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Important Guidelines for Video Submissions — Please read carefully!
- Videos should be no more than 5-10 minutes in length.
- We are accepting videos in the following categories: Clay Sculpture, Glaze Chemistry, Glazing & Decorating, Handbuilding, Kilns & Firing, Mold Making, Wheel Throwing, Interviews & Conversations, and FUNflicks (FUNflicks are videos that don’t quite fit into our other topic areas and are here purely for entertainment or food for thought).
- Our audience is largely made up of intermediate-to-advanced-level artists, but we also serve a lot of educators teaching at the beginner and intermediate levels, so the videos can be geared toward beginner through advanced skill levels.
- Like the other instructional videos on CLAYflicks, instructional videos should follow the step-by-step “cooking show” model.
- Videos do not need to be shot by a professional film crew, but need to be of high quality: Close up shots, good lighting, detailed instruction/narration, clear pronunciation, good audio, shot on a tripod.
- High quality videos shot on cell phones are acceptable, but should be shot in landscape orientation using a tripod.
- If you have any videographer friends, ask them for help!
- Commercial suppliers are not eligible to submit videos featuring their products.
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“Wow. [The Stroke and The Splash] is such an informative and helpful video. As usual, professional and well thought out demonstrations by Mr. Scott. This video alone is worth the price of my CLAYflicks membership.” -William
“I’m not a total beginner but I learned several techniques that I plan to implement.” -Kathleen
“OMG! This is fantastic! Mel [Griffin], you are such a good teacher and are so fun! I love the gestural impressions around the drawing. Mel’s tips while drawing are so helpful. Thanks, Mel!” -Beverly
“Merci beaucoup pour tout ce partage de techniques et de conseil!!! [Thank you very much for all this sharing of techniques and advice!!!]” -Suarez
“Great. I love it. So much to learn in a short and beautifully presented clip.” -ADI
“These conversational workshops mixed with handling and demonstration were magical to watch and truly inspirational. It’s wonderful that they have been recorded for us to watch via clay flicks. Thank you so much.” -Joanna
“The videos are an excellent way to bring out more creativity that I feel I sometimes lack. Love, love, love watching and learning from such patient teachers in the videos” -anonymous
“Thank you very much for this tutorial. Sam [Scott]’s instructions and considerations are so generous and obviously developed through a lot of experience. I really appreciate how explains the “why” of his various processes.” -Kathleen
“Keep doing them (videos). I can’t get anything like them in Australia and I have learned so much! -LM, Australia
“Whether you are a new potter or a seasoned one, there is information for everyone.” -M
“For me your videos have been extremely valuable! My minor in college was ceramics, but we didn’t learn anything like what I’m getting out of the videos! So keep them coming.” -KLI
“All together charming!” -TG, Arizona
“Worth every penny! Lots of great “small gifts” of technique and details of finishing a piece to make it look professionally done.” -MB, South Carolina
“Keep on doing what you’re doing with encouraging a variety of ceramic artists to share their knowledge via your video productions…and I’ll keep enjoying & adding to my library of your videos. You’re doing great!” -KIB. Washington
“We want more. It’s so good!” -M, France, Cannes
“The level of difficulty in the video was what I expected, and then some. Some was a challenge which is what I wanted. I wanted to learn something completely new and this was the perfect answer.” -KHB, California
“Very inspiring. Techniques were demonstrated clearly. I’ve already incorporated some of them in my work.” -Angela. NY