First off I want to thank and congratulate everyone who participated. I know that you all took time out of your holiday to film and I appreciate it. So, good job :). Also a HUGE shoutout to André Boulay who is playing a major role with the mystery boxes.
I’ll just get right to it and then leave a little blurb after the results:
- witlessone - winner of a 2012 YYF Mystery Box, YYF Multi-Tool, $10 worth of string
- Logi - winner of a 2012 YYF Mystery Box
- Yoyonick1421 - winner of a YYJ Trigger
So congratulations to the winners as well; you deserved it! Please contact me via PM so I can get your shipping addresses and prize choices if applicable.
Now on to the judging stuff. I want to explicitly point out that I feel Logi should have received first due to his great video work and cinematography skills (not to belittle other contestants). However, because basically all of the footage was taken from his recent “Snow” video (yes, I watch other videos =P), I felt that witlessone was more deserving. But since I had no explicit rule stating that you couldn’t use previous content, I didn’t mark him down too much.
The main thing which separated the featured videos above from the rest of the entries was the uniqueness of the holiday theme. Most entries comprised of a decorated Christmas tree, a santa hat, or something similar. Since creativity and uniqueness were two judging categories, these videos scored big.
If you’d like me to explain why your video did not feature in further detail, send me a PM and I’ll be happy to help pick apart things I feel could be improved and hopefully help those who are interested in becoming a better videographer :).
Also, if you didn’t win, don’t fret! I’ll be hosting another video contest in the very near future. Winners of this contest will be allowed to enter as well. I feel that the next contest is different enough that just because you won here, doesn’t necessarily mean you have an edge next time :).