WELCOME to the Official Wrinkle 2 Producer's Guide Part One
This Guide is for you to follow as A Wrinkle In Time 2 Producer making a submission to A Wrinkle In Time 2.
Subsequent Parts to the Official Guide dealing with recommendations will be forthcoming - they will include a piece on Sound recording and formatting for ambient sound additions to panos. They will also announce home page urls, ftp accesses and addressing and any other changes as I see fit.
After weeks of thought and review of comments made to various questions posted to various lists I have done my best to satisfy and include as many solid workable ideas as I can.
Thanks to all who participated in such discussions.
Shoot date: Day of the Spring Equinox - March 20/21 1998 (March 21st date is for folks who shoot on March 21st to coordinate with March 20th times Hawaii Standard Time.)
Web Presentation Date _ Earth Day April 22nd, 1998
FEES: Fees will not be charged. HOWEVER - DONATIONS to help cover production costs may be made, are encouraged, are desired and will be honored with one of three PAID PARTNER logos which will be affixed to your submission page. PAID PARTNERS will also be posted on a special PAID PARTNER INDEX NAVIGATION PAGE. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, PRODUCERS ETC - I will be happy to snail mail you an Official Wrinkle Paid Partner receipt for your records. Just let me know you'd like one by telling me on a note with your check.
PAID PARTNER benefits:
1) special logo and inclusion on PP special navigation index and
2) (this is ONLY for paid partners) I will spend time aiding PAID PARTNERS in making sure their panos work and show up properly when viewed by QT 3 users. I will allow ftp reloads if necessary and I will work with you a time or two to make sure your work succeeds and performs online properly. I will do this only for PAID PARTNERS.
If you are not a Paid Partner and your pano bombs, it gets tossed. Producer time constraints is the reason for this.
TO BECOME A PAID PARTNER
SEND A PERSONAL OR COMPANY CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR TRAVELLER'S CHECK FOR NOT LESS THAN $25 US DOLLARS.
Three levels of Paid Partners will be honored:
Bronze Partners - Those that make donations of $25 US Dollars.
Silver Partners - Those that make donations of $50 US Dollars.
Gold Partners - Those that make donations of $100 US Dollars or more.
Make the check out to :
Hot Spots Hawaii/Wrinkle
Partner Deadline extended
MAIL THE CHECK AND ANY NOTE requesting A RECEIPT by March 20th, 1998 TO:
Hot Spots Hawaii/Wrinkle
333 Maluniu Avenue
Kailua, HI 96734-2370
Three navigation indexes will be used on Wrinkle 2:
1) A General "A to Z" alphabetical listing
2) A Continental Listing
3) A PAID PARTNER INDEX
Shoot Times: Your pano must be shot to include the minute of synchronicity. - not an hour later or fifteen minutes earlier etc..
1) Global Synchronous Shoot One based on 12 noon 3/20/98 Hawaii Standard Time.
With Optional Additional Sound file of ambient location sound submitted as a separate QT movie.
Name format for file: Yourlastname1.MOV example - abbett1.mov
2) Global Wave Shoot based on 11 a.m. your local time shot on 3/20/98 your local date.
Name format for file: Yourlastname2.MOV example - abbett2.mov
3) Global Synchronous Shoot Two based on 9 p.m. 3/20/98 Hawaii Standard Time.
Name format for file: Yourlastname3.MOV example - abbett3.mov
Theme for shoot - The Wonders of Mother Earth
This theme is sufficiently vague so as to allow you to be as thoughtful and creative as you'd like. We'd really like to show off Mother Earth and her beauty and power this time around.
If you'd like to show a harmonious relationship between man and Mother Earth ie: man made structures, buildings and the like, and how they sit with nature, you may feel free to do so. With this in mind, Panoramas probably should be taken outside. Inclusion of yourself or other people of the Earth is encouraged. Night Panos will most likely be taken in areas of man made structures and light but every effort should be made to shoot these outdoors.
PANO FORMAT - PANORAMAS SUBMITTED SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS APPLE QTVRS AND BE VIEWABLE ON A WINDOWS 3.1 OR WINDOWS 95 COMPUTER THAT HAS THE NEW QUICKTIME BETA OR FINAL VERSION INSTALLED ON IT.
NO MULTINODE PANOS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR WRINKLE 2.
ALL PANOS MUST PAN AT LEAST 180 DEGREES
Personally I still recommend the use of 1.0 format VRs but format choice and resolution level is entirely up to you this time.
I recommend the production of panos under 300k for best possible viewership.
YOU MAY PRODUCE YOUR PANORAMAS on other platforms or with non- Apple software but, YOUR PANO HAS TO BE SUBMITTED AS AN APPLE FORMAT QTVR.MOV.
Your vr should be flattened properly for Internet view and I recommend that you test your vr with a browser if not also off of your personal website prior to sending it up. I will not be fixing panos or flattening them. ONLY PAID PARTNERS will have the opportunity to make changes.
This is a QTVR Panorama Only exhibition. Object Movies will not be accepted unless they are of people or objects of "Earthly Appeal" shot outside in the environment at the times listed. The farthest end of this type of object movie would be one like the Ferrari Fly Around but it must be produced in the same time frame as all other panos for this event.
I will be making a bigger push on the site for viewers to get the new QT.... and have already received rave reports from very picky windows users about how cool the new QT is... and how well it installs.
PANO AND INFO DUE DATE: - YOU MUST MAKE YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO ME, VIA FTP or by FEDEX, UPS or mail STARTING 3/21/98 THROUGH AND INCLUDING APRIL 10TH, 1998 - NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you would like to send your panos and info in on disk:
Zip disks, Jaz disks or Macintosh format cd roms only will be accepted.
No Disk will be returned unless a self addressed, postage paid envelope or other return packaging and pre-paid shipping is provided.
For you folks outside of the United States, Please include whatever customs sticker will be necessary for your data to come home safely and easily.
I can make return post trips to:
1) The US POST OFFICE
Returns will be sent no later than June 1, 1998.
Hot Spots Hawaii/Wrinkle
333 Maluniu Avenue
Kailua, HI 96734-2370
FTP URL TO BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DATE OF THE SHOOT
Your submission is to be formatted in the following manner.
You should make a folder on your desktop or hard drive with your surname (last name) as it's name.
Inside this folder will be your Permissions form, panos, and your descriptive info documents (one page per pano).
Descriptive documents must be in SIMPLETEXT AND SAVED AS mylastname.txt DO NOT USE WORD, QUARK, CLARISWORKS...USE Simpletext - we all have it.
You will then stuff the folder and submit it as a .sit file. I recommend the use of Dropstuff.
Here's what will be in my folder as an example of what you need to include.
Abbett (name of folder)
abbett permissions (document in Simpletext)
YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO SHOOT ALL THREE PANOS BUT WHEN SUBMITTING YOU NEED TO USE THE VR NAME FORMAT SHOWN ABOVE. - yourlastname(1,2,3).mov
Your Wrinkle In Time 2 submission should be a Celebration of Life and considered a "Promotional Vehicle for Mother Earth".
You may have your choice of a white page with black type for your vrs or a black page with tan type - please indicate your preference. If you do not indicate a preference, a default white page will be chosen for you.
Online Debut will be April 22nd 1998 at a URL(s) to be announced.
This is a QTVR Panorama Only exhibition. Object Movies will not be allowed unless they are of people or objects of "Earthly Appeal" shot outside in the environment at the times listed.
Here is the following mandatory producer/pano information that needs to be submitted with each of your panoramas and following in this format.
Please include on every page -
Your company name (if any):
Your city and country:
Panorama title (if any)
Location of Pano Shoot (city/town/village, Country)
SIZE OF MOVIE WINDOW (MANDATORY) ie: 400 X 200 MANDATORY!!!
Your personal WWW HomePage (one only, if any)
Your Company WWW HomePage (one only, if any)
Your email address (one only)
OPTIONAL CONTACT INFO
such as phone, fax, pager etc.
DESCRIPTION OF EACH PANO
Make sure to include information about the scene. Provide a paragraph or two of information about what you shot and where and why. List any specifics in here ie: camera and panhead used. Type of film if any....tell a story. The idea being that the viewer has something to read while waiting for your pano to load.
FOR THOSE OF YOU SUBMITTING THREE PANOS, YOU WILL END UP WITH THREE PAGES ON THE SITE. YOUR PERSONAL INFO WILL REMAIN THE SAME BUT THE DESCRIPTIVES FOR EACH PANO WILL BE DIFFERENT. Yes, please submit one complete page per vr as described above.
YOUR INFO CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED ONCE SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. DO NOT SEND INFO IN UNLESS YOU PROOFREAD IT AND SPELL CHECK IT AND LIKE WHAT YOU ARE SENDING. NO MODIFICATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED LATER. TAKE YOUR TIME!!!
DO NOT SEND HTML PAGES OR CORPORATE LOGOS, buttons OR ANY
OTHER PICTURES -
they will not be used if sent.
One Master Sponsorship in the form of Co-Promotion is desired. It will consist of a trade arrangement whereby the Master Sponsor provides disk space (approximately 150 - 200 megs), ftp access with full permissions plus bandwidth space on a server capable of
1 million hits per day or more.
(I am hoping for a Yahoo type of site being interested in this.)
Master Sponsor agrees to host the Wrinkle 2 for a period of one full year and to link prominently from it's home page to the Wrinkle for a period of no less than 60 days as of April 22nd, 1998.
Master Sponsor Logo will appear on the greeting page, main A-Z listing page, the Continental Index page and the Paid Partner index as a button no larger than 240 pixels wide by 60 pixels tall - no animated gifs please.
Each page with a panorama embedded will also include targeted links to your Main Homepage but, will not be in the form of buttons, rather they will be text links to keep bandwidth useage minimal.
Corporate Sponsorships are being offered in the following manner. 1st come first served, to total no more than 10 maximum.
The greeting page and main A-Z listing page will host 70 pixel wide by 60 pixel tall buttons for sponsors. These buttons will include targeted links to your Homepage on your Corporate Site. A targeted link opens another browser window to your site.
An "About Our Sponsors Page" will be online with space for brief descriptions about your company and your button with targeted link will be included.
Each page with a panorama embedded will also include targeted links to your Corporate Homepage but, will not be in the form of buttons, rather they will be text links to keep bandwidth useage minimal.
You are encouraged to have your own buttons created by your own artists.
Cost per button - $2500 U.S. - There is no guarantee of traffic load to your site.
Buttons and links will be seen on our main site and any mirrors created.
Buttons and links will be included if any cd roms of any kind are pressed after this event.
Altho presentations to some companies are in the works, and will be made soon, you may beat me to the punch.
If you'd like to jump on board immediately as a sponsor please write the producer, yours truly, Robert "Rabbett" Abbett via email. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a phone number and best time for me to call you.
Consumation of Sponsorships will include a short, easy to read, easy going contract signed by both parties with full payment due up front at time of exchange of contract documents.
Anyone wishing to act as a legitimate Sales Executive for this event can receive Normal Agency commission of 15% and must email me for consideration.
Thanks for participating in A Wrinkle in Time 2!
Hope to be seeing you again soon.
More Producer Guides will be forthcoming.