The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest

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The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest

Postby NeoSaturn » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:07 pm

It back again and I am looking for videos to show off and awards to give out. :P Check out the rules and email, PM or post here for any question you might have.


REACTOR 2007 | November 2-4 | Westin Chicago North Shore
http://the-reactor.org/

http://www.the-reactor.org/forums/showthread.php?p=8569#post8569



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The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest Rules
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Entry Requirements


* Only one entry per person.

* Videos made on or after October 1st, 2006 are eligible for the contest.

* All entries must be postmarked no later then October, 19 2007.

* Entries may not contain bumpers/title screens/credits or any other forms of identification in the video.

* Running time may not exceed 5 minutes 30 seconds.

* Entries may be disqualified for the following reasons:
a) Objectionable content of video.
b) Bad audio or video quality.
c) Subtitles are allowed depending on their relevance to the video and/or the source of the subtitles.

*Objectionable content includes excessive profanity, excessive violence, or sexually explicit footage or lyrics. If you are not sure if the above rule means your entry will be disqualified, e-mail the contest manager.

* All physical media (CD-R. DVD-/+R etc.) Received become the property of Reactor and will not be returned.

* The Phoenix Multimedia Association reserve the right to disqualify any video.


Entry Formats Preferred

* MPEG, HUFFYUV, and DV

* Digital video file formatting requirements:
- 720x480 Frame Size
- 23.97 or 24 Frames per Second (Progressive)
- 29.97 Frames per Second (Interlaced)
- 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz 16 bit stereo uncompressed PCM audio

Entry format accepted

* Entries will be accepted in the following formats: AVI computer files, MPEG -1, MPEG-2 , Windows Media, Quick Time. All file will be accepted on the following media: CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R.

Online Submissions are by appointment only though AIM.

Submissions at Reactor are only allowed on Thursday, November 1. A completed entry form must accompany any in-person submissions.

Entry Submission

Entries being sent by mail should be mailed to the following address:

ATTN: Reactor’s Visual Overload MV Contest
PO Box 6215, Libertyville, IL 60048-6215


* Entries must include the entry form or a typed document including the same information. Label your media clearly in case it is separated from your entry form! If this information is not included, your video will not be judged. All information sent to Reactor is confidential and will only be used to keep track of your music video.

* As stated in the entry requirements, contest submissions will not be returned. Do not send us your master or only copy.

The Contest

* the contest running time is 2 hours. If we receive more video then time allows, the Reactor Overload manager reserves the right to cuts we be made the Music Video manager.

* Judges will be selected by the Reactor staff.

* An entry may only win one award.

* You do not need to be present at the convention or the contest to win, but if you want your award and prizes, you must have a representative at the convention to pick them up. In the event a representative is not available, the owner of a winning entry can send a Self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Reactor Overload Manager.


Contest Categories

Drama - Videos in this category seek to evoke emotional responses from the audience by a successful combination of music and editing. Videos in this category may contain action sequences, but these scenes should not be the focus of the video.


Comedy – Whether parody or just humorous content, videos in this category are successful as long as someone thinks it’s funny.

Action – Videos will focus on action whether that is fighting sequences or fast paced colorful imagery.

Dance/Upbeat – Music videos in the dance category are uplifting and have a beat that one can groove to.

Best Technical - This award is given to the best looking from all categories

Best of Show – This award is given to the best overall video from all categories.

Any Questions e-mail to ReactorOverload@the-reactor.org

Reactor’s Visual Overload – Music Video Contest Entry Form

Please fill out this form and submit it with your video submission. Please be sure to fill out all fields.


Creator Name: __________________________________________________ ___

Creator Studio: __________________________________________________ ___

Name to Be Shown on Credits: ________________________________________

Video Title: __________________________________________________ ______

Video Source: (if more than 3 enter Various):
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________

Song Title: __________________________________________________ ______

Song Artist: __________________________________________________ _____

Video Category (Please Select ONLY ONE – Note Failure to do so may result in your video being disqualified):

(_) Action (_) Drama (_) Comedy
(_) Dance/Upbeat (_) Staff

Video Runtime (Please Exclude the black that we requested you add to your video)
__________________

Contact Information (all personal information will be kept private):

Address: _________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________

Phone Number (______) ______-_______________

Email Address ______________________________
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Re: The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest

Postby Kitsuner » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:24 pm

NeoSaturn wrote:* AVI codecs accepted: M-PEG

Jiggawhat?
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Re: The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest

Postby NeoSaturn » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:58 am

Kitsuner wrote:
NeoSaturn wrote:* AVI codecs accepted: M-PEG

Jiggawhat?


MPEG
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Re: The Reactor’s Overload Music Video Contest

Postby Scintilla » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:46 am

NeoSaturn wrote:
Kitsuner wrote:
NeoSaturn wrote:* AVI codecs accepted: M-PEG

Jiggawhat?

MPEG

... so does that mean you're taking MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 in AVI (which I have never seen happen, but hey, it might be possible), or any MPEG-4 codec (which would include 3ivX, XviD, x264, etc.), or...?
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Postby NeoSaturn » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:21 pm

sorry that didnt noctice the AVI in the beginning, Thhat what happen when you check it at 3 am :oops:

Right now I am taking any format that will play on my computer. I prefer mpeg 2. and the nicer looking files, but I am not picky.
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Postby Shazzy » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:46 pm

Can we just send you a direct link to a high-quality MPEG-2 instead of AIM?
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Postby NeoSaturn » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:30 am

Shazzy wrote:Can we just send you a direct link to a high-quality MPEG-2 instead of AIM?


sure that work too :wink: , but i still need an entry form emailed.
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Postby NeoSaturn » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:43 pm

Hey all,

The convention draw near and yet again I am low on entries. :cry:

I could use videos so please help.
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Postby ngsilver » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:11 pm

Don't remember if I sent anything yet.

I suppose I got a vid that could use a few more con exposures.
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Postby Flame-X » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:12 pm

NeoSaturn wrote:Hey all,

The convention draw near and yet again I am low on entries. :cry:

I could use videos so please help.

get on AIM and i'll send u something :!:
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Postby NeoSaturn » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:41 pm

Really sorry about that lack of being on aim and posting. Real life can be a pain sometimes.

Sadly, I got NO mail in enties this year. I guess this year going to be the last year for this event for awhile. :cry:

Catch me on AIM for videos tranfers
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Postby NeoSaturn » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:28 pm

Thank those all that sent entries, still could use a few more. SO please if you don't mind helping me out
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Winners

Postby NeoSaturn » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:45 pm

Best Of Show
Best Dance/upbeat

Dance 4.0
Video Source:Various
Song:Scatman (third-level mix)

Creator:ngsilver


Best Drama

Entangled CHAOS
Video Source:Zegapain
Song:Opening Run - JK's extended mix

Creator:Flame-X

Best Acton

Subsonic
Video Source:The Animatrix
Song: "Artillery"-Infected Mushroom


Creator:CrackTheSky

Best Technical

Hunters or the Hunted
Video Source:Various
Song:Crimson Orchid - Decisions

Creator:Gene Starwind 21122
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Postby CrackTheSky » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:34 pm

Wooooo, kickass! 'Grats everyone else!
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Postby Gene Starwind 21122 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:56 pm

That's cool! Congrats to all the winners this year.
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