Sending video Screeners

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WHAT ARE SCREENERS?

Screeners let you send a free streaming-only copy of your movie to your favorite journalists, bloggers, friends, business partners - anyone you'd like to promote your film. Screeners are time-sensitive; you control the window of access. It's a simple and personal way to champion your film.

NOTE:

You get 100 FREE Screeners every MONTH to send out at no cost to you. After that, they cost you $1 for each additional sent.


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH SCREENERS?

Send a streaming copy of your work to those you want to see it (with a set expired time). We recommend using Screeners to send to the following:

  1. Press/Bloggers - Before your movie goes on sale, send to any press or bloggers who might want to review your movie. 
  2. Producers - Send rough cuts of your work to producers, so they can quickly view it without downloading.
  3. Friends - Get editing/music/color advice on your piece from your closest friends. Send them a copy of your rough cut.

You can enable Screeners to be shareable. This means that the recipient can share the watch link with others without restriction:

  • Sharing OFF: Recipient will be blocked if accessed from more than 3 devices or 2 different locations per day.
  • Sharing ON: Recipient may watch as many times as they want and share with other people.

SENDING A SCREENER

Screeners can be sent by following these steps:

  1. Head to the Screeners page, which is under the Distribution tab of the VHX Admin.
  2. Select any uploaded Video you want to send.
  3. Enter email addresses of the recipient(s), comma separated.
  4. Select number of days the viewer should have access.
  5. Include an optional personal message to the recipient.
  6. Set sharing to on or off. 
    • OFF: Recipient will be blocked if accessed from more than 3 devices or 2 different locations per day.
    • ON: Recipient may watch as many times as they want and share with other people.
  7. Hit Send Screener.

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WATCHING A SCREENER

Recipients will get an email with a special watch link; it will send them to a webpage that will stream your film. Here's an example: 

An expiration countdown begins as soon as the recipient clicks the watch link. After that, the screening can be accessed at any point throughout the viewing window.  See a Screening page in action.


DELETING A SCREENER

To delete a Screener, click the dropdown arrow button on the Screener you wish to delete and Click Revoke access.

NOTE:

When you delete a Screener, it will remove access to view the Screener for the recipient. If they are on the Screening page, they will be able to finish the video.

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