General & Membership
Yes, they are!
TheCGBros started out 20 years ago creating 3D animation and visual effects for some of the top players in the CGI cinematic and gaming spaces. Then, we started curating the best CGI/VFX based works around the world to help others gain the recognition and exposure they deserve See here for more about us.
The benefits are awesome!
- First, you get access to premium content such as industry interviews, how-to’s and digital downloads.
- Second, you’ll receive TheCGBros Insider, our very own e-magazine that keeps you current on industry trends, new technologies and who’s making waves in the CG world!
We connect with artists and creators all over the world. When you add your skill-set and interests to your profile, we can tailor the information we provide to personalize the content you get from us! Go to the MyAccount link at the top of the website to fill in remaining fields.
Getting your video on TheCGBros
We’ll get back to you typically within 5 business days.
Preparing your Video Files
Use the following format: “Title” (year) i.e., “The Scary House on the Hill” (2017) Click here for more info!
A synopsis is a brief outline of the story and should be described in fewer than four sentences.
There are several basic rules you should follow when creating your dynamic thumbnail images that will make them call out to be clicked on! Click for more detail on these tips, techniques and best practices.
Yes. Although there are industry traditions and sometimes union and guild requirements, there are no real standards. Although there is technically not a “wrong way,” certain traditions have evolved around the closing credits order in which this gratitude is expressed. Click here for more
The Description Area is where you’ll copy and paste a brief Synopsis of your video.
Uploading your Video
Yes. The limitation is currently 10GB
Because today, videos autoplay on many social platforms and a high number of viewers watch without sound, or are hearing impaired. By uploading SRT files for your video, it’ll get more eyeballs and more engagement! Click here for more info!
Copyright & Licenses
Yes. Your video is subject to copyright laws when uploaded to the internet or offered for sale or other distribution, including public and private viewings.
- Did I make the video (as an individual or as part of a team)?
- Is it an original story?
- Is it a remix or interpretation of another copyrighted work? If it is, does my video meet Fair Use guidelines?
- Did you create the music yourself? If not, did you purchase a license for the music used in your video?
It is expected that Users of our Service will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if TheCGBros receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, our response to these notices will include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating membership.
Yes, provided you have not reassigned or sold them.
Generally yes. Each creator/team member has 100% ownership rights called an “undivided interest”, and any member has the right to grant a license to the work.
See here for more info.
Generally, licenses fall into 2 categories: EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE
The license can take the form of either an express license (in written form) or an implied license (non-written form).
An Exclusive License grants to the licensee the sole right to use the intellectual property, and means that the licensor (You), may not use the same intellectual property or allow any others to use that same intellectual property.
A Non-Exclusive Licence grants to the licensee (us), the right to use the intellectual property, but means that the licensor (you) remains free to use the same intellectual property and to allow any number of other licensees to also use the same intellectual property.
We require a Express Non-Exclusive License.
Yes. If you want to revoke the license with TheCGBros, you may do so by notifying TheCGBros at any time in writing via email. As a practical matter, please know not all obligations can be terminated, including but not limited to those contained in the Content Submission Agreement.
No. You still own your video and all the rights to your video.
The license you grant us is for an initial term of three years. It will automatically renew for a one year period unless we are notified otherwise by you.
What about the Music in the video?
Yes. Unless you made the music yourself, the music used in your video is subject to copyright laws whether uploaded to the internet or offered for sale or other distribution, including public and private performances.
TheCGBros are strong anti-piracy advocates, and YouTube takes music copyright issues very seriously. Unless you made the music yourself, you’ll need to purchase a music license for any music you use in your video.
There are many places you can go to obtain music that can be quite expensive. Check out our library of affordably priced and cleared music for your use!
Music licenses are sold depending on the music’s intended use. The music license required by YouTube and therefore TheCGBros, needs to be sub-licensable (able to be passed on), or a Creative Commons 4 license.