Online film competition with the BCS

I’ve mentioned viral video recently on the blog, especially in terms of how the corporate world has attempted to make viral video work as a new form of advertising. One of my favourite examples from the past few weeks has to be the excellent ‘Newport State of Mind’ film, a clever copy of the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit ‘Empire State of Mind’ from last year. Take a look at the two films and see if you can spot the difference… This one won’t be difficult for Computer Weekly Editor-in-Chief Bryan Glick…
But more seriously, for those of you interested in the whole area of trying to create video that can be uploaded to networks like YouTube, the British Computer Society (now the Chartered Institute for IT) has announced some free workshops around the UK, focused on creating short films for use online.
The BCS is running a competition in partnership with the Sheffield Doc/Fest that has a £10,000 prize – well worth trying out for, for a short film about IT. All the details are online here…
BCS President Elizabeth Sparrow said: “We believe the films entered into the Digital Revolutions competition will create the biggest digital snapshot of what Information Technology means to Great Britain today”.

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