Upload Rules

PLEASE READ ALL UPLOAD RULES BEFORE APPLYING

EXPERIENCE: At this time, we are only able to accept experienced contributors. In order to help us better assess your experience, please be prepared to provide links to previous work, work listed on other marketplaces, and any other relevant materials to your experience. Please do not submit work until you are ready to provide proof of quality working experience.

Please make sure you carefully follow the information below before uploading.

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION RULES

Please make sure you carefully follow the information below before uploading.

1- You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download. This does not include placeholder media for template previews, but they must be removed from the product before the final upload. 

2. You may not copy anything from existing work. This includes your own work or anyone else’s. Copying means taking layers, parts, or ideas from your own products and reusing them, or building a product that is a replica or mimic of some other piece of work already out in the world. It is good to look for inspiration. But, anything that appears to be a copy will be rejected and can result in account suspension or a complete ban. We have a zero-tolerance policy on this. So, please take it seriously.

3- Do not submit derivatives. A previously approved project can NOT be modified and submitted as a new asset. You can submit an asset created for one software category, into another software category. For example, an approved Premiere Pro Template can be rebuilt for Final Cut Pro and submitted as a new product, but you must not submit derivatives to similar categories. Evidence of derivatives will result in a suspension or a complete ban.

4- Only submit your best work. We aim to bring the best assets to our subscribers, and it will benefit you to present your best work. If your products are rejected often, your account may be subject to suspension and eventual termination.

5- Only use standard Western characters in submissions. When submitting assets, all included files and filenames should only use standard Western characters. Characters from non-Western alphabets like Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, etc. as well as characters with accents and special symbols will not be accepted. Continued submissions with special or non-Western characters may result in a suspension of submissions in the future.

We appreciate your help in creating the best possible experience for everyone involved with Motion Array. We believe that following these rules will help you earn more money and keep customers happy.

ASSET SUBMISSION RULES

After Effects Template Upload Instructions

Please download the After Effects template example package.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 6 regarding placeholders.)
  2. After Effects Versions: After Effects templates should be saved in the version that they are initially created for.
    1. Some project elements, like expressions, can break when projects are built in newer versions of After Effects, but saved for older versions.
    2. Do not submit templates saved for older After Effects versions, unless the template is completely created in that version of After Effects.
  3. Project Structure: The project structure needs to be exactly the same as the sample project in the After Effects Template example package.
    1.  The editable items need to live in a "Text" or "Images" folder.
    2. The composition should be similar in size to the text or image (no small text in big compositions. This consistency is crucial for customers.
  4. Logos: If your template uses logos, you must use generic logos. A set of generic logos are included in the example package. You are welcome to use these logos.
  5. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  6. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  7. Fonts: Adobe Fonts are preferred in After Effects templates, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project. Any non-Adobe fonts used need to be available for free. No paid fonts (aside from Adobe Fonts) are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual font files should not be included in the final upload.
    2. Links to the fonts are required when using non-Adobe Fonts.
    3. When not using Adobe fonts, we suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  8. Tutorials: You must include a video tutorial specific to your After Effects template using tools like FlashBack or Loom
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Include the generic Motion Array After Effects template/preset instructions PDF in the package as well.
  9. Download Package: The template's download package must be structured like the example download package and include...
    1. the After Effects project
    2. a “Fonts” folder (when using non-Adobe fonts) which should include...
      1.  a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  the video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading.
      2.  the generic Motion Array After Effects template/preset instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  10. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


After Effects Preset Upload Instructions

Please download the After Effects preset instructions here.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 4 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Project Structure: If you include a sample After Effects project, the project structure needs to be exactly the same as the sample project in the After Effects Template example package.
    1. The editable items need to live in a "Text" or "Images" folder.
    2. The composition should be similar in size to the text or image (no small text in big compositions. This consistency is crucial for customers.
  3. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your preset’s preview.
  4. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography 
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  5. Fonts: Adobe Fonts are preferred in After Effects sample projects, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project. Any non-Adobe fonts used need to be available for free. No paid fonts (aside from Adobe Fonts) are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual font files should not be included in the final upload.
    2. Links to the fonts are required when using non-Adobe Fonts.
    3. When not using Adobe fonts, we suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  6. Tutorial: You must include a tutorial specific to your After Effects preset using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Include the generic Motion Array template/preset instructions PDF in the package as well.
  7. Download Package: The preset’s download package should include…
    1. the After Effects preset
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  a video tutorial specific to the preset you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array After Effects template/preset instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  8. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


Premiere Pro Template Upload Instructions

Please download the Premiere Pro template example package.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 5 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Project Structure: The project structure needs to be exactly the same as the sample project in the Premiere Pro template example package.
    1. The editable items need to live in a "Text" or "Images" folder. 
    2. The composition should be similar in size to the text or image (no small text in big compositions. This consistency is crucial for customers.
  3. Logos: If your template uses logos, you must use the generic logos included in the example package.
  4. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  5. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. Assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  6. Fonts: Adobe Fonts are preferred in Premiere Pro templates, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project. Any non-Adobe fonts used need to be available for free. No paid fonts (aside from Adobe Fonts) are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in your download package.
    2. Links to the fonts are required when using non-Adobe Fonts.
    3. When not using Adobe fonts, we suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  7. Passthrough Audio: When creating a shot placeholder for video, please ensure that the audio is passthrough, meaning that when a user adds video with audio in the placeholder, that audio should pass through to the final timeline.
  8. Tutorial: You must include a video tutorial specific to your Premiere Pro template using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Include the generic Motion Array Premiere Pro template instructions PDF in the package as well.
  9. Download Package: The template's download package must be structured like the example download package and include...
    1. the Premiere Pro project
    2. a “Fonts” folder which should include...
      1.  a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1. a video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Premiere Pro template instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  10. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


Premiere Pro Presets Upload Instructions

Please download the Premiere Pro preset instructions here. This file must be included in the .zip package.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 4 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Project Structure: If you include a sample Premiere Pro project, the project structure needs to be exactly the same as the sample project in the Premiere Pro template example package.
    1. The editable items need to live in a "Text" or "Images" folder.
    2. The composition should be similar in size to the text or image (no small text in big compositions. This consistency is crucial for customers.
  3. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  4. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use.
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  5. Fonts: If fonts are used, Adobe Fonts are preferred, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project. Any non-Adobe fonts used need to be available for free. No paid fonts (aside from Adobe Fonts) are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in your download package.
    2. Links to the fonts are required when using non-Adobe Fonts.
    3. When not using Adobe fonts, we suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  6. Tutorial: You must include a video tutorial specific to your Premiere Pro preset using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Please include the generic Motion Array Premiere Pro preset instructions PDF in the package as well.
  7. Download Package: The preset’s download package should include...
    1. the Premiere Pro preset
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  a video tutorial specific to the preset you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array Premiere Pro preset instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  8. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


Motion Graphics Template Upload Instructions

Please download the Motion Graphics template example package. You can learn more about Motion Graphics Templates here.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 5 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Multiple Graphics: Each Motion Graphics Template (.mogrt file) must include enough options to create at least 5 different graphics from a single .mogrt file.
  3. Customization: Please keep controls easy to understand and use. Customization must be a simple process for the customer. 
  4. Features: 
    1. Responsive Design: All Motion Graphics Templates (.mogrt file) are required to have a responsive design.
    2. Title Animations: All title animations must both animate in and out. 
    3. The MOGRT must match the product name in the Essential Graphics window. 
    4. Include available font selection tools.
  5. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  6. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  7. Fonts: If fonts are used, Adobe Fonts are preferred, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project. Any non-Adobe fonts used need to be available for free. No paid fonts (aside from Adobe Fonts) are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in your download package.
    2. Links to the fonts are required when using non-Adobe Fonts.
    3. When not using Adobe fonts, we suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  8. Tutorial: You must include a video tutorial specific to your Motion Graphics template using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Include the generic Motion Array Motion Graphics template instructions PDF in the package as well.
  9. Download Package: The template’s download package should include...
    1. the Motion Graphics template (.mogrt)
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  a video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array Motion Graphics template instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview.
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  10. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.

Premiere Rush Template Upload Instructions

Please download the Premiere Rush template instructions. Premiere Rush templates must be created in Premiere Pro using the essential graphics panel.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 7 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Multiple Graphics: Each Premiere Rush template must include at least 4 .mogrt files.
  3. Customization: Please keep controls easy to understand and use. Customization must be a simple process for the customer.
  4. Responsiveness: Please make sure Premiere Rush templates are responsive. You can learn more about this here.
  5. Exporting: When exporting, please make sure they are compatible on mobile devices. Keep things simple.
  6. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  7. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  8. Fonts: Only use Adobe Fonts in Premiere Rush templates, as these will auto-sync for users when they open the project (especially for mobile use). Actual fonts should not be included in your download package.
  9. Tutorial: You must include a video tutorial specific to your Premiere Rush template using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Please include the generic Motion Array Premiere Rush template instructions PDF in the package as well.
  10. Download Package: The template’s download package should include...
    1. the Premiere Rush template
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  a video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading.
      2.  the generic Motion Array Premiere Rush template instructions PDF.
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview.
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  11. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.

DaVinci Resolve Template Upload Instructions

Please download the DaVinci Resolve template example package. You can learn more about Davinci Resolve Templates here.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 3 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  3. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  4. Fonts: Fonts need to be available for free. No paid fonts are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in the final upload.
    2. Links to the fonts are required.
    3. We suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  5. Passthrough Audio: When creating a shot placeholder for video, please ensure that the audio is passthrough, meaning that when a user adds video with audio in the placeholder, that audio should pass through to the final timeline.
  6. Tutorials: You must include a video tutorial specific to your DaVinci Resolve template using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. Please include the generic Motion Array DaVinci Resolve template instructions PDF in the package as well.
  7. Download Package: The template's download package must be structured like the example download package and include...
    1. the DaVinci Resolve project
    2. a “Fonts” folder which should include...
      1.  a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.  a video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array DaVinci Resolve template instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  8. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.

Note: If adapting an After Effects template to DaVinci Resolve, you will need to redo the project functionality to work in Fusion. Since DaVinci Resolve is an all-in-one software, you’ll need to create a macro, so elements can be editable just as they would be in After Effects. All editable elements are required to be adjusted in the Edit tab, not on the Fusion tab.

DaVinci Resolve Macro Upload Instructions

Please download the DaVinci Pro macro instructions here. This file must be included in the .zip package. Click to view a video tutorial that shows how members are expecting to work with DaVinci Resolve Marcos.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 4 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Project Structure: The project structure needs to be exactly the same as the sample project in the DaVinci Resolve template example package.
    1. The editable items need to live in a "Text" or "Images" folder,
    2. The composition should be similar in size to the text or image (no small text in big compositions. This consistency is crucial for customers.
  3. Accepted Types: We currently accept templates that work as generators, titles, transitions, or effects installed through the paths listed in the DR Macro instructions. If it’s a Fusion template, please include a detailed video tutorial.
  4. Features: 
    1. Time Responsive: Ensure that you add the Time Stretcher in Fusion for DaVinci Resolve 16.2 macros.
    2. Title Animations: All title animations must both animate in and out.
  5. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  6. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use.
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  7. Fonts: If fonts are used, they need to be available for free. No paid fonts are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in the final upload. 
    2. Links to the fonts are required.
    3. We suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  8. Tutorials: You must include a video tutorial specific to your DaVinci Resolve macro using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your macro and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your project.
    2. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
  9. Download Package: The macro’s download package should include…
    1. the DaVinci Resolve macro project
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.   a video tutorial specific to the macro you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array DaVinci macro instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview.
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  10. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


Final Cut Pro Template Upload Instructions

Please download the Final Cut Pro Template example package. Also, download the Final Cut Pro template instructions here. The Final Cut Pro template instructions must be included in the download package.

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload, with the exception of placeholder media and music for preview videos.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final download.
    2. This does not include placeholder media for previews, but they must be removed from the project before the final upload. (Please see section 5 regarding placeholders.)
  2. Accepted Types: We currently accept templates that work as generators, titles, transitions, or effects installed through the paths listed in the Final Cut Pro template instructions.
    1. FCP bundle files and XML projects are not accepted.
  3. Features: 
    1. Drop Zones: All placeholders for editable or replaceable media need to be set up as drop zones.
    2. Responsive Design: All Final Cut Pro templates are required to have a responsive design.
    3. Title Animations: All title animations must both animate in and out. 
  4. Music: You must use music from Motion Array in your template’s preview.
  5. Placeholders: Please only use placeholder media images and video from the sites listed below.
    1. Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography
    2. assets from the Motion Array library that you have a license to use
    3. Actual placeholder media should not be included in the final upload.
  6. Fonts: Fonts need to be available for free. No paid fonts are allowed in your projects.
    1. Actual fonts should not be included in the final upload.
    2. Links to the fonts are required.
    3. We suggest using free font sites like DaFont or Font Squirrel.
  7. Passthrough Audio: When creating a shot placeholder for video, we allow templates where the audio doesn’t pass though the final timeline. This is because all templates must be published from Motion, and in Motion, they cannot contain sound in FCPX and it needs to be added manually as a connected clip (different than the Premiere Pro template requirements). 
  8. Tutorial: You must include a video tutorial specific to your Final Cut Pro template using tools like FlashBack or Loom.
    1. The video tutorial must be bespoke to your template and include importing images, editing, text, logos and any other main features of your template. Please convert your video tutorial into an .mp4, compress, and reduce the resolution size (target size 10MB or less).
    2. The tutorial must include information about the Final Cut Pro template type for proper installation by the user. These currently include generators, titles, transitions, or effects.
    3. Please include the generic Motion Array Final Cut Pro template instructions PDF in the package as well.
  9. Download Package: The template’s download package should include...
    1. the Final Cut Pro template
    2. a “Fonts” folder (if fonts are used) with a text document containing links to where the fonts can be downloaded,
    3. a “Help” folder which should include...
      1.   a video tutorial specific to the template you are uploading
      2.  the generic Motion Array Final Cut Pro template instructions PDF
      3.  a text document referencing where placeholder media can be found if any placeholder media is used in the preview
        1.  If using placeholder media from Motion Array, please include direct product links to media used.
        2.  If using placeholder media from other sites, just listing the general site URLs is acceptable.
  10. .Zip Format: The download package must be compressed and in .zip format. All project folders should have the same name as the main file and title of an item.


Stock Motion Graphics Upload Instructions

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload.
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, textures, images, and/or footage for the final video.
  2. Resolution: Files should be a minimum of 1920x1080, free of noise and artifacts. 4K resolution or higher is preferred.
  3. Asset Types: We accept animated elements such as transitions, lower-thirds, video overlays, framing devices, and backgrounds.
    1. Assets can include an embedded alpha channel.
    2. Assets can include individually rendered mattes included in the download package.
    3. Because of the transition to 64-bit technology, we will no longer be accepting PNG Quicktime, JPG (JPEG) Quicktime, or similar.
    4. ProRes codecs are preferred instead of H.264 submissions.
    5. Similar renders, such as alternate colors, should be presented and combined into multi-clip packs
  4. Preview Video: You do not need to include a watermark in the preview video. Video watermarks are generated automatically by our system.
  5. Accepted Formats: Individual assets can be uploaded as a .mov or .mp4 file and do not require being added to a .zip folder. If the submission is a cohesive pack of several files, please ensure that the download package is compressed in .zip folder. All items, variations, and edits from the main file should have the same name as the title of an item.

Stock Video Upload Instructions

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload.
  2. Resolution: Files should be a minimum of 1920x1080 px, free of noise and artifacts. 4K resolution or higher is preferred.
    1. Because of the transition to 64-bit technology, we will no longer be accepting PNG Quicktime, JPG (JPEG) Quicktime, or similar. Quicktime formats such as Prores 422, Prores 4444, and Animation will still be accepted.
    2. ProRes codecs are preferred instead of H.264 submissions.
  3. Model Releases: Footage containing people should have release forms for each identifiable person in the video. Here is a sample form.
    1. Model release forms can be uploaded separately during the video submission process.
  4. Editorial Use: Any footage with visible brand or product logos, or specifically recognizable locations (e.g. The Hollywood Sign, The Taj Mahal, etc.) needs to be classified as “Editorial Use”.
    1. This setting can be selected during the submission process.
    2. Failing to properly classify usage on your video can result in account suspension or a complete ban.
  5. Video Preview: You do not need to include a watermark in the preview video. Video watermarks are generated automatically by our system.
  6. Single Clip: We only accept one clip per submission. No packs, compilations, collages,or montages.
  7. Accepted Formats: Individual assets can be uploaded as a .mov or .mp4 file. Footage should not be zipped when uploaded.


Audio Upload Rules (Applies to both Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects Submissions)

Breaking these rules will result in account suspension or a total ban.

  1. Sole Creator:
    1. You must be the sole creator of everything you upload.
    2. Samples, loops, and beats are only permitted when you have the appropriate license to resell tracks made with those samples or loops.
    3. Any indication that you are using samples, loops, or beats that are not cleared for resale in royalty free music tracks, will result in an account ban.
    4. Re-selling royalty free sound effects from other sites will result in account suspensions.
    5. Lyrics must be public domain, copyright free, or original to be included.
  2. Original Content:
    1. Every submission you upload must be a totally original product.
    2. Derivatives or slight variations will not be allowed.
    3. Songs that sound like copies of existing music are not allowed. (i.e., no pastiache).
    4. Songs built off of templates or preexisting kits, including music kits that you may have created, are not allowed.


Royalty Free Music Upload Instructions

  1. File Formats:
    1. All submissions should be in a .zip folder (both single and multi-file downloads).
      1. We no longer accept direct .wav file uploads - you must package your file within a .zip folder.
    2. All audio files should be present as .wav files.
    3. All audio files should be 24-bit files.
    4. All audio files should be at 48khz sample rate (exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis).
  2. Previews:
    1. Preview tracks must be in .mp3 format and include all variations and/or edits that are included in the product package.
      1. Please place your versions with 1-3 seconds of silence between them in the preview file.
    2. The preview track should be uploaded at the time of submission to the preview window, it should not be included in the product package the customer receives.
    3. Preview tracks must include the audio watermark.
  3. Extraneous Files:
    1. Lyrics are required to be listed in a .pdf or .txt format with copyright details included. These should be included in the product package.
    2. No other files should be included in the download package (i.e., images, pdfs, cue sheets, etc.).
  4. Alternate Versions:
    1. Alternate versions of a track are accepted only as a part of the original submission. (for example, underscore, instrumentals, stings, etc.)
    2. Do not submit alternate versions as separate products.
  5. File Naming Conventions
    1. Please export all tracks with the following naming convention
      MA_ContributorName_ProductName_Version

      - please no spaces or characters such as ( ‘ , . ! @ ) etc. or non-English characters (such as Cyrillic letters)
    2. Versions
      1. Different versions are acceptable in your product package and should have a name that indicates to the customer what it is. Some suggestions:
        Main: Main version of the track (default)
        Instrumental: no vocals
        Instrument (Piano, Guitar, etc.) Only: only certain instrument version of the track.
        Short: shorten version of the default track
        Bumper: short version for transitions
        Stinger: ending version
        30s: 30 second version
        15s: 15 second version


        There are many different ways to name your versions than what is listed above, but the important thing is clarity to the customer.
        Example
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir.zip
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main.wav
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_60s.wav
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Instrumental.wav
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Stinger.wav
        MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_VocalsOnly.wav
  6. Stems (Music Kits):
    1. Stems are entirely optional for submissions.
    2. Stems are defined as a track being divided into all its elements as separate files.
      1. This gives greatest creative control to customers who may need to remove an element from your product to have it work in their project
        1. (for example, the low bass elements that clashes with an explosion – but without losing the entire music track at that moment).
    3. Stems should be printed wet (i.e., with all effects on each individual stem)
      1. Meaning one stem could be excluded and integral elements, like reverb, would not be lost.
      2. Meaning reverb or compression (other aux tracks etc.) should not be included as their own file.
    4. Stems do not need to be included in the preview track.
    5. You can include stems for any number of versions or just one version.
    6. Other versions of a track must still appear in the preview track as stated in Point 5.
    7. Products including stems should be submitted to the Music Kits category.
    8. There is no standard delineation of what instruments should appear as what stems. You are free to create your own stem groups as you see fit.
      1. Too few offers too little control; too many creates confusion and inefficiency. Try to limit yourself to 10-15 stems on really large projects (i.e., large orchestral works).
    Naming Convention for Stems is as Follows:
    MA_ContributorName_ProductName_Version_Stem_StemName
    Example
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir.zip
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main_Stem_Piano.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main_Stem_Bass.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main_Stem_StringsHigh.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main_Stem_StringLow.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Main_Stem_Percussion.wav
    MA_JohnSmith_LoveIsInTheAir_Short.wav
  7. General Fields:
    1. Titles
      1. We do not accept generic titles in our library. Please provide a unique and artistic title (as it would appear on an album).
      2. Reviewers have the right to request a new title if the one chosen is too frequently used or is generic.
    2. Descriptions
      1. Please provide a concise, but detailed description highlighting the mood/style, key instruments used, and major commercial uses for the track.
      2. Try to limit to three things/words for each of the above items.
      3. We do not accept keyword stuffed descriptions.
      4. Please indicate what versions are included in your package to the customer.
    3. Tags
      1. Tags should be unique and searchable for your track.
      2. You do not need to include extraneous or obvious information (i.e., the word ‘music’ following everything – ‘soft music’, ‘rock music’)
      3. Try to keep your tags to one-word items.
  8. Digital Rights Management:
    1. We accept tracks that are registered under rights management systems, such as AdRev, HAAWK, and YouTube Content ID.
    2. If you submit tracks registered to a rights management system, you must specify this at upload.
    3. Contributors using rights management to protect their works agree to help ensure that legitimate uses from Motion Array members are cleared from copyright claims.
  9. Performance Rights Management:
    1. We accept tracks that are registered with performance rights organizations.
    2. Any track submitted with P.R.O. association must include the following information:
      1. the name of the P.R.O. (must be one in our system).
      2. the name of the Composer (please include your IPI/CAE number).
        1. If the track is a public domain arrangement, please write ‘Public Domain’ or ‘Traditional’.
      3. the name of the Publisher (please include the IPI/CAE number).
        1. If you do not have a publisher, please include your Composer information here again.
        2. Do not write ‘self-published’ ‘none’ ‘no’ etc.
      4. The name of the Arranger.
        1. Only use this field if the track is an arrangement of an existing work (only public domain arrangements are allowed on Motion Array).
        2. Here you would include your name and IPI/CAE number.
      5. the name of the track as it was registered with the P.R.O.
        1. This can be different from the track/product name on Motion Array.
    3. Motion Array is not responsible for submitting, monitoring, or collecting royalties for any track registered with a P.R.O.


Sound Effects Upload Instructions

  1. File Formats:
    1. All audio files should be present as .wav files.
    2. All audio files should be 24-bit files.
    3. All audio files should be at 48khz sample rate.
    4. We only accept sound effects in packs of between 3-15 effects.
    5. Upload a .zip file containing your effects.
  2. Previews:
    1. Preview tracks must be in .mp3 format and include all effects that are included in the product package.
    2. Please place your effects with 1-3 seconds of silence between them in the preview file.
    3. The Preview track should be uploaded at the time of submission to the preview window, it should not be included in the product package the customer receives.
    4. Preview tracks must include the audio watermark.
  3. Extraneous Files:
    1. No other files should be included in the download package (i.e., images, pdfs, cue sheets, etc.).
  4. File Naming Conventions:
    1. Please export all tracks with the following naming convention:
      MA_ContributorName_ProductName_Version#orDescription

      - please no spaces or characters such as ( ‘ , . ! @ ) etc. or non-English characters (such as Cyrillic letters)
      Examples
      MA_SoundsBySteven_BellsofBeligum.zip
      MA_SoundsBySteven_BellsofBeligum_1.wav
      MA_SoundsBySteven_BellsofBeligum_2.wav
      MA_SoundsBySteven_BellsofBeligum_3.wav
      MA_DesignerDan_LonelyGasStation.zip
      MA_DesignerDan_LonelyGasStation_Ambience.wav
      MA_DesignerDan_LonelyGasStation_CarsPullingUp.wav
      MA_DesignerDan_LonelyGasStation_PumpStarting.wav
      MA_DesignerDan_LonelyGasStation_NeonSignalSign.wav
  5. General Fields:
    1. Titles
      1. We do not accept generic titles in our library. Please provide a unique, artistic, and descriptive title.
        1. Avoid including ‘sfx’ ‘effect’ ‘pack’ etc. in your titles.
      2. Reviewers have the right to request a new title if the one chosen is too frequently used or is generic.
    2. Descriptions
      1. Please provide a concise, but detailed description highlighting the mood/style, origin of the sound, and major commercial uses for the track.
      2. Try to limit to three things/words for each of the above items.
      3. We do not accept keyword stuffed descriptions.
      4. Please indicate how many effects you are including in the package.
    3. Tags
      1. Tags should be unique and searchable for your track.
      2. You do not need to include extraneous or obvious information (i.e., the word ‘effect’ following everything – ‘soft effect’, ‘transition effect)’
      3. Try to keep your tags to one-word items.


Stock Photo Upload Instructions

  1. Sole Creator: You must be the sole creator of everything you upload.
  2. Accepted Photo Types: Only still photography will be accepted.
    1. No renders, composites, collages, or still frames from video are accepted.
    2. Please limit color correction and photo processing, as overly processed or color corrected photos may not be accepted.
  3. Resolution: Files should be a minimum of 3840 px on either width or height, free of noise and artifacts.
  4. Model Releases: Images containing people should have release forms for each identifiable person in the image. Here is a sample form.
    1. Model release forms can be uploaded separately during the image submission process.
  5. Editorial Use: Any photo with a visible brand or product logo, or specifically recognizable locations that do not have the correct location releases (e.g. The Hollywood Sign, The Taj Mahal, etc.) needs to be classified as “Editorial Use”.
    1. This setting can be selected during the submission process.
    2. Failing to properly classify usage on your photo can result in account suspension or a complete ban.
  6. Single Photo: Currently, we only accept one photo per submission.
  7. Watermark: No preview or watermark is needed, as this will be generated during submission.
  8. Accepted Formats: We are currently accepting photos in .jpg and .png formats. Photos should not be zipped when uploaded.