Monday, February 28, 2011
So, You Wanna Enter Our Contest?
Scenario: You've got an amazing idea for a video to enter into our Devoted to Deep Dish Video Contest and you're sure it will win. You've planned out your execution, developed your script and even got a few friends in on the soon-to-be masterpiece motion picture.
Problem: You realize you don't have access to a video camera and now feel like someone threw a monkey wrench into your well thought out plans.
Have no fear, future Quentin Tarantino, we're here to help. We've come up with a few suggestions for you to get your devotion to Lou Malnati's deep dish broadcasted for all to see:
If you're still stumped, shoot us an
email and let us know. We don't want anyone to be singled out as we think everyone has a story that is worthy of being heard. Now go get 'em, Tiger! We're looking forward to seeing our fans' creative talent!
- Enlist the help of a friend: We all know the saying "the more the merrier", right? Round up a couple of friends - especially the one that just got a Flip Camcorder for Christmas - and film your action-packed video.
- Take a visit to the library: Most libraries will rent out video equipment to card-holders - check with your local library to see if they offer this type of program.
- Use your cell phone: Most cell phones today come equipped with a video camera built right in! While it may not produce a video with quality similar to a professional camcorder, we'll be able to see past the fuzziness to the true core of the matter - your heart-felt story about Lou's.
- Use your digital camera: Like cell phones, most digital cameras have a video setting that will shoot a more than decent movie. Again, the quality of the video may not be up to your standards, but we're not worried - we're looking for the quality of the content you will be filming.
- If all else fails and you have absolutely no access to any video whatsoever, try this: Create a photo montage in PowerPoint, write out your story on a slide and convert it to video. You could even get as creative as narrating it for us! Don't know how to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a movie? We've got you covered - here's how you convert your presentation using Windows and Mac.