All Animation Seniors create Press Kits along with their Senior Project. These materials are considered the standard for film distribution and publicity. These materials are used in a variety of ways, including:
- Media On Demand Senior Profile (students upload this info to their individual MOD profiles)
- Vimeo album of Senior Year films, available for film festivals and industry to review (password protected)
- Inquiries on specific filmmakers by news outlets, etc
- Animation Program submission of films to a selection of festivals must include this info
Press Kit Checklist:
- One Sheet (please look below for a DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE MS Word doc, and use this.) The one sheet content includes:
- Contact Information (see "one sheet" section for more details)
- Film Details
- Production Credits
- Artist's Statement
- Director's Photos, Full and cropped
- 3 Film Production Stills
- Film Poster, in web image format
- Final Delivery Date: April 19th, 2022
- Press kit must be delivered to your technicians as a single folder containing your one-sheet, director photos, production stills and screen-resolution (72 dpi) poster - digital submissions only.
- Press kit FOLDER must be labelled: “student’s last name_first initial_Press_Kit” (ie doe_j_Press_Kit)
- Each individual file in the Press kit has a naming protocol. Please check our | Technical Standards page
- Refer to Submitting Exhibition Screening Media on how to submit your materials
- If your individual faculty expect copies, deliver the files to them separately. Technicians are not delivering your Press Kits for you.
- We will be collecting your press kit text into a spreadsheet via a Google Form - Find the link on Submitting Exhibition Screening Media. You will copy/paste the text from your one-sheet into the form. This will help us organize all of the press kits for the Media On Demand and screening programs.
[Please download and use this One-Sheet document.] It is on the Emily Carr OneDrive, and requires your Emily Carr log in.
A Microsoft Word document containing:
- contact information
- film title, country of origin, year of completion for the film/project
- format (digital video formats, aspect ratio, frame rate, running length, sound format)
- synopsis of the film (Aim for a concise 1-2 sentence log line that stays under 50 words)
- list of production credits (thanks and special thanks are not included.)
- biography (up to 100 words max, third-person voice)
- the artist's bio might include where you're originally from, your interests as an artist, and what you hope to do after school.
- artist’s statement (1 paragraph, 100 words maximum, first-person voice.)
- the artist's statement focuses on why you made the film, and what the topic means to you.
- embed small version (400px x 600px) of your director's cropped headshot
- embed 3 small versions of production film stills
- all text is left justified, not centre justified
- Word doc is saved and titled: lastname_firstinitial_Press Kit.docx would look like doe_j_Press Kit.docx
This should be a clear image of the student's face, allowing a crop of shoulders and face.
- high quality JPG
- 400 px x 400 px (square) at 72 dpi
- a shoulder and head portrait, focusing on the face
- Name the file lastname_firstinitial_DirPhoto.jpg which looks like 'doe_j_DirPhoto.jpg’
- 3 high quality JPGs
- Native resolution of your film (example: 1920 x 1080, 72dpi)
- Named ‘Stills_Film_Title_01.jpg’, ‘Film_Title_02.jpg’ etc
- These are supplied as high-res images, separate from the small versions embedded in your one-sheet
Film Poster, Digital Image
- high quality JPG
- 72 dpi
- 1920 height x 1242 width
- sRGB colour profile
- Name the file ‘lastname_firstinitial_PosterPK_filmtitle.jpg’ would look like 'wood_k_PosterPK_Astrolab.jpg'
- this is not the printed version. It is for digital viewing only. It will be used for DM advertising in the exhibition.