3 years with this pretty girl (at Bistro Bella Vita)
VHX SCREENERS: BETTER PROMOTION FOR YOUR FILM
Your project is finished! It’s time to promote your work. How are you sending your screeners?
Are you sharing password-protected uploads? Are you remembering to rotate passwords between festivals? (Eeek! We hope so.) But that whole song and dance gets clunky.
VHX can help you step up your promotional game with a new feature that’s simple, secure, personal — oh yeah, and free.
VHX Screeners let you email individual recipients with secure, streaming-only links to your film. You choose how long the invitation lasts; we recommend at least a few days or you’ll likely hear back with a request for another. The screener link each person receives is unique, tied only to them, and invalid after it expires.
Not ready to sell your film? No problem. You can send as many screeners as you want, as soon as your video is uploaded. One filmmaker used the platform to send almost 300 VHX Screeners to journalists, business partners, fellow filmmakers (the list goes on), and he started sending them a month before the movie’s release.
All usage is logged and monitored for individual recipients and file downloads are disabled. Clicking on a screener link brings viewers to an instant streaming page that looks like this:
Afterward, follow up! Did they enjoy it? Will they write you a glowing review? Invite you to their festival? Share on Facebook or Twitter? Pre-order gift copies? Ask!
Sufjan Stevens - The Winter Solstice
It’s almost that time of year when I listen to Sufjan’s Christmas albums over and over.
Sonder from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, written by John Koenig.
sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own
Don’t prepare. Begin.
Remember, our enemy is not lack of preparation; it’s not the difficulty of the project or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account.
The enemy is resistance.
The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do.
Start before you’re ready.
Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield (via b/a/l/l/e/n)
Been feeling this lately in a few different aspects of life.
"Castello Cavalcanti" - Wes Anderson, 2013
For all of you anxiously awaiting Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, February likely feels a million years away right now. Thankfully, he’s just released a short film/Prada commerical to tide us over: “Castello Cavalcanti”, starring Jason Schwartzman as a racecar driver during the Molte Miglia rally in 1955, will be showcased at the Rome Film Festival this weekend.
Or, you know, right here on your computer, right now.
Cults - Keep Your Head Up