Vicent Laforet, Canon and Vimeo recently announced a unique video contest to be shot exclusively with DSLRs. The concept is unique, take a still image from the previous film and come up with your own interpretation of the story behind the image - moving the storyline forward. This is an 8 month long contest which began January 7th . Each month Vimeo users will vote on finalists which will be selected to win either a Canon EOS 7D or 5D Mark II, along with a canon lens of their choice. On top of that the Grand Prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to shoot a short film with Vincent Laforet. Canon gave Laforet a still image of a cab and then asked him to interpret it into a 2-3 minute short film. Laforet's film, which was shot with a Canon EOS 7D DSLR, ends on a still image. It's your job to pick it up from there and end with another still image, this should be a really unique 7 chapter series and I can't wait to see the finished product. Judges for the contest include: Vincent Laforet Commercial Director/Photographer - Brains behind the contest Philip Bloom - Director/DP Russel Carpenter - DP - Titanic Rodney Charters - Director/DP - 24 Nick Childs - Director/Producer /VP Grey Advertising Shane Hurlbut - DP - Terminator Salvation Stu Maschwitz - Senior Visual FX Supervisor - The Spirit Rick McCallum - Producer - Star Wars Blake Whitman - Director/Editor Mr. Vimeo himselfJanuary 13th, 2010
For more details check out http://vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill/.