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DVD Wrap Template

Instructions

This is the official DVD wrap template to be used in the creation of marketing materials for FSUFILM productions. Use it as your foundation for making something beautiful and compelling!

Do:

  • Make sure to install the Steel Tongs font on your computer before starting work on the wrap. This is the font for the credit block.
  • Keep all of your layers inside the appropriate folders, so that everything remains well-organized when you deliver the final Photoshop file. Make sure all of your layers have appropriate names, so that someone else could make sense of what each layer is.
  • Take your artwork all the way to the edge of the frame. The red guide is where the wrap will be cut after printing. Keep any essential elements within the green guide, in case they are trimmed during printing. Be sure to hide the guide layer before exporting the finished wrap.
  • Adjust the color of the credits, logos, and copyright to best fit the aesthetic of your wrap concept. Be particularly mindful of the legibility of the credit block, as it can quickly become hard to read if the background is busy or if there’s not enough tonal separation between the credits and the background.

Don’t:

  • Do not adjust the dimensions or resolution of the file. It’s set up to meet the specs needed for printing.
  • Do not reposition or resize the FSU seal or FSUFILM logos.

DVD Disc Template

Instructions

This is the official DVD disc art template to be used in the creation of marketing materials for FSUFILM productions. Use it as your foundation for making something beautiful and compelling!

Do:

  • Keep all of your layers inside the appropriate folders, so that everything remains well-organized when you deliver the final Photoshop file. Make sure all of your layers have appropriate names, so that someone else could make sense of what each layer is.
  • Take your artwork all the way to the edge of the frame. The red guide is where the art will be cut. Keep any essential elements within the green guide, in case they are trimmed. Be sure to hide the guide layer before exporting the finished art.
  • Adjust the color of the elements to best fit the aesthetic of your disc art concept. Be mindful of the legibility of any text, as it can quickly become hard to read if the background is busy or if there’s not enough tonal separation between the text and the background.

Don’t:

  • Do not adjust the dimensions or resolution of the file. It’s set up to meet the specs needed for printing.
  • Do not reposition or resize the copyright, FSU seal, or FSUFILM logo.

Steel Tongs Font

Instructions

Steel Tongs is the font to be used for the credit block on FSUFILM marketing materials, such as posters and DVD wraps. You’ll need to download the zip file (above) and install the font on your computer before starting work on a poster or DVD wrap, otherwise the credit block will not display correctly.

Steel Tongs works by displaying certain keystrokes as credit titles or logos. All uppercase letters, numerals, and basic punctuation symbols (periods, commas, quotes, dashes, ampersands) will display as normal. Lowercase letters, other punctuation symbols, and ALT key codes, however, are translated into different graphical elements of a credit block, as shown below.

Lowercase

aWRITTEN BY
bCASTING BY
cMUSIC BY
dCOSTUME DESIGNER
eEDITED BY
fPRODUCTION DESIGNER
gDIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
hLINE PRODUCER
iCO-PRODUCED BY
jPRODUCED BY
kDIRECTED BY
lCO-DIRECTED BY
mSTORY BY
nBASED ON THE NOVEL BY
oSCREENPLAY BY
pEXECUTIVE PRODUCER
qCO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
rGUEST DIRECTOR
sSPECIAL EFFECTS BY
tVISUAL EFFECTS BY
u3D VISUAL EFFECTS
vASSISTANT DIRECTOR
wART DIRECTOR
xCO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER(S)
yCREATURES DESIGNED BY
zCREATURES DESIGNER AND SUPERVISOR

Symbols

{ANIMATION PRODUCTION
|SOUND EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
}BASED ON THE CHARACTERS CREATED BY
~DIRECTOR OF GRAPHICS
\ANIMATION DIRECTOR
^WITH MUSIC FROM
_ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
£SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY
#MAKE UP ARTIST
$STUNT/FIGHT COORDINATOR
%A*
*A FILM BY*
+IN ASSOCIATION WITH
[SCREENWRITER
] KEY ANIMATION SUPERVISOR
<TECHNICAL ADVISOR
>TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR
?ASSISTANT TO CHIEF ANIMATOR
@CINEMATOGRAPHY BY
!CUSTOM LAYOUT BY
(WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
)ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
:PRESENTS*
;PRESENTS A*
/AND*
=PRESENTS AN*

ALT key codes

The following characters need to be accessed by holding down the ALT key while typing the character code number — e.g., hold the ALT key and type 0131, then let the ALT key go and “MECHANICAL DESIGN” will appear.

ALT+0131MECHANICAL DESIGN
ALT+0132ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
ALT+0133PLANNING AND ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY
ALT+0134PLANNING AND COOPERATION
ALT+0135DIRECTOR OF VISUAL CONCEPT
ALT+0136COLOUR DESIGNER
ALT+0137COLOR DESIGNER
ALT+0138AN*
ALT+0139PRODUCTION*
ALT+0140FILM*
ALT+0142ASSOCIATES*
ALT+01643D CGI BY
ALT+0165ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY 
ALT+0166MATTE ARTIST
ALT+0167SPECIAL MAKE-UP
ALT+0168IN ASSOCIATION WITH*
ALT+0170MEDICAL CONSULTANT
ALT+0171MEDICAL ADVISOR
ALT+0172IN ASSOCIATION WITH**
ALT+0177MILITARY CONSULTANT
ALT+0178MILITARY ADVISOR
ALT+0179WEAPONS CONSULTANT
ALT+0180WEAPONS ADVISOR
ALT+0181VEHICLE DESIGN
ALT+0182WEAPON DESIGN
ALT+0183PROSTHETIC DESIGN
ALT+0184PROSTHESIS DESIGN
ALT+0185MOTION CAPTURE
ALT+0186STORYBOARDING
ALT+0187FILM EDITING BY
ALT+0188DIALOG COACH
ALT+0189DIALOGUE COACH
ALT+0154A**
ALT+0155AND**
ALT+0156FILM**
ALT+0158A FILM BY**
ALT+0159PRESENTS AN**
ALT+0161PRESENTS A**
ALT+0162PRESENTS**
ALT+0176ASSOCIATES**
ALT+0190AN**
ALT+0191PRODUCTION**

* UPPER line
** LOWER line

Useful logos

ALT+0149DVD LOGO
ALT+0150DOLBY LOGO
ALT+0151DOLBY DIGITAL
ALT+0152CLOSED CAPTION LOGO
ALT+0173CLOSED CAPTION LOGO & TEXT
ALT+0192THX LOGO
ALT+0193DTS DIGITAL SURROUND
ALT+0194DTS LOGO
ALT+0195PAL
ALT+0196NTSC
ALT+0197 thru ALT+0209Various Mono/Stereo indicator icons

Poster Template

Instructions

This is the official poster template to be used in the creation of marketing materials for FSUFILM productions. Use it as your foundation for making something beautiful and compelling!

Do:

  • Make sure to install the Steel Tongs font on your computer before starting work on the poster. This is the font for the credit block.
  • Keep all of your layers inside the appropriate folders, so that everything remains well-organized when you deliver the final Photoshop file. Make sure all of your layers have appropriate names, so that someone else could make sense of what each layer is.
  • Take your artwork all the way to the edge of the frame, but keep any essential elements at least a quarter-inch from the edge, in case they are trimmed during printing.
  • Adjust the color of the credits, logos, and copyright to best fit the aesthetic of your poster concept. Be particularly mindful of the legibility of the credit block, as it can quickly become hard to read if the background is busy or if there’s not enough tonal separation between the credits and the background.

Don’t:

  • Do not adjust the dimensions or resolution of the file. It’s set up to meet the specs needed for printing.
  • Do not reposition or resize the logos or copyright.

Soundsnap License

Production Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONS

The College of Motion Picture Arts pays an annual fee to Soundsnap for the licenses to the sound effects they provide on their site. No releases need to be signed for the use of these sound effects, so long as you remain in accordance with this licensing agreement.

You are free to:

  • Remix or transform the sounds in any way.
  • Copy and transmit the sounds – but not resell them as they are originally downloaded from Soundsnap.
  • Use the sounds in any music, film, video game, website etc. whether commercial or not, without paying additional royalties or other fees beyond the initial membership cost.

Trademark Use Agreement

Production Paperwork

Instructions

This agreement is to be used to document when rights have been granted to use trademarks, logos and/or other identifiable characters associated with a company or product, in order to maintain a clean chain of title.

Any fair use claims — allowing the inclusion of trademarks in the finished film without this agreement being filed — must be presented to and cleared by the Head of Production prior to picture lock.

Synchronization License Request

Production Paperwork

INSTRUCTIONS

A synchronization license is the right to reproduce a specific musical composition in your film. It must be obtained from the copyright owner of the composition, which is usually the publisher.

You can find out who the publisher is by searching by song title at either ASCAP or BMI. Almost every song is represented by one of these two companies. Songs that are not represented by ASCAP or BMI might be found at the National Music Publishers’ Association “Songfile” website (www.nmpa.org). You will be provided with a contact at the publisher’s Business Affairs or Licensing Department.

Getting the rights could be as simple as sending letters to the publisher and record label, having them sign and return them. However, you may be required to complete their licensing agreements instead. If this is the case, make sure you have the Head of Production review the agreement before you sign it, to ensure we have the proper releases.

You must get each license for at least:

  • Two-years
  • Film festival
  • Non-commercial
  • World rights

Note that you will need to get a synchronization license from the publisher, even if you are making your own sound recording of that song. For example, if you have your actor sing or recite lyrics, whistle or hum the tune, play the song on a musical instrument, or in any way make your own sound recording of the song, you will need to get the synchronization license from the publisher.

SAMPLE LETTER