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Author Topic: Video for $5x33%=$1.65, are you kidding me ?  (Read 4598 times)

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« on: May 06, 2013, 22:45 »
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Hi all, I saw some video clips on Envato for just $5, the contributor get $5x33%=1.65, is that true ? It's even lower than Fotolia subscription, and it's process is worse, you need to make watermarked preview by yourself.  How can they think they will get uploading with this ?


« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 23:34 »
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Someone always contributes.

« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 01:30 »
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It's crazy when you see the prices Pond5 can get for some clips.  I've seen video buyers say that they don't look on cheap sites because they associate it with low quality.  Even though the quality on Pond5 can be low, buyers prefer their higher prices.  Why don't sites get that?  It costs us more to produce footage and less people do it because there's more of a technical barrier.  Video clips should sell for more than stills.

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 04:07 »
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Envato group is just a leech, forget them or they will kill you, they are not human.


« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 04:38 »
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Envato group is just a leech, forget them or they will kill you, they are not human.

They also want to kill the whole market.

« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 17:21 »
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Upload your files to reputable sites ... Pond 5 / Revostock / Shutterstock .. anywhere but here

Don't give places like this a chance ... The sooner business models like this disappear the better for everyone
(Except the Illegal Pirate sites who will suddenly notice a massive dip in FREE files if they go)

They are killing the Industry & Sales from legitimate Sites ...

Smithore summed it up perfectly
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Envato group is just a leech, forget them or they will kill you, they are not human.


« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 17:57 »
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Upload your files to reputable sites ... Pond 5 / Revostock / Shutterstock .. anywhere but here

Don't give places like this a chance ... The sooner business models like this disappear the better for everyone
(Except the Illegal Pirate sites who will suddenly notice a massive dip in FREE files if they go)

They are killing the Industry & Sales from legitimate Sites ...

Smithore summed it up perfectly
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Envato group is just a leech, forget them or they will kill you, they are not human.

To help protect the market the best thing to do is to withhold your hard work from sites that sell below market value and encourage other shooters to do the same.

« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 19:57 »
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Fully agree with you Will .... I have virtually nothing on this site and very soon to be absolutely nothing

Im sorry I have more pride in my work than to give it away to the lowest out there

« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 20:30 »
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It is really cheap,I have deleted my videos there,maybe it is a place for selling AE project files.

« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 01:10 »
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Run far, far away.

« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 06:22 »
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Don't upload video there for that specific reason.

« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 11:57 »
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everytime we as contributers upload content, whatever it is, to sites that run a business model that is clearly not in the favor of its partners (which is what we really are, and should be considered as such) then we are taking away power from ourselves and the say we have in how, where and for how much our content can be used for.
the industry, as a whole,  is where it is today because we made it that way. And from a corporate point of view, the pressure to maintain and or increase profit margin will always come at the expense of us contributers. Until we learn to take action against these things, we are just perpetuating the spiral to the bottom.


 

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