Thursday, April 28th 2005 - Thanks
to everyone who attended the first ever Recycled Video Festival
and the following reception on April 27th. Congratulations to all
the filmmakers whose films were selected, and heartfelt thank you
to everyone who entered. We received almost 40 videos, which represent
hundreds of hours of work on the part of our entrants. This contest
was created in large part to give people a chance to try their hand
at video editing and sharing a message, and we are excited and thrilled
that so many of you took part. We hope that you had a great time,
and we were really happy with number of quality entries received.
All in all, we feel the event was a success and plans are already
in motion for next year's contest. The entries
page and the festival page have been
updated to show the winners, as well as photos of the evening.
About the Contest
Created to celebrate the “Environmental
Semester” at The University of Tennessee, The Studio
@ Hodges Library hosted the RECYCLED VIDEO CONTEST AND FESTIVAL.
The contest is designed to promote the reuse and recycling
of existing public domain video content from the Prelinger
Archives in the creation of new derivative works.
This contest is, strictly speaking, an editing contest. The
increasing availability and accessibility of software and
hardware has opened up unprecedented opportunities for individuals
to create their own audio-visual messages and meanings. This
contest showcased the creativity of the UT community and promoted
an awareness of the rich resources available for content creation