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AUTHOR SUBJECT: Selling your movie on Amazon.com
Velusion
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Posted: 11/1/2017 4:08:19 PM
 Amazon finally accepted my movie, Beneath the Full Moon.  If you go there and search for it by the title, you will find it.  For some reason the artwork doesn't show up along side the title of the movie.  Maybe it takes an extra day or so.  I'll be patient.

It wasn't very difficult to submit the movie. As long as it is encoded according to their requirments and it isn't porn, I think they will include it in their library.  The most difficult delivery requirment is the Closed Caption file and that's only because I didn't know anything about creating one but, now that I do, it's really easy! Just a matter of typing or cutting and pasting dialog into the track.  I created my Closed Caption using Premiere CC 2017 but, if you really wanted to, you could make one using any simple text editor.  Here is a short sample of what my file looks like:

1
00:00:00,133 --> 00:00:07,707


2
00:00:14,514 --> 00:00:18,918
[ominous music]

3
00:00:25,725 --> 00:00:28,995
[unknown words]

4
00:00:35,135 --> 00:00:42,942
[gloomy piano music]

5
00:01:06,366 --> 00:01:08,435
[Techno music is thumping]

6
00:01:17,777 --> 00:01:19,546
[knocking on door]

7
00:01:25,051 --> 00:01:27,420
Keith, can you turn the
music down a little bit?

8
00:01:33,460 --> 00:01:34,727
{Techno music is turned off]

I"m not expecting my little horror film to make a penny. I only used it to see if I could actually get it listed with Amazon.  Now that I know it can be done, it makes me more enthusiastic about making something new.  Maybe a series.

If you want more info on putting your movie or series on Amazon, follow this link:
videodirect.amazon.com/home/landing

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SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/1/2017 5:15:40 PM
 Just purchased and watched again. Only 5 bucks so a good little deal. James gives interesting details about bts. Worth the dough spent. Now another title has joined my swiftly growing collection of Amazon videos including Invasion Of The Star Creatures,  Creature With The Atom Brain and The Green Slime!

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Posted: 11/1/2017 6:43:21 PM
My first sale!  Thank you sir :)

mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 5:55:04 AM
I'm happy for ya Jamesy!  May more people be generous like Aldridge. 

I'm not going to buy it but I will advertise it on various sites if you help put together an article of six to twelve paragraphs answering the following questions:

1.  What's it about?

2.  What was it like making it?  Behind the scenes anecdotes etc. 

3.  A talk on the special effects.

4.  What it means to you and why people should share in it. 

5.  Whatever.

6.  Importantly, upload one free featurette short movie regarding this project to your dailymotion.com account.  May include trailer but must not just be trailer.   

Write it and hurry up. 

SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:28:52 AM
Marius..."I'm not going to buy it but I will advertise it on various sites if you help put together an article of six to twelve paragraphs answering the following questions:

1.  What's it about?

2.  What was it like making it?  Behind the scenes anecdotes etc.  

3.  A talk on the special effects.

4.  What it means to you and why people should share in it.  

5.  Whatever.

6.  Importantly, upload one free featurette short movie regarding this project to your dailymotion.com account.  May include trailer but must not just be trailer.    

Write it and hurry up. "
 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD ONE MARIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:42:04 AM
What's funny about it? 

I'll really do it if he does it. 

SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:50:57 AM
Don't try to snow me kid. You're just to busy trying to be cute than to come up with a lousy, stinking 5 bucks to help out a fellow Indie maker. Seriously, don't jive me.
mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:54:15 AM
BAHAHAHA!!! "jive". 

It's called marketing yo.  People aren't going to just go to that link by themselves.  We need some marketing materials distributed over the internet.

I'm doing my part by helping to spread the word.  James doesn't need 5 bucks from me.     

SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:57:55 AM
 "James doesn't need 5 bucks from me."

Why did he bother posting it then in the first place??? You're a genius you are.

mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 11:37:57 AM
Haa haa.

James, Aldridge thinks you're poor.  Must be that ragged old wifebeater you wore in your video. 


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Posted: 11/2/2017 12:35:29 PM
Stop it, fella's. You two are suppose to be the backbone of IndieClub these days. What kind of an example does it set when you're viciously nipping at each other like a couple of raptors...... Besides, a wifebeater is white and has bear stains on it. I wear MUSCLE shirts!!
mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 12:45:49 PM
Yeah what the fark happened to your bodybuilding ambitions?  You spent so much money on bodybuilding.com.  Did you throw it all away?  Sad. 

So is your article written yet?  Get on with it. 

SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 1:28:11 PM
Marius... "Yeah what the fark happened to your bodybuilding ambitions?  You spent so much money on bodybuilding.com.  Did you throw it all away?  Sad."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 11/2/2017 1:49:46 PM
 What article?
SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 1:52:59 PM
 THIS THREAD IS A KEEPER!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:43:00 PM
um... are you high on laughing gass Aljo?  Why don't you light a match just to be sure.   



"What article?"


Seriously? 

Nevermind.

SLEEPTILLNOONPRO
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Posted: 11/2/2017 8:50:16 PM
 Did you say something ya cheap fuck?

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Posted: 11/3/2017 9:09:57 AM
 LOL!  OH, I see... You commanded me to write a long essay for your amusment, thinking somebody would ever see it if it was posted on your mookee films website... Sorry.  I'd like to but I think I'd stand a better chance selling copies to blind people in a welfare mission.........

You always bring a smile to my face, you chubbly little South African hell cat... are you sure you're not from Tazmania?



mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/3/2017 11:00:33 AM
Actually I had a list of other sites in mind and I didn't mean for you to put in more than 2 to 3 minutes of work into it.  No "long essay for your amusement".   

But nevermind that now;  you're quite right, it's more trouble than it's worth.  Forget I had any ideas.  You obviously have everything under control.      

How many have you sold by now?


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Posted: 11/3/2017 12:24:19 PM
 One!
mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/3/2017 12:43:29 PM
Whoowhee!  You already got ±$2,40 clean profit!  Who said movies don't pay.  

Well, you keep raking in the fortune now!  Slowgoing is the most thorough going. 

I salute you! 


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Posted: 11/3/2017 1:04:10 PM
 I think I found a way to make loads of cash from that movie.  It's so easy I don't know why nobody ever thought of it.  

If I buy 10,000 copies, I'll make about $2,400!!  That's way more than the movie cost.

I can't believe people are too stupid to figure that out.

mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/3/2017 1:27:00 PM
Buy your own movies??  Then why not just NOT buy your own movies?  Then you'll be even richer! 

Yeah.  Do that.  The last one.  That's the way to become rich!! 

What did your movie look like again that you sent me?  Did it have a box with artwork or was it just a handwritten disk? 


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Posted: 11/3/2017 1:30:44 PM
 I'm pretty sure the one you received had a box with artwork on it.  It was mostly blue.  Mike showed it on one of his recent videos when he was showing us his indie film collection.
mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/3/2017 1:42:41 PM
Okey doke.  Because I went to find other tapes in one of those rooms I only get thrice a year into and then thought to look around for those old indieclub movies from a previous lifetime.  Not sure why because we already know what Aldridge looks like now.   

I did see Mike's "EXILE" DVD case but it was stuck inside some dried mud brick made of tapes and DVD's and dried muck.  It would have broken if I pulled too hard.  

But one day I'll moisten it all carefully and crack them all open and see what works. 

I didn't see yours or Mike's other DVD's yet. 

I did see Steve Gelder's there, seemingly in perfect order.  Whatever happened to that nutter? 

Nevermind, who cares.  Probably running around New York doing real jobs. 

Shall look for "Beneath the full moon" if I ever feel like going on such a mission again. 


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Posted: 11/3/2017 1:55:18 PM
 I'd be happy to send a fresh, mud free copy if you want.
mokkimachi
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Posted: 11/3/2017 2:03:32 PM
Thanks Jamesy!  Let me just see if it's necessary and I'll get back to you. 

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