Here we go again... third consecutive rejection

Hi folks! Today I had my third consecutive rejection. It’s been a year since my first and only approved item:

Okay, someone or a bot removed my own item link…
So look for it on google: videohive + 23496591

Every time I look back to old works I see mistakes, lacks of effects and details. This is one of those. However, as you see, it was approved and has low sales.

A month ago I decided to work hard to get more items on my portfolio.

On 31st of January I sent some animated titles:

which got rejected because:

We receive a lot of title/lower-third animations, and therefore we’re very strict when reviewing these kinds of projects. Because there is so much competition in this genre, we only accept projects that we feel provide exceptional design quality and execution. Unfortunately, this project does not offer much new, nor provide an outstanding visual quality that would over-perform those projects we already have.

Ok, got it. So I looked for other category and decided to do this:

The rejection reasons are:

Thank you for taking the time to submit your item. Unfortunately this item does not meet our quality requirements and cannot be accepted at this time.

The item does not meet our minimum design, animation, and technical requirements. We strive to accept professional quality projects, and unfortunately this submission doesn’t quite meet that criteria.

When reviewing projects, in addition to overall quality of design and execution, we take into consideration the flexibility, usefulness, appeal to a broader audience and broadcast readiness of the file. Unfortunately we don’t feel as though this project meets the standards we have set for these criteria.

Flexibility: You can change background, napkins, add steam to hot dishes and vignette.
Usefulness and appeal to a broader audience: There are lots of similar projects approved with more than 100 sales, so I think a biased view.

This template offers
Handy Drag & Drop system
10 transitions
10 switchable backgrounds
5 switchable napkins
39 Text placeholders
17 Social Networks to choose among
Ability to change: colors, position, size, add shadows, steam and vignette of almost everything
A 18 minutes videotutorial of me explaining, with accompanying lowerthirds and a pdf with a step by step written tutorial.

They also recently approved this one:
(link removed by a misterious guy), just google videohive + 25731645
and this one:
(link removed by a misterious guy), just google videohive + 25694796
and this other one:
(link removed by a misterious guy), just google videohive + 25613697

They are such good works! But is mine really worse?

Please, compare my first item animations. Don’t you think the last item is at least better than that? This is frustrating

I like your animation. I just feel that reviewer was vegan…



I Diiided :rofl: :rofl:

Hey, rejections always suck, especially when they’re never ending it seems :see_no_evil: sorry you have to deal with this.

That said your animation is really nice, the lower thirds are animated really smoothly and nicely.

The restaurant offering promo is also animated quite well. I think your main problem might be the design.

As envato said the lower thirds design looks very similar to dozens of already approved lower thirds, so they rejected it. Why not try a different style? Grunge? Hand-drawn? Whatever else that could be of use to many differences niches like cooking, cosmetics, gaming, tech, rock music, etc. Each of them can have a very different style to represent them and not everything just has to be those overdone pathetically boring and the same looking lower thirds.

Also look up Vox youtube channel or Bloomberg, they use very interesting titles and lowerthirds. You should be creating something like that in 2020 not the same stuff that has already been copy pasted into an oblivion for a few years already.

As for the restaurant offerings one, I also feel like the design looks a bit outdated. The wooden table/wall backgrounds, the colors, those heavy shadows on elements and even shadows behind text!! (When it’s very trendy to have text without shadows now).

The whole style looks a bit too outdated, and the colors overlall look a bit mushy-mashy ehh, some of them look outright jarring, and not cohesive or pleasant to look at. Like that yellow is too vibrant and doesn’t work with that shade of red. The green is also not working and looks bad.

You see where I’m heading here? Basically you need to update your design game and get the colors right. Go to dribble and behance, find some restaurant menus or so. see what are the color palettes, what’s the style and try to mimic a few sources while also adding your own touch and you’ll have something new and current looking which will have a lot more chances of getting approved, especially when coupled with your good animation skills :wink:

Also you can google “color palete generator, etc” if you struggle to get the colors right. There’s plenty of tools right now to make things look pretty without pulling your hair out trying to get he colors just right :grin:

I hope this helps! Don’t give up, improve you design skills and you’ll be expanding your videohive portfolio in no time :smiley:

P.s no one has time to watch 18 minutes tutorials on how to use a template :smiley: just record a 2-5 minutes video of you using and customizing the template and that’s it! Additional text explanations on top of the video or narration isn’t always necessary as well, if the project is simple and there’s nothing groundbreaking that you need to teach your customers. Just show them where you press and what happens. Such tutorials get approved. Additional pdf’s to video tutorials are an overkill and waste of a time as well. A video tutorial alone is enough. Unless you want to provide superb insane instructions which your customers might appreciate, or not :smiley::man_shrugging: Basically focus on the right things, and not tutorials which won’t matter if your design is eh.


Thanks Atamotion, I really apreciate the time you took to answer. I’ll follow your advice and try to improve my design skills.

Thank you!!

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