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To celebrate these important developments and enable you to get directly involved with the big release, we're holding the first Official AlamDV2 Competition. We want you to demonstrate your AlamDV2 effects skills to create a movie-style trailer for the program.
The winning trailer will be used to promote the program in various places, such as through alamdv.com, at computer shows, on magazines coverdiscs and television programs. The winner will, of course, be fully credited, so this could be beneficial for anybody with aspirations in the industry.
As further incentive, the winner will receive a bundle of computer hardware and software, including a special copy of AlamDV2 on CD, and some top filmmaking books.
The trailer should be a demonstration of AlamDV2 effects, so story and plot isn't important in this case – here it's all about cool effects, giving you the perfect opportunity to do all those effects shots you've always wanted to do but couldn't justify! Check out the original AlamDV2 Trailer if you want some ideas as to how to approach the project.
Length: 30 seconds – 2 minutes
Closing date: All entries must be submitted by September 7th (a short deadline but also quite fun)
1. All effects must be created in AlamDV2 (other programs can be used, eg for compositing, editing etc, but be sure to keep the focus on AlamDV2).
2. Violence should be kept at 12-certificate or under.
3. Do NOT use copyrighted images (such as Star Wars spaceship plugins).
4. Do NOT use copyrighted music.
5. No swearing.
Avoid dialogue, as it makes it more difficult internationally.
Effects do not necessarily have to do what they were created for – the trailer is to show off what AlamDV2 can do, not specific individual effects, so combining effects and using them in unexpected ways is just as good as doing a lightsword fight or a muzzle flash.
How To Enter:
Entries must be submitted via the internet. If a compressed version is supplied via the internet, it must be of good quality and you may be asked to send a high quality version at a later date (which we will reimburse you for). Full details on how to upload and compress your movies will be posted in the next few days.
The Legal Bit:
By entering you give CSB-Digital full rights to use your movie to promote AlamDV and CSB-Digital. This includes computer shows, computer magazines, the AlamDV2 website, other websites and distribution via CDs/DVDs and TV/Internet broadcast. CSB-Digital may also edit the clip but you will retain full credit.
Good luck, all the CSB-Digital team are looking forward to seeing what you come up with - we know it will be amazing.
Josh, Malone, Tarn and Tim