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In reply to Marth Christensen's post on Fri 10 Dec 2010 :
Sorted! Thanks, Marth.
I have a proposal for a tagging convention that can be implemented without any other site changes.
On Tom xxxx's post on Fri 17 Dec 2010 in Legal, I applied this tag: DOCUMENT/LetterOfAgreement/Work-for-hire
"DOCUMENT" being in all caps says that there is some sort of contract or document in the post or hidden. It will make DOCUMENTS easy to visually sift out of the tag clutter when doing a tag search under "D."
Slash ( / ) separates the document title, which is "camel-cased" (big and small letters separating words, like the humps on a camel).
The second slash separates a specific topic—with individual words connected with dashes—if there is one. Sometimes, like with Tom's post it is only a paragraph or a specific wording that has been posted and not an entire document or contract.
Using a consistent convention (this or another), will make it easy to find what we're looking for and not waste time opening posts that only have a paragraph when we want, say, a whole producer's contract or participant release.
I think a document archive would be nice, but this is something we can do immediately. Anyone with any useful contracts, releases and so on could place a post in the appropriate topic, paste the document in the hidden section and tag it for others.
Today the lines in the email digest are endlessly long––no wrap. Seems that if poster doesn't hit 'return', the line goes on forever.
Very hard to read!
What software are you using to read your mail? I receive digests every day and they still look fine for me. But if you can tell me what you are using I might be able to see if I can solve your problem.
Am I the only person who is seeing all the D-word topics in a big alphabetical list now?
Working here – you can organise by category, posting date or Topic Name – click at the top underneath Discussion Topics
oh thanks – I didn't even realize those options were up there. Must have clicked it by mistake with my crazy iPad.
Hi, where can I find information on d-word on making a master DVD using Compressor and iDVD? I don't think my Quicktime file to iDVD workflow is yielding the highest quality HD product for replication. I feel like I've lost something in the output, but I can't be sure. Thanks.
You can ask that question, but I would suggest asking it in the Final Cut Pro topic, which seems to be where the Apple software post-production questions end up. This topic is for silly people like me who can't figure out how to navigate this extremely well-designed website.
Okay, please don't judge me but I cannot figure out how to join the d-word facebook page – can someone please help me? I've used FB help but their directions don't seem to apply since I can't find the icons they refer to one your page.
As long as you are logged into FB, you just need to click on the "like" button just to the right of "The D-Word"
to move a discussion from one topic to another, linking between topics in other words, how does one do this with a track pad on a powerbook? The instructions say 'right click to copy', but with the track pad? Thanks.
Like on any mac, hold down the Control key and click.
Even this PC guy knows that! ;-)
double help – i have now lost my formatting on d-word. Just a sort of typed page format. still calm. (barely)
put on new boots and bathed and it works – JB you are a genius.
I'm doing some research on production pricing for documentary film making. Some films claim it cost them 1.8 million and some $250,000 yet quality and substance seem to be the same. Does anyone have a pricing model I can research that would show me pricing for low budget, mid grade, and high end documentary films? Help????
Is it possible to upload an entire film so that festivals and potential TV buyers can watch it? We don't like to send out DVDs anymore. Previous films have ended up as bit torrents.
Folks, this is definitely the wrong Topic – as the note above says, this is solely for questions about The D-Word.
AJ, your question is so wide that it's doubtful that there's a simple answer out there, but for future reference such queries go in the Mentoring Room Topic.
Dietmar, as a Professional this should probably go in Marketing and Distribution . Double posting is discouraged, but as this is in the wrong place you can repost there.
Yikes – for some reason the camera topic has disappeared when I log into the site. Any ideas?
Check "my topics" from your homepage and make sure you haven't accidentally hidden it.
Thanks Marj – don't know why it changed but that was the solution.
Easy to do if you check D-Word from an iPhone. I do it all the time.
Wish there was a separate SAVE for "Current Location".
Only seems to get saved after a post. Often I get thwarted somehow and forget to update, then I've posted and would have to post again to save it, so I don't and then forget to update next time. Not a big deal, just noticed when I realize I need to update, I am not able to do so.
-Hmm... Is it not in the post editor you get for 15 minutes after a post? I'll look into that.-
You can also change your Current Location while you're not posting by editing your profile
EDIT – If you forget to put in your location, you have 15 minutes to edit your last post, so just click the Pencil and then you change your Location as well as fix any mistakes in your post (like I've just done)...
Hi, I am currently subtitling my film, Lucky Express, and I need advice about how to subtitle? Two questions:
1- I have put the translated subtitles as they are spoken...so sometimes the sentence is finished on the next image. Do I use an elipsis because the sentence is not finished?
He went to the store and bought ...
(and then next image) ... some milk and some bread.
Do I use the elipsis or not? Am very confused!
I have to subtitle my lead character because even though he is speaking English, it is really bad and basic English. So when I correct him, how much can I correct? The tenses? The words?
As long as I stick to the meaning of what he is saying, is it alright to put words into his mouth?
Right now, I have tried to use the exact words he is using even though the English is wrong. My theory is that all people will be able to understand the basic idea of what he is saying, even though the English is wrong.
When I corrected his English too much, later when I was reading the subtitles, I noticed that it was harder for the brain to fully understand the meaning, because what he was saying in English and what I was reading were similar but different.
Does this make sense? Its so hard to explain!
Anyway, is there a basic Rule Book for handling subtitles correctly which I can refer to?
Anna, this topic is intended for Help with issues about how the D-Word is running. You should re-post your question in the Mentoring Room
Actually, you should go ahead and apply for professional membership, then ask the question again in the Editing topic.
Will my profile information be searchable on search engines outside of D-Word?
As explained in the privacy note when editing your profile, the fields with the eye symbol will be visible to everyone.
In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Thu 4 Aug 2011 :
Yes, on The D-Word site, but – I am asking about off site search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
Troy, I believe that Google will index that which is "public" on this site.
Yes, Google is included when Ben says "everyone". There's also a feature to preview your public profile. Click on your name at the top of this page where it says "Signed in as Your Name" and then you can click in the blue box to switch to Public Preview view. However, I've just noticed that it's not strictly accurate, since your photos and the links to your posts are only seen by logged in users and NOT by Google... I will fix this in the next site update...
Generally though, Google (and users not logged in) only see your name, your website links, your films, and your "Public Bio".
Apologies for the downtime this morning. This was due to an outage at a data centre. Everything should be back to normal now.
Anybody have a licensing contact at C-SPAN? I've got a bunch of footage that I need to get cleared, and it seems too much for the std form they offer on the website....
Nick, please don't double post. We saw your request already in the Legal topic. Besides, this topic is for help with The D-Word, so pick the ONE topic you'll be posting in carefully.
Sorry, Doug....Wasn't sure which would be appropriate....Elizabeth Westrate suggested I post it in the Research & Archives section, do you concur?
Probably, but I'd leave it in Legal since most will see it there. If you don't get a response within a few days, maybe then re-post in Research.
Trying to add a film to my profile and getting an error message that the Vimeo.com URL is not valid ... not sure why this would be the case ...
It was because our embed generator wasn't expecting the www.
I've updated it now so you should be able to embed with or without the www. from both YouTube or Vimeo.
You could also of course embed via Distrify and get loads of other benefits ;-)
Thanks. The same problem seems to exist elsewhere in the site. For example, I was unable to embed a YouTube video in the Cameras topic although the URL exactly matched the formatting of the example in the error message.
I put in a fix for both YouTube and Vimeo to ignore the www.
Hi there –
Does anyone know if I can post my documentary on D-Word if it's a Dynamo Player? Or is Distrify, Vimeo and YouTube the only options?
We support a wide range of embeds that use the oembed protocol, including Hulu, Flickr, Viddler, and more. As far as I am aware Dynamo does not support this secure and open standard.