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« on: May 14, 2014, 23:15 »
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Greetings to the Community at MSG Forums,

We have just recently updated our online marketplace and would love to reach out to the MSG community.

MotionElements (ME) is an online marketplace for Asia inspired royalty free stock animation, video footage, After Effects and Apple Motion templates.

http://www.motionelements.com

As part of our continuous efforts to grow content and improve the site we would like to open this space as an avenue and catalyst to get in touch with MSG members who are interested to sell their content through MotionElements.

Where is ME from & what is its focus?
We are based in Singapore, a small yet bustling hub of many cultures in Asia. Due in large part to this, our primary focus is on becoming the largest provider of Asia Inspired content.

What do you mean by Asia Inspired?
Firstly and most obviously, these are content set in Asia.
i.e. Time lapse of the Singapore skyline, people walking by the Great Wall of China, people relaxing on the beaches of Phuket Thailand, etc.

Secondly, these can be Asia related concepts & subjects (people, culture, practices, symbols, events), that may or may not be set in Asia.
i.e. An Asian businesswoman in the office, dragon dancing in China Town, New York, a Russian trying out a Japanese Kimono.

What about my non-Asia Inspired content?
Those are very much welcome at our marketplace too, as our audiences are also very much interested on global content (more on this later).

Who are MEs Audiences and how do you address them?
Majority of our audiences are from Asia as ME is based here, but we have a growing market in the Americas and Europe as well.

Besides English, the site is available in Japanese, Chinese, & Korean with more to be added in the future. The site also supports Deutsche.

What kind of content are you looking for?
Due to the prevalence of stock image sites, both large and small, we would like to keep our media types limited to those with motion:
1.   Animation & Video Backgrounds
2.   Video Footage
3.   After Effects templates
4.   Apple Motion templates

We are looking for Asia Inspired content in line with our focus, but non-Asia content have also been proven to sell well  to our audiences.

Whats in it for us Contributors?
 - Pricing is fully determined by you. If you feel that your footage is going to sell for $250, we have no reason to stop you from pricing it so. We'd like for our Artists to keep their pricing strategy in tact.
 - Commissions will always be at least 50% from the sale of your content. No hidden fees and additional charges.
 - When we initiate promotions it always cuts on our share, never on yours.
 - Payment is consistently made on the 15th of the following month when you make a sale.
 - Your English metadata is searchable with queries made in our supported localized languages. No need to translate.
i.e. searching cherry blossom, sakura, 桜の花 (Japanese), 벚꽃 (Korean), 櫻花 (Chinese) will yield similar results
 - You have the freedom to upload your work to us in various convenient ways, including Picworkflow (at no charge).
 - Last but not the least, we will do our best to market your content to audiences in Asia and the rest of the world. We do our marketing and support in as many relevant Asia languages as necessary to attract more sales to your content.

We Hope to Work with MSG Contributors
To those interested and would like to sign up, please do so here:

https://www.motionelements.com/signup/artist
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 01:07 by john »



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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 02:16 »
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That's a perfect introduction from an agency representative to this forum thank you, didn't see one from Mat though....

« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 03:12 »
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The site redesign looks great. I hope this new push will help a lot more sales come :)

« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 16:02 »
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Do you have any traffic yet? I am looking for another video outlet that pays a fair trade commission like you folks.

I uploaded some test files and after the files finish uploading the system just trials forever "processing files".


Edit: 4 hours later and they are "still processing"
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 20:46 by Mantis »

« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 23:15 »
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Do you have any traffic yet? I am looking for another video outlet that pays a fair trade commission like you folks.

I uploaded some test files and after the files finish uploading the system just trials forever "processing files".


Edit: 4 hours later and they are "still processing"

Hi Mantis. It's great to have you on board. Glad to know that you appreciate our commission rates, we believe that anything lower than this is not doing our contributors justice. Sure enough this was echoed by most of the community in the Microstock Expo. On terms of traffic, we have a steady stream of visitors from Asia, US and some parts of Europe.

Regarding the preview generation, unfortunately, at the time of posting, we are receiving an extremely high amount of upload traffic. :-\ Rest assured that once this eases up, preview generation takes a lot less time.

« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 00:30 »
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Welcome to the forum John.

« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 02:33 »
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Hi John,

thank you for introducing yourself and motionelements. I will certainly try your site but I'll wait a bit for things to normalize.

I've stopped uploading to smaller sites and have only been focussing on pond5 and shutterstock. But I am willing to give it a go and see if you can generate sales.

Welcome to msg!


« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2014, 05:15 »
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thank you for introducing yourself and motionelements. I will certainly try your site but I'll wait a bit for things to normalize.

I've stopped uploading to smaller sites and have only been focussing on pond5 and shutterstock. But I am willing to give it a go and see if you can generate sales.

Welcome to msg!

Thanks cobalt. Good to know that you are willing to try us out. Once things normalize for you and you decide to get on board, drop me a PM and I'll assist you if necessary.

It's great to have a warm welcome from the MSG community. We certainly hope that we can help bolster the footage part of the community in MSG.

We'd definitely hope that motion (footage, animation, video templates) will constitute a larger part of people's microstock income.

ogm

« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 06:50 »
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Hi john,
Thank you for the presentation! Here I need a little bit more explanation because it is not clear enough for me!
You say:
- Commissions will always be at least 50% from the sale of your content. No hidden fees and additional charges.

and in the "Artist Supplier Agreement" :

4. ...MotionElements shall pay to Supplier an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) multiplied times the gross revenues . ...
gross revenues means payments less any administrative fees, charge backs, refunds, discounts or other credits issued by MotionElements, for sales of Supplier Content ...


What do you mean? Is this means that "at least" is not at least?
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 01:40 by ogm »

« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 07:27 »
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I've had you guys bookmarked for a long time because I like your commissions. You're still around, which is a good sign! And it seems that you're growing, so I'll upload a test batch and see what happens.

« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2014, 07:29 »
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Do you have any traffic yet? I am looking for another video outlet that pays a fair trade commission like you folks.

I uploaded some test files and after the files finish uploading the system just trials forever "processing files".


Edit: 4 hours later and they are "still processing"

Hi Mantis. It's great to have you on board. Glad to know that you appreciate our commission rates, we believe that anything lower than this is not doing our contributors justice. Sure enough this was echoed by most of the community in the Microstock Expo. On terms of traffic, we have a steady stream of visitors from Asia, US and some parts of Europe.

Regarding the preview generation, unfortunately, at the time of posting, we are receiving an extremely high amount of upload traffic. :-\ Rest assured that once this eases up, preview generation takes a lot less time.

Hi John,

Thanks for the feedback.  What about key wording? There are 17 categories to place keywords.  Say I have a simple beach wave scene.  It has a lot of characteristics that would fit into multiple keyword buckets.  Am I supposed to split my keywords up into the appropriate buckets? If so that is an awful lot of work and it will prevent a lot of people from uploading due to the massive amount of work.  Conversely, if I dump all my keywords into only one bucket do I lose search placement my not separating them into the appropriate keyword categories?

« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 08:20 »
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Hi John,

in the light of recent experiences in the wider stock industry, I also have a question: do you distribute your content to other partneragencies or "resellers"? If you do, is there a clear opt out button for the artists?

This is one thing I am paying more attention to. I prefer to sell my files from the designated agency only. If I want more "partners" I will look for them myself.

So before I upload to motionelemets I would like to be sure that my files will be sold from only your site.

« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 09:02 »
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Hi John,


So before I upload to motionelemets I would like to be sure that my files will be sold from only your site.

I would like to know this too.

« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 20:38 »
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Hi John,

in the light of recent experiences in the wider stock industry, I also have a question: do you distribute your content to other partneragencies or "resellers"? If you do, is there a clear opt out button for the artists?

This is one thing I am paying more attention to. I prefer to sell my files from the designated agency only. If I want more "partners" I will look for them myself.

So before I upload to motionelemets I would like to be sure that my files will be sold from only your site.

To Zeus & Cobalt,

This is an interesting point, and one that I've seen brought up in quite a lot of threads here in MSG. Without beating around the bush, I will say that our contracts does allow this, and it leaves the door open for such partnerships with other agencies.

That being said, I'm glad to say that we do not sub-distribute/sub-license content to partner agencies at present and that we currently have no plans of doing so in the near future.

Should this ever happen, we will make it a point to inform our contributors and as requested by others in the forum, will give contributors the option to opt out.

« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2014, 16:26 »
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Hi John,

in the light of recent experiences in the wider stock industry, I also have a question: do you distribute your content to other partneragencies or "resellers"? If you do, is there a clear opt out button for the artists?
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This is one thing I am paying more attention to. I prefer to sell my files from the designated agency only. If I want more "partners" I will look for them myself.

So before I upload to motionelemets I would like to be sure that my files will be sold from only your site.

To Zeus & Cobalt,

This is an interesting point, and one that I've seen brought up in quite a lot of threads here in MSG. Without beating around the bush, I will say that our contracts does allow this, and it leaves the door open for such partnerships with other agencies.

That being said, I'm glad to say that we do not sub-distribute/sub-license content to partner agencies at present and that we currently have no plans of doing so in the near future.

Should this ever happen, we will make it a point to inform our contributors and as requested by others in the forum, will give contributors the option to opt out.

That's good news I suppose, being able to opt out. Are you generating any customers yet?


« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2014, 07:21 »
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I uploaded several clips a few days ago. These clips are still on ftp directory, but there is nothing to tag/edit/manage on the site.

Harvepino

« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2014, 16:56 »
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Nice introduction.  :) A bit of fresh air after all the IS/DT/etc threads.

I joined some weeks ago and uploaded the few animations I have at the moment. I'm only just starting with videos, but shifting my focus towards it to achieve 50/50 income balance between pictures and videos in a year's time.

The whole upload/submit process went well. I have fingers crossed for you guys, the website looks nice, it'll be great if we start seeing some sales kicking in.

« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2014, 15:43 »
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Has anyone had any sales here yet?

« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2014, 23:13 »
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Has anyone had any sales here yet?

I've had a few sales there over the past year. Not enough to get me excited though.

« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2014, 07:28 »
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Has anyone had any sales here yet?

I've had a few sales there over the past year. Not enough to get me excited though.

How many clips if you don't mind me asking?

« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2014, 08:26 »
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Has anyone had any sales here yet?

I have had two sales of one video clip. Started in January, now about 100 files online.

« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2014, 08:37 »
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How many clips if you don't mind me asking?

5 clips sold from 470 online.

« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2014, 22:48 »
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Hello fellow Singaporeans!

Great to see more locals entering the stock scene, whatever the medium.

You guys are doing really great so far introducing yourselves on this forum -- makes me proud of my fellow countrymen. :D

I'm not a footage person (I only create illustrations/vectors), but if you ever expand into the vector market, please let me know. I'm exclusive with iStock for now, but I'm always looking out for other possible avenues if things should change in future.

Until then, good luck! I'd say it's a great sign that the people here at MSG are welcoming you.


 

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