I've received dozens of PM's from members of TMO that all start out the same way, "I'm not complaining but...". And that is always followed by, "how did my movie/poster get on 8EB?". Well, the short answer is, I put them there.
We all know it can be a real pain to get your movie noticed sometimes. I took this into consideration when redesigning the site. I wanted to be able to offer people the chance to get a little extra exposure. This was my way of helping get the word out about your movies.
When & Where?
About once every week or two, I look at every single poster that is available on the front page of TMO. Of the hundred or so posters, I pick out 30 that show some real effort has been put into them. I've often noticed that if someone puts the effort into a poster, chances are that they put some real effort into their movie.
Once I've made my picks, I upload these to the front page of 8EB, in hopes that a visitor will be as impressed with the poster as I was and that they will click it and watch that movie.
The site has five poster slots available. The top two slots are reserved for site donaters. A site donater is someone who has contributed money to help with the upkeep of the site. It is only fair that those who help out in that way get a little more exposure.
The other three slots are used for those 30 posters I have picked from TMO.
Each of these slots contains ten posters. Every time you visit the site, a random poster will appear in each slot. And each of the five slots is linked to that specific movie.
What about the movie?
When you go to 8EB, you may notice that a movie will autostart in the 8EB Hot Picker video screen. This movie is added, in much the same way as the posters are.
I look for a movie that shows real potential (often a trailer). This movie slot is rotated out about once a week as well.
Could mine be there?
If you've made a great poster on TMO, don't be surprised if next time you visit 8EB, if it's on display for all of the visitors to see.