I do think envato has to draw the line on authors who want to provide a 2GB project with just a few uncompressed QT or PNG file. There has to be a balance. However, authors providing large packages, which give the customers greater value to the dollar, should have much greater flexibility with the size limitations. PixFlow, you should not have any problem in getting the size lifted since you contacted them, and most certainly would be providing loads of quality content. I believe the folks at Envato know when to have that limitation and when to lift it.

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PHANTAZMA says

Hi 3eka, no, it is certainly not “wrong” in any shape or form. There may be a slight unintended pun to that comment. Technically, 5 blades will produce a pentagon bokeh, unless wide open. And aesthetically, whatever shape one prefers in terms of bokeh is purely stylistic, and personal choice. There is no right or wrong regarding bokeh style or shapes. And run away from anyone who tells you different. :) There should never be limitations when working as an artist. I film the majority of the time with anamorphic cinema lenses, and the bokeh with many of my anamorphic scopes are very stretched and oval. I like to call it impressionist style. It’s the style and preference I choose when DP’ing my own work. So, again, nothing is ever wrong with the style and look you choose, and nothing wrong with pentagon bokeh. Hope this helps my friend!

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PHANTAZMA says

Rule of thumb 3eka when you are exercising your shooting skills, Shallow Depth of Field and Bokeh Effect do not make for a good shot. Shallow DOF and Bokeh concern is a technique that is beyond abused, extremely overused, and misunderstood these days, more than ever. The end result becomes more about “oh that’s cool looking”, versus, what does your shot say and why am I composing the shot this way. Just some quick tip personal advice. :) In terms of lenses, from someone like myself who has every lens under the sun, Canon is great, however, Nikons and Canons are extremely overpriced for the most part. You will find just as great results from a brand like Rokinon/Samyang lenses in the 50mm. Happy Filming!

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PHANTAZMA says


PS: You can come to Colombia. It is not Europa but it is cool and you know that our countries are like brother :D

It’s funny because I’m actually planning on moving to Colombia, me and my girlfriend am excited about this, we are literally to one bus drive to reach the frontier and get out of this hell of a nightmare.

And you know I was actually looking your profile up :D I saw you on a thread about Spain people here on Videohive and you said you are Colombian I was wondering in asking you a couple of questions about living there and such and now you tell me this! man what a coincidence.

Everyone has their reasons for creating for this community (money, knowledge, freedom). My reason was to be able to virtually connect with other artists around the world who have the same appreciations I do in this field. I had enjoyed seeing the positivity this community brings and I found that to be very endearing.

Reading _Terry’s reasoning for creating here really blew my mind and made me realize that there are so many reasons artists here produce content. So, be it to someone’s standards or not, creating content for Envato can truly transcend the reason of just wanting to make money. I’m a storyteller at heart so reading _Terry’s reasons for creating, or a quick reference to the country’s “suffering” FXNinja’s, really touches home for me. It makes me appreciate the artists and community even more than I already had.

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PHANTAZMA says

A huge congrads to an extremely skilled artist!

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PHANTAZMA says

Fantastic! Love it. Two of my favorite genres, silent films, and family time!

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PHANTAZMA says

This is absolutely amazing!

Thank you so much Djomla!!!

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PHANTAZMA says

Congratulations men, your work is like a injection its contain lot of attention harmones which turns individual emotionaly on! ;)

HA! That’s Brilliant! Thanks my friend!

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PHANTAZMA says

Thank you so much man. Honestly, its a joy to share my blood, sweat and tears with all you artists who inspire me everyday.

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