Total Recut, an online social network for fans and creators of video remixes we blogged about earlier here, is holding a Video Remix Challenge over the next month in which aspiring filmmakers/remixers are asked to create a 3 minute short to respond to the theme, ‘What is Remix Culture?’. CC Founder Lawrence Lessig is one of the judges (among others) and there are some great prizes for the winners, including a laptop computer, digital camcorder, as well as t-shirts, books, DVDs, and CDs. From Total Recut:
TotalRecut.com is hosting a Video Remix Challenge over the next two months and we want you to create a short video using the theme: ‘What is Remix Culture?’ You can you use any footage you can find, including Public Domain and Creative Commons work, but the finished video cannot be longer than 3 minutes or shorter than 30 seconds long. The prizes include a Laptop computer loaded with video editing and conversion software, a digital camcorder, a digital media player, as well as Special Edition Total Recut T-Shirts, Books, DVDs and CDs. We have an amazing lineup of judges for the contest including Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Kembrew McLeod, Pat Aufderheide, JD Lasica and Mark Hosler. You can find out more information here. Entries will be accepted from the 1st of May until the 2nd June 2008 when public voting will begin. The best 10 videos at the end of the 2 week voting period will be put forward into the final, where they will be voted on by the judging panel. The winners will be announced around the 1st of July. So get busy making those videos!
Check out the promotional YouTube to get your creativity flowing and get started on your shorts – the deadline for submission is quickly approaching on June 2nd!