Are we going to be voting on directors or on their films for the project?
Directors. Like the movies, you will have to rate your opinion of the Director's career on a scale of 1-10. You decide how much to weigh what they've done up till now and how much potential they have. We're starting with established directors, but I want to collect thoughts one filmmakers who have only made one film or you've only seen one film from.
To be honest Chuck, you may want to wait until September like Pixote did when the original Ratings Project was done. I know I do a lot less film watching during the summer and subsequently, a lot less time spent on the forum.
September, things start bumping into all the monthly Marathons. I wanted to collect the data now and have some final results in August. You'll only need to check in once a week to rate the Directors, and I'll keep collecting Ratings until the last list has posted.
Starting in summer may disappoint you with the amount of participation from the community, if they're active, outside of film watching during the warmest time of the year.
My main reluctance is that I believe any group project now will have low participation compared to past projects. (I'm also paranoid enough to think some will abstain just because I'm the one putting it together.) My thought was that this is a project you don't have to do any research for. Your rating will be based on whatever you've seen up to this point. (My real first stumbling block is that Brad Bird will come up fairly early and Tomorrowland opens in just a few weeks, which could change people's ratings for him.)
What kind of time frame do we need all our poll votes in by? Just want to pace myself
I plan to stick to The pixote Method as much as possible, posting about 50 Directors every week. Our current list will take about 8 weeks to go through, plus I'll be building the additional directors who don't have a thread. When you see Hitchcock and Kubrick come up for a Rating, the voting will be coming to an end soon after.
Based on my answers to the last 2 questions, it seems I should leave Music of May to continue putting the lists together, taking advice, answering questions and asking for help and start posting Directors on June 1.