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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Websites I can upload my feature film to? YouTube stops 10 minute + movie uploads

Hey guys,

I tried uploading my feature to YouTube but was told it was deleted because it was longer than 10 minutes. When did that happen?

I'm on Vimeo but you can't upload larger than 500 MB a month and my film, even at 600 x 338 frame size and good resolution, is almost 850 MB. And I can't justify paying $60 a year for more space.

Veoh, I don't know anything about.

Any other places I can upload it that are nice, popular, and legit?

Thanks,

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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YouTube has always had a 10 minute limit.
You can always compress your movie more before uploading so it goes to Vimeo.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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We're going to try uploading it directly into my website. If that fails, I'm trying:

ExposureRoom - Providing Exposure & Opportunity for Talent

or just going back to MobileMe

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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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I see 9:04 up on Exposureroom. 1hr26mim in length. I checked out some of the trailers a few months ago, and thought it was going to DVD. I'm being a little nosy, but did you manage to make $ off this venture? I thought it looked good and funny, worth a price of admission, and will check out the full movie later today. -BT
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Old September 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #5
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Hi Bill,

Thanks for that. I haven't made money simply because the DVD isn't out yet. Two theater showings had us basically breaking even or losing a little bit of money. I would like to maybe do some small screenings at colleges and small theaters around Florida and try to sell the DVD.

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Old September 19th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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I've been putting my stuff on openfilm.com.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:11 AM   #7
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I haven't done this myself yet, but I believe that you can apply to YouTube to have the limit lifted for your particular uploads.

Just something I have heard from others.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:17 AM   #8
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Hey, Heath, I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but, usually one only puts their features or shorts online in their entirety, with free access to anyone, if they're not trying to distribute any other way or all other distribution options have been exhausted (or so I've heard). Conventional wisdom is that having stuff online can disqualify you from many film festivals and other distribution outlets. Just looking out for you.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 08:27 AM   #9
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Josh,

I've already been in a couple of film festivals and I'm getting ready to self-distribute the movie. For me, this was the best way to get the film out to the world. We'll see if my little experiment works or not.

I'm going to be taking down the movie soon, along with the "webisodes" at MySpace.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:47 PM   #10
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Cool. Good luck then.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:48 PM   #11
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Josh,

I was partially inspired by Radiohead's release model back in October 2007 with In Rainbows. I won't be putting it up for a "you choose the price," but I was hoping to get some eyeballs on it.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:11 PM   #12
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NO, I gotcha. I just wanted to make sure you weren't unintentionally screwing yourself. I have most of mine (shorts that is) online, but the last one and the one I'm currently working on aren't/won't be 'til I've given up on everything else.

On the one hand it kinda kills me that I can't just put up a link and tell anyone "GO WATCH MY NEW FILM!" But on the other hand know realistically only a handful of people would even if I did so. So I'm really not missing out. Bass doesn't go viral, unfortunately. Not my films anyway. Heh.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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Mine don't, either. I did post up 9:04 AM as a webisode series on MySpace and some of them got incredible views (for me at least). I might keep up the first 4 "webisodes" and take down the rest.

I'll be ganking 904 the feature off Exposure Room and 9.04 AM in a few days.

I'm sure your stuff will go viral soon enough!

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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:26 PM   #14
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I wish. I don't know what the secret is to making your video get 3 million hits in two weeks, short of spamming message boards or something similarly sleazy (which, according to the craigslist film forum at least, is not well looked upon anyway).

Also, my last "short" was 23 minutes. Not generally acknowledged to be a good online length for viewing, being that most folks won't even sit through something that's even seven minutes.
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As a guy who used to help run a local event at a major film festival, anything over 12-15 minutes usually doesn't get in. The programmers have to think, "Should I accept a 23 minute short and have a good-sized crowd show up, or two 12 minute shorts and possibly have two good-sized crowds show up?"

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