When my last book, Imaginative Realism came out, blog reader GooGooSupreme suggested a book trailer contest, and you came through with fabulous entries. There was everything from a poetic image montage using pictures from the blog to some really cool animation by a high school film class and a claymation caricature of me, complete with the high gray socks.
Let’s do the same thing for Color and Light. It can be live action or animation. It can be a wacky gag or magic trick, a practical how-to demo, a poetic art piece, a group project by a film class, or a personal reflection about something you learned from the book. If you have a camera or a cellphone that shoots video, you've got all the tools you need. No experience necessary. It can be as simple as talking into your webcam, or it can be as fancy as a scripted, edited piece with music and sound effects.
Here are the rules:
1. The contest is open to anyone of any age worldwide.
2. Videos must be three minutes or less.
3. It has to somehow relate to Color and Light, and it has to be something that you created. You don't even need to own the book; you can create a video that uses content from GurneyJourney blog posts if you want. But at some point it must either show the cover of Color and Light OR the presenter must mention the title on camera (not just voice-over).
4. Post your video on YouTube. Send the YouTube URL link to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line VIDEO.
5. Deadline is May 1, 2011.
6. Videos are exhibited on the blog on May 15, with links back to your website if you want.
7. Winners and runners-up will be chosen by popular vote on a blog poll; That decision is final.
Everyone who enters will receive a signed and remarqued copy of the Color and Light poster. The two runners-up will each get their choice of one signed and remarqued book from the Dinotopia Store: (Chandara, I.R. or C&L or Drawing Made Easy). Winner will get the actual book that I decorated in “Painting Rainbows” as well as one other signed and remarqued book (in print) of their choice from the Dinotopia Store.
Good luck and have fun.
Previously: I. R. Book Trailer Results