festival responses

From: Bart Weiss (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 04 2009 - 13:11:27 PDT

Hi folks I have been reading this threat with interest and can fill
you in my my side here at the Dallas VIdeo Festival (which by way is
not just called VideoFest)
we do send either letters or emails to all our filmmaker who enter our
fest (and we do pay a small honorarium to all we show by the way)
and indeed the letter is a hard one to write. We do give feedback when
asked, sometimes it may take a while and I am sure there was probably
a time when I meant to and forgot. Sometimes people don't want ot
hear what you have to say, and sometimes they really do. And by the
way there have been times when I have not programmed a work but
suggested it to another festival where I thought if fit better.
as for playback we don;t use dvd, not only does it look bad but it is
We here have devised a new system which we feel gives us the best
For screening work we ask for a quicktime file on a drive or disc. We
then play the file off of ITUNES. Yes Itunes. It really works
beautifully. It switches from 16/9 to 3/4 on the fly, we can adjust
volume individually and it particularly work well in putting together
a compilation of shorts. The picture looks magnificent. it also means
less staff time building tape reels like we used to. Some makers may
be concerned about sending a file to us thinking we can do anything
with it we want, but all I can say is we have been doing the fest for
22 years and have, I hope, a good reputation.
Bart Weiss

  Bart Weiss

          Better Living Through Video

president/video association of dallas
director/dallas video festival
Associate Professor/University of Texas at Arlington
producer/frame of mind (KERA TV)
artistic director/ 3 stars cinema

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