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My Story Film Competition


Enter March 1st – March 31st 2017

How did you become a filmmaker?

Were you inspired by a certain film or by listening to a filmmaker speak? Was it while holding your first camera or watching a friend laugh at your YouTube video?

We want to hear your story. Make a film, 60 seconds or less, telling us how you became a filmmaker, and you could win one of the awesome prize packages listed below.

Use any genre, style, and storytelling device you like. We’re looking for an innovative concept, imaginative storytelling, and creative execution!

So, how did you become a filmmaker? What’s your story?

mystorycompetition how to enter

Step 1 – Create your <60 second "My Story" masterpiece!
Step 2 – Upload it to Vimeo with the title “FILM TITLE, YOUR NAME – #MyStoryCompetition” and add “zacuto” to the video tags.
Step 3Join this group and add your video.
Step 4 – Your video will be approved the following morning M-F. Once your video is approved your submission is complete.
Step 5 – Watch other peoples videos and wait to see who wins!

Use #MyStoryCompetition to share this competition and your video on social. Good luck!

Winners will be selected by a panel of Zacuto and some sponsor (KYNO, Vid-Atlantic) representatives. Winners will be notified and then announced on or by April 14th, 2017.

mystory competition prize graphic

See a full prize breakdown with description here.

adobe logo 2rode logo 2vid-atlanticlogokessler logo 2cartoni logo 2muse storytelling logorotolight logo 2rocketstock logo 2studiobinder logo 2kyno logo 2portabrace logo 2premiumbeat logo 2

mystorycompetition the rules

1. All content submitted must be original and created by the submitter. Credited influencer clips/images may be included but should be kept to a minimum. Remember – we’re looking for creativity here, so simply showing us someone else’s work will not help your film stand out! Please email any concerns on this point to rachel@zacuto.com.

2. All videos, with no exceptions, must be added to the Vimeo group no later than 11:59pm CST on March 31st, 2017.

2. Maximum video length, with no exceptions, is 60seconds long. This includes any credits or leading/trailing images.

4. No more than 1 video entry, in total, may be submitted per person.

5. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase chances of winning.

6. Open to all international participants 18 and over. (Please include English subtitles as necessary for non-English voiceover, dialogue etc..)

7. Winners will be notified by a Zacuto representative via Vimeo on or by April 14th, 2017.

8. By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Zacuto as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest.

mystorycompettion prize breakdown

adobe logo 1st Place – 12 month Creative Cloud Subscription
2nd Place – 12 month Creative Cloud Subscription
3rd Place – 12 month Creative Cloud Subscription
Creative Cloud gives you our entire collection of creative tools for your desktop, like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus some really great mobile apps so you can create whatever you want wherever you are. Turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.
cartoni logo 1st Place – FOCUS 8 System
The FOCUS 8 System is the ideal support for the latest ultra-lightweight cameras weighing from 0 to 8Kg (17,7 lbs). Extremely compact, the 8 features a continuously variable fluid damping system on both pan and tilt movements and a unprecedented patented variable counterbalance which brings its range of use to cover all existing cameras. #CartoniSocial
kessler logo 1st Place – $700 Gift Certificate
2nd Place – $500 Gift Certificate
3rd Place – $300 Gift Certificate
Kessler Crane is an industry leading manufacturer of innovative tools for filmmakers including: camera cranes and jibs, camera motion control systems, camera sliders and dollies, tripods and heads and other camera mounting and grip accessories with a commitment to making products in the USA.
kyno logo 1st Place – permenant personal license, with 1 year of upgrades
2nd Place – permenant personal license, with 1 year of upgrades
3rd Place – permenant personal license, with 1 year of upgrades
Kyno is an easy-to-use media management, screening, logging, organisation and transcoding toolset, designed with creativity in mind. Aimed at filmmakers, production professionals and video enthusiasts, it combines a number of common workflows in a simple interface that eases traditionally frustrating tasks. Kyno works with a wide variety of industry-standard formats and integrates seamlessly with Premiere Pro® and Final Cut Pro®.
muse storytelling logo 1st Place – 1-on-1 story strategy session and Master Muse Collection
2nd Place – Complete Muse Storytelling Course + 1-year subscription to Storybuilder
3rd Place – 1-year subscription to Storybuilder
Muse Storytelling courses offer a step-by-step process to help filmmakers develop their stories with incredible intention and clarity. Their Storybuilder software helps organize and develop your creative. Easily collaborate, share with clients, and use story templates for even faster results.
portabrace logo 1st Place – Wheeled Production Case with off-road removable wheels – a rugged rolling transport case designed to protect and transport a wide range of lighting, grip and production gear, accessories, batteries, cable, etc. or use as heavy duty travel luggage in field conditions.
2nd Place – Shoot-Ready Carrying Case – a durable, versatile soft-sided camera case for carrying compact cinema camera setups.
3rd Place – Lens Bag with Lens Cups – compact, lightweight case with a tough frame, plenty of padding and room for extras.
premium beat logo 1st Place – $500 music credit and PremiumBeat swag prize pack – t-shirt, coffee mug, notebook, sticker
2nd Place – $100 music credit and PremiumBeat swag prize pack – t-shirt, coffee mug, notebook, sticker
3rd Place – $100 music credit
PremiumBeat.com is a curated royalty free music website that provides exclusive, high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects, including videos, films, apps, games, and television programming.
rocketstock logo 1st Place – $500 credit
2nd Place – $200 credit
3rd Place – $100 credit
RocketStock is a unique provider of exclusive After Effects templates and assets to motion designers, filmmakers, video editors and cinematographers.
rode logo 1st Place – $500 credit
2nd Place – $200 credit
3rd Place – $100 credit
From the very beginning RØDE was created to be a company of difference. At a time when the only recording solutions available to artists and engineers were either incredibly expensive or generally poor quality, RØDE set out to change the status quo, offering world class recording tools for everyone. Almost 20 years later, RØDE manufactures some of the world’s very best microphones, regardless of price.
rotolight logo 1st Place – Rotolight NEO on camera light , with set of barn doors and a 10 piece add on Colour FX pack
Rotolight NEO™ is a revolutionary on-camera or location LED lighting fixture designed for the most demanding of professionals.
Find out more at these links:
NEO: https://goo.gl/GWeje0
Barn Doors: https://goo.gl/hY5WZg
Filters: https://goo.gl/wtLJAE
studiobinder logo 1st Place – 1 year subscription
2nd Place – 6 month subscription
3rd Place – 3 month subscription
The world’s leading video, TV & film production management software.
“StudioBinder is an invaluable tool for our production workflow. The sleek design and smart features like call sheet tracking bring organization, efficiency and automation to our shoots, and greatly increases our productivity.” ― Trevor Fernando, BuzzFeed
vidatlantic logo 1st Place – 3 Anamorphic Looks Filters of your choice
2nd Place – 2 Anamorphic Looks Filters of your choice
3rd Place – 1 Anamorphic Looks Filters of your choice
The CineMorph Anamorphic Looks filters from Vid-Atlantic will help to give your clinical SLR lenses a more stylish look by mimicking characteristics of high end Anamorphic-CinemaScope lenses.
zacuto logo png 1st PlaceVCT Pro Baseplate + $600 gift certificate
2nd Place – $650 gift certificate
3rd Place – $350 gift certificate
Zacuto creates USA-made, production grade, filmmaking camera accessories – designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. Zacuto is most well know for their Z-Finder Pro DSLR viewfinders, the Gratical EVF, and the balanced Next Gen Recoil line of shoulder-mounted rigs. From Hollywood cinematographers to indie filmmakers to event shooters, there is only one choice—Zacuto, the industry standard.

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