It’s time to submit your tapes for the 17h Annual Videomaker/Panasonic Short Video Contest. Once again, we have a great set of prizes to present to our winners, but you have to play to win.
Whether you are the maestro of music videos, concoct crazy comedies or direct dynamic documentaries, we encourage you to send us your best. We don’t care if this is the first video you’ve ever shot or just the most recent in a long series stretching back to the silent era, if you’re proud of your production, show it to us. As long as your submission is five minutes in length or less, and was produced with consumer equipment, it qualifies.
The Grand Prize is a Panasonic PV-GS70 Camcorder, valued at $999. In addition, we have awards slated for Best Music Video, Best Drama/Action, Best Comedy and Best Documentary. And, we will offer a bonus award for submissions sent on DVD-Video.
To enter, fill out the entry form and send it along with your best short. But hurry! We must receive your entry by September 30, 2003. Please read the Entry Guidelines carefully and follow all instructions (especially concerning acceptable tape formats).
Our team of judges will evaluate each entry 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. Who knows, maybe this year’s article will be about you.
Videomaker takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to tapes occurring during the contest. Note never send your master.
How to Enter
The Videomaker/Panasonic Short Video Contest 2003
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 2002 Contest winners at http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/contest_winners.cfm?year=02.
Panasonic PV-GS70 Mini DV Camcorder
Ulead MediaStudio Pro 7 and DVD Workshop
Azden 500LT Wireless Microphone System
Best Drama/Action Video
VariZoom VariZoom Lens Controls and Studio Style Kit
Best Music Video
Trilab Digital Hotcakes Grand Slam
Roadwired Photo/Video Bag, Cable Stable and @ttache Laptop Bag
ADS Technologies Pyro A/V-Link
Best Streaming Video
Bogen 700RC2, 756BK Video Kit