Those clips are sold for Editorial Usage, basically for non-commercial purposes such as press or tv news.
Personally like your work, it’s very original and rare to find on this marketplace! If your item got rejected don’t be desperate, just upload them somewhere else and you will see that your effort will be rewarded with good $$!
I think it’s normal that people take inspiration from a concept that made an authors an Elite in less than 1 year!
3 extendend licenses in one shot! I’m gonna get drunk tonight!
YAY! 666 sales!
Quality against quantity, that’s a concept I do agree with, but let me give you a personal example.
I’m about to make a photography trip, those are the numbers:
investment for a 5 day trip= 700$. Sales needed to cover costs = 700$/2.5$ = 280 sales. how many clips do I have to produce to cover the costs and how long will it take me to sell them? 100clips x 3 sales? 50clips x 6 sales? On a 5 day trip it means i have to produce minimum 10 masterpieces a day and hope to sell them at least 6 times each or, that those files are gonna generate more traffic to my portfolio and more overall sales.
Alright, I understand you need a large quality portfolio to make money with footage, but you also need A LOT of money beforehand to invest to develop it because Shooting footage requires a continuos investment of money for equipment, models, transport, trips and all the rest and with such low prices the return of investment is gonna take ages to work out.
With those prices, I’m afraid that footage market won’t stand out anytime soon, is just gonna keep away master videographers to join this site and unmotivate already existing authors to improve their skills.
I’m italian and I grew up in an enviroment where if you want quality, you pay for it, and being cheap is not always seen as a good market strategy at all.
Rickyloca saidWhen were they decreased? I’ve been here for about 4 years now and have only seen increases.
When prices were decreased for AE projects…
Extended license has been decreased to 3x…forgot to mention that regular license was increased of a few bucks! obviously nothing happened for stock footage, I just woke up one morning and saw every AE author celebrating for the increase while video authors just saw their regular price staying the same and extended lowered…not a good way to start your day!
Are we going to see an increase of prices for stock footage as well or can I just keep on dreaming? If Envato now requires a higher quality I expect to see an increase of prices too in order to be fair, otherwise why should invest in a photography trip or equipment to see my clips being priced the same? Ok, quality of portfolios will improve, which turns into more sales but still…a standard 5$ is way too low in my opinion.
I agree with you Urbazon. I have to admit that communication between Envato and Authors is not really the best I’ve seen so far. When prices were decreased for AE projects I discovered that were decreased for footage too…but no prior notice at all. Is it that difficult to send a round email to all the authors with all the changes applied to the marketplace? Other agencies send me emails just to inform me that they are changing the layout of the main page, or the reasons why commission and prices decreased. Fair enough, i got informed and I don’t get headache when i see those changes! I’m actually starting to realize that Envato doesn’t care at all about Stock Footage because nothing have been done to improve the market of videos, you can complain as much as you want but I’m afraid you won’t see any action being taken for a long while.
Rickyloca saidAnd that is exactly why I suggested/asked for this feature to be implemented, where we could offer different video sizes, just like they offer it for photos over at PhotoDune.
I have a couple too but i guess that reviewers didnt notice that because the files were not queuing one next to each other. Once I uploaded 2 version next to each other and got the 4k ones rejected with reviewer clearly saying that they do not accept the same file in different format…it sounds just too ridicolous to me thats why i was wondering if i can sell 4k at least somewhere else!
I work with my editorial shots on other websites, and all of them (and when I say all I really mean ALL) automatically downsize your file into smaller resolutions for different prices. What’s wrong with Envato? I need someone from staff who is gonna explain why i can not upload full HD&4k versions, and if not, if I can at least upload them on different websites because like this it’s way too unfair!