Vincent Laforet announced this morning the new contest (tho we don't know all the details yet) in concert with Canon and Vimeo. This is part of the announcement: (please watch the video for more information on the contest).
“Introducing the first user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and we all see beyond the still. To kick off the contest, Canon asked me to interpret what story I saw beyond the still, and to tell that story with the new Canon EOS 7D. My short film will be the first chapter of seven, each ending with a still photograph for the next aspiring filmmaker to interpret. Posing the question to everyone, what do you see beyond the still?
My short film will premiere on January 7th on Vimeo, and the contest will begin January 15th. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates! More info coming soon!
This video was Directed, Shot and Edited by Blake Whitman. Additional cameras by Brian King and Sean O'Brien.”
More from Vincent's post:
“So watch the video above and find out more! I'm on vacation with family and I'll get rolling with regular updates and much much more information early next week! For now – start charging those batteries… it's your turn!
Judges for the contest include:
Philip Bloom – Director/DP
Russell Carpenter – DP – “Titanic”
Rodney Charters – Director/DP – “24”
Nick Childs – Director/Producer /VP Grey Advertising
Shane Hurlbut – DP – “Terminator Salvation”
Stu Maschwitz – Senior Visual FX Supervisor – “The Spirit”
Rick McCallum – Producer – “Star Wars”
(Photo credit: snap from Vincent's video)