Imagineer Systems’ Annual Mocha Halloween Video Contest Returns

Imagineer Systems, makers of planar tracking powerhouse Mocha, has brought back their popular Mocha Halloween Video Contest. Participants must get creative and develop a short film using Mocha to compete.

To participate, producers should create a video of no more than 5 minutes in length, using mocha AE, mocha Plus or mocha PRO for part of the process, and submit it to Imagineer Systems for review.

To get spooky masterpieces to IS, first upload them to YouTube or Vimeo and then email a link.

Prizes include:

mocha Pro 4 from Imagineer Systems mocha Pro is the academy award winning visual effects tool that combines modules for planar motion tracking, rotoscoping, lens correction, stabilization, object removal, 3D camera solving and more. Retail Value: $1495

Continuum Complete 9 AE from Boris FX Boris Continuum Complete delivers the most comprehensive VFX plug-in suite ever created for Adobe After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC.  230+ filters. Retail Value $995

HitFilm 2 Ultimate from FXHome Essential editing tools, over 150 effects and groundbreaking 3D compositing with a revolutionary workflow. World class particle simulators, professional chroma key and advanced color correction. Import 3D models with full light and shadow support. Retail Value $399

Rampant Design Tools Easy to Use Drag and Drop Quicktime-based Effects for Editors, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists. Rampant Design is the home of the highest resolution practical visual effects in the universe. 2K, 4k and 5K high quality quicktime based visual effects for film and broadcast professionals. Retail value $399

Beauty Box from Digital Anarchy Beauty Box 3.0 is the makeup artist who you don’t have the time or budget to afford. Skin retouching video plugin for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and OpenFX applications. Retail value $199

Official entry rules are here:

How to enter:

  1. Create an interesting or scary or humorous “Halloween” inspired short video that uses any of mocha AE, mocha HitFilm, mocha Plus or mocha Pro’s features including: Planar Tracking, Rotoscoping, Screen Inserts, 3D Camera Solve or Object Removal.
  2. Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo. Tag your video: mocha Halloween 2014
  3. When your video is ready to be viewed email us the link, your full name and email address.

Important Stuff!

  • To enter, your video must be uploaded by Midnight, Thursday, October 30,2014.
  • All content must be yours. Only original materials will be considered.
  • You may enter more than once.
  • You may submit older projects for consideration, but we will give preference to fresher material.
  • Work will be judged on creativity and quality of visual effects.
  • Have fun! This is an opportunity to learn something new and promote your work.

Check out some past examples for inspiration!



Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer. He also writes for Videomaker and several other publications.

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