Members of The D-Word documentary community can now "sell movies socially" with Distrify. The Distrify player can easily be embedded in film profiles and postings on The D-Word. Further measures are planned to promote members' films to a wider public.
Wow, I was completely unaware of this collaboration until just now!
Yes indeed, myself as well.
Have there been new developments since November 28, 2011 that I might want to learn about?
Yes indeed, we have something pretty cool to announce very soon. Stay tuned!
I finally read through this topic and the various Distrify examples and links. This looks great. I am very interested in hearing the new announcement. I also would like to hear what has developed for offering free screenings via Distrify. Earlier posters talked about their willingness to pay the associated costs if they offered streaming free to select viewers. I wonder if free viewings could be available on a wider basis via Distrify – say I want to have some free titles on my site, using the same platform and interface as my pay titles. Is there a way to price that type of service where it makes sense for the filmmaker and for Distrify?
We have a system in the works for sending out free preview screeners (for festival programmers, reviewers, etc.). We also have an option where you can allow people to view for free if they sign up to your mailing list. The final pricing for these is being worked out and we anticipate launching these products soon, but if you want early access, just let us know.
I just saw this too. I spoke with someone at Distrify last year and it sounded great so I'm interesting in hearing more about this collaboration with D-Word. Guess I need to hang out here more often as well since it's filled with fellow doc makers
btw, for anyone interested in collaborative film projects, below is a link for the first globally collaborative music doc in history. Filming started in 2000 and ongoing to this day and will be released in volumes. The series features a lot of respected music artists and labels you may recognize, especially if you're in to more underground electronic music, but it doesn't feature electronic music only. There's a list of artists and labels on the Facebook page and we're redoing the website. Anyone into experimental, electronic or more underground music let me know, I'd love to chat, we work with filmmakers around the world so maybe you or someone you know would be interested in being part of the project. Cheers
I heard that distrify films are now available for viewing by a clicking on a link on our home page, but i can't seem to find it..... where is that?
Can someone explain how to get my distrify film connected to the "watch films" link?
In reply to Christopher Pavsek's post on Sat 2 Mar 2013 02:43 CET :
Send us the link and we'll add it. It's a curated collection, nothing automated.
In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Sun 3 Mar 2013 :
I've added Heist – it will appear automatically when your film is available. The collection is geo-filtered so you'll only see films that are available in your region.
Peter – I assume you've seen the vimeo announcement? http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/03/13/the-dish-model-ctd-11/
How do you see this impacting Distrify?
Distrify provides a unique service unlike anything else on the market. We have yet to see any service or product offered by any other that compares. As such, we don't want to predict the impact of other products.
Thanks for using Distrify!
I mentioned this before but Distrify causes Chrome to crash on some computers. No other video embeds cause this to happen just Distrify.
Probably a good idea to contact the Distrify team directly, Jeremy.
Sorry you're having trouble with Chrome – I also have a lot of trouble with Google's browser. The problem you are experiencing is not related to The D-Word or Distrify. Unfortunately Chrome is one of the buggiest browsers available. In Google's rush to add lots of cool new features it means that they are constantly updating an unstable browser. On my computer it causes all kinds of problems, from random crashes (on many different websites including various video sites) to garbled text on 20% of websites. Interestingly Chrome never crashes on Distrify on any of our computers.
If you are using websites that need the latest cutting edge features that Chrome offers, unfortunately you'll have to put up with some strange behaviour and crashes. To improve things, I would recommend completely removing Chrome and all its related files from your computer and then re-install it from scratch.
Or if you want a more stable web browsing experience, you can try Safari (for Mac) or IE10 (for Windows). In my experience, Firefox has similar stability problems to Chrome since Mozilla has emulated Google's rush to release updates every few weeks.
Hello, small potatoes here, hopefully bigger tomatoes in the future.
I'd like to stream the trailer to my film 100 Trees at Distrify and charge a very modest sum for it.
I did not want it to be free of charge however.
How can I learn more about what might be mutually suitable as a possible way to proceed here?
That would include learning what your costs and requirements were.
I'd like to finish the trailer by July 21.
With Distrify you can set your own price and make it available as long as you want. There's no charge to get your first film uploaded and selling via Distrify and then there are just modest transaction fees on sales coming in. Please have a look here for details and for a link to sign up: https://distrify.com/plan
Hope this helps!