sydnee_davidson's profile

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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 6:38 PM

Moving Credits to Correct Category

Under my credits (Sydnee Davidson), a lot are in the wrong category (currently in Art Department).  I make in-show graphics/motion graphics (post production, and not props/set graphics), and therefore feel like these should all be moved to either Visual Effects or Other Crew.  How can I do this?

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Champion

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3 y ago

Syndee,

For credits to move from one category to another, you submit a deletion of the credit (name, occupation, attribute, if nec.) in one department and, in the same submission, submit the credit, which would be the same information from the deletion, to the other department. 

I will also inform you that the database has more credits listed for the occupations you mentioned in the Art Department (over 30,000 graphic credits and 65,000 graphic designer credits) than there are in the other categories. Visual Effects: Graphics over 5,400; Graphic Designer: nearly 2000). 

Hopefully, an official IMDb representative will be able to give you some more advice on this matter. 

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Do you know if those graphic and graphic design credits in Art Department are for props and set graphics?  The stuff I work on is all digital stuff done during post production and appear on-screen in shows (Lower 3rds, animated maps, diagrams, etc.).  Art Department graphics seems like it's more set dressing (posters that appear on set, screen safe newspapers or books used as props, menu boards in restaurants, faux computer screen graphics/practical effects, etc)  So I was trying to figure out what category was more appropriate for the motion graphics work that I do, but wasn't seeing any suggestions for that in the FAQs or How-to's.

Champion

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Considering the number of credits listed with the job titles like graphics and graphic designers, it's hard to know which specific areas for any of the occupation titles without additional information. I would not want to assume that one graphics credit was a movie set and find out later that the credit was actually, for example, main title images for a TV series.

In my opinion (as a long-time contributor and not as an IMDb employee), it would be ideal to have some clarification on these matters.

As I've said before, please wait for an official response from IMDb on this matter. Thanks for the message.

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3 y ago

”Graphic artist” credits belong to Art Department, as far as I know. And yes, this means digital stuff and computers. Set dressers, location managers, property masters, carpenters, swing gangs etc etc usually work with props, sets and locations.

Employee

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3 y ago

Hi Syndee -

These credits have now been moved to the Visual Effects category on your filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4075790/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Cheers!