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« on: August 20, 2018, 06:58 »
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Hello,

on Fotolia/AS they have rejected this file for "lack of relevance".
I would like to have your (kind) opinion...

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/92544557/4k-summer-sale-video-ad-template.html

Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 07:19 »
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It's pretty basic.  I could probably recreate that in 5 minutes.  Perhaps that's an Adobe Stock policy, not being complex enough.

But, you also may have gotten a review who is having an off night.  Sometimes when I disagree with a review, I simply re-submit and hope for another reviewer.

You can't go by P5's reviewers; they're very, very liberal.  Shutterstock and Adobe Stock seem more conservative.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 07:38 »
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It's useful as an editable template, not as a rendered video file.

« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 11:09 »
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It's useful as an editable template, not as a rendered video file.

That was my reaction too.  I can't see any use at all for this as a rendered video...?

« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 12:36 »
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The video has - in a 2nd part - an "empty" version of the animation with only "Summer Sale" text. That allows the buyer to eventually input customized texts inside, knowing that "Super Summer Sale" is a very popular and used topic. I sell a lot of the same designs with my vectors so I thought it could sell as a video.
But I know this can be made via CSS or should be sold as an AE template.
Anyway I'll be back in that thread if I sell it one day...

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 13:28 »
+1
Looks useful to me, but I am not a pro, I couldnt create that myself. But I could download it and mix into something, which is all my poor skills allow.

So good luck.

« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 04:35 »
+3
So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 04:42 »
+1
If you have a series of these for all occasions I am sure you will get dedicated followers.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 11:13 »
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So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 11:26 »
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So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning. It took less time to make that anim than lots of my vectors which painfully make $20
And I guess that will be the first of a long series  :)

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 18:37 »
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Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning.

And have you sold each of them once year at $21.54? Not enough data to say whether it's actually good or bad, but while your revelation that you have 1700 similar files was intended to be a positive (as it multiplies sales potential), it's also extremely negative at the same time! One sale a year for your one file is one thing... one sale a year for your 1700 files is another entirely!

Sure, you may have had a bunch sales on your other files for all we know, but I'm guessing you would have mentioned that if it was the case rather than ifs and maybes about what one sale on one clip might mean for a portfolio of 1700.

Don't get me wrong, I think your video is perfectly fine, the design is nice and I can see them selling... but I'm just questioning your confidence in your approach based on one sale, in one year.

« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2019, 19:19 »
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I just wasn't really visually moved enough to feel like I could do something with it.
Maybe some work on the pizazz of it some in good ways.
I do think combining your text, illustration version with real/"filmed"/video-graphed elements would make for a more interesting story.
Thanks,
Lee
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 19:27 by WaterView »

« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 02:59 »
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Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning.

And have you sold each of them once year at $21.54? Not enough data to say whether it's actually good or bad, but while your revelation that you have 1700 similar files was intended to be a positive (as it multiplies sales potential), it's also extremely negative at the same time! One sale a year for your one file is one thing... one sale a year for your 1700 files is another entirely!

Sure, you may have had a bunch sales on your other files for all we know, but I'm guessing you would have mentioned that if it was the case rather than ifs and maybes about what one sale on one clip might mean for a portfolio of 1700.

Don't get me wrong, I think your video is perfectly fine, the design is nice and I can see them selling... but I'm just questioning your confidence in your approach based on one sale, in one year.

Thanks for writing. No I don't have 1700 similar to this one, which was just an attempt to adapt my good selling vectors with same design. I was only meaning that if I could sell each of my video once a year, I won't be unhappy. But I'm just in the microstock video/animation game since april 2018, so it's too close to make solid stats. Only on SS I have videos that sells from 0/year, 1/year to 20-30/year but that's much more if I add other agencies. In that hard microstock deal my philosophy is that I must feel happy if I sell my work at least once a year rather than 0, but I would of course rather sell each of my file 100/month...

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 03:43 »
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So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning. It took less time to make that anim than lots of my vectors which painfully make $20
And I guess that will be the first of a long series  :)

I understand your way of thinking, but keep in mind that the majority of your video's won't sell, ever. If you are going to make lots of animations similar to this one, you'd need more than 1 sale / year to make up for those that don't sell.

The cold, hard fact is that for most contributors, unless they have a really strong portfolio with lots of variation, only 10-15% will be viable for 1 sale or more. Maybe 1%-5% will be bestsellers which will make up for the many hours of work, but the majority of the files will never be sold.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2019, 03:45 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 05:04 »
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So it's done: finally made my first sale of this one on SS : https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1013958596
It was worth it I guess then ;-)
I sell a lot of this in vector format so I was believing someone would have an interest in animation format

To be honest, I wouldn't call 1 sale per year "worth it"...

Not wrong but... I have around 1700 videos. If I sold each of them once a year at $21,54 that's $35700 in my pocket
That's what I was meaning. It took less time to make that anim than lots of my vectors which painfully make $20
And I guess that will be the first of a long series  :)

I understand your way of thinking, but keep in mind that the majority of your video's won't sell, ever. If you are going to make lots of animations similar to this one, you'd need more than 1 sale / year to make up for those that don't sell.

The cold, hard fact is that for most contributors, unless they have a really strong portfolio with lots of variation, only 10-15% will be viable for 1 sale or more. Maybe 1%-5% will be bestsellers which will make up for the many hours of work, but the majority of the files will never be sold.

I agree. I was not planning to make other similar videos as the results are so poor. But it's always satisfying to have one sale (and guess it won't be the first and last...)


 

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