THIS WEBSITE IS AN ARCHIVE OF WORKS SUBMITTED BY 50+ ARTISTS FROM 2009-2014.
THIS PROJECT WAS BUILT WITH HTML, AND IS BEST VIEWED ON YOUR DESKTOP.
THIS PROJECT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PROJECTS, BUT I ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THIS CHALLENGE AND POST WORKS ON YOUR OWN, VIA VIMEO, OR YOUTUBE.
You do not have to post video online to participate in 52 Pick-Up. But after all of that work, why wouldn't you?
If you do want to post your videos online, you will need to compress them into Quicktime files at: 480x360 or 480x270 and transfer to me.
If you're uncompressed file is smaller than 500MB, you can FTP it to me as is, and I will compress for you.
Email: dayna(at)52pickupvideos.com for FTP information.
Make sure you have an FTP application that you know how to use like Cyberduck (for Mac) or send files via YouSendIt.
Submissions must be received via FTP every Saturday at 12noon Easter Standard Time.
Allow 2 days from completion of FTP transfer for video to be posted: ideally, videos will be posted by 12noon, Mondays.
Keep your file size to a minimum while maximizing image quality.
Try to keep your files under 10MB, and ensure that you are using the .mov extension.
I use H.264 which looks great, streams, and still keeps file size small(ish).
I'm using Compressor, which comes bundled with Final Cut Pro, and both i-Movie and Final Cut Pro have Quicktime Compression that is fairly easy to use. Mpeg Streamclip is a free compression software that is also pretty awesome. If you need help with compression, email: dayna(at)52pickupvideos.com
Personally, I'm not a fan of the YouTube logo over video, even though as a site and as a cultural phenomenon they're awesome. I'm also not a fan of Real Media or Windows Media. If you would like to participate in this project and do not want to use Quicktime, you can always submit a URL to link to your video instead.
Also prepare 1 or 2, 720x480 (approx) frame grabs and/or image(s) that represent each week's video in tiff, jpg, or png format for promotional and intersite use. Email me or FTP with your video.
If your video has a title, please include this in an email either with your image or separately. If you do not send me a title, your video will be labeled, 'untitled'.
Name movie files like this:
LastName_weeknumber.mov (example: McLeod_week1.mov)
Name image files like this:
LastName_weeknumber.imagenumber.jpg (example: McLeod_week1.1.jpg, McLeod_week1.2.jpg)