Roll tape! The 16th Annual Videomaker/Panasonic Short Video Contest is in full swing. Once again, it’s time for you to send us your best videos. We have a great set of prizes to present to the winners.
Have you used your consumer gear to produce a short video that inspires, dazzles and excites your viewers? Do you pride yourself in your camera techniques, snappy editing or your use of special effects, music and lighting? Send in your video–it could be a prizewinner.
We encourage video entries of all genres by video-graphers of all ages. Whether it’s your first project or you are a video veteran, if you’re proud of your project, show it to us. Your entries must be five minutes in length or less.
Our Grand Prize is a 3-CCD Panasonic PV-DV952 Mini DV camcorder, valued at $2,299. In addition, we have awards slated for Best Music Video, Best Drama/Action Video, Best Comedy and Best Documentary. And, we will offer two bonus awards: Young Videographer, and DVD-Video.
To enter, fill out the 2002 contest entry form on page 51 and send it along with your best short-length consumer-formatted video (see the Entry Guidelines for a list of accepted video formats). We must receive your entry by Sept. 30, 2002. Please read the Entry Guidelines carefully and follow all instructions.
Our team of judges will evaluate each movie for content and creativity, technical proficiency in camera work, lighting, sound, edit pacing and overall production quality. (See the Judging Criteria sidebar for details.)
We’ll announce the winners in a future issue of Videomaker, and we’ll post all winning videos to Videomaker’s Web site.
We look forward to seeing your work.
How to Enter
The Videomaker/Panasonic Short Video Contest 2002
P.O. Box 4591
Chico, CA 95927
Shot composition, camera work, lighting and shot variety
Editing, pacing, continuity, titles, transitions and flow
Quality of script, storyline and talent
Color, lighting, focus, etc.
Clarity, quality, consistency of audio levels and lack of noise
Check Out Past Winners
See streaming samples of the 2001 Contest winners at http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/contest_winners.cfm?year=01.
Panasonic PV-DV952 Mini DV Camcorder
Avid Xpress DV 3.0 Video Editing Software (laptop not included)
AIST MoviePack eXtreme 4.0 Editing, Compositing and Motion Graphics Software
Best Music Video
Pinnacle Pro-ONE Capture Card
Best Drama/Action Video
Ulead MediaStudio Pro 6.5 Video Editing Software and DVD Workshop DVD Authoring Software
Azden 500 LT Microphone System
VariZoom VariZoom Lens Controls and Studio Style Kit
Young Videographer Bonus
ADS Pyro PlatinumDV FireWire Card
Photoflex SilverDome Softbox, Connector and CD