Do you need a thumbnail for my video?

Do you need a thumbnail for my video?

Yes, please provide a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 72 dpi image we can use as your video thumbnail. 

If you don't have a poster that you've used, no problem we can choose the appropriate frame to represent the film. 

If you do have a poster of the film that we can include when promoting it across our social media, please ensure you attach it and email it based on our submission form, send all attachments to madartistpublishing@gmail.com

How do I upload my videos to WAFF or MAP?

How do I upload my videos to WAFF or MAP?

Before you send us any videos, make sure you fill out our submission form first. To send us the video, we prefer the original resolution made available for us to download via a Dropbox.com, wetransfer.com (2gb max), or google drive url. If you don't know how to create these and your film is already 1080p HD resolution or higher no Youtube or Vimeo, include your url and we will download it from there. 

Please note there is usually a filesize limit when attaching videos depending which sender you go with, try to keep your videos under 5gb when sending through dropbox or google drive.

How do I credit people in my videos?

How do I credit people in my videos?

Credits give recognition to those who worked on the production. You want to ensure to acknowledge and credit everyone who was involved in the production of the work you are sharing with the world and not miss anyone!

When listing credits include Above The Line (ATL) individuals first, these are people such as producers, directors, actors and casting. In group animation projects, it would make no difference who is first as they would of contributed equally.

Below The Line individuals refers to production team and the rest of the crew, these ususally follow ATL. 

There is no right way to list people, simply write full names of contributors and their position (James Smith: Director, Jane Smith: Actor1). Highlight your video stars, writers or other collaborators and include their urls next to their names James Smith (http://jamessmith.xxx). Give credit to your video editors and the musician who composed your score as well.

Why do you need to grant licenses of your video?

Simply put, we need the permission of the owner of the video to share, add, upload, promote, advertise their video through our social channels. The license has be given as expressed (written form) or implied license (non-written form).

We the licensee Mad Artist Publishing Ltd (MAP) are the the licensor to another party - the licensee, who is authorizing the licensee to use something, or to allow an activity to take place, or do a particular thing. In essence, it is a promise by the licensor not to sue the licensee.

I'm not sure if I have copyrighted material in my video..

Copyrights are tricky, but here are a few rules you can follow. If you created the video on your own, that's easy, if it was a group project, do you have implied consent that your group members are ok with you promoting the video? Is the story original, or is it a duplicate or remix of another copyright work? If it is, does it meet Fair Use guidelines? 
 
Music is always a big one, did you create it yourself or use a copyright music track, or purchase a license for the music in your video? Youtube has a few tools that allow you to fix changes once the video is uploaded in case you do fall into a copyright infridgement. 

What's the difference between Exclusive License and Non-Exclusive?

An Exclusive License grants to the licensee the sole right to use the intellectual property, and means that the licensor (You), may not use the same intellectual property or allow any others to use that same intellectual property.

A Non-Exclusive Licence grants to the licensee (us), the right to use the intellectual property, but means that the licensor (you) remains free to use the same intellectual property and to allow any number of other licensees to also use the same intellectual property.

Do I give up my ownership by granting you non-exclusive license?

Absolutely not, you own your video and all the rights to your video. You may share and upload it anywhere you wish.

Can i remove my file and cancel my license with MAP?

Yes. If you want to revoke the license with Mad Artist Publishing, send us an email at madartistpublishing@gmail.com or fill out our contact form. Please know not all shared content may be removed and terminated, including but not limited to those contained in the Video Submission Agreement.

Portions of the video may have been used in promotion clips across our channels or mixed in with other creative material, these types of items may not be possible to remove.  

What type of license do you need me to give you?

We need a NON EXCLUSIVE LICENSE, which allows us to share your content through our channels, but does not limit you from sharing it with any other channel and or festival for example. You continue to retain full control of your works.

The license can take be either in written form or submitted through electronic form  or implied license (non-written form). 

What's the difference between Exclusive License and Non-Exclusive?

An Exclusive License grants to the licensee the sole right to use the intellectual property, and means that the licensor (You), may not use the same intellectual property or allow any others to use that same intellectual property.

A Non-Exclusive Licence grants to the licensee (us), the right to use the intellectual property, but means that the licensor (you) remains free to use the same intellectual property and to allow any number of other licensees to also use the same intellectual property.

Why do you need to grant licenses of your video?

Simply put, we need the permission of the owner of the video to share, add, upload, promote, advertise their video through our social channels. The license has be given as expressed (written form) or implied license (non-written form).

We the licensee Mad Artist Publishing Ltd (MAP) are the the licensor to another party - the licensee, who is authorizing the licensee to use something, or to allow an activity to take place, or do a particular thing. In essence, it is a promise by the licensor not to sue the licensee.

Does my license with MAP expire?

Yes, after 3 years the license expires. It will automatically renew for a one year period unless we are notified otherwise by you. 

What if I upload a Video and someone flags it for copyright?

It happens! Copyrighted content can be mistakenly flagged by a person who isn't aware of the license given or youtube algorithm. While we expect everyone to comply with copyright laws, if an event occurs where the video is flagged, Mad Artist Publishing will be notified of a copyright infringement, at this time we will respond to this by removing or disabling access to material claimed and you will be notified to assist us in rectyfing the matter if possible. 

I'm not sure if I have copyrighted material in my video..
Copyrights are tricky, but here are a few rules you can follow. If you created the video on your own, that's easy, if it was a group project, do you have implied consent that your group members are ok with you promoting the video? Is the story original, or is it a duplicate or remix of another copyright work? If it is, does it meet Fair Use guidelines? 
 
Music is always a big one, did you create it yourself or use a copyright music track, or purchase a license for the music in your video? Youtube has a few tools that allow you to fix changes once the video is uploaded in case you do fall into a copyright infridgement. 
How do I upload my videos to WAFF or MAP?

Before you send us any videos, make sure you fill out our submission form first. To send us the video, we prefer the original resolution made available for us to download via a Dropbox.com, wetransfer.com (2gb max), or google drive url. If you don't know how to create these and your film is already 1080p HD resolution or higher no Youtube or Vimeo, include your url and we will download it from there. 

Please note there is usually a filesize limit when attaching videos depending which sender you go with, try to keep your videos under 5gb when sending through dropbox or google drive.

What should the resolution specifications of my video be?

Currently the Minimum video resolution we accept is 1080-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels at any frame rate. The format of your video should be in MP4 h:264 format, but we can accept most file types such as .mov. If your movie was scanned at 720p HD, we will review it manually and make a determination if it is accepted, in that case fill out our submission form first. 

Why I should have a Closed Captioning SRT file in my video?

The short answer is no, but if you want your film to go viral we strongly recommend you include one.

Since today most viewers on social platforms preview the film on mute (as they're watching it at work or during travel), videos with sub titles or SRT files that contain these subtitles receive a lot larger number of views. By uploading SRT files for your video, it’ll get more eyeballs and more engagement!

An SRT (SubRip Text) file used for closed captioning (clink off CC)is a plain-text file that contains subtitle information, which includes the sequential number of subtitles, start and end timecode, and subtitle text. An SRT file does not contain any video data, it is a simple text file you can create & edit using any text editor.

Use  YouTube's Subtitles/CC tool to create an SRT  or just a regular text editor. There are inexpensive services that that also do it for you, if you're too busy, here are a few 3Play MediaCielo24DotsubRevSubPlyVisual Data MediaVitac.

The timecode format featured in SRT files is hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds, which appears like this: HH:MM:SS,MIL (i.e. 00:00:05,027 --> 00:00:07,127)

Your naming convention should be according to the language of the subtitles using the following widely accepted format example: [moviename].eng.srt - In this instance, this is an SRT file with English subtitles. An SRT file with subtitles in another language, such as German, will appear as [moviename].ger.srt

Do you need a thumbnail for my video?

Yes, please provide a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 72 dpi image we can use as your video thumbnail. 

If you don't have a poster that you've used, no problem we can choose the appropriate frame to represent the film. 

If you do have a poster of the film that we can include when promoting it across our social media, please ensure you attach it and email it based on our submission form, send all attachments to madartistpublishing@gmail.com

How do I credit people in my videos?

Credits give recognition to those who worked on the production. You want to ensure to acknowledge and credit everyone who was involved in the production of the work you are sharing with the world and not miss anyone!

When listing credits include Above The Line (ATL) individuals first, these are people such as producers, directors, actors and casting. In group animation projects, it would make no difference who is first as they would of contributed equally.

Below The Line individuals refers to production team and the rest of the crew, these ususally follow ATL. 

There is no right way to list people, simply write full names of contributors and their position (James Smith: Director, Jane Smith: Actor1). Highlight your video stars, writers or other collaborators and include their urls next to their names James Smith (http://jamessmith.xxx). Give credit to your video editors and the musician who composed your score as well.

Are all videos subject to copyright laws?

Yes they are. All videos are subjec to copyright laws when uploaded to the internet or offered for sale or other distribution. 


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