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Old January 22nd, 2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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Question: Proper DVD leaders/count down/smpte bars for Festivals?

Hi,

I've never submitted my film to any festivals before, and now I'm in the process of doing so. Most of them require the entry on a DVD and can screen on DVD format too. My question is, I've seen so many posts and threads about the countdown, the '2-pop', the smpte bars that you should have beforehand, I'm confused.

Is there one PROPER sequence of these 'leaders' you should have before a DVD that you submit to a festival? E.g. am I supposed to have 60 secs of SMPTE bars or how many seconds? Do I put the bars before the xx seconds of blank or after? Can my submission DVD be exactly the same as the exhibition DVD (in the case that I get in)?

Sorry for all the questions, I've looked around the web and can't seem to find a unified answer on this.

Thanks for answering my questions,
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Old January 24th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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Isn't this something for the festival to answer? It sounds reasonable
that they decide how they want the entries to be submitted with
what kind of leaders and for how long.

I would contact them with this question.
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Old January 24th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ohhh ok. I just thought there might be ONE standard way of doing this.

Thanks for replying though,
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Old January 24th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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Well there very well might be (I don't know), but I wouldn't take
the chance anyway. What if there is a standard but this festival
decides to not go down that path and rejects your movie because
you followed "the standard"? I would ask them, see what they
have to say!
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Old January 25th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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Alright, I'll make tailored versions for each festival.

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