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  • #406308 Reply
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    badgerboy
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    I have a question–will the films from the previous directory be put back on, or not? I had a film in the previous directory and I want to know if I should submit it again or not.

    #406312 Reply
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    stephenl
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    Well, here’s the quick answer. If you have a film in the directory and its OK for us to put it back in, just give the “OK”. It should be posted to YouTube first (either by you or us – preferably you), but the original link can be used as the alternative link. I can also copy in the old review and ratings.

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    Hazzat
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    You can resubmit both of mine.

    #406317 Reply
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    stephenl
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    *opening new thread for film resubmissions*

    This needs a little bit better explanation of the process and will clutter the ‘updates’ topic too much :P

    #406330 Reply
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    An Old Ore
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    My vote? Don’t expend too much effort trying to get all the old films re-posted. Many of the people that made those films will be unwilling to give permission to have the films re-posted.

    Having said what I think you shouldn’t do, I’ll now say what I think you should do to help the site: what this site is in dire need of is new members. New people willing to make new films. So long as there is a group of people making films, some of them will be good and they should be added to the Directory.

    However, I haven’t yet gotten the grasp of what the outline is for the new directory.

    Would it be possible for you to share what directions you have been given regarding the directory or what its purpose is?

    #406349 Reply
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    stephenl
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    Here’s hopefully enough info for you -

    The directory is essentially aimed to something that people can get lost in for hours watching films (the good kind of lost, like what happens every time I visit wikipedia and start reading articles that are attached to articles that I just read which were attached to articles that I just read that were…). Thats kind of the reason we wanted to stick to YouTube for videos, so people could watch them right here. (note that now there is a spot that you can paste in where the video can be downloaded from – it can be a webpage or link to the actual file)

    Of course it should only be for ‘good’ videos (or at least videos most people could stand watching). There is a ‘featured’ toggle for videos that have gone above and beyond, which (I think) come up at the top of any category/search.

    Every video has the user’s director profile attached to it. That profile is basically going to be a ‘do whatever you want to do’ area for the director – they can post their own videos in it for feedback, an awards area for contests that they’ve won on the site (something that is coming.. probably shouldn’t get too in depth yet), a place where they can do their biography and say anything they want about their influences and such.

    The idea is kind of to inspire folks in any way possible – if someone wanders across the site and gets sucked into the directory, hopefully it’ll give them some ideas to try themselves.

    Hope that gives you enough insight. I’m not quite sure how else to explain it :P

    #406358 Reply
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    Hazzat
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    I’m still not sure why it’s just YouTube. I could get myself lost in the old directory, where quite a few were not available on YouTube. I’ve got a movie right now that’s only available on Vimeo and another that can only be watch via download link. What would happen if I wanted to submit these?

    #406387 Reply
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    stephenl
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    Well, I’m working on getting Vimeo integrated with the site. Regarding the one that is only available via download, it’d have to either be posted on YouTube or uploaded to be included (note, however, that in both input places you can add a ‘download’ link to either a page or the actual file).

    #406420 Reply
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    stephenl
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    Good news to all you Vimeo folks – you can now paste in the video URL and it should ‘automagically’ grab some basic info about the film and add it to the directory. Let me know if there are any problems and I’ll do the best I can to patch them up. If anyone did see the video I was using to test things out, ignore the fact that I used it – it was just the first one that came up for my search (and its out of the directory now).

    Oh, you can also add director/cast/crew credits to your movies.

    Next up is the ability to edit your movies, followed by the director profiles.

    Oh, and by the way.. I did spell ‘therefor’ correctly, however I used that particular spelling in the incorrect context :wink .
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therefor

    Yes, I couldn’t help myself. Thanks Darkman :P

    #406592 Reply
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    stephenl
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    Another quick update – you can go in and start making profiles now. It will strip out any javascript or embeds (for security reasons) but you can do anything else – including styles. I’ll be completing my profile shortly.

    http://www.brickfilms.com/director/your_username

    For example..
    http://www.brickfilms.com/director/stephenl
    Or
    http://www.brickfilms.com/director/Ronsteros%20Productions

    Enjoy!
    Stephen

    Edit: just to be clear, you have to be logged in to edit a profile (and you can only edit yours). I’m still working on the moderator part so we don’t have random bits of porn and viagra lying around.

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