GetLit! video format is a 1-3 minute video short of an excerpt from a
book. The following is a list of criteria that we would like to maintain.
- File formats currently
- You can send us a .mov .avi
or .mpeg file to Hugo@getlit.net, or snail us a copy on VHS, mini-DV,
8mm, or Hi-8 to:
3429 Linda Vista Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90032
- Video interpretation of
a scene or a passage out of a book. Preferably fiction.
- Two minutes is ideal. The
length is flexible, but we would discourage anything more than three
- Think music videos, interpretative.
- Absolutely, but make sure
that you have permission to use the music, otherwise we might not be
able to showcase the video in the future. For the time being, consider
using original music... also known as using your own or your friend's
- The Reading
- GetLit is ultimately about
the book-- find a short passage that is both filmic and that represents
the text. Record a recitation of that passage.
- Recordings of international
fiction are accepted. If a translation can be done, please send one.
We can post it in the "excerpt" page.
- We'd encourage international
participation. We would like to showcase work internationally.
- Book Rights
- Contact us, and we'll get
try to permission. No guarantees.
- Viewing formats
- At this time, we're posting
everything to quicktime and windows media player. Soon we will be offering
alternative resolutions and viewing formats.
- We're not going to discourage
profanity, but we will absolutely not broadcast anything deemed pornographic,
ill-suited, or overly offensive.