May not be practical for rights reasons, but what if submitters could choose whether to allow their entry to be preserved? Those entries alone could be compiled and sold as HUMP Lite DVDs. On the other hand there is something appealing about the ephemeral nature of the event.
I would think that if people want their films to be preserved and distributed, they can do it themselves, no?
Most people don't have a platform to distribute beyond their small group of friends. Remember, these are all amateurs. This way, they could all be on on DVD sold by the Stranger. That said, The Stranger may not want to wade into the legal morass of becoming a porn distributor.
"Most people don't have a platform to distribute beyond their small group of friends. Remember, these are all amateurs."
Cedar, have you heard of this new-fangled invention called the internet? It's great! People make films and there are a million and one sites that they can post them to. You should check it out sometime!
Judging from that picture, the crowd is 95% white males, huh?
No, that picture is pretty much all white males. The crowd is mostly straight couples on dates. The picture presents you with a non-representative sample.
I'd love to get a copy of Zombie Tapioca Lovefest 3000 and the one with the couches from last years's Hump... they were so wonderful, I want to share them with friends who didn't go with us. Oh well.
Nic, the star/writer/director guy of Tapioca Lovefest has a site with many other short films and articles. He hasn't posted TLF3000 yet because he's still showing it at festivals here and there, but he did post production pictures.
I saw that site couple months ago, thanks though. Hopefully he'll post it one of these days.
I went to Hump! last night and I am proud to say that I knew 4 people in 3 of the films. That made me quite happy actually.
How about the black-box o'censorship?
@5, maybe guys are taller than the ladies you aren't seeing? It is a 50/50 crowd gender wise. Thanks Dan for sticking up for us tall whitey pervs!
Some of the entries are from people who DO want to distribute, though (I bought from Two Big Meanies because they were shown at HUMP! and mentioned here on Slog.) Maybe there could be a section on the site here where people who are selling could let potential purchasers know. An "As Seen at HUMP!" advertising feature.
Two years ago, the day after the festival, the maker of "Getting a Leg Up in Porn" was right here in these fora polling for interest in DVD copies of his film. I bought several for gifts. It worked for him, it works for Two Big Meanies, it will work for anyone who wants it to.
The people who made Lawnboy several Humps back could sell many thousands of copies if they offered it for sale, I have friends that still talk about that movie.
Lawnboy is indeed legendary. They could definitely sell tons of copies.
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