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Project Educate Gallery: Film + Animation [2]

Who Are The Film & Animation Volunteers?

The film and animation galleries, which we introduced earlier today, are currently run by two community volunteers. kingmancheng who started working with the community in late September of 2011, and TimberClipse who began in November of 2012. kingmancheng is now a mentor for the film & animation galleries and also works as a freelance illustrator and animator. TimberClipse works in the film industry mostly with the camera department and has directed a couple of films of his own.

Together, the two of us work side-by-side to bring activity, daily deviations, and features to the Film & Animation galleries. Every Daily Deviation that is selected, is agreed by both volunteers working in tandem.


What Do We Look For In Daily Deviations?

Daily Deviations are tricky to choose We look for quality within a deviation, not only by itself, but also against other deviations similar to it, other deviations the filmmaker has created. We look at the use of visual elements, audible elements, and editing approaches. All of these factors make up what we look for in DDs.


What Qualifies Films For Daily Deviations?

We have a few things that qualify films for Daily Deviations.

  1. To start off, we have some rules that are set for all galleries. For example, we cannot feature a deviant more than once every 6 months. For a full list of these rules, please take a look at our guidelines.
  2. For films in particular, what qualifies them is their quality in all aspects of the film or animation and how everything works together. 
    1. Story - We look for strong, compelling, and new stories. 
    2. Acting - Fun, entertaining, and captivating acting is great
    3. Editing - Editing should be clean, exact, and bring the story together
    4. Animation - Animation styles that are unique or realistic are especially amazing
    5. Music - Pieces that match the film or animation and add to the emotion that is felt 
  3. We want to feature something that is special, something that every artist strives for. We look for items that include new styles, ideas, and hard work put in by the filmmaker(s) or animator(s). 


What Is The Film & Animation Gallery For?

The film and animation gallery is created for filmmakers and animators of all varieties, skill sets, and experience levels. We are a home and community that supports all types of films and animations. We do not accept flash animations, however, they can be placed in the Flash Gallery.

Films that are submitted to deviantART should be a piece of art. To us, that means that films should be strong in their components based on their category. For example, a short fiction film should have a strong story, characters, music (if applicable) and editing while a 30-second commercial should be an excellent sell for the company, group, project, or whatever the film was created for.

We aren’t looking for home videos or pieces that are made without an artistic component to the film. We also will not accept any content that is pornographic, further definitions of what this content is available in the FAQ.

The Film & Animation gallery is a fantastic place to share your work, but it also is one of only a few real communities for filmmakers. We hope to continue to grow the community, and we would love your help being part of that!

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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am so shocked and saddened to hear this and then after looking up the details even more so.
SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see in the right sidebar that you don't do anything with deviantARTfilm requests. Where would I go to check on it? If I'm accepted, will a notification of some sort appear in my message center, will I receive an email, or both?What if I'm not accepted?
Cinestress Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You will receive a notification in your message center and, I believe, an email as well.  If you are not accepted, you should receive the same.
SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jacoanimation Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer

Hello deviants, having trouble posting your videos?

Try this.
1.create a deviant art account.
2.upload a video you have made to your account.
3.become a member of Deviantart film & animation. the icon up top that says- Contribute Art. the button that says- Contribute to This Gallery. a video in your gallery & submit.

The moderaters will add you to the group.

After contributing, they will decide if your art complies with the rules.
Your video will be looked at over a period of time.

If they are happy, you will receive a message that it is approved,
otherwise they will decline your art.

Last I heard is that deviants require permission to upload videos.
This group is to showcase our videos.

pinkieblood Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Mmmmm... Hi
can you help me to upload my film?
AOGRAI Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I still have no idea how to upload my film?  I thought my application with DA was done some time ago, and I thought this now allowed me to submit since I got an invite msg from you guys.  Am I missing something? Please enlighten me.
Cinestress Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Invitation into this group does not mean your application for film submission privileges is complete.  We aren't in control of the applications.  Once your application is accepted, you will get a notification saying so.  Then you will be able to upload into the film gallery through the submit button up top, like you would any other art.
AOGRAI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally accepted in the right place. I could not see the accept button from my iPhone! Lol! Phew now I shall see if the submit button changes.
Cinestress Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
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