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August, 2010

Author Interview: VideoMagus  

by posted in Interviews
Aug 31
2010

Meet VideoMagus (Timur Seyfi) from VideoHive!

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Thank you indeed for this interview opportunity. I really appreciate it, definitely not being the best After Effects master on VideoHive, though I am one of the best sellers – thanks to the VideoHive buyers.

Well, a bit about myself: My name is Tim. I’m not as young as most of the VideoHive authors. A long time ago I became happily married, and have two nice children. For the last few years I have lived in Vancouver, Canada, having moved there from Europe.

I was born in Russia, graduated in Linguistics from Moscow State University, then studied in a European Film College in Denmark and completed a Russian Film Institute with Diploma in Film & TV production. For the next few years I worked as editor, director, scriptwriter, and actor for Russian TV channels and some international projects. I then spent a few years as a freelance multimedia artist in the Czech Republic, Germany, Malta, and Spain.

And now I do my best as a video freelancer on the very west of Canada and the world. LOL.

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Meet the Staff: The ThemeForest Team  

by posted in Team
Aug 30
2010

Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet the ThemeForest reviewers.

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that actual human beings sort through each and every submission to ThemeForest on a daily basis. The following staff members are highly active in the community forums, and review one or more categories. They’re friendly, so feel free to say hi to them!
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Marketplace Item Previews – We Moved the Big Buttons  

by posted in News
Aug 28
2010

Collis has been feeding the devs with steroids this month! We’ve updated the appearance and location of the preview buttons on our item pages.


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This Week at Envato  

by posted in Team
Aug 27
2010

This morning when I looked at my computer I thought its date was wrong. It said “Fri”. Where has this week gone? It’s been a big one. What happened at Envato this week?

What’s Happening in the Melbourne Office

The Melbourne office is a great place to visit, and an even better place to work. Besides the pool table and occasional late night movies, the office plays host to a bunch of musical instruments that are used for relaxation and spontaneous concerts. Aaron Osteraas counted them this week: “There’s also something like three electrics, an acoustic guitar, my bass (temporarily), a ukulele and a piano keyboard in the office.” I guess that’s why a lot of the staff wear headphones as they work!

Aaron also discovered an interesting piece of artwork on a whiteboard. What is it? A snail? A nautilus? An algorithm gone wrong? You decide!


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Exciting New Tuts+ Premium Member Updates  

by posted in News
Aug 27
2010

Look Ma, No Ads!

We love our Tuts+ Premium members, and this week we’ve added some features to all Tuts+ sites just for you:

  1. If you’re a Premium member – and logged in – you won’t see any ads. Just like in the image above.
  2. You can now log into your Premium account from any Tuts+ site, and when you do, you’ll be directed back to the page you were on. No more switching sites or remembering URLs.
  3. When you’re logged in, you can download source files without needing to go to the Premium area.

We’re excited about these changes, and hope they make life a lot easier for you. What do you think?

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Marketplace API Version 2  

by posted in Developers
Aug 27
2010

Good news sports-fans! We’ve decided to stabilise the current bleeding edge version of the Marketplace API and mark it as version 2. This change is effective from today. We’ve got some exciting new API changes coming up over the next month or two, but before we start working on them we wanted to make sure we lock off the API as it is now so all the cool things people have built so far don’t break.

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Author Interview: DockElektro  

by posted in Interviews
Aug 26
2010

Today we feature AudioJungle author DockElektro (João Loff).

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Hi! I’m from Lisbon, Portugal, born and raised, and I edit video for a living, and sometimes I also do some camera work. As a hobby, I make music.

Some people agree that I have a good singing voice, so I am the lead singer and songwriter on Concierge. Recently I competed in the Portuguese version of Idol, where I placed in the last 27 (out of 15,000!)

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ActiveDen Flex Competition – We Have a Winner!  

by posted in Competitions
Aug 26
2010

Congratulations to Dexterous for winning the ActiveDen Flex competition.

Here is the winning file:

http://activeden.net/forums/thread/we-have-a-winner-/30729

The Shop V2 (Flash Builder XML Cart)

Head over to the ActiveDen forum to congratulate him!

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New Order Confirmation Email for Marketplace Purchases  

by posted in General
Aug 26
2010

I love confirmation emails. They give me peace of mind, remind me what I bought, and provide a record of purchases I can find easy enough in Gmail.

From today, you will receive a confirmation email every time you purchase an item from an Envato marketplace. It’s not a tax receipt – hang in there, we’re working on that! – but besides reminding you of your purchase it will also do the following:

  • Let you know where to download the file
  • Allow you to download a “license certificate”
  • Show you other items by the same author.

We’ll also show you featured content from the relevant marketplace, and eventually items that may interest you from other Envato sites, including Rockable books.

We hope you find it helpful! Here’s a sample email:

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Grab Envato’s 4th Birthday Freebie Bundle  

by posted in Free Files
Aug 26
2010

Free Graphics!

Last week we celebrated an amazing fourth birthday here at Envato. The last four years have been fantastic and we are truly thankful to all the amazing readers that we have.

To thank you for all the support over the last few years, today, we are giving away a FREE birthday bundle that includes several wallpapers and some incredible PSDs for you to play with! Enjoy! Continue Reading

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