Hmmm, there seems to be a pattern forming (3 titles so far) with Film festivals in the past forty-eight hours on this site e.g., Park City, Ut, (the funny documentary), "to hold film festivals accountable by way of Vimeo analytics and now this one." Oh, I forgt to mention the deathly stench of dying brine shrimp wafting through downtown SLC on a hot Summer day(s). Aw, the memories.
I like it and keep'em coming boys and girls!
The "other" Sundance is actually a nice place to stay in Utah where they teach classes on film / acting, outdoor amphitheater, a beautiful restaurant and cozy cabins to hunker-down in during your stay. Park City / Sundance Festival in the early 90s for me was a LA Friday night logjam on highway 101, 24 / 7. Seems as though nothing has changed, off to watch the doc.
This is disheartening news to read. I see the power of Vimeo analytics for tracking purposes, but who's to say that a film is still being viewed in its entirety ? That is, you provide a special password and Vimeo tracks it, but the viewer brings in a personal laptop to surf the net, takes a long break, takes a nap or works on their personal projects and still claim they watched your full length in its entirety. Unless there's a live-cam watching them I don't see how this can be proven.
All this has convinced me to become more involved as a volunteer at festivals. I worked a festival last year and found some of their "practices" down right misleading.
Another great historical piece.
"I simply don't trust anyone enough who hasn't worked on my films with my films."
The above quote is a cautionary tale. Trust is hard tp come by these days and the entertainment business is not exempt from cheap chicanery. The contests that appear on this site have all kinds of great give-a-ways and seem legit.
Anyone care to offer some insight on these give-a-ways, any winners from NFS?
Wow, that was a real eye-opener of a read. Since this is all new to me can anyone chime-in on the 18 - 24 month lifespan of a film after it is completed? I like the format and I like their moxie, can do attitude . . . while you're elsewhere (freeing up workflow), we'll nurture the rest.
"You took the risk in devoting four or however many years in to making this film."
"Go a new route."
Well trailblazers, what say you?