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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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I have about 6 short films that I have made on DV over the years. I am looking for a good website to host them. They run 10-25 minutes in length and are dramas that have been shown in regional film festivals. They are too long for YouTube and too serious for sites like Atom/Ifilm/Spike. So I am looking for suggestions.

I put the first one on Underground Film years ago. That seems like the type of site I am looking for now, but I am not sure if anyone really uses that site.

I am not looking to make money off of these, just get them out there where people might see them without going through a lot of hassle on my part.

Ideas quite welcome.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Try Veoh.

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They support HD footage and they allow you more time than YouTube. i've forgotten the details, but they have nice stuff over there.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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Bill,

you might want to check out the following story:
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #4
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Make sure to read the fine print of the sites you post to. By uploading your video to some sites you are legally giving your rights to the video to them and they can then use it for their own commercial purposes.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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Maybe Exposure room?

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Old January 15th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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try Vimeo.com
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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice all. I went with vimeo

Bill's Movies on Vimeo

Overall its been pretty smooth. It's too bad they dont let your reorder uploads as I made the mistake of uploading my most recent project first and now its last in the listing. I hope they get their statistics facility implemented soon--although in my case its just curiousity (vanity?) to see what gets watched as these projects have made the rounds already.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 06:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice all. I went with vimeo

Bill's Movies on Vimeo

Overall its been pretty smooth. It's too bad they dont let your reorder uploads as I made the mistake of uploading my most recent project first and now its last in the listing. I hope they get their statistics facility implemented soon--although in my case its just curiousity (vanity?) to see what gets watched as these projects have made the rounds already.
I looked at Vimeo. I don't like that they promote their "premium" service at $60/year at the expense of their basic (crippled) service. No HD embedding, ads, etc.


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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #9
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I like YouTube - Broadcast Yourself., Vimeo, Video Sharing For You, and if you have a www.withoutabox.com account and your film's on IMDb, you can upload the movie, clips, trailers, etc., to IMDb via withoutabox.

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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #10
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Blows me away how many indie filmmakers pass on YouTube. Not only is it easy, free, and incredibly stable (and SEO friendly); but between the playlist, embedding, customization, Insight features and now the HQ option and 16:9 presentation, I can't imagine why any content maker wouldn't take advantage.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #11
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YT has a real hard time streaming HD content unless it is a small file.

YT is great for maximum views and for viral distribution, but Vimeo and better yet, ExposureRoom stream HD content the best in my experience and their support is awesome, and their service is free.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #12
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I receive probably 100 times the amount of exposure on YouTube than I do anywhere else.

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Old January 28th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #13
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YT has a real hard time streaming HD content unless it is a small file.

YT is great for maximum views and for viral distribution, but Vimeo and better yet, ExposureRoom stream HD content the best in my experience and their support is awesome, and their service is free.
You can't embed HD video hosted on Vimeo without paying for the premium service. I send people to my web site, so I need to be able to embed videos on my page. I'm using YouTube for that purpose.


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