Let’s assume you are a passionate filmmaker with lots of great ideas that you’ve yet to shoot. There is just one problem, again and again… money. Look no further, the guys over at Musicbed just started the Musicbed Film Initiative—and they are about to give you money and gear in order to make your idea a reality. There’s just one catch: it needs to be the best. $50,000 of Prizes up for Grabs with the Musicbed Film Initiative Do you take your passion seriously? Do you long for nothing more than to bring that idea you’ve had for years to life, subconsciously knowing that you don’t have the finances in place to do so? Fortunately, Musicbed has today introduced the Musicbed Film Initiative—a three-week competition that welcomes filmmakers to submit their biggest and brightest idea for a passion film project. The competition will be running from today, March 15th through April 4th. The overall winner will receive a substantial package of prizes, rocketing their dream project into the realm of reality! Runner-up prizes are a little less impressive, but still well worth a competition entry in my opinion! In order to enter the competition, you’ll need the following three things: a 350+ word synopsis which describes your film idea 10+ high-quality photos for your stories mood board choose a musical mood from the Musicbed catalog which best drives your story The team over at Musicbed will then pick the best entries from the submitted ideas, with the overall winner taking home the massive prize displayed above. There’s no barrier to entry for non-US residents, meaning that filmmakers from around the world have a chance at making their passion project a reality. Amazingly, you don’t even need to be a Musicbed account holder, either. What really stands out to me, and I am sure you’ll agree, is the fact that all rights to submitted material will stay with the filmmaker—you can read about all of this and more on the Musicbed Film Initiative FAQs. Good luck and remember: Story is THE most powerful tool to arouse the attention of your audience. Did you watch Trumbo, yet? Great movie, indeed (budget was a little over $50,000, though).Read more
For the 8th year in a row, our friend Philip Bloom is running a Movember charity campaign on his blog. Movember is a global campaign to raise awareness (and funds) to fight prostate cancer – and men supporting the cause are asked to grow mustaches (in case you wondered why November has become the month of Burt Reynolds look-alikes over the past few years!). Gear Prize Draw In order to motivate people to donate money to the charity, Philip is approaching a lot of manufacturers from the industry to donate prizes that people donating to the cause are eligible to win in a prize draw. He asks for a minimum donation of £15 to be entered into the competition (and you can enter multiple times by donating multiple amounts). The Movember campaign runs for another week including November 30, so there is still some time to enter – last year, the Movember Bloom team has raised almost £80,000 in donations, which is quite impressive. From past years, I know for a fact that the odds of winning one of the many prizes are actually quite good. And the prizes are impressive: a Sony A7sII from CVP, a Freefly MøVi M5, motorized Rhino slider, SLR Magic Fader NDs, a MOVCAM wireless follow focus system, a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 lens, lights from F&V, and much more – head over to Philip’s blog post for all the prizes. Film Competition In addition to the prize draw, Philip also invites people to submit film entries which deal with raising awareness for men’s health. For that competition, there are separate prizes, the Letus Helix Jr. stabilizer and a $250 B&H voucher. For all details and regulations head over to philipbloom.net.Read more
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