Some time ago I made a script for AE that shows weekly summary of “trending tags” on VideoHive.
And I couldn’t help but notice that “minimal”, “elegant” and “slideshow” are usually 18-25 week’s top selling projects.
Since there are about 50 items in weeks top sellers - about a half weekly sales are minimal slideshows or cleverly disguised minimal slideshows.
VideoHive buyers (and maybe authors), tell me, what are you usually use these projects for?
Why is there such a great demand that dozens of authors are basically reselling the same project over and over again?
I’m not trying to over-criticize these projects or insult authors who make them, I just don’t get it.
All these slideshow projects are pretty much the same, only things that differ are light leaks, font and sometimes parallax depth. Everything else follows the same “white line swipes” or “3d glass shapes” pattern.
When will Envato include minimal slideshows to “not needed” items along with lens flares and VideoHive will be creative again?
Few times a month some really cool and creative project appears on VH and immediately gets lost in tons of “elegant modern openers”.
There even are some authors whose portfolio is 100% these slideshows. Which look like duplicates of the same initial project, yet they pass review and all the “must be unique”-requirements.
I understand that it’s easier to make one-day slideshows than spend weeks on some new high-quality idea. That’s why people were overusing Plexus for few years and now nearly everyone’s sick of it.
Are you sick of elegant modern minimal stuff yet?
I’m not whining here, I just wonder, why such a great demand and will be glad to hear something from people creating that demand.