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By Film Threat Staff | June 7, 2000, a new website that specializes in streaming reels made by students for job placement or mere entertainment, has just gone online and is accepting ALL student films for free.
Recent Pratt Institute graduates Scott Lopatin and John Reardon designed the site for entertainment as well as potential employers to view the work of students from all over the world. Using the latest in web-based technology, is open to anyone who wants his or her film to be seen.
Lopatin, a 21-year old Computer graphics major from Rochester, New York, and Reardon, a Computer Graphics major from Hanover, Massachusetts, designed the site for artists because as art students themselves, they understand that films are expensive to make and that most student artists don’t have much time between the editing, copying, shipping, and letter writing needed to promote a student reel. will convert VHS, MiniDV, CD-ROM, Zip disks and Jaz to digital format with no loss of quality. Also, the films can be critiqued by anyone, with the critiques being posted to the website. When a critique is posted, the artist will be notified via email and reminded to check in at to see the critiques.
Employers can instantly access the films by going online, perhaps even during a crucial job interview. For easy accessibility, the films will be organized into the following categories: Live Action, 3D Computer, Stop Motion, Short Films, Traditional, and Experimental. They will also be cross-referenced by the artist’s name, reel title, and subject matter. also has StudentReelTV that plays randomly inserted reels twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, purely for entertainment. Just log on to any time to watch original animation, video, film, or anything else that some creative soul dreamed up and made into a “reality”.
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