August/September Video Round.

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09 Aug 2016 10:51 - 14 Oct 2016 16:35 #1 by JohnH (John)
By request we are going to run the next Round as a Video Competition, generously sponsored by Seahorse Aquariums, Ballymount.
We found that trying to keep the anonymity of entrants became all-but impossible but will ask Kealan (of the afore-mentioned Sponsor) to adjudicate, since he will - I know - judge the entries impartially.

It was decided - since taking, editing etc of a video is a bit more time-consuming than merely taking and sending in a photo - that we will let this one run for the remainder of August and the whole of September.

Here's a link to the last time we attempted this project:

www.irishfishkeepers.com/forum/37-compet...time-to-give-it-a-go

As you will see, it wasn't the most successful venture we embarked upon, but five years along - and with the advent of video-taking facilities on just about all phones now - it's felt it would be worth another try.

Now follows...(yet another) 'copy-and-paste' from the original announcement giving a bit of an idea of the original attempt:


"Here is a brief rundown of the Rules (such as they are) - we'll run this until the end of May and see whether it has been any sort of success...or a dismal failure.

Please restrict the video length to a minute, or shorter.
The stipulation is that it has not been shown on this - or any other Forum or website (so must be an entirely new clip, although the subject matter can have appeared previously - just not the competition entry video clip).

The subject matter must be Fish, or Fish-related.

One entry per Forum member.

No 'pro' software effect to be used - better explanation to follow, along with other 'rules' as and when we think about this a bit more. :unsure:

Entries should be sent to

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

in the form of a url link to the Hosting site of your choice (Youtube, photobucket etc).

I'll ask Daragh Owens to write a small addition to this which will outline the way to upload your video and obtain the url to forward.
Hopefully he will be covering taking Videos in his talk at next Tuesday's meeting - so another reason why it shouldn't be missed!

This competition is kindly being sponsored by Maidenhead Aquatics, Carlow and for this inaugural round it has been decided that Rob (Sandtiger) from there will adjudicate all the entries. This may change with future rounds but it is felt that as the sponsor will be donating the Prize it's only fair that they get an input into the competition rather than merely doleing it out.

John

So dust off the Video Cameras (or, in my case, find out how it works) and get filming".


If you follow the link (above) you'll see the follow-up posts which helped clarify things somewhat - plus Daragh Owens' advice on getting your video onto Youtube.

Obviously the prize donor has changed - not least because Maidenhead Aquatics are no longer operating in The Republic, also Daragh's talk on taking videos at the club meeting was five years ago - so that bit can also be disregarded.

Anyway - as usual - the thread will be 'open' for now, but 'locked' once the first entry arrives.

Any questions, please ask - I'll try my best to answer them.

Good luck everyone - please do enter though.

John

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09 Aug 2016 15:54 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Ah John , just got hang of posting pictures now you want videos , you do realise i am an old fellow and not like these computor wizard young guys . My grandaughter knows more than me
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09 Aug 2016 16:04 #3 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
We're all old men Robert :laugh:

Looking forward to trying this :hammer:

Bill
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09 Aug 2016 16:26 #4 by JohnH (John)

My grandaughter knows more than me


I wouldn't doubt that she knows more than me too!
Anyway - this is even more straightforward than posting pictures - upload your video (one minute maximum) onto youtube then send in the link (in the address bar) to the competition address then the rest becomes my problem. (Hark at me - trying to make it sound as though I'm a computer whizz-kid) but it really is simple - take a look at Daragh's little tutorial within the link posted - honestly, if I can do it, anyone can!

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09 Aug 2016 22:36 #5 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
Nice to see Seahorse getting back into sponsoring on the forums again. Looking forward to this, now where is my underwater case for my camera :)
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12 Aug 2016 00:07 #6 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
:) i loved looking at the videos on the last video comp hopefully this
one will be even better with lots more entries nice to see seahorse sponsoring
a prize

Something fishie going on here
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02 Sep 2016 11:42 #7 by JohnH (John)
Just a gentle reminder - now we're into September - that there's just four weeks to go.

Just mentioning it, like...

;) ;) ;)

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20 Sep 2016 11:12 #8 by JohnH (John)
Ten days to go and still no entries received (just a polite reminder...).

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20 Sep 2016 12:52 - 20 Sep 2016 16:40 #9 by JohnH (John)
That'll teach me to check the website first, this was waiting there as
Entry #1:




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21 Sep 2016 22:49 #10 by JohnH (John)
Entry #2:


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28 Sep 2016 13:51 #11 by JohnH (John)
With just two days to go here is Entry #3:


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28 Sep 2016 23:55 #12 by JohnH (John)
Look, it is with a great deal of regret that this video round seems to have failed.

Now, it could be that the recent Forum software problems have deterred some of you from entering but I can hardly go back to Seahorse Aquariums with just two videos and expect them to still contribute the prize voucher.

It is proposed, therefore, to keep the round open until we get at least a dozen entries and, if these aren't forthcoming fairly soon, the only thing we can do will be to completely abandon it. A real shame, but it must be seen as the only viable option.

In the worst case scenario (if the round has to be abandoned) I will feel especially sorry for the two people who have taken the time and trouble to submit entries, but hopefully they'll understand why this decision has had to be made (if it has to).

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01 Oct 2016 22:49 #13 by JohnH (John)
Another entry - #4


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14 Oct 2016 16:26 #14 by JohnH (John)
OK, regrettably this (extended) round has had to be cancelled due to lack of interest - we gave it a good try though.

We'll start anew at the beginning of November - to run throughout the whole of November, but as an 'ordinary' Photocompetition.

Sorry that this has had to happen, but I can hardly approach Seahorse Aquariums to furnish a prize for only three entries - I hope you'll all understand.

John.

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