MediaCollege.com Video Contests
This page lists a few ideas we have for video contests at MediaCollege.com. At this stage no firm plans are in place but if you are interested in entering contests like these, please let us know. The more interest we get, the more likely we'll be to kick them off and offer prizes.
Rules & Conditions (tentative):
- All submitted videos become the non-exclusive property of MediaCollege.com. In other words, you keep the copyright but you also give us unconditional permission to do whatever we like with it. That's the point of the contests—we're looking for educational material to use at this website.
- Full credit is given and you'll get some great promotion (if you want it). We suggest you add a watermark logo or URL to your video—just don't put it in the bottom right corner (that's where the MediaCollege.com logo appears in our media player).
- There aren't any serious technical requirements—just make sure the video is easy to see and hear. 16x9 aspect ratio is preferred.
Most likely we will offer lots of small prizes rather than a few big ones—we feel that this gives you a much better chance of coming out on top. Cash prizes are likely to be around $50-$100USD. We can also provide hyperlinks for those of you who crave such things (PR3 or 4).
Production tips & tricks
Produce a video of any length showing one or more tips for any type of media production (video, audio, web design, etc). It can be as simple as a short piece-to-camera explaining something, or as complex as you like.
Raw footage for editing practice
We would like to create a series of editing training modules which include sample footage to be edited. For example, a module might require the student to download a series of shots that could be edited in different ways. The topic could be anything from "a walk to the shop" to "perspectives on climate change". We would probably want at least a dozen shots, maybe with several variations for the student to choose from.
Computer "How to"
Any type of instructional video related to computers, from "how to manage your files" to "how to add new RAM". These videos should be well illustrated, e.g. Don't just explain how to swap out RAM, show how to do it.