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Rules for film uploading?

Do you think their should be a rule in place for uploading short clips?

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Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 3:22am

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wdy

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Hey everyone. I noticed lately that an awful lot of films being uploaded to the cinema every week are short little 10 second clips. I'm sure that those people who have done this just want to show off their little works, but is it worth uploading to the alamdv cinema. I beleive their should be a movie length rule for submitting a film or something...

Anyways lets hear your feedback

P.S.
sorry about my spelling mistake in the poll... "there" hehe smile
Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 3:41am

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averagejoe

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It would not be fare and I think the newer "filmakers" in the community would feel left out. Some of the endusers for ALAMDV2 are not quite to the point that they could have a viable "movie length" piece.

Besides the fact that a movie is longer than a test does not mean it is any better. One can do 10 minutes of no story and all FX just as easily as 10 seconds. This is not only an online cinema for short film. IT IS A SHOWCASE FOR ENDUSERS TO DISPLAY THEIR WORK. It seems like I have to point this out every few months unsure

Lastly, such a rule would be hard to enforce. CSB-Digital would have to setup a review before it was posted. Making sure the flick was an actual movie and not a 10 minute test. After all film is an art form and art should be left free for people to explore creativly. That includes 10 second test clips twisted

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Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 3:47am

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wdy

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I'm not trying to be mean in anyway...
Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 3:48am

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averagejoe

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I did not think you were being mean. I apologize if my retort was less congenial than expected but that is my personal take on the cinema here.
Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 9:54am

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malone

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The CSB team enjoys almost all the submissions we get, from short clips to full blown epics. We dont want to restrict movies based on running time because we would probably miss out on some classic little tests. Also submitting short tests is a great way to get feedback on specific effects.

Having said that, we realise that different people want to see different things. Some people have no interest in watching short tests, and thats fine, simply don't watch them smile We've added a function so you can filter them out of the archive entirely, and the movie info pages give a pretty good indication on what the movie will be like. So just watch what you want, but dont restrict what other people get to see
Posted: Fri, 1st Aug 2003, 10:16am

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otteypm

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Isn't there a filter for tests in the cinema section?