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« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2014, 11:00 »
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Uploading process is smooth.  Tagging is easy too.  I heard Motionelements sales are better than Revostock.  I hope it's true.

I had two sales so far with 200 clips. I hope they expand beyond the Asian market. The videos I sold had nothing to do with Asia.


« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2014, 13:09 »
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I receiced today a very interesting email from ME suggesting that i MAY have some missing model releases in my portfolio.
Of course the text and form of the mail it was very general like an advertisement and since there is no inspection at ME i guess they sent this newsletter-ish email to everyone,which pretty much says it all about how covered legally everyone is when uploading at ME.

What this implies, sadly, is that in the unfortunate event one has not tagged his footage as editorial,or worse yet has and there are still legal issues,
ME is legally irresponsible since it will sell this footage anyway.

So i have spent a lot of time and effort uploading to an agency that hasn't got my back and refuses to be held accountable for my mistakes or mispractices if you like.
Had my 2nd sale this week too after 4 months and i think it's high time i halt my uploads,and eventually pull my port,since this business model of theirs seems questionable at best.

« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2014, 15:20 »
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I receiced today a very interesting email from ME suggesting that i MAY have some missing model releases in my portfolio.
Of course the text and form of the mail it was very general like an advertisement and since there is no inspection at ME i guess they sent this newsletter-ish email to everyone,which pretty much says it all about how covered legally everyone is when uploading at ME.

What this implies, sadly, is that in the unfortunate event one has not tagged his footage as editorial,or worse yet has and there are still legal issues,
ME is legally irresponsible since it will sell this footage anyway.

So i have spent a lot of time and effort uploading to an agency that hasn't got my back and refuses to be held accountable for my mistakes or mispractices if you like.
Had my 2nd sale this week too after 4 months and i think it's high time i halt my uploads,and eventually pull my port,since this business model of theirs seems questionable at best.

I got the same email but I only have a few models in vids which all have model releases.

« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2014, 16:16 »
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Yes.Confirms that it is absolutely random.i have been checking my clips and all the editorials are marked as such.


« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2015, 03:55 »
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Had the first sale reversal 1! month after the purchase of a somewhat expensive and rare clip.
The kind of WYSIWYG editorial footage.
I repeat, ONE month after purchase.

6 sales and one reversal so far since summer.
Next time this happens i wont bother,i'm deleting my port in a heartbeat.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2015, 19:42 »
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John,

When I get paid by MotionElements through Paypal, Paypal charges me a fee for receiving the payout. Other agencies usually pay those fees for us, so the contributor receives the correct amount of commissions. Why doesn't ME pay those fees?

« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2015, 19:52 »
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John,

When I get paid by MotionElements through Paypal, Paypal charges me a fee for receiving the payout. Other agencies usually pay those fees for us, so the contributor receives the correct amount of commissions. Why doesn't ME pay those fees?

Same Q here.

« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2015, 08:42 »
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John,

When I get paid by MotionElements through Paypal, Paypal charges me a fee for receiving the payout. Other agencies usually pay those fees for us, so the contributor receives the correct amount of commissions. Why doesn't ME pay those fees?

WHAT???  THAT'S INSANE!!

« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2015, 08:48 »
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John,

When I get paid by MotionElements through Paypal, Paypal charges me a fee for receiving the payout. Other agencies usually pay those fees for us, so the contributor receives the correct amount of commissions. Why doesn't ME pay those fees?

WHAT???  THAT'S INSANE!!

I took a payout from ME and I was also charged PP fees.  When I contacted them they told me it was me and to check with Paypal because they do not charge fees.  Of course I know that's 100% inaccurate.

« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2015, 09:10 »
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AND ....Japan confirms the introduction of a new B2C tax on digital services to come into effect from October 1, 2015.

Page 20.
https://www.dlapiper.com/~/media/Files/Insights/Publications/2014/06/Global_VAT_Guide.pdf


« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2015, 09:15 »
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AND ....Japan confirms the introduction of a new B2C tax on digital services to come into effect from October 1, 2015.

Page 20.
https://www.dlapiper.com/~/media/Files/Insights/Publications/2014/06/Global_VAT_Guide.pdf


Man, everyone wants a piece of our pie. Amazing. Do they want whipped cream with that?

« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2015, 09:17 »
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I receiced today a very interesting email from ME suggesting that i MAY have some missing model releases in my portfolio.
Of course the text and form of the mail it was very general like an advertisement and since there is no inspection at ME i guess they sent this newsletter-ish email to everyone,which pretty much says it all about how covered legally everyone is when uploading at ME.

What this implies, sadly, is that in the unfortunate event one has not tagged his footage as editorial,or worse yet has and there are still legal issues,
ME is legally irresponsible since it will sell this footage anyway.

So i have spent a lot of time and effort uploading to an agency that hasn't got my back and refuses to be held accountable for my mistakes or mispractices if you like.
Had my 2nd sale this week too after 4 months and i think it's high time i halt my uploads,and eventually pull my port,since this business model of theirs seems questionable at best.

I received this email many months ago and instantly deleted all my clips numbering around 200. Since then I've uploaded again to 50 clips (nothing that could need releases). Still yet to make a sale here and I do well on P5/SS.

Not sure about this agency. Some of the favourite keywords searches are 'free clips', 'free downloads' which doesn't bode well if that's the expectations of people using the site.

« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2015, 10:38 »
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I receiced today a very interesting email from ME suggesting that i MAY have some missing model releases in my portfolio.
Of course the text and form of the mail it was very general like an advertisement and since there is no inspection at ME i guess they sent this newsletter-ish email to everyone,which pretty much says it all about how covered legally everyone is when uploading at ME.

What this implies, sadly, is that in the unfortunate event one has not tagged his footage as editorial,or worse yet has and there are still legal issues,
ME is legally irresponsible since it will sell this footage anyway.

So i have spent a lot of time and effort uploading to an agency that hasn't got my back and refuses to be held accountable for my mistakes or mispractices if you like.
Had my 2nd sale this week too after 4 months and i think it's high time i halt my uploads,and eventually pull my port,since this business model of theirs seems questionable at best.

I received this email many months ago and instantly deleted all my clips numbering around 200. Since then I've uploaded again to 50 clips (nothing that could need releases). Still yet to make a sale here and I do well on P5/SS.

Not sure about this agency. Some of the favourite keywords searches are 'free clips', 'free downloads' which doesn't bode well if that's the expectations of people using the site.

As i've said ME is behaving like a middleman or better yet like traffic warden of footage.Paypal fees are not really an issue,the big problem is that once you upload there you have no-one to "back you up" the way the major stock sites do,where they curate for starters,hence they accept legal responsibility on your behalf,etc.
What really killed ME for me was a sale reversal a month after the sale.
3 days i can understand,but this one month period as stated in their contract is a deal dropper for me.
I've never had something like that on p5 and SS (that i know of) .
At this point i am waiting for one final sale so i can pay back the fees owed by the reversal and after that im deleting everything at once and never looking back.
Better yet i might delete everything anyway,and send the money to them.
In a weird sense i almost feel good about it,but it's a shame though.

« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2015, 03:08 »
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Good morning.
Before asking in private via e-mail, would someone from ME care to explain why is it that files that have already been sold through ME months ago can't be deleted from the portfolio?
It seems they can only be unpublished.


Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2015, 06:06 »
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ME's upload is kinda buggy lately. File previews sometimes fail and elements don't always get published.  :-\

« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2015, 06:56 »
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ME's upload is kinda buggy lately. File previews sometimes fail and elements don't always get published.  :-\

Noticed the same thing.  I've had to re-upload several times. But not really any sales to be excited about. Maybe one a month if I'm lucky.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 07:23 by Mantis »

« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2015, 07:13 »
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Im actually a bit bummed about ME.
Was really hoping it would worth the effort and time i spent there uploading most of my port,but in my case that didnt work.
I have deleted everything since, and i have yet to receive an official answer (sent an email 1+1/2 months ago) as to why i cant delete the clips from my portfolio that have had a sale,and as to how i can pay back the -10usd fee from a footage reversal.


« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2015, 07:26 »
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Im actually a bit bummed about ME.
Was really hoping it would worth the effort and time i spent there uploading most of my port,but in my case that didnt work.
I have deleted everything since, and i have yet to receive an official answer (sent an email 1+1/2 months ago) as to why i cant delete the clips from my portfolio that have had a sale,and as to how i can pay back the -10usd fee from a footage reversal.

That's unfortunate. Also, they have stopped participating here. My guess is that they are raking in whatever they can until it becomes "unsustainable". They started off right, communicating well with us, then BAM!! Silence. That always worries me when the community scenario is used upfront then they go blank. Shutter stock is now doing the same. Shameful. 

« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2015, 22:06 »
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Im actually a bit bummed about ME.
Was really hoping it would worth the effort and time i spent there uploading most of my port,but in my case that didnt work.

Same here. It looked very promising, with friendly and helpful support, but never paid off.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2015, 13:08 »
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An older thread here but just wondering how sales are over at ME, especially for editorial branded content.

Currently I am on P5, VB, SS, P5 being #1, VB, a close #2 and SS a very distant third, looking for a 4th and maybe 5th site to place my content on. 

« Reply #71 on: December 21, 2015, 14:42 »
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An older thread here but just wondering how sales are over at ME, especially for editorial branded content.

Currently I am on P5, VB, SS, P5 being #1, VB, a close #2 and SS a very distant third, looking for a 4th and maybe 5th site to place my content on.

I have about 900 clips there with a mix of animations and regular every day stuff and I get about one sale every two months. I am thinking of pulling the plug, but they do not do inspection so your images are online very quickly.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #72 on: December 21, 2015, 18:43 »
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An older thread here but just wondering how sales are over at ME, especially for editorial branded content.

Currently I am on P5, VB, SS, P5 being #1, VB, a close #2 and SS a very distant third, looking for a 4th and maybe 5th site to place my content on.

I have about 900 clips there with a mix of animations and regular every day stuff and I get about one sale every two months. I am thinking of pulling the plug, but they do not do inspection so your images are online very quickly.

Thanks for that, I was wondering because I hadn't heard much talk about them lately, the site looks nice, maybe not many buyers in Hong Kong and China tho.

Here I was hoping to make millions selling these clips to China. https://www.pond5.com/video-sound-effects-music-after-effects-photos-illustrations-images-3d-models/1/clipbin%3A1147315.html

« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2015, 18:52 »
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An older thread here but just wondering how sales are over at ME, especially for editorial branded content.

Currently I am on P5, VB, SS, P5 being #1, VB, a close #2 and SS a very distant third, looking for a 4th and maybe 5th site to place my content on.

I have about 900 clips there with a mix of animations and regular every day stuff and I get about one sale every two months. I am thinking of pulling the plug, but they do not do inspection so your images are online very quickly.

Thanks for that, I was wondering because I hadn't heard much talk about them lately, the site looks nice, maybe not many buyers in Hong Kong and China tho.

Here I was hoping to make millions selling these clips to China. https://www.pond5.com/video-sound-effects-music-after-effects-photos-illustrations-images-3d-models/1/clipbin%3A1147315.html

Their payment is fast and their customer response is very good. They have everything we want except customers....at least for my content. I have some stuff there that was completely non Asian, like Santa Barbara California.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2015, 19:19 »
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An older thread here but just wondering how sales are over at ME, especially for editorial branded content.

Currently I am on P5, VB, SS, P5 being #1, VB, a close #2 and SS a very distant third, looking for a 4th and maybe 5th site to place my content on.

I have about 900 clips there with a mix of animations and regular every day stuff and I get about one sale every two months. I am thinking of pulling the plug, but they do not do inspection so your images are online very quickly.

Thanks for that, I was wondering because I hadn't heard much talk about them lately, the site looks nice, maybe not many buyers in Hong Kong and China tho.

Here I was hoping to make millions selling these clips to China. https://www.pond5.com/video-sound-effects-music-after-effects-photos-illustrations-images-3d-models/1/clipbin%3A1147315.html

Their payment is fast and their customer response is very good. They have everything we want except customers....at least for my content. I have some stuff there that was completely non Asian, like Santa Barbara California.

That's why I was thinking of uploading there , most of my content except for my on campus stuff is non-Asian but that should be good, if Asian customers want epic blizzards and snow storm clips...I have em!, saves them the 15 hour flight from Hong Kong to shoot it themselves :)

I might still give them a go, it's a lot of work though, would be easier if I could send them a 6TB drive and have them go through it all and keyword it for me.  Would be nice to see if it sells, I am still looking for a 4th site, most don't like weather and hard news/events yet those sell for me on P5 and VB and in the last two months....sell very well.  Quite often my worst stuff sells, stuff I shouldn't have uploaded but being not rock steady or whatever made it a perfect fit for someone's project or they would have bought my more perfect clip sitting on the shelf right beside it for same price.

And then there is Dissolve, they actually told me my content would not sell, it's just good enough and wouldn't sell. Well it's selling quite well at P5 and VB and even now in December as we head towards the holiday shutdown there have been sales, not record sales but some.

Tempted to give motion elements a try if I can't find another site.


 

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