How to Sell
Step 1: Become a ME Artist
1) Sign up as a ME Member.
2) Check your email for ME account activation link.
3) Complete and save ME account profile.
4) Log in with your username and password and upgrade to artist.
Step 2: Upload Your works via Website or FTP or Hard Drive
Upload (hyperlink to “How to Upload” page) your works directly via ME website
For mass uploads, via FTP or send us your hard drive.
Step 3: Edit and Publish Elements for Sale
1) Edit your uploaded works as Elements at ‘Manage My Elements’ page.
2) Set your own pricing.
3) Publish your Elements for sale.
Step 4: Instant Email Notification for every Sale
You will be informed of every successful sale of your Elements via email.
Step 5: Get Paid via PayPal or Moneybooker
1) You will be paid via PayPal or Moneybooker on 15th of the following month.
2) No minimum earnings required.
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What is an Element?
An Element is a part of a completed digital work, for eg. a background layer, a lower-third, a 3d model.
What kind of Elements is ME interested in?
Stock footages. Motion Graphics layers. 3D Models.
What are the advantages of putting my Elements at ME?
Besides reaching out to potential sellers, ME also offers a link to your show reel, providing potential freelance opportunities.
What are the agreement options available for me?
The first time you upload your Element for sale at ME, you are by default considered a Non exclusive artist. You will then be given the option to become an Exclusive artist immediately.
Non exclusive artists can set their Elements for sale only under the Non exclusive Content Supplier Agreement.
Exclusive artists can choose to set each of their Elements for sale at either the:
(a) Exclusive Content Supplier Agreement, or
(b) Non exclusive Content Supplier Agreement.
What’s the difference between the Exclusive and Non exclusive Content Supplier Agreement?
- Exclusive agreement
Elements can be distributed for online sale only at ME and/or their own personal website. They can also sell it in hard copy format (DVD/CD-R) via a third party. If the Element is sold at ME, the revenue (minus administrative fees, any chargebacks, refunds, discounts or other credits issued by ME) will be split at a percentage of 70% (artist)/30% (ME).
- Non exclusive agreement
Elements can be distributed for sale at any online sites but if the Element is sold at ME, the revenue (minus administrative fees, any chargebacks, refunds, discounts or other credits issued by ME) will be split at a percentage of 50% (artist) /50% (ME).
Does ME commission artist work?
No, ME does not commission artist work. We welcome your efforts to create new Elements but ME operates on a business model where monetary transaction occurs only upon sale of your Elements.
Do I still own the copyright of my Elements posted on ME?
Yes, you still own the copyright of your ME Elements.
ME Elements are sold under the royalty free license which allows multiple sales of the same Element and the retaining of the copyright ownership with the artist.
If my client wants to buy over the copyright of a Element I have posted on ME , can I take it down from ME?
Yes. Please help ME by providing 14 days advance notice. Simply email ME at email@example.com with your username and the Element you will like to take down.
What does royalty-free license mean?
- For the artist (seller), royalty-free license allows for:
Retaining of copyright ownership with the creator of the Element (ie. You still own the Element you put up at ME.)
Multiple sales of the same Element (ie. Your Element at ME can be sold to more than one buyer.)
How and when do I get paid?
Payment is made via PayPal on the 15th of the month following sale of your Elements.
Why do I have to use PayPal?
All personal information is safe and secure with PayPal. We do not receive or store any of your financial information. More information about PayPal can be found at www.paypal.com
What information do you need from my PayPal account?
We will only require your PayPal account’s email address.
Can I be paid via another method?
Yes, you may choose to be paid via Moneybookers. Payment is also made on the 15th of the month following sale of your Elements.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be paid via another method.
How much are my Elements being sold for at ME?
You set the pricing of your Elements.
Upon successful uploading of your Elements on ME, proposed rates for each element will be set as the following:
Web Small : 5 USD
PAL/ NTSC : 25 USD
HD 720 : 35 USD
3D Models : 85 USD
You are welcome to make any price changes.
How much do I get paid from the sale of my Elements?
ME works on a revenue sharing business model. The percentage of revenue shared from each Element is determined by whether you have set your Element under the Exclusive or Non exclusive Content Supplier Agreement.
- Exclusive agreement
The revenue (minus administrative fees, any chargebacks, refunds, discounts or other credits issued by ME) will be split at a percentage of 70% (artist) / 30% (ME)*.
- Non Exclusive agreement
The revenue (minus administrative fees, any chargebacks, refunds, discounts or other credits issued by ME) will be split at a percentage of 50% (artist) / 50% (ME).
All artists who sign up at ME website are by default considered Non exclusive artists. Non exclusive artists are only allowed to sell their Elements under the Non exclusive agreement.
Non exclusive artists will then be given the option to become Exclusive artists immediately.
Exclusive artists can choose to set each of their Elements for sale at either the (a) Exclusive or (b) Non exclusive agreement.
Uploading and Publishing of Elements
How do I upload and publish my Elements for sale?
Step 1: Three Ways To Upload Your Elements
1) Web (HTTP)
Login and click on “Upload”.
A FTP account will be automatically created for you.
Connect via your FTP software using:
Username: (your Username)
Password: (your Password)
3) Hard Disk Drive
Send us a hard drive / DVD to:
MotionElements Pte Ltd
190 Middle Road
#10-05 Fortune Centre
Step 2: Conform Your Uploaded Elements
1) Click on “Manage My Uploads”.
2) Click on “Auto-generate” to generate the uploaded works.
3) You can group various versions or formats of the same element together. Just drag-and-drop the files into the same element box.
4) Click on “Save All Elements” to save your works.
Step 3: Publish Your Elements for Sale
1) Click on “Manage My Elements”.
2) Select the works you want to edit and click on “Edit Elements”.
3) Update the information, especially pricing, for each of the works.
4) Click on “Publish for Sale” and “Save”. Your works will appear in search results about 12 hours after you’ve published them for sale.
What are the submission file formats and sizes?
- 2D Element (Stock Footage / Rendered Animations)
Accepted File Types: .avi, .mov, .zip
Duration: 30s (max)
Progressive Footage: Quicktime PhotoJPEG (quality 85%-95%)
Interlaced Footage: Quicktime MotionJPEG (quality 85% – 95%)
With Alpha Channel: Quicktime PNG
Maximum Dimension : 2048 x 1556
Minimum Dimension : 720 x 480
Minimum Frame rate : 25 fpsFor other native formats, such as MXF, DV, DVCPro, DVCPro50 and DVCProHD, we can convert them into PhotoJPEG for you.
Please email us at email@example.com after you have uploaded them.
- 3D Element
Accepted File Types: .zip
Accepted Formats: 3ds max (.max), Maya (.ma, .mb), Lightwave (.lwo, .lw, .lws), Cinema 4D (.c4d), Kaydara FBX (.fbx), 3D Studio (.3ds), OBJ (.obj), AutoCAD drawing (.dwg), IGES (.ige, .igs, .iges)Please zip each 3d model into separate individual zip files.
Will all the Elements that I have uploaded be put up on ME?
All uploaded Elements, once indicated as published for sale, will be automatically put up on ME.
The Elements uploaded must belong to you and conform to nominal decency guidelines. Any work deemed to infringe copyright or contain content that depicts violence, racial, political, religious, and sexual or any other inflammatory material in an inappropriate manner will be removed. Interpretation of what is, and is not, appropriate material is at the sole discretion of MotionElements.
How to edit keywords?
You can add keywords to your elements from our keywords list on “Keyword Tool” page. Please refer to the link below to learn how to use “Keyword Tool”.
How to Edit Keywords
How can I contact ME?
You can contact ME at:
o :: +65 6336 5352
190 Middle Road
#10-05 Fortune Centre