10 AM PST Thursday, May
17th (SUBMISSION DEADLINE!)
is rapidly approaching so we wanted to make sure that
everyone had all their ducks in a row (as @WorldofHiglet
So here’s a quick and dirty
check-list for everyone, if your questions aren’t answered
here, please feel free to email or call us and we’ll work
with you to find an answer. The CTW team can be emailed
at email@example.com and
Stuart can be called at 856-952-5400.
CREATIVE GUIDELINES AND
the teams choose to use the creative elements is at their
discretion but each of the 3
elements must be utilized prominently.
- The pilot must springboard
from the following quote: “I
give thanks for this world as a place to learn, and for
this human body that I'm glad to have earned”
- The team must utilize the
product design for fictional album from the real band
Steam Powered Giraffe "Running
on top of the Earth with Really Big Heads" in
their pilot. Three versions and multiple file formats
are available for download via DropBox here:
- The team must use the number
Opening Credits: should
contain the words: “Made for
Celebrate the Web 6: Level Up! Web Festival” and
the title of the film. Opening and End Credits must be no
longer than 30 seconds in total.
SOME NOTES FROM OUR
The team must have the rights
to any music used in its film and must provide releases
for all music used, you have access to Audiosocket’s catalogue
so use it.
- Email Audiosocket at CTW@Audiosocket.com to
create an account and get a username.
- Once you’ve chosen the
final music for your pilot, email CTW@Audiosocket.com and
the titles and musicians used.
(This is so that Audiosocket can properly compensate the
artists for their music.)
If you have used SAG-AFTRA
actors in your pilot, your production must be SAG
Signatory. All forms should be able to be found
- Make sure that you have all
your information filled out and paperwork submitted
using the online
- Your actor release
paperwork, Actor Time Sheet (“Exhibit G”) and any other
forms that SAG-AFTRA requires must be submitted to
SAG-AFTRA within 30 days of the end of production.
- Have questions about
SAG-AFTRA? Check out our
post on CTW.com, you can
also contact SAG-AFTRA New Media via the info on their
**Each team is responsible for
creating their own NEW individual YouTube account
for their pilot. Information can be found in attached
document and at YouTube.com’s
Create an Account page**
All Deliverables must be
received by 10am PST on May 17th. This includes:
1. The Pilot fully uploaded
to team’s individual YouTube channel.
2. The video embed code for
pilot emailed to Celebratetheweb@gmail.com
3. ALONG with a basic one
sheet outlining the webseries that the pilot is for.
A NOTE ABOUT THE ONE-SHEET
- Judging from conversations
we had with other teams, many people waited until they
were uploading to write it out. I would highly
recommend against that. You’re
going to be exhausted and this is supposed to be the
quick, concise pitch. You need a good night’s sleep to
make that work.
- The One-Sheet should have
the title of your show and your team’s name at the top.
In the first two drafts of my one-sheet I forgot that,
and that does take up crucial space.
- This is your barstool pitch
(people call it an elevator pitch, but I’ve only ever
given elevator pitches while sitting on a barstool). You
want to immediately get to the point. What’s the premise
of your show? The who-what-where-when-why should be
immediately known within the first three sentences.
- While we’re at it, yes, the
one-sheet is ONLY ONE SHEET LONG. Not one-and-a-half
pages, one page of text.
- Show off what makes this
work on web more than any other medium. Have you come up
with ideas for supplemental content? Throw that in!
- What are you trying to say
with this show, if anything?
- One more time, rephrased:
Get to the point quick. Close it all out with a final
statement of purpose for your show.
- Don’t get cute, but it
shouldn’t be boring, either. You’re trying to tell us
why this will be entertaining! This should be
PILOTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING IF RECEIVED AFTER THE
Additional Rules to Keep in
- All footage must be shot
within the 7 day period. No stock footage or footage
shot or created at another time may be used.
- Any type of video camera may
be used, and there is no limit as to how many you may
use during the shoot.
- There is no limit to the
amount of crew and cast you may use and the multiple
roles they play on a team but no cast or crew member may
be on more than one team.
- ALL costs for production and
submission must be born by the Team.
- We at CTW are indemnified
from any illegal actions (including breach of copyright)
on the part of the participating teams.
- The Pilot may not invade
privacy or other rights of any person, company or
entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws
and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted
elements (other than as owned by the Team).
- Entries must be the original
work of the Team and must not infringe third-party’s
rights. Each team must secure releases for talent,
crew, music and locations (and any other applicable
- Team retains full rights to
content. CTW just requests that that teams allow their
pilots to remain on the YouTube channel non-exclusively
for a period of one year.
- Still photographs are
permitted, provided that the team has the rights to
- As with music, pre-recorded
sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to
- CTW reserves the right to
disqualify any pilot at our discretion.
We love all your tweets and
shares on #CTW6 so keep them coming!
Jenni, Logan and Stuart
Celebrate the Web