Held Productions Instructions

HELD PRODUCTIONS – Please submit the following by DECEMBER 1:

All held productions will need to submit the following:

  • 5 production photos
  • a brief director’s concept statement of no more than 250 words
  • a production program
  • a 5 minute video of continuous footage

Materials will be submitted to the KCACTF Region 6 Dropbox. You should receive an invite to the dropbox from Mike Burnett.  If you have not received this invite, please email him at kcactf6.festival@gmail.com.

All materials should be submitted no later than December 1.

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HOW TO UPLOAD VIDEOS FOR KCACTF REGION 6

Greetings and congratulations on your production being held for consideration at the KCACTF Region 6 Festival.  As part of the consideration process, you will need to provide video footage from your production.  This year, all videos will be uploaded to a shared Dropbox.com folder for the committee to view.  Instructions to do so are below.  You will need to provide a 5 minute video of continuous footage.

To convert your videos to up-loadable files, you will need to convert them on a computer.  Fortunately most computers come bundled with rudimentary video conversion software.  For most, you will simply hook up your computer to your video camera and it will launch the appropriate software and walk you thru the process.  However, if you are unclear on how to do the file conversion, your IT department will probably be able to help.

FOR WINDOWS:

  • – Windows comes bundled with Windows Movie Maker. If your computer didn’t arrive with Windows Movie Maker, it is a free download (http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-live/movie-maker-get-started)
  • – There are also some great tutorials online for the video making process
  • – Connect your video camera to your computer. Most the time this is thru a firewire cable, but it will depend on your specific camera.
  • – Download the raw video from the camera to the computer using Windows Movie Maker.
  • – Edit the video to a 5 minute length.
  • – Save the video in a .mov, .mp4, or .wmv format.

FOR MAC:

  • – Most Macs come bundled with iMovie as part of the iLife suite.  You can also edit in iMovie on an iPad or iPhone (though it is a little tricky)
  • – There are also some great tutorials online for the video making process
  • – Connect your video camera to your computer. Most the time this is thru a firewire cable, but it will depend on your specific camera.
  • – Download the raw video from the camera to the computer using iMovie
  • – Edit the video to a 5 minute length.
  • – Save the video in a .mov, .mp4, format.

TO UPLOAD:

  • You will receive an email invitation to a shared Dropbox.com folder.  Be sure to follow the directions in this email to connect to the folder.
  • Once on the dropbox website, and in the shared folder, look for these icons:
  • click on the 1st icon (the page with the blue up arrow)…this is the upload icon
  • a popup window will ask you to upload files.  Click on the blue “Choose Files” button:
  • From here, you should be directed to locate the file you created earlier.  Select it and hit “ok” or “open” or “confirm” (this is different depending on your operating system, but the result is the same…it will upload your file).
  • – Once your file is uploaded, please send me an email at michael.burnett@angelo.edu so I know you have done your part.  I will then check the upload and make sure there were no issues.
  • – If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!!

  • – your video file MUST be in either .mov, .mp4, or .wmv format
  • – it does NOT have to be in HD format…in fact it would be better if it were not in full HD
  • – the total size for your file must be LESS THAN 500mb.  If it is more than this, Dropbox will not allow it to be uploaded.

Thanks!

Mike Burnett
kcactf6.festival@gmail.com