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The Videomaker/Canon 2008 Best Short Video Contest Winners

The Videomaker/Canon 2008 Best Short Video Contest Winners

Videomaker Video Contest Winners: Best Comedy, Best Animation, Best Music Video, Best Sports Video, Best Student Video, Best Educational Video, more...

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Check out the winning videos on our website, a well as previous year winners.

Contest Winners

It was a very good year for the Videomaker/Canon 2008 Short Video Contest. 159 entries made it into our system, and were distributed to our panel of judges. After much debate, 18 winners were left standing.

Grand Prize

Snap
Michael Comulada, Fort Worth, TX
Prize:
Canon XHA1 Camcorder

A tightly-edited drama that is eerily well-suited for today's lackluster economy.

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-HPX170


1st Prize

Leaving Ground Zero
Andres Otero, Bronx, NY
Prize:
DV Gear DVFlurry EDIUS NX Turnkey Editing System

A documentary-form look at a photojournalist who suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome following 9/11. This video portrays how he eventually discovered a way to recovery.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Canon XH A1


2nd Prize

Panic Attack
Carlos Crooks, Elk Grove, CA
Prize:
Adobe Production Premium

A fascinating video primarily utilizing close-ups to tell a story.

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Camcorder: Canon HV30


3rd Prize

Sound of War
Charles Yeager, Jasper, AR
Prize:
proDAD Editors Choice Package

If your fingers could really be used as weapons, this video demonstrates how much trouble we'd be in.

Software: Sony Vegas Movie Studio
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-HVX200


Best Animation

Harry Hill
Jim Foltice, Walker, MI
Prize:
Pinnacle Video Transfer

An interesting blend of computer animation and clay animation gave this entry a unique look.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-DVX100B


Best Music Video

Kismet
Connor Hair, Kirkland, WA
Prize:
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12

Your iPod could be the device that introduces you to someone special.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-DVX100A


Best Sports Video

Living Downhill
Joshua Smith, Cloverdale, CA
Prize:
Music 2 Hues Acoustic Guitar Collection

Some extreme camera work is icing on this remarkable BMX video.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-DVX100


Best Event/Corporate Video

At the Cross
Clint Loveness, Dallas, TX
Prize:
Blackmagic Intensity Pro

A local religious group's get-togethers are covered in cinema-verite fashion.

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-HVX200


Best Senior Video

Among the Prairie Bells
Steven Siegel, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Prize:
Boris FX 9.2

A look at some of the native fauna of the midwest.

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Camcorder: Canon XL H1


Best Young Video

Between the Tackles
Jake Torchin, Saint Louis, MO
Prize:
Boris Graffiti 5.2

A look at a high school football team gives us a new, unique perspective.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Canon GL2


Best Educational Video

Invasive Species Monitoring
Ken Hook, Cloyne, Ontario, Canada
Prize:
Sony Vegas Pro 8

A procedure video showing how to sample water, in order to make sure unwanted species have not been introduced to area waters.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-HVX200


Best Comedy

Hero
Brett Sorem, New York, NY
Prize:
BeachTek DXA-2s Compact XLR Adapter

Can the protagonist stop the evil toilet paper bandit? Watch and find out!

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: JVC GY-HD100U


Best Student Video

Not Another Bollywood Movie
Chris Knific, Fort Myers, FL
Prize:
Canon HF10 Camcorder

A funny take on some of Mumbai's cinematic masterpieces.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: JVC GY-HD100U


Best Commercial/PSA

Kryptonite Customworks
Christopher Annese, Westfield, NJ
Prize:
Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Padded Divider

A well-executed ad for a specialty Jeep restoration/modification shop in Paramus, NJ.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Sony DCR-VX2100


Best Drama/Action

Survive
Joshua Smith, Cloverdale, CA
Prize:
Video Guys Gift Certificate

A long-form ad for an energy drink is action-packed and visually remarkable.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Panasonic AG-HVX200


Best Documentary

Sinulog: Colors in Motion
Peter Mancao, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Prize:
Videssence Shooter Kit

A look at the annual Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Philippines.

Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Camcorder: Sony HDR-HC1


Honorable Mention

Totem Poles
Cathy Prefrement, Sequim, WA
Prize:
Pinnacle Studio 12

Marvel in some of the most the beautiful and largest pieces of art ever created as seen in the Pacific Northwest.


Honorable Mention

Jeff Eben for Mayor
Robert Thissen, Chowchilla, CA
Prize:
Pinnacle Studio Plus 12

A funny campaign ad that probably helped Jeff Eben get a few votes in the recent mayor's race in nearby Fresno.

Software: Apple Final Cut Pro
Camcorder: Canon XL1


That's a Wrap

As the Videomaker Contest rides into the sunset, we give thanks to all of our contestants for making our job as judges so much fun over the years. We encourage you all to keep making great video.

Charles Fulton is Videomaker's Technical Editor.

See 'em Online!

Check out the winning videos on our website, a well as previous year winners.

Tags:  May 2009
Charles
Fulton
Fri, 05/01/2009 - 12:00am