This is specifically for newbies, but I suppose anyone of us can use this.
RESERVE THE TOP 4 POSTS
It's important especially for marketing to have as much information on your film easily available. The means that on the FIRST PAGE of your thread, you should have all relevant information including:
POSTER, Cast, Crew, Behind-The-Scenes Photos, video blogs, production diary, whatever you have...
Reserve at least the first 4 POSTS in your thread so you can post this information and nobody has to go hunting for it.
You can do simply by making a NEW POST then posting 'reserved', or 'reserved for BTS', or 'watch here for mind blowing Behind The Scenes info", etc.
Comments and jokes and whatever else can come after those top 4. You want to keep the real-estate to yourself, so there are no distractions.
We've managed to come up with an attractive layout over the past few fests.
Starring: Lead Actor, Supporting, Etc
Check out MONSTERFEST to see some examples of good layout.
"The Devil's Toy" is a good one to emulate: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=181277
Why's this important? In MonsterFest JDS had to give a gentle reminder to make sure all relevant info was on the first page. Reviewers or interested people do not have time to slog through your whole thread.
Banners are often your first point of contact. There are included in your signature which can be edited under the USER CP>EDIT SIGNATURE section. Upload your banner and then add a link to your thread. Whenever you post on DVXUSER a link to your thread will be immediately available. Makes it a hell of a lot easier to find your thread.
Try to keep your posters standard theatrical size. Not in actual dimensions, but scaled down. Minimum height to view should be 600px for better clarity. Just upload posters to your own webserver or to the DVXUser Gallery that's available for all members. Note the link for the poster and use it wisely.
From the rules about poster dimensions :
Poster must be equivalent dimensions to a standard one-sheet (27"x40"). A smaller, equivalent dimension would be 486px x 720px (same dimensions as a standard one-sheet, but much smaller). Can also be portrait (27"x40") or landscape (40"x27").
Poster must not exceed 5MB
Happy posting and good luck to ya.
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11-27-2009 09:10 AM
Last edited by Rodney V. Smith; 11-27-2009 at 12:15 PM.
11-27-2009 09:12 AMBETRAYALFEST
Tagline: Someone WILL be betrayed...
Synopsis: During BetrayalFest 2010, a bunch of films will be made
and we'll have all kinds of human drama.. maybe even a comedy or two... And the Mods will fight...
Starring: Jason Ramsey, Larry R
The Mod Squad
11-27-2009 09:15 AM
Ha ha ha, you're making this into a heavy weight bout!
11-27-2009 10:03 AM
Canon 7D+Teddybear T-Finder+Tamron & Canon Glass+lighting+a bunch of other stuff+2 Beautiful Babies.
"Torn" Available now!
Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/47561
"RaZoRbLaDe cItY" December 2010. A Maverick Entertainment Release
11-27-2009 10:31 AM
Other poster designers are around. Check out the collaboration threads and just make sure to give everyone credit especially when a service is volunteered.
11-27-2009 03:02 PM
Watch the film (1/21/13) HERE!
iZaza Slider...Do you?