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Film

Film as a word conjures up something special. A unique feeling. Almost a different texture than words like movie or video. When someone asks you to go see a movie on the weekend you think, “Oh cool, that’ll be fun,” but if someone asks you to go to a film festival the feeling you get is entirely different. It feels like an investment of your time, one for which you want to plan accordingly and enjoy thoroughly.

And this is exactly what we are bringing you with deviantART Film. An experience meant to be enjoyed from the moment you hit watch to the very end of the film because you know that the artist has invested considerable time and effort to create something special. And based on that experience, you’re naturally compelled to share your opinions and thoughts on what you just experienced, because it is special and deserves it.

We have invested a lot of time to ensure that this experience is unique. We also see it as a natural step in the evolution of deviantART and this community. As the community has grown, we have witnessed more and more collaboration between deviants, and the art of filmmaking is perhaps the pinnacle of what deviants can do when we come together and collaborate. The worlds of visual art and literary art exist here in abundance ... so maybe it is time to start looking at some of your neighbors more closely ... expanding your ambitions and horizons.

In the Beginning...

In the course of putting together this showcase of the moving image, we have decided to take a unique approach to how it is presented. As we put out feelers and dropped hints to you, the community, a common response was that film on deviantART would be similar to *gasp* YouTube and turn deviantART into a veritable dumping ground for thousands of webcam-shot and vastly inane ramblings and observations, or clips from people’s favorite TV shows, or worse.

We cannot and will not let this happen.

This launch will showcase a series of artists from dA as well as artists from outside the dA community. . The film projects they have created are quite simply, jaw-dropping. We hope that this strong of an opening will set the standard for what you and the rest of the world can expect from deviantART Film.

For the immediate future, we will keep submissions to deviantART on an invite- only   basis to set the standard for what we think will ultimately redefine the concept of the short film on the Internet.  Additionally, we think it will help deviants raise the bar as well as the quality of the film content you create. There is nothing more artistically inspiring than a bit of friendly competition to help you polish and refine your work.

This is undoubtedly a different approach than most of you are used to with us, but like you, we do not want to simply become just one more place to upload some crappy clip.

You want art, and that is what we will deliver.

Annotations

For the most part, we simply want you to explore and enjoy the experience and discover all the different things that you can do and the many  ways you can view all of this amazing film content.

Discovery, as you well know, is half the fun with new features  but there is one set of features we want to explain in a bit more detail.

When viewing a film on deviantART, you will notice something you have never seen on other film related sites. How do we know this?

Simple, because we created it specifically for deviantART Film.

So what exactly is this wondrous addition? The ability for a deviant viewing a film to stop the film at any specific frame, and leave comments, suggestions, rants and raves, on any given frame.

Nice huh? This means that from day one, deviantART Film will offer something new, allowing for real, up to the second critiques and discussion. You no longer need to explain what specific part of the film you like or dislike ... you can discuss it right where it occurs.

And if this wasn't enough, the film makers themselves will be able to add their own annotations to the film, much like the directorA­s commentary film aficionados enjoy on special edition DVD releases.

This is a truly defining moment for film on the Internet.

The Nuts and Bolts

Technically speaking, dA Film will be offered in a number of flavors. Users will be able to upload a film in any format for automatic conversion into high-quality DivX® format, h.264 and standard flash. Why the three different formats?

DivX video offers the most complete viewing experience for high resolution films (including HD) at full screen on the PC and beyond. Further, DivX videos can be downloaded to watch on any of the millions of DivX Certified devices out there—from DVD players to PMPs to in-car players and even mobile phones.

h.264 is another high-quality standard which will be available as a download option within the next few days. h.264 is supported on the iPod and as well as the PSP, which means you can immediately watch them upon download. So grab your iPods and PSP and enjoy! $randomduck will thank you for it!

Standard Flash will be the default viewing format for watching it within the deviation film page, or in other words, web viewing for those with slower connections.

Films will be encoded at 400 pixels wide in Flash and 640 wide for DivX video and h.264.  And, and as previously stated, both DivX video and h.264 will offer full screen viewing options.

The Future...

So, here it is.

deviantART Film.

A new way of presenting the moving picture to the world. Where it goes from here is simply upward and onward.....into new territory. So grab a seat, wait for the lights to dim and stay tuned for more developments! For now, pick a film, press watch and enjoy.

Now go and enjoy some of these fine films here!

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:iconthedanceofjoy:
TheDanceOfJoy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Cool
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:iconhimawarikitsune-yiya:
Sooo... How does one upload a film?
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:iconjalapenoes:
jalapenoes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you apply for this? I heard you need to apply.
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:iconpe-robukka:
PE-robukka Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Now go and enjoy some of these fine films there: [link]
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:iconfrizareihan:
frizareihan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
it want........
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:iconhorse-girl-101:
Horse-Girl-101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW DO YOU WATCH THE DARN VIDEO????!!! *shakes compuer* :rage: :chainsaw: :crying: :dead:
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:iconryuk03:
ryuk03 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
so weres the movie :clue less:
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:iconsaheraleader:
Saheraleader Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
wow..yet more drama to DA It seems like it's not about the art anymore is it -,- I am not impressed :toilet:
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:iconkariannlax:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Actually, the film artists are screened, it's by invitation only..... and the art is very much being kept in film.

It's quite impressive.
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:iconcaulmaty:
Caulmaty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
First one to be slightly annoyed. '.'
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:iconkariannlax:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Why's that?
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:iconmitic2004:
mitic2004 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
wow, so young and so successful
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:icongreenjaguar:
GreenJaguar Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
;)

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I am all or nothing :)
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:iconzeta32:
zeta32 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconzeta32:
zeta32 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
first last one
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:iconeliiinceto:
eliiinceto Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Student Artist
first of first ^^
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:iconsugablossom4:
SugaBlossom4 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
awesome!
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:iconwyldfyer:
wyldfyer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Student General Artist
i wanna see it.......
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:iconstength:
stength Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cool !
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:iconpaperdolldecays:
paperdolldecays Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I'm confused, does anyone know how you get an invitation?
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:iconsj10:
SJ10 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Filmographer
Neat:)
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:iconlrcd:
LRCD Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Big news
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:iconarunpk:
arunpk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Writer
gr8 idea.!!!
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:icondersteppenwolfheart:
dersteppenwolfheart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
interesting
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:iconpeak7:
peak7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
first of all happy new year to ya'll

i've asked up via e-mail already.
i got some actionsequences to submit, but no clue if DA get this Film Issue goin on. i can not upload a videoclip yet...
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:iconistanbulturkey:
istanbulturkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
happy new year
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:iconistanbulturkey:
istanbulturkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
happy new year
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:iconistanbulturkey:
istanbulturkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
happy new year
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:iconlinkboy144:
linkboy144 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
???????????????????????????????????????//
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:iconv-nom:
V-nom Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Filmographer
hey! what's going on?! where are the movies??
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:iconkariannlax:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Did you ever find them?
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:iconjessica-in-iowa:
Jessica-in-Iowa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
Holy cow Batman!
I just watched my 1st film on DeviantArt, and it was tops!
*Big hand not only to the director himself,
but a round of appause to the DAmn that put the film project together. It was so well made!*
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:iconkittycoon:
Kittycoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
All deviantart needs is it's own brand of popcorn.
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:iconarcance:
Arcance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Interface Designer
it's just freaking awesome. i really love to view this short movies nearly every day.

there's simply nothing better than dA! =)
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:iconwolfdragongod:
WolfDragonGod Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
wow how does one go about uploading a film thing
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:iconcristinar:
CristinaR Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
you need to have an invite
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:iconwolfdragongod:
WolfDragonGod Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
oh okay i see
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:iconkariannlax:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
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:iconsiberiansilver:
siberiansilver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
WOW!! This is great!! I'm surprised because a couple of weeks ago, I was looking on YouTube at some really creative videos, and I noted a couple of times how natural it should be for Deviantart to have a movie category...
Great idea... I'm sure this will turn out great :nod:
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:iconmaniaczeppelin:
Maniaczeppelin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
THis is great!! Deviantart made it once again :D
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:iconguiloart:
Guiloart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
jaja excelent!!!
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:icontaneizaereus:
Taneizaereus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
I hope DeviantART has the movie of DeviantART... I hope we shall wait...
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:iconkariannlax:
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great idea!
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:iconxtrememediaworx:
xtrememediaworx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
First to say Wholly Crolly Molly Shitt
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:iconcheffchick:
cheffchick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
hi im new poke me or add me or watev u doo here
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:iconlordblaze:
LordBlaze Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
*Looks at the bajillions of firsts on first page.* First guy to post in this spot of the thread.
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:iconcomic-cywink:
Comic-Cywink Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Yes finally a film page on deviantart I can't wait to see and to start showing up the film talent here on deviantart
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:iconvas-is-nus:
vas-is-nus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First to say "I LOVE HIS IDEA!! BUT IN A COMPLETELY PLUTONIC WAY!"

haha !!

:O_o:
:milk:

That guys ooking at the milk funny... HEHEHE! ITS EDWARD ELRIC!
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