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Submitting your film


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Digital Projection

The exhibition copy is a high quality version of your film that can be projected in the theater. The selected films will play at the Cinema West 12 in Hesperia California. This theater features the latest in digital cinema projection. We work hard to present your film in the highest possible quality. To accomplish this we request you submit your film with the following guidelines:

File Formats

Be sure to send us a copy of the file closest to the original. Not a converted file. The following are the preferred container files:

Barco DP-2000
your_film.mkv
your_film.mp4
your_film.avi

The prefered codecs are:

H.264
MP4
AVC
Mpeg2

The prefered audio track:

At least 16 bit 48 Khz
Dolby Digital, AC3, PCM, MP3, AAC is fine

Media delivery options:

1) FTP: (FileZilla is a free FTP client you can download here to transfer files. This is a fast efficient way to send files).
2) Flash drive. (Include a self addressed, prepaid stamped envelope if you want your media mailed back to you).
3) DVD or Blu-ray DATA disc (NOT a disc that plays in a DVD/Blu-Ray player! Just a file burned to a disc).

Aspect Ratios


Please include the aspect ratio in the file name. For example:
my_movie_16.9.mov
If you have any technical questions, please e-mail Patrick:
patrick@desertrocksfame.org

Nerd Section

The prefered aspect ratios are:
HD 16:9 1920 x 1080
Cinema Flat 1.85:1 - 1998 x 1080
Cinema Scope 2.39:1 - 2048 x 858
All the films will be projected at 2K (2048 x 1080) on a Barco DP-2000 or similar digital cinema projector. All the films that are not 2K will be scaled to fit this frame. The films will be played from a custom built Linux based media server. The theater typically has the dolby decoders volume set at 5 which is a little lower than the standard setting of 7. This is due to many film studios mixing their movies with very high audio levels in an attempt to blow the audience out of the theater.