Hi guys. Yesterday elon musk shared a video using my video template. It’s a project I did 5 years ago, so it’s a bit outdated now. I accept that. There are negative reactions to the video that was shared independently of me. I don’t understand this. What are your thoughts on this
Wow . well done
You should be happy - Elon shared the video that someone else did, I saw this post today.
Just don’t sue him because he will buy Envato just to ban you. lol
Hi @Libra_Studio - that’s some big news to wake up to!
I think your template holds up well, and I hope you pick up a lot of new customers as a result of the worldwide surge of interest in retro glitch effects
Most of the negative reactions I’ve seen have been either more about people’s opinion of Elon/Twitter/X, or from people who don’t really understand the role of stock templates, and how widespread they are in professional usage. I spotted a great summary over on Reddit that rejected the idea that templates are just for “bad designers who can’t learn to do their own work”:
Most of the things Envato offers are just a piece of the puzzle and almost nobody creates everything from scratch. What real designers, developers, marketers use it for is to get assets to build a larger project … and you do need to know how to use software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Aftereffects, Premier etc.
Long story short, Envato can enable non-pros to put out mediocre products, but it can also help pros turn out really good products faster**
I think we all know that affordable doesn’t always mean cheap, and that templates and other stock assets are enabling a lot of people to deliver better work than they could have done alone. There are a lot of professional editors out there laughing today, because they know that using stock isn’t some kind of hidden secret: it’s just another tool (and often an indispensable one!) that you can combine with your own skills.
It’s not every day that you see a template get this big an audience - Elon’s video has been viewed 87 million times in the last 24hrs, which is rapidly closing in on Superbowl advertising numbers. I hope that you (and all our Video Template authors) benefit from the extra people who’ve just discovered Envato
That is really cool! Congratulations! I hope it generates even more sales for you. Do you have a link you can share? I’d love to see it!
Thanks a lot
I meant to the Elan Musk demo.
Very cool! I think you should be honored he chose yours. People are always going to criticize things, especially when tied to a controversial public figure. Ignore them and keep creating!
Congrats!! Cherish this achievement People just hate the rebranding overall and lash out on everything related to it. Don’t take it personally, you did a great job and even Musk’s team thought so and used it
p.s. I once was watching Doja Cat’s some sort of behind the scenes video and saw her editors using one of my titles - it was a happy day ahaha.
That’s a great achievement.
Thank you very much friends
Congrats! It’s super cool
Congrats on the accomplishment, especially for one of your older pieces! Super special that someone always in the news highlighted your work! Good job. I didn’t see it, but you should be proud regardless.