By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)
“If money were no object, what would you create?” That’s the question that group collaboration software company Frame.io is asking to launch their premiere filmmaking contest. And the lucky winner, could get what Frame calls the “ultimate dream workstation’ for Adobe Creative Cloud and Frame.io. But how do you win it? Well, it couldn’t be easier.
First, let’s talk about the grand prize … an HP Z840 workstation complete with dual Xeon E5-2637 v.4 processors, an Nvidia Quadro P6000 graphics card, three 2 TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 Internal SSDs in a PCI driven RAID array, a Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB spinning hard disk drive. To display the 4K content coming out of this beast, Frame.io is tossing in a pair of HPZ27 DreamColor 4K Displays, plus a Flanders Scientific broadcast reference monitor, Wacom Touch pad and an AJA to 4K converter.
For external storage, Frame turns to Tech for a Speed Shuttle XL RAID array with a massive 64TB of storage, enough to hold 112 hours of 8K video. Toss in some high end audio speakers, an Adam Audio mixer, a Logitech Premiere keyboard, other nifty pro accessories, and subscriptions for Adobe Creative Cloud, Frame.io, Video CoPilot and RED Giant Universe, and you have a prize package worth $62,000.
So what do you have to do to win this slick prize package? Simple. Spread the word on the inter webs via Facebook and Twitter. Go to https://dreamstation.frame.io to sign up, then retweet news on social media. That’s it. For five minutes of your time, you could win a killer post production workstation. And just entering will earn you a free month of Frame.io Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud.
We give you the footage and music, you submit a killer edit to one of three categories. Win dozens of prizes, including an entire editing bay! – FilmSupply.com
With that free month of Creative Cloud, you can also put some work in to enter the second contest. FilmSupply is back with their annual editing challenge. Aimed squarely at those who like to edit footage more than shoot it, the FilmSupply Challenge provides you with the footage and music with which to cut together.
The submission window is currently open until November 1st, so you don’t really have a lot of time to get your submissions in, but since FilmSupply is providing most of the assets, including sound effects and music, an all nighter or two is all you need to put in to craft your entry. Rules states you must include between 5 and 40 clips downloaded from FilmSupply.com, between 1 and 5 songs from MusicBed.com and then submit to up to the three required categories: Ad Spec, Title Sequence, and Trailer.
From there FilmSupply’s judges will be awarding prize packages for:
- Best VFX
- Best Concept
- Best Overall
- Best Title Sequence
- Best Ad Spec
- Best Trailer
- Best Color
- Best Sound Design. This one is interesting considering they provide the audio already recorded, but what will you do with it?
The Best Overall award prize will include an entire editing bay that includes a 50″ Samsung 4K Reference TV, a pair of Asus 4K LCD Monitors, Contour Ultimate Workstation Keyboard andWireless Mount, plus their shutter Pro v2, Blackmagic Resolve Micro Panel and a boatload of annual subscriptions to various software including Creative Cloud, Frame.io, and Vimeo Pro. Winners will also be published in Post Magazine.
To hit the ground running, head over to FilmSupplyChallenge.com to enter and download your starter kit. That kit will include the activation code and will point you to the download sites on both FilmSupply and MusicBed in order to get your assets. You don’t have much time, so what are you waiting for?