Microstock Footage Forum => General - Stock Video => Topic started by: Rinderart on February 10, 2015, 00:39

Title: Motion Elements
Post by: Rinderart on February 10, 2015, 00:39
I don't see anywhere this goes so....... Anyone there? anyone see any movement? sales,what about opinions before i spend massive time uploading. Anyone?

OOOOPs sorry Just saw some posts.
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: danielsbfoto on February 10, 2015, 03:30
A lot of views but nothing else. Nine months, 45 files, no sales.
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: Open_ on February 10, 2015, 04:53
ME got business, >1500 clips, I set my price at reasonable high price(compare to most contributors), 1-3 sales every month, highest was 7 sales in a month.
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: cg3dphoto on February 10, 2015, 05:29
Started uploading there 6 months ago, and now have about 100 clips there, only 3 downloads so far
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: gcrook on February 10, 2015, 06:06
There are a couple of threads about ME,you should read them.
I dont think they are worth the trouble if you have a small port,of course they seem to be a better option that most of the nonexistend low tier sites out there,plus the 50% commission makes you feel better about yourself.

BUT you should know something,which is proving to be a serious issue for me at least.
They seem to be behaving like traffic wardens of footage,meaning they are not an established company who will support a contributor like p5 and ss (and many others) do.
There is no review and curation of footage which is extremely disturbing,and the sale reversal period is 1 month!
So be careful especially with footage that may or not be marked editorial (i have many examples from my own port depending on the agency).
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: mirkic on February 10, 2015, 07:00
I got video and audio sales every month. It's not much but they are selling. If you have metadata sorted, upload of the clips is the only thing you should do. Afterwards, just upload your csv and you're done. I would give them a try. They are selling more than Pixta. 4000 files, footage and sounds. 
Title: Re: Motion Elements
Post by: Mantis on February 10, 2015, 09:01
I have had three sales in 6 months, but to be fair I only have roughly 400 videos on there, half are animations. Same with Revostock. I was literally about to close my account there and I got two sales within days of each other.  I am going to keep trying and uploading as a "spare time" outlet.  To me video is still ripe.  I will repeat what JJNEFF said in a recent post. It is VERY IMPORTANT to differentiate in video just like stills.  And I also agree that video of your popular stills works. I sell one particular video fairly often (by video DL standards) and that video is also one of my most popular stills.  I will be honest, I have fun shooting stills (here's a few below from last weekend) but I also did these in video and I am having A LOT of fun with video, learning, trying, failing, getting creative etc. My only issue is I find myself spending too much in lighting for the studio. Shooting in the studio is not as much fun as the time I spent below. Started at 4am for the light paint, did some time-lapse (big fail due to fog that moved in) and then got some very cool video of a rough shore with beautiful sunlight peeking through the fog.  ME has potential and I encourage them to expand their market beyond Asian.