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August 19, 2008

COMING SOON on your nearest computer

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There's some places that buy your films to show them on the web, and even there are some distributors trying to get those films to the right site, Cinetic Rights Management and Fear Net are some of those independent studios, they are dedicated to assessing the universe of licensing opportunities in order to maximize revenue on behalf of filmmakers. They maintain up-to-the-minute relationships with and knowledge of all digital retailers, from the large portals serving the broadest audiences to the small sites serving deep niche interests. Somebody said niche? Guerrilla Filmmaking it's one of the biggest niches, so filmmakers, hands on!

I personally think that distribution is changing so quickly that we better learn as much as we can how to shoot for the web, as you cann see on the picture, even Rosario Dawson has her own web series via hulu.com here you have some tips on how to do it, at the end of the post, a list of this new exhibitors. 

  • Keep the action steady. Reduce the amount of fast and extended motion in your movie because high-speed action sequences result in sluggish playback.
  • Use well-lit scenes. Because dark settings present difficulties in compression, you’ll want to avoid videotaping in low-light conditions.
  • Compose for contrast. When creating compositions for the Web, contrast is more important than color because drastic compression leaves little room for color fidelity.
  • Avoid patterns. Keep details to a minimum because they significantly inhibit the compression software from reducing the final file size of your movie. Make sure you shoot against an unchanging background.
  • Use close-ups and silhouettes. Since long-shot compositions struggle to communicate subtle movement, shoot all vital action in close-ups, or silhouette them until they become clearly distinguishable when displayed inside a small window.
  • Avoid Zooming. Zooming in for close-up shots forces the computer to compress the entire frame rather than just subtle changes in facial features. Instead, have actors move closer to the camera, which doesn’t require as much overall compression.

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