Monday, November 23, 2009

Trailer Trashed!


A long-time online friend of mine from my favorite online hang-out, Radio Paradise, is the Director of Communications for the Recycling Committee of British Columbia and she's asking all you creative folks to help out and possibly win some cash in the process.

Here's what she has to say:

"Ever seen a movie trailer and thought…..WOW, that was so cool!!!

Or….wow, that was completely lame?
Well, here’s your chance to put on your producer/director/art director/cinematographer/sound engineer/actor and voice actor hats all at once and produce the most mind blowing enviro-trailer of all time!!
                                                    
The Recycling Council of B.C. is proud to announce:
   Trailer Trashed
An environmental short film competition that harnesses your creativity to convince the world to stop making garbage! But this is a film competition with a twist.

All the entries must be in the form of a movie trailer and they all have to convey this year’s waste reduction theme, which is:
Say NO to disposable coffee cups!
Each year in North America we cut down millions of trees to make  billions of paper coffee cups which are used for mere minutes and then thrown away, wasting our planet's valuable resources and creating totally unnecessary garbage.

Create a trailer that helps people make the choice to refuse to use disposable coffee cups!
You can use animation, live action, lego, toy soldiers, sock puppets, your family’s dog, your little brother or whomever else you can convince…and the trailer can take the style of any movie genre like horror, comedy, sci-fi, historical, action flick, love story, buddy movie, chick flick….well, you get the idea.

There are a few simple rules to follow (see www.trailertrashed.org). This contest is open to anyone and there is fame, glory, cash and other cool stuff to be won."


So if you're handy with a video camera and editing software, want to help the environment and win some cash, give her a shout. 

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