Yesterday at 5 PM, Vimeo website deleted my movie "In the Tube with Carla" from their website. During the day the movie made 45.000 connections (in three days 70.000) :
Dear Thomas Cazals: Your video 'In the Tube with Carla(11733797)' has been removed for violating the Upload Rules of Vimeo.com: Vimeo does not allow TV shows, movie trailers, or stuff you found on the web. If you believe this was an error, please reply to this email in a civil manner with your reasoning ("I see other people do it" is not a valid reason). Regards, Vimeo
I like very much the "vimeo" signature:)
The video that you've removed "In the Tube with Carla" is an artistic work. My movie recycles YouTube videos that I didn't put on the web. (like Andy Warhol have done by the past with Campbell's soup). I have downloaded them, edited them (creation) and re-shooted with a camera the editing of the movie (creation again) on my computer screen, in order to give it the final aesthetic.
I'm a filmaker and an auteur who try to work about new media and new form of art.
I really thought that "Vimeo" was a good place for that kind of thinking
I was wrong...
I really don't know if Viemo staff had any pression from Carla Bruni Sarkozy... Maybe, maybe not... I don't care
Today (Tuesday 25th May 2010), a lot of the press on-line speak about my movie "In the tube with Carla", like a french political affair. And the film doesn't more exist on the internet...Why ?
I want to keep artistic control on my movie. I have uploaded "In the Tube with Carla" on YouTube website (during one hour yesterday in the night). The success was amazing. But, I had to cut the movie in three parts for the upload. YouTube doesn't accept videos more longer than 8 minutes. I didn't like that, and all the commercial stuff on YouTube. In the night I have deleted all the files from my YouTube home page...
The movie "In the Tube with Carla" still exist... I just try to think about a good way to broadcast it
all the best