An informal survey was recently conducted on a home electronics/entertainment site regarding the movie viewing habits of website visitors. The results revealed certain misconceptions that persist regarding renting DVDs online for those who haven’t yet experienced the service.
Participants who took part in the poll were asked to respond to a variety of questions, such as how often they watched movies at home, and whether or not they lease movies on the internet, and if they do there is no reason, the reason. A majority of the respondents answering said that they rent online movies. Of the rest of respondents, the most frequent reason not to use an online rental service was fear, which was centered around the idea that online rental of movies will be more expensive than renting from a local video shop. In analyzing a number of situations, it is clear which option is cheaper.
If someone has stated that they watched only one or three films each month, the savings from renting online are not that great. Renting two movies each month from a local video store will cost approximately $7.40 While renting from Netflix for instance in the event that they select the plan with the limit of two films per month, will cost $5.99. After purchasing a movie at the local shop, the consumer would have an up to a week or even overnight to return the film, however renting online would permit users to keep the film for an unlimited amount of time.
If the respondents indicated that they watch 1-3 films every month, their savings will be greater. For example, renting 8 films per month will cost about $29.55 from the neighborhood shop and as little as $14.99 online if they select”2 Out at A Time “2 out at a time” plan, or $17.99 with those who choose the “3 out at a time” plan. With more viewing, it increases the chance of gaining more savings.
For those who said they watch 4 films each week (averaged up to 16 movies in a month) the cost average at the local retailer is $59.04 While online rentals is $23.99 which allows the user to take “4 out at a time”. The rental service such as Netflix generally doesn’t limit the amount of films a user sees, but rather, how many movies they are able to watch at any given moment. So rentals are generally limitless with a lot of plans.
The most frequent reason why people don’t use the online rental service was that the person was able to rent movies at the in the nick of time and didn’t plan ahead. It is true that renting online movies and then receiving them by mail wouldn’t let someone choose at 6:00 p.m. that they’d like to watch The Queen and receive it in time for watching the film by 8:15 p.m. But, the time duration for getting movies chosen via mail is just one business day which will appear sufficient in many cases.
The future of renting DVDs could be changing, however, because Netflix made announcements in the early part of 2007 that users would be able to stream movies immediately using streaming services that are currently available for certain films. It is expected to be faster than the majority of download options since streaming lets you watch the film while it streams rather than waiting until the download is completed. Although the change to a mail-based system to a download version of service could take some time, it is evident that speed will get better. It’s possible that other rental services will adopt the same model in the near future in order to be competitive.
Customers who haven’t been first introduced to the online film rental industry may not be aware of the other benefits or features of these services.
There is a greater selection of titlesThe typical video store contains between 10,000 and 15,000 titles to choose from, while the Netflix online rental service for movies has more than 80,000 titles. This could solve the issue of customers visiting the store only to discover there’s no thing they would like to see.
There aren’t any fees associated with the delivery or return of DVD’s. Likewise, there’s no travel required between the store and home because the movies are delivered at their door or home through streaming.
The selection of movies is aided by reviews from users on online programs such as Netflix.
Trials for online rental of movies are usually risk-free as there are no cost trials with no cancellation charges.
There are no charges for lateness or limitations regarding how long a film is allowed to be held.
The misconceptions surrounding online rental options are limiting access to a substantial majority of customers. Online movie rental may provide the services that most people would like, even if they aren’t aware of it.
Forums for online movies are where people share comments about what they liked about a film, disliked about a film or even what they’d like to watch. Filmmakers can only gain from being a part of these communities. Be prepared for people on forums to make negative remarks However, there are users who leave positive feedback or offer constructive constructive criticism to help you improve your film. The only thing you can achieve as an filmmaker film producer is present your work to the world and observe what feedback you get from your viewers.
Online movie forums are thriving because they provide a fun way for people to become an independent movie critic right on their computers and share their opinion without fear of censorship. This is one thing I like about the social medium. The Internet allows users to freely express their opinions even if it’s discussing a film. I believe in the opinions of those who post on forum forums far more so than movie critics paid. The majority of paid film critics focus on evaluating studio films and art house, or films that have famous Hollywood stars in them.
The wide range of films that are discussed in forums is awe-inspiring for me as a writer or producer as well as director. People who like direct-to urban gangsters on video have a forum to share their opinions. The fans of low budget horror films can find a home online on the Internet to express their opinions. Forums for movies online provide an entertainment democracy for both viewers and producers. The majority of budget indie films will never get a review from paid film critics or receive the chance to be seen by traditional media. The movie forum online offers indie films with smaller budgets a chance to be seen, be loved and resented. Every film is given an honest chance to be evaluated. Film democracy lives!
In a democracy of film, any filmmaker is vulnerable to film-watcher salvos or roses being thrown. I’ve seen posts that begin with ripping apart a film until they have nothing left to target. When they’re not happy enough with slamming the film, the forum user may turn their anger on the director by shredding the film to pieces.
I have had one reviewer online who went far beyond disliking one of my films. They slammed me in my face. There is no way to change this aspect of making a film. The line that I was thinking of was “Your face makes me sick.” The viewer did not only dislike one of my films I was also a target for ridicule because of my appearance.
The truth is, I’ve not ever been in a movie I’ve been in with a cameo appearance or an acting part. It was hilarious to me. It reminded me of the tale about the cowboy who gets an awful beating from another cowboy. The winner cowboy stares down at the cowboy who lost and asks if he wants more. The cowboy who lost responds, “Are you crazy?
The only place where you haven’t hit me is the foot of my foot.” I’ve had to deal with that lost cowboy in several reviews and articles. Forums can be akin to an old west saloon in a row. This is what makes them enjoyable.
Forum members post humorous and sharp comments that I love reading them even if one of my films is being criticized. Anyone with fragile skin should stay clear of forums. It’s the same way that professional athletes are ridiculed and cursed by their fans. But when filmmaking, there’s no shouting or curses directed at you when you’re on the stage. It’s not except if you invite a Guy-Terrifico acquaintance to join you on set to observe.
To be a member of an online movie forum, you must provide an email that is valid prior to being allowed to make comments. After that, follow a simple method of promoting and marketing the film you are promoting on forums. Movie enthusiasts can spot all the advertising and BS. It’s not difficult to see that the purpose of posting information about your film in forums is to create excitement for your film however, unless the film is supported by a studio, you should avoid making assertions such as “This years best action movie” or “This year’s best action movie.
I’m not an expert on mind reading, but perhaps you’re thinking about what you could write about. Share the name of your film along with the tagline, artwork, a short synopsis and a link to your film website. Make sure that people know that you have put your work on the internet for them to enjoy. Create buzz online as Presidente-style shots for your film. Check out what people have to review your film. If they are threatening your face or do something different from me, keep the film moving. This independent filmmaker Sid Kali typing SMASH CUT: