Bitch of Rome Entertainment is a fan-based, non-profit, celebration of fandom through the creation of video remixes. All videos are the work of vidder Xena Torres.
Do you take requests?
Generally speaking, yes, but I don't make any promises and I wonít make a video I am not into. Requests are more likely to be accepted if they are action/drama based, and if you provide the song suggestion (that I like and want to work with). I am happy to take a request that does not have a song, but I am usually inspired to make a video through a song which drives the concept of the piece rather than the other way around and it can take time to find the right song to match a concept request. Vague requests for a general video on a character or series becomes a longer process of requiring inspiration. The more you know what you want, the more likely you are to have a quicker turn around. Sometimes it can take me a long time to make a video I have been asked to make, but if you ask and I agree Ė it will get done. But basically, yes, I take requests. You can submit them via the contact form.
Are you going to do videos for...?
Depends. I hope to make videos for most, if not all, of my favourite series and movies, but this isnít going to happen overnight. I make videos as I am inspired to make them, as the right music comes along, the right video theme, etc. That said, if I donít like the series/movie (or some aspect from it), then I wonít be making a video to it. You can check out the Bitch of Rome Entertainment trailers on the Mashups page for a good example of some shows/movies/characters I will be doing videos of for sure and a get a feel for what you're likely to see. If you want a more direct answer, you can ask me via the via the contact form.
How often do you upload videos?
Whenever creativity sparks, and I have the time to do so. There will never be a set uploading schedule for Bitch of Rome Entertainment. Keep yourself informed about uploads by following Bitch of Rome Entertainment on FaceBook, and/or Twitter. All of these accounts will post about recent uploads, both on YouTube and those exclusive to Bitch of Rome Entertainment.
Why are some videos exclusive to the Bitch of Rome Entertainment site?
Unfortunately YouTube puts no effort into protecting its users and their rights to use copyright material for remixes, education, commentary, etc. YouTube jumps on any claim of infringement and threatens to close your account if you challenge this. These restrictions have led to some videos I have posted being blocked worldwide (up yours WMG). In order to offer these videos to you, I host these videos on Vimeo, and use the Bitch of Rome Entertainment site to offer all the videos in one location.
What if I canít see the video on YouTube?
Youíre probably from Germany. Or, lately YouTube's complete crap content ID system is screwing vidders by allowing music copyright holders (screw you UMG) to block videos from being viewed on certain devices. For the same reasons that I have exclusive content on Bitch of Rome Entertainment, I am hosting all YouTube videos that are blocked in certain countries or devices on Vimeo. Go to the video's page on this website and click "Vimeo hosted version" (though sometimes the YouTube block is removed when it's embedded on a website, so feel free to check).
I found a video that is blocked where I am, but thereís no Vimeo hosted video on Bitch of Rome Entertainment. What do I do?
Unfortunately Vimeo is starting to block videos now too. By default, I am now offering my videos on both YouTube and Vimeo, unless one or both blocks the video (some older videos I have not uploaded to Vimeo yet). So far I haven't had a video blocked on both sites, but I am considering offering download packages since I haven't found any other hosting options at this time. If you have any suggestions, please let me know via the contact form!
I hate ads!
Me too! I didn't do it. Some work on YouTube is not blocked, but has annoying ads slapped on it. These videos are also offered on this website when possible via a Vimeo hosted version without ads.
Adblock on FireFox is also a thing (a truly awesome thing) that will solve ALL your ad problems without my help. ;)
What about copyright?
Bitch of Rome Entertainment supports copyright law as it was originally intended: to protect creators from having their work stolen by others for financial gain that impacts the creator. Bitch of Rome Entertainment is strictly non-commercial; everything here is done for entertainment purposes only, and is permitted under copyright law under fair use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that permits video remixes. Bitch of Rome Entertainment fully supports the franchises it remixes and encourages others to do so as well through legal purchases (I'm very proud of my DVD/CD collection).
Can I use your work?
Well, it would be really silly of me to use the work of others in my creations and then deny others the ability to do the same. You are welcome to remix my remixes if you really want to (or if you're inspired to do your own version of the theme to the song or whatever). I would just kindly ask that you give credit and link back to the video on YouTube if you're posting there, or otherwise link to my YouTube channel or this site.
Bitch of Rome Entertainment is a strictly non-profit, just for fun, celebration of fandoms, fan culture, and all around awesome stuff. All television and film footage and music are the copyright property of their respective owners. Bitch of Rome Entertainment claims no ownership of the original products and is merely creating video remixes for the sole purpose of entertainment, which are permitted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (2015) and under Fair Use.
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