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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Just seen that Malc's already put up the details for CoL 2007 - cool smile (Nice prize too...)

After all the criticism of the last one, I reckon anyone who slagged if off should enter wink

I know I say this every year, but damnit...this year, I'm gonna do it smile


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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:yay...I will have to buy one then. biggrin

Get filming now. Can we have an occasional wombattage in it too? wink


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:Yup, film now, lie on ass slackin' your life away later.

errrr:

11) Must not contain advertising material or text superimposed over and during the performance.

is that a new one, or did I see some text superimposed on a certain instruments entry?


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:ok ok ..........



ive got a year......... ubblol



smile


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:meg, that rule was done after col 2005

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
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BansheeCat
veteran
Location: lost
Member Since: 29th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1247
Posted:Have not looked at the rules, sorry, but is there one about submitting said video with music that you have the rights to use?

I think it would go a long way towards improving the overall quality if the videos were strongly related to their music and there was no cheesy techno electronic stuff overlayed...( dont mean to insult anyone, but I do hate that stuff! It does not seem to go with anything!)

On this years compliation the ones that had their own tunes really stood out.

Just an idea, but hope someone has already made it a rule!


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:umm Why not read the rules and then ask?

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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted: Written by: Tanya from Red Alert 2

Cher-ching!



Circles of Light 2007
"Primary objective: To share our love for these arts"
Circles of light - Details

* What? Send us your video clip of Staff/Poi/Glowstick/Fire Poi
* When? posted to us before 30th June 2007 (we will allow 2 weeks after that for your entry to arrive)
* How?
Please post your video/VCD/DVD/video cassette to
Home of Poi - circles of light
PO Box 6271
Unit 2 - 88 Hayon Road
Christchurch 8004
New Zealand.

You must also include a video submission form
and a performers release form for each performer appearing within the video
and a music release form if your video submission includes any music.

* Every entry featured on the video gets one free copy.
* Only the best entries will make it on the final cut.
* Huge marketing opportunity plus gain admiration from fellow spinners
* 100% of all profits made from the sale of this video will go towards paying for the bandwidth used by the community forums, meet others, lessons, videos and images.
* A Part of COL2006 will be set aside for a competition section which you may enter if you wish
o 1st prize is USD$2000 Cash! and USD$1000 credit to your HOP shop account
o 2nd prize is USD$500 credit to your HOP shop account
o 3rd prize is USD$250 credit to your HOP shop account

Rules (updated on July 2006)

1. Maximum 3 minutes (minimum 1 minute). Can be edited or unedited. With or without music.
Position of clip on tape must be at beginning of the tape. Please specify if editing can/should be done to shorten your entry to fit on the final video.
2. Only a selected 30* entries will make it to final DVD. * if some entries are shorter than 3 minutes then more can be allowed to fit on.
3. Must be able to see the person/s performing.
4. If music supplied. Music should be heard on the video camera microphone. Music must also be supplied as a separate digital file (WAV,AVI,MP3 etc) to ensure best quality or provided on a digital video medium (eg. DVD).
5. If music supplied then a written authorization must be given from the music artist giving permission to use their piece on the COL2007 video and/or DVD. Also required is the artists contact details to go in the cover slip of the video case. If no music supplied then we will try best to find music to put it to.
6. Full address and contact details of the person/s in the video must be supplied with completed performers release form.
7. Supply a name/s to appear on video before the clip, and contact details to be shown in the cover slip of the video case.
8. Must be doing swinging , twirling, or any of the fire arts.
9. Must not contain fire breathing.
10. Must not contain "x-rated" material.
11. Must not contain advertising material or text superimposed over and during the performance.
12. Videos can be on any tape, VCD,DVD in any format (VHS pal or NTSC formats).
13. You may enter as a group or as an individual as may times as you like. Each entry to be on a separate tape,VCD,DVD and with a completed video submission form.
14. Videos will all be returned only if requested.
15. Competition section will be Judged by Home of Poi Ltd.
16. Winners will be announced before November 2007
17. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence shall be entered unto.

Suggestions on how to make a better video

Try also

1. not using"auto focus"
2. using a tripod
3. multiple camera angles
4. having some extra light so we can see you
5. filming in a nice location
6. dressing up

* The use of a tripod often makes a dramatic impact in the quality of the final movie. If you plan to move the camera during filming, you should move it very slowly and as smooth as you can. A jerking camera motion is hard to compress.
* Avoid hand-held shooting if possible. If your camera has an image-stabilization option you should turn this function on. Generally using this feature will reduce subtle changes between frames from camera motion.
* If you do not own a tripod, hold or rest the camera against the back of a chair.
* If filming fire at night you will find it better using "manual focus". This is because "auto focus" will have difficulty working out what to focus on and will make fuzzy what you want to be clear.
* Make sure you have other sources of light so that we can see you.
* If you mess up during filming. Cut the mistake out and move the camera to a new angle. That way we can not tell if a cut was made to change angle of the filming or because you cut out the part where you wrapped the poi around your legs and fall over. This is a good trick to make you look better. Cuts in filming every second may lead us to believe otherwise.
* A nice location is also good and will not detract visually from a good performance.
* Dressing up will add another dimension to your performance. Please be sure of clothing safety if using fire


(I typed all that by hand so I did wink )


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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:then why did the instruments of the now get to so blatently break it?

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Because of the trantric nature of thier post duh wink

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:they were probably having a four hour orgasm instead of reading the rules... rolleyes hippies.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted: Written by: UmbiliciformCraterOnFace


 Written by: Tanya from Red Alert 2

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ubblol Dude! i still play that from time to time....

I really do want to enter this one, anyone got any advice for contacting artists to get permission to use their song?


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Email?
Snailmail?
Carrier Badger?

umm


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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:ubblol stand the right way up dammit!

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:*does a headstand*

Hows that? wink


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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:hehe

hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:ubblol

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:hooray for COL contributions!!!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:Hmm... i wouldn't mind entering one next year or the year after if/when my skills get up to it smile

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tim_marston
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Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 614
Posted:does anyone know where i can find the criteria upon which this competition is judged?

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:They don't officially exist as far as I'm aware - it's more a case of "What the judges like best".
Although I've always supported it's the "Best Video" competition, i.e. not the best spinner, not the best costumes, not the nicest location - just which video is most (re-)watchable.

But I could be wildly wrong and it's whoever has the nicest arse.


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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:time to start making videos soon! woooooooo

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:I'm rather looking forward to making my entry this year. I even have original music!! (not by me, by a friend who's a dj.)



Does anyone happen to know if releasing our vids online prior to the announcement of what vids made it on makes any difference? Does it disqualify the vid?


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:in a word: probably.

(it's frowned upon)


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Yep

As Malcolm pointed out last time, what's the point of them being for sale on the DVD if you can just download it...

So no, you can't put it up and enter it I'm afraid


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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:(moan)hmmm, i was gonna film my entry last week, but the video camera is broken.. all it will record is blackness, which isnt good frown (/moan) biggrin

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted: Written by: oli


(moan)hmmm, i was gonna film my entry last week, but the video camera is broken.. all it will record is blackness, which isnt good frown (/moan) biggrin



That happened to me once, and then I realized I was forgetting to take the lenscap off! ubblol

One too many safety meetings I think. wink


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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Suibom
Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:Speakin of DJ related music, I'm assuming that music that samples other tunes (your normal underground DJ thing, without authorization to use the samples) are not allowed? Dunno how that falls in relation to media ownership.. Anyone know?

Peace,
- Sui


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:yeah, my friend's a mashup dj, and because he uses other people's works, he can't charge for the mixes. then there would be trouble

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Dexta
Dexta

burner
Location: Perth, Australia
Member Since: 3rd May 2005
Total posts: 90
Posted:I have a friend that makes music. Literally makes it rather than chopping up other peoples music. He does a lot of work for corporate vids, TV ads and films.



Would anyone be interested in having him create music for you for your vids? I assume some form of payment would be involved.



Just a thought smile

EDITED_BY: Dexta (1170389008)


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Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted: Written by: oli


(moan)hmmm, i was gonna film my entry last week, but the video camera is broken.. all it will record is blackness, which isnt good frown (/moan) biggrin



Have you tried taking the lens cap off? ubblol

Sorry, had to be said! biggrin
Hope your camera fixes soon or a replacement is on its way smile hug


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