NS Video Contest: Round Three
First of all, sorry for the huge delay. I'm considering handing off some of the 'work' to Ashley because I just keep coming up with more stuff on my plate, whether it be school or family or whatever. We'll see how it goes, but again I must acknowledge that I suck and continue to do so. My bad.
Anyways, great work to all who were involved, and to the five finalists, congratulations again for making it this far. I went back recently and watched all the videos again, and they were all great! You all reaped the rewards of the contest; you should all be very proud and satisfied.
I have indeed decided to drop the "winning" aspect of the contest. The critiques are what matters in this contest, and it's possible to do this without a "winner."
Without further ado, lets move on to this Round's topic:
Topic: Transition Challenge.
MatRich came to me with a few suggestions and ideas, and I decided that they were good and viable and I liked the way he was thinking (if anyone would like to see a certain type of contest come up, just let me know and I can try to work it in). This is one of his ideas.
The idea here is not to use WMM transitions all over the place (ie lame wipes in different shapes like stars and circles, etc - those aren't professional). For this contest, you (obviously) may use stock transitions from your editing program but what is encouraged is that you shoot your video with planned transitions in mind. Whether it be speeding up the video in and out of shots, using highlights and cutaways to the music, or other video effects like film burns and bumps, it is possible to "create" transitions from of the video you shoot. Good examples of this type of editing are the more recent 4bi9 trailers, for Slamina and So Far So Hood. Of course your edits need not and should not mimic these, but they're good examples of making creative transitions out of the video one has shot.
1) No footage pulling! You must shoot/edit all new stuff!
2) Videos must be uploaded to www.vimeo.com and posted in this thread by the date specified below.
3) Time limit: 1 minute (we'll be a little stricter this time).
4) Must abide by the theme. If it clearly doesn't, it will be disqualified. With this contest, it is tough classify a video as having "creative" transitions (aka abiding by the theme) but keep in mind that this is the criteria for both voting and, more importantly, judging.
5) Only one submission per member, please.
6) Skiing is allowed, but the quality of the skiing will not be judged.
The contest will run from now, 12/29/2010 until 1/12/2011. After that, the submissions will be voted on by the general NS public for ONE WEEK and the 5 top videos will move on. After that, four judges – myself and three "celebrity" judges - will critique the videos to provide the finalists with meaningful and one-on-one feedback on their work. In the meantime, they will vote on those five videos and come up with a winner.
Good luck all, and happy shooting!
Again, submissions will not be accepted after January 12th @ 11:59 EST