Posted 29 November 2005 - 12:50 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:32 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 02:06 PM
Usually when a company actually gets credit contractually, they supply corporate logo artwork to appear in the end credits, like for Fuji, Kodak, Panavision, Arri, etc.
I've shot plenty of movies edited on AVID's and not seen a credit for them in the end titles, but occasionally I do see one in other people's movies.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:51 PM
Panavision is known to give big discounts on rental equipment to films, in return they insist on a screen credit.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:55 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:58 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 05:06 PM
Presumably it would have to be a fairly upscale film for it to be worth it for them, though.
If you're talking about Panavision, they actually are LESS inclined to give deals to bigger productions -- after all, those films don't need a deal as badly. I've done four Panavision anamorphic features and the cost of the same package, more or less, has been higher as the budgets get higher, closer to book rate.
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:02 PM
Says it all, really.
You give vendor or manufacturer credit either out of politeness, out of thanks, out of the need to be informative, or out of contractual obligation.
Politeness - well, not sure if this is different from the next one.
Thanks - if they've done you a favour, or been especially helpful.
Informative - if you want to make a point, as in "edited on film by . . ." or otherwise
Contractual - this is the commonest. Maybe the company has given you a special price in exchange for an agreed credit.
The only confusion arises when the audience can't tell the difference between an informative credit and a contractual or thanks one. Then you start to see the quibbles about where the credit must go, how big, and so on. For example if the company I work for provided normal services to a film, we often get a credit. If we provided exceptional services for a knock-down price in contractual exchange for a credit, I want to be sure that it's a bigger credit than the free one!
But I'd say to Bigal (who asked the question) . . .if a company or supplier or vendor hasn't asked you for a credit, by way of a specific contract, then there;s no need to put one in. There are usually enough credits already