Editorial policy of the site
Wise Cineman is a site dedicated to helping people explore their favorite movie. Our readers are both beginners and sophisticated viewers. They should be guided by when preparing content.
- Section 1. Basic principles.
- Section 2. Sources of content.
- Section 3. Formatting text.
- Section 4. Contents of the article.
- Section 5. Inserting images.
- Section 6. Using tables.
Section 1. Basic principles.
All authors must strictly adhere to this editorial policy and follow the basic principles described here.
1. Usefulness. The article should be of use to the readers. She should help people of all views and ages in the study of characters. Images should not only illustrate the content, but contribute to a better understanding of what is described in the article.
2. Completeness. There are many sources of information, all of which are described in Section 2, Content Sources . The authors’ task is to collect as much information as possible, and not be content with just a few sources. The article, however, must include the most useful and valuable information for readers.
3. Expertise. In the world of cinema, there are many opinions that can contradict each other (who is the hero and who is the villain, how to understand the actions of the hero). The film can be interpreted in many ways, and each of them has a right to life. We strive to understand the motives of the hero’s actions and describe his personality from different angles. We do not seek to confuse readers, but only give reasons for thought.
4. Registration. All information in the article should be well-formed and structured as much as possible. The design should help readers quickly find the desired section or fragment of the article, and better understand the events described. For more information on article formatting, see Section 3 Text Formatting.
Section 2. Sources of content.
The assignment for the author may contain additional requirements for the article, as well as information to help writing. For writing it is necessary to use ALL the sources of information listed here. This is especially true for new or unpopular films, about which there is very little information.
1. Your experience is the most useful and valuable source of information and should not be ignored. Here are some tips to help you get the most:
1.1. At the beginning of the film, there is an explanation of the backstory of the events of the film and the lore of the world. Study the proposed material very carefully, this will make your article the most complete and useful. Many viewers miss these moments, and then often do not understand what is happening.
1.2. Some films show texts and photos. Pause the video and carefully study the proposed material. They can tell a lot about a character or events.
1.3. It is enough to watch a movie to understand what is happening on the screen. Using your viewing experience, you can already write a good article. However, this will not be enough for demanding viewers, so you need to look for information in other sources.
1.4. Many films have similar lore and events. Therefore, the material that you wrote in previous works may be useful for other articles as well.
To get screenshots from the video, we recommend using the program https://skr.sh or an analogue.
2. YouTube - many bloggers post their videos with stories about events and movie characters. Therefore, YouTube can be a valuable source of information from experienced people. There is a built-in subtitle translator in YouTube settings. Using it, you can understand the essence of the video in other languages. In the video, the necessary information can be shown, but not announced.
3. Sites and wiki. We recommend using www.google.com to find information . In the search box, along with the name of the character, enter the words: wiki, review, etc. You must use information in any language. For translation, use translate.google.ru, the resulting text must be rewritten.
4. Official communities. Browse the official websites of the filmmakers, official communities at www.facebook.com, vk.com and other social networks. In them, the creators inform about the history, events and heroes of their works.
Section 3. Formatting text.
We use docs.google.com to design articles . It is prohibited to write an article in other text editors, including MS Word. For styling, you must apply the appropriate docs.google.com elements . The editorial policy itself is an example of article formatting.
It is optimal to make paragraphs in 3-5 sentences. It is forbidden to make paragraphs in one sentence.
The first paragraph is a character description of 250-500 characters. The paragraph begins with the hero’s full name in bold, his physical characteristics and description.
Headings are allowed only for 2 and 3 levels using the Google Docs heading design. There must be 2 or more paragraphs of text between headings.
Bold should be 1-3 words at the beginning of a paragraph, making them like a mini-heading. You cannot highlight in bold within a paragraph.
Lists are numbered and bulleted. A numbered list - when items cannot be swapped (1-breakfast, 2-lunch, 3-dinner), labeled - when it is possible (stone, scissors, paper). Multilevel lists are prohibited. The list should be preceded by an explanatory line.
Paragraphs with numbers are lists of large bullets. Example: Section 1.
We use italics only for paragraphs with quotes and useful information for readers. Example in Section 2 after point 1.4.
You can only combine bold and lists, paragraphs, tables. Other design combinations cannot be used.
Section 4. Contents of the article.
Level 2 headings should reflect the content of the section. The optimal number of headings is from 8 to 30. If the article is small, then it is allowed to make 3-8 headings. Headlines should be intriguing and engaging for readers.
Links are allowed to be made mainly to the official communities of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or to very useful materials and services on the film. It is allowed to insert any text links (without hyperlinks) or links to other resources.
It is better not to change the names (heroes, locations, vehicles, weapons, spells, etc.). But it is allowed to translate them from a foreign language when the translation is obvious.
Useless phrases , the so-called "water", should be kept to a minimum in the text. If a phrase or sentence can be deleted without losing the meaning and quality of the text, then this must be done.
It is better not to insert emoji and special characters into the text. You can replace them with words (★★★ - 3 stars) or common symbols (-, +, =, *, etc.)
Not a description, but an analysis. Talk less, analyze more. Don’t describe, let’s explain. You must explain to the readers the nature and motives of the actions of the heroes of the cinema.
Use specific slang to a minimum (Zomboyaschik, Source, Porridge, Narrative, etc.) Specific abbreviations must be written in full (Ears - headphones, Frame - frame, etc.).
Emotional statements are prohibited (cursed orcs, beautiful angel, etc.). It is necessary to observe political correctness and impartiality in the article. Except when such expressions are used in the cinema itself.
It is not recommended to use complex large sentences that are difficult to understand. It is necessary to break them down into several small sentences.
We respect the reader. Assume that the reader is older and smarter than you, he has a solid experience. You cannot show condescension, arrogance, arrogance and in any other way humiliate the reader.
The editor-in-chief writes for the article: heading 1 level, advertising paragraph, content and paragraph with authors. There is no need for authors to write these blocks, except when it is directly indicated in the assignment.
Analysis of the behavior of readers showed that they are most interested in the following sections:
- General information about the character.
- Outstanding skills and abilities.
- The appearance and personality of the hero.
- Interesting facts and quotes.
- History, biography and death.
- The relationship of the hero.
The volume of the text will be indicated in the assignment, try not to exceed it. If the task does not contain this information, then the volume of the article is:
- 10,000 characters is the minimum volume.
- 40,000 characters is the optimal volume.
- 80,000 characters - maximum volume.
Section 5. Inserting images.
The article should contain pictures that illustrate the text next to which they are added. Images must meet a number of requirements:
- Thematic. The image must match the text next to which it is added.
- Insertion points: under the headings of the 2nd level - required; every 2000 characters - if possible, or more often, if necessary. The image should be above the text describing it.
- It is forbidden to insert an image into any of the text design elements: lists, tables, headings, italics, etc.
- Image size should be as large as possible. But it is forbidden to take a screenshot of the entire screen when only a small fragment of it is needed. Images smaller than 50 * 50 pixels cannot be pasted, but you can combine them into one image.
- Image quality should be as high as possible. It is forbidden to compress, stretch, convert or otherwise alter the image, except for cropping unnecessary areas.
- There should be no extraneous elements in the image. These include: YouTube player navigation, avatars, watermarks, signatures, subtitles and other non-film elements.
- Each image is in a separate paragraph. It is forbidden to insert another image or text into a paragraph with an image.
- It is prohibited to use animated images (gif, flash, etc.). It is necessary to convert them into a static picture by taking a screenshot.
- The text on the image must be in English. But it is allowed to use images with other texts.
Where it is allowed to take pictures:
- Movie. This is the best way to take screenshots.
- YouTube. Users post a lot of videos. Screenshots from them can be good illustrations for the article. It is not recommended to insert video into text.
- Official sites and communities. Official group on Facebook, Twitter, websites, forum, etc.
- Wiki. Wikipedia, Fandom Wiki and other similar sites are licensed under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA) license that allows you to freely use their content.
- Search for images in Google. It is allowed to take only professional images that were clearly made from the film. Since the creators are interested in spreading information about their product. It is forbidden to take pictures of other users.
To take screenshots from a video, we recommend using a small program https://skr.sh or an analogue. Adjust the program to the maximum image quality. Copy screenshots directly to the clipboard and expose it to text.
Section 6. Using tables.
It is advisable to use tables in the article. They serve to organize information and help to better perceive the text. When using tables, a number of rules must be followed:
|Width||The table should be no more than 3 columns wide. Broader tables are difficult to read and look bad on a mobile phone screen.|
|Length||The length of the table should be short. It is necessary to split long tables into several small ones according to a certain criterion.|
|A cap||Each table must have a header. The cap must be highlighted in bold.|
|Formatting||It is prohibited to use in a table cell: more than one paragraph of text, lists, italics, images, headings. It is allowed to highlight the text in bold.|
|Explanations||Before the table, there should be text explaining the contents of the table.|
|Union||You can merge table cells if necessary. Or duplicate information without merging cells.|
|Example||This Section 6 is an example of the correct use and formatting of the table in the text.|
Yaroslav I. - founder and editor-in-chief of the site, author of the very first articles. They laid down the basic principles for the development of the project. Has a large list of watched movies. They have seen over 1000 films. Currently, Yaroslav leads the development of the project and selects topics for new articles on the site. More information about Yaroslav is available at this link.