What is Remix Culture?

That is the question. If you have the answer you could be in with the chance to win some pretty cool prizes. Total Recut is hosting a Video Remix challenge with this as it’s theme. You can submit a video between 30 seconds and 3 minutes to give your take on what you think Remix Culture is all about. There are many ways you could go about this so why not fire up you imagination and get creative. I have a few ideas swimming around in that fishbowl on top of my shoulders! Hopefully I can pull something out the the bag for this. Anyways, here’s some more info…

TotalRecut.com is hosting a Video Remix Challenge over the next two months and we want you to create a short video using the theme: ‘What is Remix Culture?’ You can you use any footage you can find, including Public Domain and Creative Commons work, but the finished video cannot be longer than 3 minutes or shorter than 30 seconds long. The prizes include a Laptop computer loaded with video editing and conversion software, a digital camcorder, a digital media player, as well as Special Edition Total Recut T-Shirts, Books, DVDs and CDs. We have an amazing lineup of judges for the contest including Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Kembrew McLeod, Pat Aufderheide, JD Lasica and Mark Hosler. You can find out more information at: http://www.totalrecut.com/contest1.php. Entries will be accepted from the 1st of May until the 2nd June 2008 when public voting will begin. The best 10 videos at the end of the 2 week voting period will be put forward into the final, where they will be voted on by the judging panel. The winners will be announced around the 1st of July. So get busy making those videos!

Your Video Remix…

– must not exceed 3 minutes in length, including credit sequence
– must not be less than 30 seconds in duration
– must reflect the theme: ‘What is Remix Culture?’
– must remix previously published video footage
– may include your own original footage, typography and effects
– must include a credits sequence at the end attributing all sampled material
– should be licenced with a Creative Commons license

Submission Period Begins : 1st May 2008
Deadline for Submission : 2nd June 2008

Public Voting Begins : 2nd June 2008
Public Voting Ends :16th June 2008

Finalists Announced : 16th June 2008

Judging Panel Begins : 16th June 2008
Judging Ends : 30th June 2008

Winners Announced : 1st July 2008