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Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:02am

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How many of you would actually purchase a DVD from a person in the Fxhome community? What exactly would you look for when choosing whether you would buy it or not? It's quite a random question, but I am curious.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:04am

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I would. I would want plenty of special features though, and keen packaging, and I wouldn't want to pay more than 10 dollars for it, since the movie would more likely than not be less than 30 minutes long.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:08am

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As Aculag has said.

Depends on the DVD contents. I'd want loadsa special features including a making of. And I'd like to have seen the film before on the fxhome cinema. smile

About 7-10£ is my range.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:16am

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It'd also depend highly on how good the actual film on the dvd was. Maybe a studio's release of all their movies would be quite cool, and worth considerably more.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:27am

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Thanks for the feedback.

Im in the process of getting several DVD's made one of which will be done in a couple months.

- Your looking at a good 47 minutes in just the film itself which is composed of 3 "tapes".

- Video introductions to each tape by members of the cast.

- The full plastic DVD case (Not Jewel Case, Nor the crummy cardboard/plastic Cases)

- A full audio commentary track from the members of the cast.

- A special "lost" backstory tape thats around another 9 minutes, and some extra footage shot for the DVD.

Also with all of that there will be pretty menu's to spice it up.

We were going to ask 8 bucks for each DVD (Pays for Ink, DVD-r's, and the Glossy Picture paper in which we print the DVD case's outer cover on) but we were not sure if we were asking too much or not.

Now, with that being said, It might help people answer my previous question.

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Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 3:30am

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I would pay around $10 for a shorts compilation and up to $20 for features.

But I would spring my hard earned money on quality stuff or stuff from people who really work hard for their art, like Sollthar or b4uask or that gentleman who did Ghost Soldiers and the like...

Otherwise, it's not really worth it.

Too many movies here are tests, cheap rip offs or movies made when "bored"... (If I hear that one one more time, I'll shoot myself...)

I definitely wouldn't pay for those...
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 4:15am

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I'd do it from something good enough. But JohnCarter, is your film almost ready, I want to buy that DVD, I know it premiered.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 7:30am

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is there any programs to make the dvd covers. and if there is could i get a link. also is ther any special paper you could print on.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 7:54am

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Any kind of picture editing software such as Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, or any other software you may edit pictures with. There are certain programs to actually print out the exact size of the outer DVD cover, but I haven't gotten ahold of it yet. What I did was just make the cover of the DVD with the picture editing software and then I just customized the printing setting to print the right size. I use Glossy Photo Paper to print on. It's somewhat costly, but Im all into doing things the best as possible. It's also a little thicker then what normal DVD's use, but it still works very well.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 8:33am

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I'm not sure I would pay for a short movie, even thought how great it would be...
For a feature movie I would pay not full price, but something around $20 (including shipping and stuff like that),
and that would be if I seen a good trailer on it that shows potential of it.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 8:51am

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I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to have a DVD with all of the Sidewinder and Mechaforce movies. They are part of history.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 9:05am

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if it could be arranged - i'd like to see a compilation dvd made up of the challenge entries (could be sub-categorised with which theme they took)

If enough entries were made then it could end up being over 2hrs of shorts. Would be worth a try?
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 1:22pm

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Or it would be another great idea for all those amazing jessy movie to be on a DvD! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 1:51pm

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i would purchase a dvd of like turicon, ghost soldiers, and maybe battle of zenica otherwise no, o well maybe bud chipowski world of home defense
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 2:32pm

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I would also buy Toy Wars 2 when it is released.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 9:43pm

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Tarn wrote:

I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to have a DVD with all of the Sidewinder and Mechaforce movies. They are part of history.
You know, I was this close to typing this in myself, but you beat me, it seems. So I'll add that I would also like to see Sollthar and b4's stuff too on DVD, one big huge compilation of "FXhome's Greatest Hits." That would be awesome.

-Adam twisted
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 10:51pm

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mabye the guys at fxhome would be willing to put a dvd together of the best of the best and they could sell that to us.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 11:39pm

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Tarn wrote:

I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to have a DVD with all of the Sidewinder and Mechaforce movies. They are part of history.
Heh. smile

Alright, if that's how you feel, give us a few days, and I'll have an announcement.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 12:17am

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ari wrote:

mabye the guys at fxhome would be willing to put a dvd together of the best of the best and they could sell that to us.
I dont think its possible for them to do that Im sure the people who made the films will want some of the loot and its basicly copyrighted to them so fxhome would have to ask for premmision to put theyre stuff on dvd and sell it for profit.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 4:44am

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well for one i think that the people who get there movies put on the DVD will be honored for there movie to be on it. 2 they used an fxhome product on it so fxhome has some right to do it and i dought people will mind.


p.s. ya i would love for twisted studios to have a DVD come out with there stuff.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 4:52am

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Just because they use the product, does not mean CSB Digital owns the rights to the film, do they?
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 12:18pm

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ari wrote:

2 they used an fxhome product on it so fxhome has some right to do it and i dought people will mind.
That's like saying that because Jurassic Park was done in part with Softimage software, Softimage has the right to do whatever it wants with the film!!!

I don't think so.

You paid for a license to use a software. What you do with the software belongs to you, not the software company.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 1:20pm

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Ive already placed a few of the cinema films onto a DVD. It played really well and I enjoyed showing some of my mates some of the more humourous films submitted.

So.. it's possible. I'll do it if people want?

I'd need Dv tapes of original footage.. and I'll make a dvd for all to have:)
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 3:17pm

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By next year i should have a complete season dvd of x3i, i could add that. And i too would want some of mecha and sideys work ha.

EDIT... BIG EDIT: Speakin of you 2, when is the next project of yours comin out? Youve been quiet the last coup months. Watch'm just drop something huge on us out of nowhere ha.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 5:20pm

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wink
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 5:34pm

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John Carter wrote:

I don't think so.

You paid for a license to use a software. What you do with the software belongs to you, not the software company.
Not so sure - if we send it to them in any form, we release all rights to it, as noted on the cinema submission page :

The Cinema Legal Info Thingy wrote:

In the event that you produce and provide to Joshua Davies Limited trading as CSB-Digital ("CSB") any text, images, movies or sounds ("the Material") you hereby agree to release any intellectual property rights which you may have in the material to CSB and expressly authorise CSB to use the material in any manner or for any purpose whatsoever.
So that means that if CSB download your film, they legally have the rights to that material, and can do whatever they want with it - including compiling a DVD.

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 6:04pm

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what is " wink " ? i didnt ask for " wink ". If i wanted " wink " then i woulda asked for " wink " ha.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 7:06pm

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wink ?
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 8:19pm

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wink yourself
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 8:45pm

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We settled this a long time ago, I think. FXHome do not have legal rights to our movies if we submit them to the cinema. They have the right to show them in the cinema, but don't own them or anything.

I would have no objection to my films going on dvds as I pay licenses for the music I use.

However, music is a HUGE issue to consider here. Most films here use copyrighted music, & if FXHome released an official dvd they could potentially open themselves up to lawsuits. The current situation is fine as the cinema only links to films, so the people who host the films are responsible.

What I've been doing this year is building up a collection of different music composed & performed by local bands. I film them, give them dvd copies, & they give me a bit of payment plus allow me to use the audio in films if I wish. I've also done this with local orchestras, filming performances of classical music that's obviously out of copyright, & given permission to use the audios of these.

I encourage others to try to do something similar!
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 10:19pm

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pooky wrote:

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Is the shark threatening me? Well bring it on mister! unsure
Posted: Fri, 16th Jul 2004, 5:36am

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2 days.
Posted: Fri, 16th Jul 2004, 6:56pm

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hmm..
Posted: Sat, 17th Jul 2004, 11:55am

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sidewinder wrote:

2 days.
Is that when Pooky's leavin to camp? Sweet!!! razz
Posted: Mon, 19th Jul 2004, 6:03am

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