We’re having a movie competition! And never one to miss out on a good pun, we’ve decided of course, to call it MOOvie Mania. It should be lots of fun – and more to the point, we’ve got some great prizes and some wonderful judges. So… Lets get down to business.
So, we thought, why not make it more official? Have a competition, let these budding film makers enter – and ask everyone else if they’d like to enter too. We’ll provide some great prizes and hopefully everyone will have some fun along the way.
We’ll be giving 2 GRAND prizes (one for each category) and smaller prizes too for the 2nd and 3rd on the podium.
The grand prize winners will be awarded a prize pack worth over £700 or approximately $1200:
• 1 Flip Mino HD (donated by Firebox)
• 1 Corel Video Studio X2 Ultimate (donated by Corel)
• £450 (GBP – or the equivalent in $USD i.e. $700)
We thought we’d keep it simple. We’d like you to:
Create a short (:15 seconds to 15 minutes) video which fits either in one of the two following categories:
Any MOOvie that amuses, entertains, delights or even scares. The only rule is that there must be one reference to MOO (e.g. an exchange of a card, a sticker on a laptop, a starring role, anything as long as MOO has at least a cameo)
Post your MOOvie to one or all of the following MOOvie sites, before July 31, 2009. We’ve chosen three different sites in order that you can choose the one that suits you best.
Include the following tags when you upload to the site:
Let us know about your MOOvie by posting a link here in the comments of this post – or any others about the MOOvie competition.
And that’s it, you’re done!
We have 5 esteemed independent judges who will make the final selection of winners. The judges are:
Heather Champ, www.Flickr.com
Joel Veitch, www.Rathergood.com
Jim Goertz, www.iStockphoto.com
Christian Robinson, www.firebox.co.uk
James Phillips, Corel
Not really – just have some fun making a MOOvie about MOO, upload it and tell us where it is, before July 31, 2009! You should probably read our terms and conditions too – just so you know what’s what.
Any questions? Ask us here on the blog, we’d be happy to help!
Come on guys, this is pathetic. I’m a fan of your products, but this is the most cynical kind of ‘competition’ you could have come up with.
You prey on the eagerness of filmmakers to get their work out there to get a bunch of adverts for your products costing next-to-nothing.
There’s been a lot of debate about this kind of scam on Shooting People and the like before, and I’ll be keen to know what the networks think of yet another ploy for cheap advertising.
As someone that’s worked to provide an open screen to filmmakers for over 4 years (filmonik.com & kinolondon.com) this kind of cynical competition makes me pretty angry.
Get your act together and offer prizes that reflect the cost of the commercial value of what will be produced in your name.
It’s a shame that company that hitherto seemed to know what it’s customers might want now seeks to exploit those customers for it’s own commercial benefit.
At first I thought the competition was like, really cool and stuff?
But then I like, read Jamie’s post and stuff, and thought that it–the competition–maybe wasn’t quite so cool?
And then I thought, wouldn’t it be neat if Denise just laid like 200 Moo cards on Jamie as a gesture of good will and stuff?
That’d be like, totally chilled, and it’d say to Jamie, I know where you’re coming from and we totally like, reject that exploitative assertion and stuff–everyone is cool here, but hey, you know, we’re all cool, you too: so like, take this–no hard ones, mmkay … ?
You know what I’m saying … ?
well, unlike some peeps . . . i think this is rather brilliant!
and since i don’t have to do this, it’s fine that it has product placement in it. after all, Moo is a business and your flexibility in how it is placed includes very subtle options
for those put off by commercialism, i suggest you run your own contest, get your own prizes, and be altruistic. in fact, nothing stops you from putting your proverbial money where your mouth is (it’s so much easier to criticise than create) o_O
i love mini Moos, they are a great value and have added tangible value to my endeavors =)
now to come up with something clever? leaning towards a tutorial . . .
the challenge of adding a clear product shot makes this a great test of how creative someone can be
thanks for the neato contest! XD
Wow, Astonished at Jamie’s comment. I am sorry but with all due respect, I think you are taking yourself way too seriously. Denise’s points are valid and I am going to have fun (fun = a pleasant feeling, you should try to have it) with this competition. I love the product too and if my video ‘advertises’ it – so what. I am not a budding filmmaker, but I am an artist and I don’t mind plugging moo cards every chance I get. I am sure I would not be jumping on doing a video about any random soulless gadget. You don’t need to send me a free anything either.
I get to be the second…. I love moo products and thought this was a fun contest… coincidentally at the same time, I was creating a little video about my life as a graphic designer and then the moo contest email came in, so I threw in a little moo mini card cameo at the 2:24 – 2:30 mark…. I tried to get the little one to say something, however his attention span is zilch to none!
The best thing about your website blog is that your tips are working!
very very useful! Thank u!
Hi Denise, thanks for letting me know about the competition. Here is a link to the video:
More info here:
I should be uploading a live demo of the application tonight.
Hi Denise, and all of you out there. My team are busy working on our entry to your competition and it was interesting to read the various thoughts and ideas coming out here. Jamie – you’ve caused the most controversy, but I have to disagree with you – I have also worked really hard for the amateur youth-filmmaking industry, and have personally helped to create and shape a niche in the international film market for projects from young people. As a sixteen-year-old now, I spent the last two years financing my own feature film, and the experiences I had were great. I think that MOO’s idea to get more people making films is a good one – unless of course you’re worried about the competition you’ll get? By the way, my video’ll be uploaded soon, so check it out!
Hi, Here is our entry,
Hope you like it!
Jo and Jay!
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