Posts by Rickyloca

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Rickyloca says

1 hour drive, 2 hours hiking till the summit of the mountain with heavy equipment and survival things to carry on my shoulders, find the right spot, waiting for the right time at sunset, set the camera to shoot 3 bracketed photos in full Raw (26mb each on a 5dMarkII ) to blend in HDR, calculate interval and how many shot i wanna take, finally push the button to start taking photos while watching mother nature’s show. After 1 hour sun has set, it’s getting dark and I’m in the middle of nowhere, pack my stuff again, walk down to my car with a torch trying to don’t fall down, reach my car and start driving back home. Get home, download my 1300 full raw photos for 30Gb on my computer, start the batch process to blend in HDR which normally takes 6/7 hours for 5k resolution, I do it overnight, so I can go to sleep. Wake up the next day with 400 hdr photos, deflicker, color correct and fix them as I want, render the HD 1080 video again in another hour and finally, after basically no effort because i just had to push one button, I can watch my 5$ clip!

EmericLB, I understand your frustration.

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Rickyloca says

Hey Panda,

I don’t own a Red so that’s not a problem for me. :)

If I work with Videohive is simply because the revenue I make is proportional to the effort I put in making my videos, despite the price is so ridicolously low.

I agree with you when you say that one should find another marketplace if you wanna sell at higher prices, that’s also the reason why stock footage quality on videohive is so low: because 95% of filmmakers out there are not going to invest their money and time in producing videos priced at 5$, it’s a matter of pride and dignity plus, we need to make a living too, so unless you are a stock agency like Pressmaster or XnitroX you can forget to make good money in here.

I’m ashamed to tell people that I sell videos at 5$ because their first reaction is laughing, and for the same reason Videohive has already lost Mwilson, who deleted 90% of his portfolio from here and decided to work with a marketplace that gives him some dignity.

That’s what I’m saying, this pricing is making great authors leaving rather than joining this community.

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Rickyloca says

15.000$ camera + helicopter + 13 stops dynamic range, superb overall quality that you can play on 2000$+ UHD Screen… and 55$ is expensive? 55$ it’s already a rip off, 30$...better if I shut my mouth! :) If I will ever own a Red, Videohive is going to be the last place where I’m going to upload my videos!

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Rickyloca says

If you have uploaded a 1080 video,just simply customize it to 4k for your client, simple as that! Regarding the price, 30$ is too low, same as all the prices for stock footage in here.

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Rickyloca says

Yay! my first sale reversal after 2 no-sales days! :)

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Rickyloca says

Stable sales across February, surprisingly turned out 2nd best month in earnings despite the shorter month :)

Same here! I’ve noticed that weekends were really slow compared the rest of the weeks, Wednesdays were the most profitable days, I had one no sales day, maybe 2 (today :( ) but still a solid month despite the 28 days and the search bug!

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Rickyloca says

I’m still not making a living out of Envato, but when I try to describe how this works I just say that I have an online shop open 24/7 12 months a year available to everyone in the world, where I sell my videos and timelapses…that’s it! In this way they understand what I do, but the most common question is: “Who the hell buys this kind of stuff?” I never knew how to answer this question and actually I don’t care as long as I sell ,but I’m dead curious to know who uses my art and how! :)

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Rickyloca says

A question for you guys who have a P.Iva: Imagine you make enough money from Envato to choose to live wherever you want outside of Italy (I guess some of you do! :) ) is having a P.IVA the right choice to work and live abroad? Or do I have to open a sort of local p.iva? It’s obvious a P.IVA is required if you are a freelancer in Italy, but what if you are a freelancer who works around the world for years?

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Rickyloca says


@LCweb, Having a bank account abroad it’s like being a traveller. I opened like 4 bank accounts in 4 different countries when i was working and travelling and Italy never asked me anything about it BUT, I don’t have a P.IVA so fisco have absolutely no idea of what I’m doing. What if you are a freelancer and travel/work around the world and never spend more than 1 month in the same country?
If you travel but your residence is in Italy, you should pay taxes in italy… if you are honest… but i guess being italian means everyone is smarter then all the others right? :|

Sure I’m honest, when I worked in Australia i paid local taxes and so I did when I worked in other countries. Now I’m in Italy but with the small amount of money I make from Envato I’m not even required to open a P.IVA yet, so for now I just put my envato savings in a foreign moneysaver :)

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Rickyloca says

@LCweb, Having a bank account abroad it’s like being a traveller. I opened like 4 bank accounts in 4 different countries when i was working and travelling and Italy never asked me anything about it BUT, I don’t have a P.IVA so fisco have absolutely no idea of what I’m doing. What if you are a freelancer and travel/work around the world and never spend more than 1 month in the same country?

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