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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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I entered a contest with my EX1!

I just entered another video contest. Film makers shoot/edit a 30 second piece about why they love Humboldt County. I wrote an original song for it - an anthem for Humboldt. I also went out and shot some beautiful scenery around my home. Please view, rate and comment:

YouTube - I Love Humboldt - Humboldt County Film Commission Contest Entry

The prize is 300.00 and a Flip camera. I want that Flip!

Other contest postings: KHUM: Freeform, Independent Radio from Humboldt County. | KHUM
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Somehow, YouTube did not work for me... But second link worked. IMHO, you are well above the competition. Nicely done!

Good Luck, Chad!
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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Look at the top of the main page and you will see a link "EX3 Sample Clips".... you should have posted there . . you'd get more response there . . . this forum is for technical questions and answers regarding the EX3.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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Oops! I didn't notice that. I'll re-post...
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #5
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Well Done! Hope you win!
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #6
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Very nice! Great song too!
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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #7
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Looks great I hope you win!

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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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I can't believe you did not win.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #9
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I Was Robbed!

I made the top 5 and went to the finals where I was shut out and lost to some inferior work IMO. Some of the choices for winning videos were odd - save for Matt St. Charles' which totally deserved it's prize.

The videos: "I Love Humboldt" Video Contest | KHUM
The Poll Results: Poll Results: What Video Is Best?

The Judges Results out of top 5 Poll Results:
• Best Video Overall: $300 and a Flip:
- "Humboldt Love" - Steven Vandermeer
- 1st in the poll with 30% of the votes.

• Best Anchor Interview: $100:
-"I Love Humboldt" - Matt St. Charles
-4th in poll with 14% of the vote

• Best on-location interview(changed to 'best location video' without notice): $100:
-"Why I ...Love Humboldt" by Rowdy Kelly
-5th in poll with 19% of the vote
– Used Copy written music.

• My Video I Love Humboldt - Chad Johnson
- Loser in the finals.
- 2nd in poll with 18% of the vote.

• -"The Hum of Humboldt" - Berel Alexander...
- Loser in the finals.
-3rd in poll with 16% of the vote

My Thoughts:
Audio is as an important an element as images in any video project. I took the competition seriously, followed the rules, got signed releases, wrote an original anthem for Humboldt AND delivered stellar video. I came in 2nd in the popular poll but that seemingly was not factored into the voting. The 2nd and 3rd place popular videos didn't place in the finals. I was saddened that "Best Location Interview" was changed to "Best Location Video" and a winner was chosen that illegally used Dave Mathews music (it's literally illegal to distribute copy-written music) with no signed release from Dave Mathews I'm sure. He came in only 5th by popular vote and that seemingly was not factored in the final vote. I could have fit in that category since it didn't need to be an interview any more. Or "The Hum of Humboldt" could have won "Best Location Interview".

The "overall best" used an annoying recording of birds made in Nebraska as noted at the youtube page on which the video is posted, and the animation is the same as on every other project he does. He admittedly had a lot of friends from his email list voting for him, which gave him the popular lead - and popular vote was factored in the judging in this case. Not to mention there was not one actual image of Humboldt in his presentation.

I guess I could have saved half a days work and just pulled out one of my favorite band's CDs and used that for my soundtrack rather than compose and record original music. I really don't think the results of the contest reflect the quality of the work.

Matt St. Charles actually DID deserve the prize he got though. Kudos to Matt!

Oh well, maybe next time.

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