LATEST COMPETITION FROM RØDE
RØDE Microphones’ latest competition is aimed firmly at aspiring film makers, but with the music video clip an important part of this industry it rates a heads-up here. Running from March until June, entrants to ‘My RØDE Reel’ are required to create a short film of five minutes or less, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel that features a RØDE microphone being used during the production of the film. RØDE has provided an entry pack that steps through the process, as well as templates for scripting, storyboarding and more, available now by registering at the link below. There are three main prizes of filmmaking gear available to win – a judge’s prize for the short film, a judge’s prize for the behind-the-scenes reel, and a publicly voted prize for the short film. Additional category prizes are available for Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack and more. The total prize pool is valued at more than US$70,000 and includes a lot of stuff you’ll never see in any recording studio, but again think “music clip”. In fact, entering the competition with a music video is totally okay. If you need a bit of help, RØDE has produced an educational series of tips & tricks videos. Hosted by Ryan Connolly and Olivia Speranza, the course guides viewers through the filmmaking process from pre-production through to shooting and on to post-production and distribution. Entries for ‘My RØDE Reel’ are open from March 1st and close May 31st. As an earlybird bonus, all entries accepted during March will receive a free copy of RedGiant’s PluralEyes audio synchronization software. Visit www.myrodereel.com to learn more and register.
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