Thursday, 20 March 2008

Make Films. Win Stuff.

Why do people make videos? At YouTube we understand that there are as many answers to this question as there are film-makers. At the same time we are always working to provide you with even more incentive to pick up a cam or endure the editing process – one aspect of this being to support competitions on YouTube organised by our partners.


Now that YouTube is launched in the UK and Ireland, we are seeing a lot more projects being tailor-made for local entrants. And with top prizes ranging from seeing your video crop up on TV to cold, hard cash, we thought you might be interested in learning more.


MOVIE MADNESS


Does the prospect of providing stream-of-consciousness voiceover for natural history footage appeal? If so, check out the UK channel that has been created for forthcoming film release Strange Wilderness. Their example is well worth watching and learning from:






In a similar vein, if you’ve always wanted to release your inner Spartan, then the Spartans film channel is the place to head. If you prevail, the island paradise of Ibiza beckons for you and a group of similarly toned friends.


ADVERTISING GENIUS


Aspiring creative ad dynamos should cast their sharp eyes over the Doritos You Make It page. Not only will the winner walk away with a cool £20,000 (the runners up prizes are equally exciting), but their work will grace ad breaks everywhere. Similarly, if you’re adept with a ball, then the Gillette Trick Stars channel is offering you the chance to showcase your tricksy skills for Sky Sports viewers. You never know: yours could be the next Ronaldinho video:






Here’s hoping you find inspiration in one of these ideas – and remember: it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part. Just don't forget us when you bag the big prize...


Have fun,

The YouTube Team

14 comments:

hellyersonline said...

looks good, they all look like they are worth a shot!

newmoon1984 said...

my house burnt and i was wondering if any one could help me and my family out if they can any donate is appricated
thank you

babelon26 said...

YouTube allow pornography and violence against women as they are too cowardly to check the films properly.
YouTube supports RAPISTS

Shame on all the staff and directors

babelon26 said...

YOUTUBE allow perverst to post RAPE films where women are violated and beaten on a daily basis. YouTube = YouRape
shame on YouTube/YouRape

Filth

mef1975 said...

What's this about porn and rapists? I haven't seen anything of the sort remain posted on YouTube. For the most part, those things are reported by users and removed.

Anyhow, I can't rate videos, nor give thumbs up/down. I've also recently lost my ability to email videos (what use to be "share" videos).

Another thing, it's impossible to contact YouTube to report these problems... I went to the Contact Us link... I started to "report a bug, but it's not working.

mef1975 said...

What's this about porn and rapists? I haven't seen anything of the sort remain posted on YouTube. For the most part, those things are reported by users and removed.

Anyhow, I can't rate videos, nor give thumbs up/down. I've also recently lost my ability to email videos (what use to be "share" videos).

Another thing, it's impossible to contact YouTube to report these problems... I went to the Contact Us link... I started to "report a bug, but it's not working.

IooIM said...

good vid ;)

bobsuruncle185 said...

damn youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

bobsuruncle185 said...

why the hell did u block machinima he was totaly awesome and he never did anything wrong damn youtube sucks

toptechnosongs said...

what on earth iws this?

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