This competition is over.
We're teaming up with Philip Bloom
to give away a Gratical Eye Micro-OLED EVF
! Philip is hosting another fantastic 60 second film competition, this one focused on the theme "The Eye."
Congratulations to everyone who entered.
1st place: Rob Goulding for NEW VENTURE
2nd Place: Ryan DeReamer for The Photographer’s Eye
3rd Place: Jiaxing Rong for Derick’s Eye
"The Eye" Film Competition Details
Your film's theme must be "The Eye." Any genre you like - fiction, documentary, animation etc but it needs to have an obvious connection to the theme.
Max length is 60 seconds
Open to all international participants
Deadline to enter is 2359 BST on the 30th of September 2016
Use #GraticalEye to share this competition and your video on social!
How to Enter
Step 1 - Create your <60 second "The Eye" masterpiece!
Step 2 - Upload it to Vimeo with the title "Gratical Eye Film Competition - YOUR NAME" and add "graticaleye" (one word) to the video tags.
Step 3 - Join this group and add your video
Step 4 - Philip will approve your video.
Step 5 - Watch other peoples videos and wait to find out if you win! Use #GraticalEye to share this competition and your video on social. Good luck!
The films will be judged and winners selected by Philip and some surprise guest judges.
First place prize - Zacuto Gratical Eye Micro-OLED EVF
2nd place prize - $750 Zacuto Gift certificate
3rd place prize - $500 Zacuto gift certificate
Gift certificates are valid on Zacuto brand items and can be redeemed exclusively through Zacuto.
Philip on the Gratical Eye
This competition is a fantastic way to do two of my favourite things, get a fantastic new piece of gear and also be fantastically creative! Those lovely Chicago based people Zacuto make some of the best camera accessories in the world. Their Gratical and Gratical Eye EVF are the best EVFs I have used. They are quite exceptional. You can read my review of the original Gratical here and the Eye here.
What makes this EVF so special is the pin sharp image and rich features. The original Gratical HD is for SDI and HDMI and is powered via external power or a Canon 5D II battery. The Eye is much smaller, is SDI only and requires external power. You can see the eye below on my Sony FS5 powered via D-TAP out on my BP battery.
The micro-oled display has a clear 16:9 top part and bottom part for scopes so you can keep your image lovely and clear. Feature wise, the Eye is incredibly rich as you can see below.
The cost of the Gratical eye is $1950 which when you compare it to the cost of the new Canon C700 EVF which is $6000 and Sony’s F55 one with is $5000, both of which only work with their respective cameras. The Eye will work with any camera with an SDI out, the Gratical X and HD with any camera with HDMI or SDI out.
Philip's "The Eye" Video
3 years ago I did an extremely literal film about the human eye which you can see below…so that idea is out the window (unless of course you can do something better which I am sure someone can!)
4K: 576 Megapixels from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.
Have fun, filmmakers! See Philip's original post about this competition here