[Sidefx-houdini-list] Rendering a short film

MarkM mark.malenich at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 00:13:35 EST 2006

Hi, Lisa-

I have a link here to join a list that is published on a regular basis. It
posts announcements for jobs as well as calls for entries. I've found it
helpful to see what is expected from various job offers, film festivals and
art galleries, often from all over the world. The really great thing about
the list is that it always provides a link for each call for entry or job
posting, so you know pretty well how to make a submission. Here's the link:

To join the list, go to http://theredproject.com/calls
After you join, you will receive an email with instructions on how to
"unjoin" should you ever need to.

Best of luck,

On 3/19/06, Steve Agland <sagland at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lisa,
> As Mark said, assuming you can't afford the luxury of film, PAL or NTSC is
> the way to go. Festivals almost always want your entry to be in digital
> betacam or beta sp format - this is definitely the case for Siggraph. Some
> of the less formal festivals might accept DVDs these days, but if you want
> to be able to submit to any festival in the world, aim to get two digital
> betacam masters, one in PAL and on in NTSC. To keep it simple you should
> probably pick one of these formats (say, NTSC, if that's your local, but I
> prefer PAL) to render in, and have your PAL master professionally dubbed
> from this. Or you could try to produce the two formats yourself.
> Keep the two masters, and make copies to send to the festivals - NTSC for
> North America and Japan, and PAL for everywhere else, if I remember right.
> :)
> As for getting your short from rendered TGAs onto your video masters, I'm
> not sure. I was lucky enough to have contacts in a company that could do
> this for me when I was submitting my short to festivals. Ring around the
> local video production companies and see what they need. I recently did
> some
> compositing for a friend who was directing a video. I ended up supplying
> him
> with an uncompressed video format on some type on a portable hard drive...
> Anyway if you don't want to think about video production yet, just start
> rendering out at a PAL or NTSC resolution or frame rate to uncompressed
> targas or tiffs. Resolutions/frame rates for these are easy to find
> (widescreen is another choice to make I guess...?)
> Cheers
> Steve
> On 3/17/06, Lisa Reynolds <lisa at red3d.com> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone submitted a short film in the various animation festivals
> > around (Siggraph or others)? What resolution, frame rate, and file
> > format did you render to?
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