What I learned from competing in the 2016 MKE 48 hour film project

This last weekend I competed in the 48 hour film Project for MKE. I was originally not intending to participate at all, because in the past it left me very frustrated and totally burnt out, however I had a talented friend approach me and we decided to give it a go with almost zero notice to assemble a team. Theres some things I learned from this years competition:

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Mca-I Milwaukee 7th Annual Student Video Cirque

I’ve been asked to be a judge on Wed. April 22nd at 5:00pm for the the 7th annual Student Video Cirque hostedVideo Cirque by Marquette University and presented by MCA-I.  Come on out and see what the students have submitted.  This should be a great time to network with others who are working in the industry and meet people who are looking to get into the industry as well.

I’m extremely honored to be asked to be one of three judges for the submissions, and really looking forward to it. If you are looking for more info and/or looking to make a submission you can find the entry form at www.mcai-milwaukee.com.

Program of the event:

5pm-6pm: Networking/Food/Student registration

Johnson Hall 1131 West Wisconsin Ave, Room 103

6pm-8pm: Student Video Cirque

Admission:

MCA-I members/students/Educators- Free

Non members- $5

Hope to see you there.

Real Flow Delicious Viscous Challenge

RealFlow is hosting a great contest currently until July 3rd,  first prize (over $3000) is license of RealFlow.

What Is RealFlow?

RealFlow is an industry-standard, out-of-the-box fluid simulation software. Fast and easy to use, it is compatible with ALL major 3D platforms.  It’s used in Maxon Cinema 4D, Lightwave, 3DS MAX, MAYA, Softimage, and Houdini.  Chances are you have see some of it anywhere from motion pictures to commercial advertisements.

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Boris FX and Imagineer systems “New year, New Tools” contest

Over at Milwaukee Film Collective, they covered a contest by BorisFX

Boris FX is a leading manufacturer of plugins for many popular video applications since like forever (ok,at least a decade or so) and have recently just purchased Imagineer Systems, make of my personal favorite planer tracking software Mocha. Before Mocha, I really didnt grasp how planer tracking could be fun, easy, and yield such awesome instant results. (I also want to state that this is NOT a sponsored post)

In that they have partnered and are probably looking to get the word out a little they are having a “New Year, New Tools” contest going on with some pretty sweet prizes.

They are giving away copies of Boris Continuum and Mocha Pro
And the ways to enter are pretty easy. (taken from

How to enter:

1. Upload any creative project completed in the last year to Vimeo.com. Project must have used BCC, mocha (or other software* from Boris FX or Imagineer).

2. Tag your video: “Boris FX + mocha 2015

3. Tag what products you used: “BCC”, “Red”, “mocha AE”, “mocha Pro”

4. Bonus points: Tweet us your link! @borisfx + @imagineersystem

If you need for more information on the contest heres the link to it where it has all the rules and specifications they are looking for.

http://www.imagineersystems.com/homepage/new-year-new-tools-video-contest-enter-to-win/
So why not send over some stuff?
Good luck.