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Avatar_17f889c2a71a_64 Distrify and The D-Word announce strategic partnership

Members of The D-Word documentary community can now "sell movies socially" with Distrify. The Distrify player can easily be embedded in film profiles and postings on The D-Word.

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David Herman
Fri 25 Nov 2011Link

which saturday?

David Weissman
Sat 5 Jan 2013Link

Wow, I was completely unaware of this collaboration until just now!

Matt Dubuque
Mon 14 Jan 2013Link

Yes indeed, myself as well.

Have there been new developments since November 28, 2011 that I might want to learn about?

Ben Kempas
Wed 16 Jan 2013Link

Yes indeed, we have something pretty cool to announce very soon. Stay tuned!

Matt Dubuque
Wed 16 Jan 2013Link

Thanks Ben, will do, I'll check this channel regularly!

Peter Gerard
Wed 16 Jan 2013Link

Yes, excited to get that announced!

Malkia K. Lydia
Fri 18 Jan 2013Link

I finally read through this topic and the various Distrify examples and links. This looks great. I am very interested in hearing the new announcement. I also would like to hear what has developed for offering free screenings via Distrify. Earlier posters talked about their willingness to pay the associated costs if they offered streaming free to select viewers. I wonder if free viewings could be available on a wider basis via Distrify – say I want to have some free titles on my site, using the same platform and interface as my pay titles. Is there a way to price that type of service where it makes sense for the filmmaker and for Distrify?

Peter Gerard
Sat 19 Jan 2013Link

We have a system in the works for sending out free preview screeners (for festival programmers, reviewers, etc.). We also have an option where you can allow people to view for free if they sign up to your mailing list. The final pricing for these is being worked out and we anticipate launching these products soon, but if you want early access, just let us know.

Brian Parsons
Mon 18 Feb 2013Link

I just saw this too. I spoke with someone at Distrify last year and it sounded great so I'm interesting in hearing more about this collaboration with D-Word. Guess I need to hang out here more often as well since it's filled with fellow doc makers

Brian Parsons
Mon 18 Feb 2013Link

btw, for anyone interested in collaborative film projects, below is a link for the first globally collaborative music doc in history. Filming started in 2000 and ongoing to this day and will be released in volumes. The series features a lot of respected music artists and labels you may recognize, especially if you're in to more underground electronic music, but it doesn't feature electronic music only. There's a list of artists and labels on the Facebook page and we're redoing the website. Anyone into experimental, electronic or more underground music let me know, I'd love to chat, we work with filmmakers around the world so maybe you or someone you know would be interested in being part of the project. Cheers

Matt Dubuque
Fri 1 Mar 2013Link

I heard that distrify films are now available for viewing by a clicking on a link on our home page, but i can't seem to find it..... where is that?

Great news!

Christopher Pavsek
Fri 1 Mar 2013Link

Can someone explain how to get my distrify film connected to the "watch films" link?

Ben Kempas
Sat 2 Mar 2013Link Tag

In reply to Matt Dubuque's post on Fri 1 Mar 2013 :

'Watch Films' in the top menu.

Official press release here

Screen Daily coverage

Edited Sat 2 Mar 2013 by Ben Kempas

Ben Kempas
Sat 2 Mar 2013Link

In reply to Christopher Pavsek's post on Sat 2 Mar 2013 02:43 CET :

Send us the link and we'll add it. It's a curated collection, nothing automated.

Donald Goldmacher
Sun 3 Mar 2013Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Sat 2 Mar 2013 :
In that case please add to the list. We go live on Distrify this week.

Peter Gerard
Mon 4 Mar 2013Link

In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Sun 3 Mar 2013 :

I've added Heist – it will appear automatically when your film is available. The collection is geo-filtered so you'll only see films that are available in your region.

Donald Goldmacher
Tue 5 Mar 2013Link

Thank you so much, Peter, for your help.

Peter Gerard
Tue 12 Mar 2013Link

You're welcome!

David Weissman
Thu 14 Mar 2013Link

Peter – I assume you've seen the vimeo announcement?

How do you see this impacting Distrify?

Peter Gerard
Sun 24 Mar 2013Link

Hi David,
Distrify provides a unique service unlike anything else on the market. We have yet to see any service or product offered by any other that compares. As such, we don't want to predict the impact of other products.
Thanks for using Distrify!

Jeremy Ansell
Mon 6 May 2013Link

I mentioned this before but Distrify causes Chrome to crash on some computers. No other video embeds cause this to happen just Distrify.

John Burgan
Tue 7 May 2013Link

Probably a good idea to contact the Distrify team directly, Jeremy.

Peter Gerard
Sun 12 May 2013Link

Hi Jeremy,

Sorry you're having trouble with Chrome – I also have a lot of trouble with Google's browser. The problem you are experiencing is not related to The D-Word or Distrify. Unfortunately Chrome is one of the buggiest browsers available. In Google's rush to add lots of cool new features it means that they are constantly updating an unstable browser. On my computer it causes all kinds of problems, from random crashes (on many different websites including various video sites) to garbled text on 20% of websites. Interestingly Chrome never crashes on Distrify on any of our computers.

If you are using websites that need the latest cutting edge features that Chrome offers, unfortunately you'll have to put up with some strange behaviour and crashes. To improve things, I would recommend completely removing Chrome and all its related files from your computer and then re-install it from scratch.

Or if you want a more stable web browsing experience, you can try Safari (for Mac) or IE10 (for Windows). In my experience, Firefox has similar stability problems to Chrome since Mozilla has emulated Google's rush to release updates every few weeks.

Matt Dubuque
Sat 29 Jun 2013Link

Hello, small potatoes here, hopefully bigger tomatoes in the future.

I'd like to stream the trailer to my film 100 Trees at Distrify and charge a very modest sum for it.

I did not want it to be free of charge however.

How can I learn more about what might be mutually suitable as a possible way to proceed here?

That would include learning what your costs and requirements were.

I'd like to finish the trailer by July 21.

Edited Sat 29 Jun 2013 by Matt Dubuque

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