Hello my fellow Canadians,
Just wanted to give y'all a little update on the Super U contest.
There's still been no entries posted yet which I am absolutely shocked
and appalled by. I realize there isn't a lot of snow going around in
Canada, but this is for $3000 (!), and please remember...the quicker you post your video the longer it can be voted on, and therefore you have a better chance of winning!
To help get some entries going, the good people over at Super U have
asked me to tell you that if you want to use some footie from last year
then that's all good, as they're based in Vancouver and they only have
to look out their window to see that there's very little snow, so they
understand and feel your pain as they're dying to get up there for some
shredding as well. They've also noticed that some of you are having
trouble with the music rights issues, so they asked me to pass this
along to you as well...
Finding free music on the internet.
There are two types of “free” music online: Royalty free Music and
Creative Commons Music. Royalty free means that you pay for the music
for your film upfront – there are no usage charges. Creative Commons
(CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of
creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
Most music is licensed under “Attribution”, so in your production you
should credit the author of the music.
All these sites include lots of information about licensing – if you’re
using music that’s been created by someone else, you should always ask
permission, whether or not they’re asking for money. Please read the
fine print carefully!
Internet Tip - Royalty Free Music at No Charge by Jeff Baker -
Let's get those entries going people! Because if you upload your video
too late and it doesn't get enough votes to get in the top 20% for
myself, Jeff Thomas and Joe Schuster to judge and some video that you
feel sucks compared to yours does...it'll be your fault for not getting on