The Marmot "On Sight" Film Clip Competitionby Michael Ryan Aug/2008
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Embracing the explosion in popularity of the video camcorder and the youtube phenomena this competition could be the first step of a new career in Hollywood, or more likely done just for shear creative joy, sharing your adventures and for the fun of it, with a chance of winning over £1,000 worth of Marmot gear
Full details of this competition - below.
Film or have filmed a short climbing or mountaineering clip, it could be of your mate leading or even a short piece acted by a whole troupe of climbers, the brief is wide open, it could be a clip of beautiful mountain scene with an environmental theme, the ascent of a boulder problem, a fall, or a funny sketch. It's up to you, but it must be your own work.
Clip Length and Subject
Your clip must be no longer than five minutes, although Alastair Lee of Posing Productions recommends 2 minutes and says, " try and edit your clip with cuts, chatting and music!"
You have to upload your clip to a video sharing website, Youtube, Veoh or Vimeo, then send us the 'embed code' at the UKClimbing.com submit an article page, with your name address and telephone number. (SELECT THE COMPETITION CATEGORY)
As this is the first video competition we thought we would leave the brief open to encourage as many entries as possible. The next video competition will be themed.
However, Alastair Lee continues, "be creative and have a go at editing something with a powerful message or strong narrative, above all emotion is key! Bring us something real!"
Once you've got your film in the can, or pixels on a hard drive, you have then to upload your video clip to YouTube.com, Veoh.com or Vimeo.com. Opening an account, if you haven't got one, is easy, as is uploading your video. Create your YouTube Account: www.youtube.com/signup
If you already have a clip uploaded you can enter that.
Once your clip is uploaded, copy the embed code and send it via the submit article page, give your film a title, add your name, address and telephone number and the embed code (see example on the right): submit here www.ukclimbing.com/articles/send.html SELECT THE COMPETITION CATEGORY
Every entry will be published at UKClimbing.com.
Copyright of all submitted video clips will remain with the person who created the video.
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