MOOvie Mania Competition Winners!

24th August 2009 by Denise

Thanks again to everyone who took part in our MOOvie Competition! We had a lot of fun watching your films – and it sounds like you had a lot of fun making them. From camera operators, to directors, to the movie stars themselves, the standard was high – and the judging was tricky.

Thanks then also goes to our esteemed, independent judging panel;
Heather Champ, www.Flickr.com
Joel Veitch, www.Rathergood.com
Jim Goertz, www.iStockphoto.com
Christian Robinson, www.firebox.com
James Phillips, Corel


Now, without further ado, the winners!

Category, Storytime:

1st Prize: MOOvie Mania: Mooseum Mayhem, by The McIntyres
A wonderful stop-frame animation, with dramatic music to match the very dramatic story-line! This video took us back to our childhoods, reminding us of lazy summer afternoons, playing in the sunshine.

2nd Prize: MOOcards NY underground, by Mo Riza
A great little film, shot on the New York city subway. MiniCards were taken back to visit the origin of the photographs printed upon them.

3rd Prize : Life as a graphic Designer, by Marina
With two fine actors in starring roles, this film rang true with many. (Meanwhile, the non-designers coo-ed over the stars themselves!)


Category, Tutorial:

1st: PW98: Decorating a Netbook, by John Arnold
An absorbing tutorial, easy to watch, and resulting in a rather spectacular creation! We’d like to try this ourselves, but think we might cheat by numbering our stickers first…

2nd: One Million MOO’s, by Geoff
A fantastic parody of our own MiniCard holder ad, this made everyone in MOO Towers laugh. (We too tried to come up with a catchy equivalent to ‘Hold, Slide, Push’ – but never quite got there).

3rd: Making a Mosaic Frame, Andy Piper
Andy kicked this competition off with his MiniCard Frame tutorial. Simple and effective, we loved the pacing, and the fact it’s subtitled, for those sneaking a look in the office.


And now, the prizes!

The grand prize winners have been 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)
• MOO Prize pack: 200 Business Cards, 1 Business Card Holder in leather, 1 pack of MiniCards, 1 Cobu MiniCard holder, 1 pack of 20 Postcards, ($157.95)
1 Flickr Pro


2nd prize winners will be receiving:
1 Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate (donated by Corel)
200 Business Cards
1 Flickr Pro


3rd prize winners will be receiving:
200 Business Cards
1 Flickr Pro
50 iStockphoto Credits


If you’ve been inspired to make your own video since the close of the competition, do let us know, we love featuring your work when we can.

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