I had this idea as I was replying to Bruce on something and it is growing in my mind.
Would it be possible for the makers of videomaker to create a video upload website? I am not talking about something as grand as youtube or other sites, but a place that indie work would not be barred because of youtube's over strict usage rights.
Maybe a signup area that states that it is targeted at indie film makers, therefore it must be your own work, down to the music and even photos used, or you have the rights to use. I know youtube has similar, but they never believe you when you state that you do. At the TOS point out acceptable royalty free sites, and that if you produce your own simply state it in an email. Keep the email on file and away the video goes.
But it would not be a place to upload the latest video of your brother feeding buggers to your cat or stuff like that, but real indie videos, docs, adverts, stuff like the people here do and own the rights to. And yes feature ads in the video to help producers. The ads could start out as ones for videomaker magazine then as the site grows more advertisers will come on board.
The site would almost be like a release "studio" Example:
The full length production in my head right now that I am going to start shooting in the next few weeks, would see its first release through that site, so the opening credits might read
"Tasana Studios Presents" "A Videomaker.com Indie Release" "The Latest Movie"
And then I would upload it. I would select the adverts I want displayed, (youtube has some very disturbing adverts) and it would be in my profile for all to watch, I get paid off the adverts as well as Videomaker. I can then release it to DVD and sell from my site and ebay.
I am sure that many here would volunteer to help, many hands make light work. If the work load was spread out, it would not be so much on one person.
So a worthwhile idea to look into?