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Creating a Project on Indee

A project on Indee is like a folder management system, where each folder contains videos from a unique production. For e.g. if your current production is called ‘In Memoriam’, all videos pertaining to it would go into the ’In Memoriam’ project (teasers, trailers, feature, etc.).

The project creation process has three steps;
Adding project details
Uploading a video
Selecting a subscription plan

Once you're signed in to your Indee account, click on "Jump to creating a project?".

1. Adding project details

Naming your project

We recommend you use the title of the production as the name of your project. For example, if your production is named ‘In Memoriam’, use the same for your project on Indee.

Adding a project poster

The poster is an important component of your project. It appears on your account’s project listing page, the project details section, and on your screeners. We suggest uploading high resolution images so recipients of your screeners have the best viewing experience. When a user doesn’t upload a poster, Indee appends a default poster in its place.

The ideal poster size on Indee is 750x1125px (width x height) in JPEG and PNG formats.

Adding a project banner

The banner is a horizontal image which provides an enhanced visual aesthetic to your screeners. This would ideally be an image without any words as the project details will be listed over the bottom portion of the image.

The ideal banner size on Indee is 2732x1132px(width x height) in JPEG and PNG formats.

Adding a project description

The project description is a brief synopsis of your film. It helps recipients of your screeners grasp the thematic elements before watching the film. We recommend crafting it concisely as brief descriptions improve readability. Given below is an example:
When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder, and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.

Selecting project's genres

Start by typing the first letter of your genre and pick from the options listed in the drop-down menu. You can pick as many genres as you like.

Selecting content type

Check the box against the label "Kind of Content" if your project contains multiple episodes. This could be a TV show, documentary series, MOOC, or any other format containing multiple parts. Videos within episodic projects are organised according to season and episode numbers.

Adding cast and crew

Fill in your cast and crew information to display along with the project description on your screeners.

2. Uploading a video

Uploading a video while creating a project is not compulsory. You can choose to skip this section and move onto subscription plan selection. This is specially useful when video uploads are handled independently by your post production team.

Naming your video

This is not your project name. Rather, it’s the file name you’d give to a specific version of a trailer, a clip, or the full-length video itself. E.g. Director’s cut.
As the video name and project name are displayed in conjunction with each other, we recommend that you use different names to indicate the two of them.

Selecting your video file for upload

Indee can handle most video formats, and video files up to 20GB in size. However, given the inconsistent bandwidths, we recommend uploading videos that meet the following configurations - 8GB, 1080p, mp4 with H.264 codec. You can find the complete list of supported formats here -

Choosing a watermark position

We offer three options: Top, Middle & Bottom. If your video files contain subtitles it’s best to select watermark positions that don’t clash with them.

Note: Indee currently does not support any customization on the watermark, like font changes, opacity etc.

Indicating a rough cut

Check the box against "Is this video a rough cut?" to indicate that the video is meant for internal circulation. It’s especially useful during the post-production process when multiple iterations of the video are being developed. The Rough Cut indicator only appears within the project and not on the screeners.

Adding internal notes

You can leave notes on the video here for yourself or your team. These will not be accessible to your viewers. Videos with internal notes will be highlighted by a gray exclamation mark beside the video thumbnail on the Videos page of your project. Clicking on the exclamation mark will open up the note that has been added.

Adding a Hi - resolution still

Hi - resolution still is a video thumbnail that gives your recipients a quick glimpse into the visuals of the film.

The ideal hi-res size on Indee is 1280x720px (width x height) in JPEG and PNG formats.

Adding subtitles

You can add multiple subtitle tracks for your viewers to choose from. Checking the default option automatically brings up the subtitles when the recipient plays the screener. Although Indee supports WebVTT and SRT subtitle formats, we recommend using WebVTT as that works on Apple TV & iOS devices as well as browsers, while the others only work on browsers.

Adding video details for episodic projects

When the project is set to episodic content, Indee provides options to add:
Video level descriptions (synopsis), in addition to the project level ones
Season and Episode number
Video level cast & crew, in addition to the project level ones

3. Selecting a subscription plan

The final step in project creation is selecting a subscription plan. On successfully uploading a video, you will be redirected to the ‘Subscriptions’ section within the newly created project. You can choose a subscription based on your screening requirements. Indee bills you per project every month. This affords you the flexibility of paying only for projects you are using, rather than for all projects all of the time.

Once you’ve selected a plan, you will be prompted to enter your card and billing details (if you’ve selected a paid plan). You're now all set to send screeners and kickstart your sales & promotions!

Updated on: 04/06/2022

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