Hello Directors! Here you can find everything you need to know about your position on the Potterwatch Team! If you have any questions, please ask the Head of Potterwatch! :)
When making a video, make sure you have these things: - Normal FOV; most players are used to default settings - The texture pack in it's entirety; If you don't know how to manually download the texture pack, ask for help. - The Potterworld Intro; click here to download the Intro! - The Potterworld Outro; click here to download the Outro! - The Potterworld Fonts: click here to download the Fonts! - No NSFW or inappropriate language or talk. If it does slip, please edit it out! - If you are a staff member, make sure staff chat is off. If you accidentally leave it on, you will need to cover it up in editing.
Proper Order of Events when making a video for Potterworld. 1. Take your video idea to the Head of Potterwatch and get it approved. 2. Once approved, go ahead and make the video. Be sure to add in anything important and communicate with the other members for tops and ideas. Remember to add the intro! 3. Upload the video to YouTube! When a video is uploaded, it should always be uploaded as unlisted, that way everyone can review it and give feedback before it's published. 4. Post the link to the video in all_members chat on slack and examine the feedback given to you in the feedback channel! All Directors should remain open to changing/fixing parts of their video based on feedback from other members. 5. Make any changes/fixes that need done. Reupload as unlisted. All members review again. 6. It will then be published on a schedule set by the Head of Potterwatch! Interns: You will follow the same order of events, however you will upload the video as unlisted to your own channel for review. Once the video is finished, you can then send the video file to Gwynn and she will upload it to the main page for you!
Series Rule: Any director is welcome to create a series, however a season (5-8 episodes) must be completed before it will start being released to the public. It will then be released on a schedule. This is to prevent series that are started but never finished.
Performers Performers are people who are hired specially for you guys, the Directors! They are hired in attempts to cater to the needs of Directors; people with good internet connections, a solid availability, and the ability to voice act and follow instruction. While filming, you are the leader of the project. As the Director, you decide which Performers play which roles; you give them the script, show them what they need to do. If you need a certain number of Performers, you can go to the Performer channel on slack and do '@group' and put out a call-to-action for any and all Performers that can help you. Make sure to add the following in your message: how many Performers you need, male or female voices, high or low voices, what time and day the Performers should be available to help, ect. Performers can then respond and let you know if they can help you out. If a Performer is not available at the time of filming, you may ask staff to help. However, please keep in mind that not all staff are comfortable with filming or have the voice acting experience our Performers do. We should also be asking our Performers for help prior to looking elsewhere, as they dedicate their time to helping us <3
Special Items, Permissions, and and Clearances Directors are often temporarily approved to use a permission or special item for a video. To get approval for something you do not have access to, please contact a head staff member. This is a perk exclusive to Directors and should never be abused, mistreated, or boasted about to non-members. If the Performer(s) you are working with need the items or special effect, please specify that to the head staff member who helps you. If you or one of your Performers are given a special item or permission for temporary use, it is your responsibility to make sure that the item or permission is taken away after you are finished using it! Failure to turn in a permission or item and use of that permission or item outside of filming is considered permissions abuse and constitutes for an automatic removal and possible ban.
Payment What are Potter Points? Potter Points are Potterworld's own personal currency which Directors can use to purchase items from our store with. We have our own personal staff store that Directors have access to.
How do I earn them? At the end of each month, each Director will be paid a certain amount of Potter Points base upon how many videos they made that month and the quality and effort put into those videos. Part of what makes our team so great is that we can all work together, communicate feedback, and share in the success of our growing YouTube channel! Potter Points are just a perk! It is our way of saying thank you for all of the hard work you guys do; we appreciate it so much! Our base-pay will be 150 Potter Points per video, however the amount will vary depending on the video and your rank. If a video is made and not made public due to not meeting our standards, you may not be paid for this. Please do not share how many PP you have made from videos. This is private information between the Head and you!
Intern This is the rank given to the new members of Potterwatch. This is a starter rank that comes with no perms, it’s just to see how the member meshes with the group. This is a non-staff rank. Rewards: N/A
Sophomore This rank signifies that a member has passed the intern stage. An intern would be active, have good behavior, and get along with our group to move up to this rank. This is a staff rank; at a promotion to this level, the user then becomes a staff member if they aren't already. Rewards: One-Time Bonus of 200 PP at promotion
Junior Continued activity, upload frequency, communication, and good behavior would allow progression to this rank. You must maintain your membership for at least 2 months to get this rank. Rewards: One-Time Bonus 500 PP at promotion
Senior Seniors are normally the highest rank you can go. Seniors have all Potterwatch perms and are the most trusted. You must have a Potterwatch membership for at least 6 months to get this rank. Rewards: One-Time Bonus 1000 PP at promotion and a per-video bonus of 50 PP
To become eligible for promotion to the next rank, you must exceed the video requirement (3+ videos) for multiple months consecutively. 2 videos per month is still the bare minimum, however creating only the bare minimum will not make you eligible for promotion to the next rank.
Receiving feedback on applications is a crucial part of the application process, both for the head staff members and the team as a whole. When reviewing applications, the head staff take the feedback on those applicants seriously, using it as a tool to help determine whether or not that player would be a good fit for the Performer team. Due to the importance of feedback on applicants, it’s just as important to make sure you all know what to look for in an applicant when leaving their feedback.
Record: Does this player have a clean record? Do they seem to have a good understanding of our rules? If they do have a record, what is it for? How long ago was it? How many entries do they have? Who made them? Including screenshots is helpful!
Personal Experiences: The personal experiences you have had with the applicant are some of the most valuable to share. Whether it be you have had to kick the player from class, or you see them helping in chat a lot, any kind of impression is useful.
Chat/Website/Teamspeak Behavior: What have you seen from this person on these platforms? Have you seen the act out? Act immaturely? Make poor decisions?
Activity Level: Some people don’t talk a lot in global chat, but they are still online a lot. Do you notice this person online, are they active? Do you see their name in chat, tab, or class?
Grammar and Understanding: Is their grammar and punctuation decent? Do they seem like the understand the question?
Effort: How much effort does the applicant put into their application? Be careful not to put too much weight into this category; not everyone is a great writer or good at talking about themselves. You can always tell when someone puts real thought into an answer, whether it’s short or not. Quality over quantity with this one!
Deceit: This one is thankfully not too common, but it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for people who lie on their application. Most of the time, it’s about their age or year level. Age is a hard one to catch, but year level can be checked on the admin panel.
It’s important to keep in mind that not everybody is a good fit for the Potterwatch team. There are wonderful, amazing, talented, smart people on our server who would not fit well into our team. It comes down to whether or not the person can work with the family; we are by no means perfect, but we can rely upon one another and we’re quite strong. We’re able to maintain that standard by making sure the people we consider as a Performer can uphold what we expect from the current members.