Thank you for including my projects!
There is one very nice by SUPER-8 “String Theory Christmas Greetings“. I think it deserves to be part of your collection
Thank you for suggesting my project flasheasy, it’s very kind of you! Also, many thanks to FastNOC for being a great customer and creating this collection. I’m sure it will help many buyers quickly find outstanding Christmas projects!
It all boils down to the money, what’s the point of making a unique file if it’s not going to sell well. That statement doesn’t justify copying, but it explains the mindset that authors are stuck in these days.
Well said Graham—I get what you’re saying man! Unfortunately, most of life’s motivations center around making more money. I’m a red-blooded capitalist who believes in a free and virtuous society. But this shouldn’t come solely at the expense of other people’s hard work and determination. We need to have a vested interest in everything we aspire to do in life!
If you feel someone is infringing on your copyright you can contact support and they will take care of it if necessary.
But there will always be authors copying popular items simply because they want/need to follow the trend and want/need to deliver what customers want and buy. To some degree, it is a natural development. Almost none author here is not inspired by other works – let that be videohive or TV ads, videos seen on youtube/vimeo, demo reels of other people, shows motion graphics, sport openers etc etc.Of course if it goes beyond being “inspired by” to “stolen from”, we have copyright infringements and as I said above, support will take care of that.
Thanks for your insight and advice Tobi. I always contact support with copyright concerns; they are very helpful in most cases.
I just wanted to vent my frustration, as well as challenge fellow authors to create original works without compromising their ethics.
Ultimately, we all want to inspire buyers to purchase through our individual creativity!
To whom it may concern:
Lately, I have discovered too many files for sale on Videohive that are heavily “inspired” by some of mine and others most popular works.
A few authors (even an Elite) are so desperate for a fresh concept that they infringe upon the designs of other authors—this is terribly disappointing!
I have more respect for thieves who steal my projects and distribute them for free than I do for authors who steal my concepts and claim them as their own!
There’s plenty of room here for creativity, so please try to be original and create your own work—I have a family to feed!
Here’s a very simple formula to follow: Originality + Usability + Quality = Success!
Now, go create something amazing!
Thanks Envato Team—you guys are so clever!
Yes, many authors are available for freelance work at very affordable rates! Check their profile page for details, or send an email with your request.
Videohive authors are always interested in knowing more about the specific needs of our customers, so thank you for providing this valuable information!
In fact, I was so intrigued by your request that I did some research and discovered that you are the host of the the #1 Bigfoot Webcast “After Hours with Rictor”, the “Talking Dead Deadcast”, and a cast member of Spike TV’s “Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty”.
Check it out here: http://afterhourswithrictor.com/
Rictor, your request is extremely unique to the field of Cryptozoology, therefore it may not immediately inspire many authors to create templates or motion graphics with a specific “Bigfoot” theme.
May I suggest that you contact your favorite authors via their profile page and ask them to create these elements based on your specific budget? This will allow you to interact with the artist by providing design details, as well as any examples for inspiration.
I know this sounds like a lot of work, but I believe it is the best way to quickly get the elements you need. In the meantime, please check out these great templates to see if they offer any useable elements:http://videohive.net/item/mystic-forest/122215 http://videohive.net/item/hollywood-horror-2/102891 http://videohive.net/item/forest-haze/6976753 http://videohive.net/item/paranormal/3843069 http://videohive.net/item/dark-woods-and-text/3225451 http://videohive.net/item/dark-forest-thriller-trailer/8560106 http://videohive.net/item/scary-titles/461006 http://videohive.net/item/evidence/6669830
I hope this helps!
Kindest regards, SUPER-8
Thanks to many wonderful customers and the expert team at Envato, I’m just a few sales away from achieving “Envato Elite” status.
My question is what’s the real significance of becoming Elite? Are there any immediate benefits such as increased monthly sales or new followers? Does this status greatly impact a customer’s overall decision to purchase? Will customers expect a higher level of design execution, technical support or video tutorials with every project?
I would appreciate any insight from our awesome Elite authors, as well as loyal customers.
dustinmyersdesign saidYep, same here. I’ve sold some extended licenses even, but never know about their use… How do you know about the use of your templates guys?
I do a lot of freelance mgfx/editing work for a lot of different clients, and essentially time and budget dictate the use of templates for almost every project, so from big to small jobs/companies if there is a video project due, typically a videohive template is going to be used to kick start it—a lot of the times though they get modified to a degree that it isn’t quickly noticeable that it was from a particular template, at least in my case… So I think that is the typical client/situation… I’ve sold hundreds of my templates, but have yet to come across anything video that they have been used it, but it’s a big world, lots of videos being made
When a customer contacts me with a question or needs help with a template, I kindly request a link to their finished production. Most of them are glad to show how the template was used.
A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to a Minecraft video on YouTube featuring my “Ultimate Movie Logo” template. The video is quite popular with over 6 million views!