I got a ‘hard reject’ on my recently submitted project, but no useful explanation why. The standard email response states that “it did not meet our minimum requirements for quality and/or marketplace policies”.
I’ve been an After Effects professional for around 15 years and I’ve bought over 40 Videohive templates whilst working for different clients, so I thought I was familiar with the VH quality standards. Could someone please put me out of my misery and tell me why this is not a commercially viable template:
Xmas Tree Fly-around
Thanks in advance!
I like it, and I think it could do very well on VH. There’s a few things I’m not too keen on though, which is why I wouldn’t buy it.
I think the font and the colours look a bit 90’s. I’ve not had a multi-coloured tree for as long as I can remember… something two-tone, maybe purple and silver for the decorations would look a lot more classy. Also, I’d turn the saturation down on the tree itself, currently it’s looking a bit ‘plasticy’. Maybe a more natural texture with a bit of a bump map will fix that.
Also, although the animation and the camera movements are good, it does get a bit repetitive. Maybe you could alter some of the movement, even if it’s just pulling out to a wider shot with some text next to the tree before it goes back in again or something… maybe some different decorations? I don;t know, just something to add a bit of variety.
And I’m not too keen on the background colour. Apart from that, I think it’s really good and could be a top seller in Christmas items given a few tweaks.
fonts and colors as StencilMedia said, also don’t let camera to stop when over one of those balls, come in, slow down, keep a movement, fly away.
Great feedback in the comments above, but I’m still not sure it should have been hard rejected in the first place?
Thanks for taking the time to check out the project and leave constructive comments – much more helpful than the standard rejection email. The font & background colour are easily edited, but changing the camera animation and re-rendering the tree will be quite time consuming (and another rejection is still a possibility ).
Hmm, I may look at other avenues, but thanks again for your help.