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Requests continued:

BE CONTACTABLE.  If your email address is getting old and forgotten then put a redirection on it.   Again that is why naming your price is important.  We can go ahead knowing what will happen about clearance when we contact you.

BE REASONABLE about movie credits.  Short films need to have short credits and typically that would be one line of your name or username under a heading like "Additional Artwork".  I can sing your praises in more detail on my "making of" website pages.

BE CLEAR about movie credits.  Some artists are protective about identity and want me to publish only their username.  Others want to see their real name up in lights.  Others want a pseudonym.  Which one are you?  Tell me!

DO NOT EXPECT a copy of the movie immediately.  We cannot risk leakage onto the public internet because that would disqualify us from film festival competitions.  I will try to give contributors as much as I safely can eg  the shot where your artwork appears, but you may need to wait like a year for a full DVD or download.

Other notes:

I know via contacts with the game and film industry that producers often insist on creating all artwork from scratch or their own controlled sources.  They ban their contractors and interns from using sources like  I used to laugh at this and think that websites like this are a good idea.  Now after some bad experiences I can start to see their point.  It is a fact that commercial and emerging producers are avoiding this website and its artists which denies opportunities for the artists here.  You all need better copyright clearance management to get acceptance and hitch a ride forward on any film festival success or other indie co-op success. can take note as well.  I suggest that it needs an e-commerce facility to take payments for upgrading non-commercial use to commercial licenses.  That would help with the difficult-to-contact-artist problem.

Independent Alternative Film-makers (iafilm)



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