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If your web series is the first film that you are uploading to the Film Catapult website, you will not have a "Filmmaker's Dashboard" until you finish your first upload.

How to complete the registration process and upload your pilot episode.

Click the “Launch” button (rocket icon on the top and bottom of the on home page).

1. Set up your login and password.

2. A confirmation email will be sent to your account.

3. Clicking on the link in the confirmation email will take you to your “Viewer’s Dashboard.”

4. From the Viewer’s Dashboard click on the “Filmmaker’s Dashboard” link in the upper right hand corner of the page or the rocket icon on the menu.

5. You will be sent a second confirmation email for filmmakers only.

6. Clicking on the link in the Filmmaker’s confirmation email will take you to the “Set Up a Username” screen. This is the name that will be associated with all your film uploads on our site.

7. After submitting your username, you will be taken to the “Upload a Project” page.  Upload your Web Series by following the instructions explained in OPTION 2.

8. When your first project upload is complete, you will have a “Filmmaker’s Dashboard”, and you will be able to edit all your projects and to upload all your web series episodes from the "Web Series" tab of your Filmmaker's Dashboard.

9. For more informaton, see OPTION 1 OR 2 in the FAQ "How do I  upload my first film?"

 

OPTION 1:

1. Go to your dashboard.

2. Click on the “Web Series” tab on the left. 

3. When the “Web Series Management” tab opens, write the title of the web series in the “ Create a New Web Series” field.

4. Click “Save.”

6. Click on the “Upload a New Project” tab on the left.

7. Upload your first episode as you would any other film, putting the name of the specific episode in the “Film/Episode Title” field.

8. One of the fields in the  “Choose” section is “Film Type.” 

9. Click on Film Type and click on the “Web Series” option in the dropdown menu.

10. Your series title will appear in the dropdown. Click on it to select it.

11. Click to select the correct episode number.

 

OPTION 2:

1. Go to your dashboard.

2. Click on the  “Upload a New Project” tab on the left.

3. Upload your first episode as you would any other film, putting the name of the specific episode in the “Film/Episode Title” field.

4.  Click on “Film Type.”

 5. Click on the “Web Series” option in the dropdown menu.

5. Click on the link “Click here to create a new web series.”

6. Put the title in the bubble that opens and click “Submit”.

7. Click to select the correct episode number.

You need to complete the registration process to upload your first film:

Click the “Launch” button (rocket icon on the top and bottom of the on home page).

1. Set up your Film Catapult login and password.

2. A confirmation email will be sent to your account.

3. Clicking on the link in the confirmation email will take you to your “Viewer’s Dashboard.”

4. From the Viewer’s Dashboard click on the “Filmmaker’s Dashboard” link in the upper right hand corner of the page or the rocket icon in the menu.

5. Set up your “Filmmaker Account.”

6. Click the tab to “Upload a Project.”

7. You will be sent a second confirmation email for filmmakers only.

8. Clicking on the link in the Filmmaker’s confirmation email will take you to the “Set Up a Username” screen. This is the name that will be associated with all your film uploads on our site.

9. After submitting your username, you will be taken to the “Upload a Project” page. 

10. After you upload your first film project, you will be able to edit it or upload future projects from your Filmmaker's Dashboard. However, you will not have a Filmmaker's Dashboard until you complete the uploading process of your first film.

Because independent filmmakers need to promote thier work, they frequently pay dues to online services to make their films viewable to the general public or to those with a password. We have added free password-protected viewing, to the services provided by Film Catapult. You can share your films for free, if you want to. Moreover, you will be able to track how many times the free view (password protected) has been seen.  To do this:

1)Go to your dashboard.

2) Click on projects.

3) Click on the specific film that you shared for free.

4) In the upper right hand corner of the screen,  you will see "Share Private View ()." In the parenthesis is the number of times this film was seen by a person with your link and password. If too often, you may want to change your password. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Free views will not earn you $1, nor do they pay for the storage of your film or for the maintenance of the Film Catapult webiste ($0.28), so our advice is to use them sparingly. In addition, viewers watching films by entering passwords without paying for the view can not vote for those films in the festival. Since our goal is to promote your work, we have tried to make Film Catapult a one stop shop, so we decided to offer this service.

Finally, free views will not show up as views on your dashboard and only paid views will show up in the "payment to you" accounting section of your dashboard.

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