Indieflavor Help

Re-Sizing Images

1. What if I don't know how to re-size my images to meet the 100x128 optimal size requirement?
2. I need help re-sizing my images to meet the 500kb maximum upload size.

Membership/Account

3. Can I change my username?
4. Can I have more than one account?
5. What if I forget my username and/or password?
6. Does it cost money to join Indieflavor?
7. Can I make changes to my account?

Media - Screenplays

8. Can I replace an uploaded script with a revised version?
9. How can I protect my screenplay before uploading it?
10. What are acceptable file formats for uploading screenplays?

Media - Video

11. I am a Director and I want to upload my short film. Do I lose all rights to it if I upload it?
12. How can I improve the quality of my video?
13. How do I get my video file to meet the 20 mb upload maximum?
14. What are the accpeptable file formats for video uploads?
15. Do I have to encode my video files in both .wmv and .mov?
16. Can you give me the basics of digital video for the web?
17. Why do video files have to be less than 20mb?
18. What should I do if I am having problems viewing video files?
19. Do I have to include both the dial up option and the broadband option when uploading my video file?
20. When I first joined Indieflavor, I didn't have a video reel. Now I do. Do I have to pay extra to upload it?
21. I am having difficulty uploading my video. Can you help?

General Questions

22. What if I can't find the answer to my question here?
23. What if I don't live in either Los Angeles or New York City?
24. Do I have to include my age? Why?


1. What if I don't know how to re-size my images to meet the 100x128 optimal size requirement?

The reason there is a size requirement for this one photo is because it is your profile photo and it will be the first photo that users will see when they are on the site. Therefore, by keeping your image at the specific requirements, it will be crisp and clear.

If you do not know how to re-size your image, you can send your image to us via email at: support@indieflavor.com and we will re-size your image for you at no additional cost and then send it back to you via email.

Keep in mind, however, that doing this may take up to 24 hours before your image is turned around to you.
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2. I need help re-sizing my images to meet the 500kb maximum upload size.

One of the best programs we have found to help with re-sizing images is called Image Reducer. You can download it for free (if you use the free version the image reducer url will appear on all of your images) or you can pay for the full version for only $24.95. Either version can be downloaded here: IMAGE REDUCER
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3. Can I change my username?

No. Once you have created a username you will not be able to change it.
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4. Can I have more than one account?

The only way to have more than one account is to pay for each account that you want. For example, if you wish to be recognized within multiple disciplines, you will have to pay for each discipline and create a new account for each one. We do offer a discounted rate for this service. To find out about these rates, email us at: support@indieflavor.com
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5. What if I forget my username and/or password?

If you forget your username and/or password, please email us at: support@indieflavor.com and we will email you back within 24 hours with your information. Be sure to include your full name and the email address you used when you first signed up.
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6. Does it cost money to join Indieflavor?

Yes. You have a choice of either a 3 month membership at $29.00 or a 12 month membership at $99.00
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7. Can I make changes to my account?

Yes. Once you become a member of the Indieflavor community, you will receive a username and password which you will use to log in to your Member Home Page. You can access this area by entering your user information into the Member Login box which is the orange box in the lower right corner of the screen. Once you login to your account you can change/update your information as often as you wish.
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8. Can I replace an uploaded script with a revised version?

Absolutely. As a member, you have full control over your account. Simply use your username a password to log in to your Member Home Page via the orange Member Login box and you can edit your profile and media uploads at will.
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9. How can I protect my screenplay before uploading it?

It is strongly recommended that a member protect their screenplay by registering it with the Writers Guild of America, which can be done on-line at www.wga.org You may also register it with the US Copyright Office through standard mail.
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10. What are acceptable file formats for uploading screenplays?

(.pdf) supported by Adobe Acrobat, or Final Draft Version 6

(.rtf) supported by windows and also available in Final Draft


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11. I am a Director and I want to upload my short film. Do I lose all rights to it if I upload it?

No. Indieflavor.com simply has the right to use the film in a variety of mediums to help bring more exposure to it.
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12. How can I improve the quality of my video?

There are new encoders released all the time that offer different features. Check out United Entertainment Media for a wealth of information.
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13. How do I get my video file to meet the 20 mb upload maximum?

Encoding streaming video is both a science and an art and getting a film less than or equal to 20 MB while keeping a decent picture quality is no easy task, but it can be done. Start by making the pixel dimensions smaller (try 320 by 240), the frame rate lower (try 15 frames a second) and lower the bit rate (start around 35). You can then experiment by raising or lowering these variables to get the best look at an appropriate file size. It may take a few times, but be patient - it can be done.
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14. What are the accpeptable file formats for video uploads?

We accept videos encoded as either .wmv's (windows media player files) or .mov's (apple quicktime). Both of these files are cross-platform.
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15. Do I have to encode my video files in both .wmv and .mov?

No. It is entirely up to you whether or not you want to offer your video as one or both of the acceptable files. Because both files are cross-platform, we do not think it is necessary to include both, however, the choice is yours to make.
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16. Can you give me the basics of digital video for the web?

ONE: Capture the video content. To start video production, you capture the source video by shooting a scene with a video camera, for example, or gathering prerecorded content from digitized film, videotape, laserdisc, or other sources.

TWO: Digitize and edit the video file. Next digitize the video to convert it to a standard file format, such as AVI or QuickTime. With your preferred video editing software, you can then edit the video as necessary.

THREE: Encode the streaming video clip. With your digitized file optimized, you encode your source as a streaming clip, such as RealVideo or QuickTime. When you do this, you target a network bandwidth or a set of bandwidths.

The following resources may assist you in preparing your content for the Internet:
Sorenson Media
Cleaner 5
Codecs Primer
Streaming Video Technologies


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17. Why do video files have to be less than 20mb?

Streaming video requires large amounts of bandwidth and can also require long upload times. To help remedy these types of concerns, 20 mb is the maximum amount of upload space allowable at this time.
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18. What should I do if I am having problems viewing video files?

You may not have the proper viewer installed on your computer. You will need to download and install either or both of the following:

Windows Media Player: Windows Media
Quick Time: Quick Time


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19. Do I have to include both the dial up option and the broadband option when uploading my video file?

No. As with the type of file you choose to upload (.wmv or .mov), the decision to include the dial up option is completely optional.
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20. When I first joined Indieflavor, I didn't have a video reel. Now I do. Do I have to pay extra to upload it?

Absolutely not.
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21. I am having difficulty uploading my video. Can you help?

The system we use to allow you to upload your video is non-traditional in the sense that it is a 'drag and drop' system. Hopefully these tips will help you:

Assuming you are in the proper place (you logged in to your member home page, then clicked on the Video link), you'll want to first click on the Browse button. When you do this, you'll notice a smaller window open in the top left corner of your screen. This is the upload window. Don't do anything with this window yet.

Instead, browse your computer to find your video file on your system. When you have found it, you will need to minimize the window in which you are searching so that you are able to see your file as well as the upload window. When you have done this, literally point your cursor on your video file, drag it into the smaller window (the uploader window) and let go. Your file should start uploading right away.

If it does not or if you are still having problems, you can always contact our support staff at support@indieflavor.com
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22. What if I can't find the answer to my question here?

If you are unable to find the answer to your question in this help section, you can submit your question to us via email at the following address: support@indieflavor.com
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23. What if I don't live in either Los Angeles or New York City?

You certainly are not excluded from the site if you don't live in either of these two cities. Simply choose the city that is closest to you.
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24. Do I have to include my age? Why?

Yes. It is important that you include your age because one of the most important attributes of Indieflavor is its internal search engine which allows anyone who is casting a new project to search for exactly what they need by entering in specific criteria. Age is a big factor when casting for a project, so it is extremely important that you be honest about this. To protect your privacy, your age will never be made public. It remains hidden. This way, the search engine will recognize it when queried, but your privacy is in tact.
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