2016 Movie Madness Competition

“Billy” Returns for 2016

2011 Billy Award
2011 Billy Award

The CET and OIT are pleased to announce the kick-off of our 2016 short film competition. Tap into your creativity now! Win yourself a gleaming gold & purple “Billy” trophy as well as $100 in media gear from B and H Photo!

Never even touched a camera before? No problem! The tutorials listed below have been selected from Lynda.com to cover the concepts & mechanics you will need to create amazing results.

First, create a user account (for free!) on Lynda.com here. Then just click on the links below to start learning!

Foundations of Video: Camera & Shooting

Foundations of Animation

Premiere Pro Creative Cloud Essential Training

Up and Running with Flash Professional, Creative Cloud

iDVD ’09 Essential Training

The competition is open to students, faculty & staff and will accept entries through 5PM, Monday, February 15.
Submission form, rules and instructions here.

The categories for the competition this year are:
Video: live camera or stop action (live) footage only: 5 minutes or less; any topic.

Animation: hand drawn or computer generated animation only (no live footage or stop action!); 5 minutes or less; any topic.

Course work: Video, animation or mixed; must have been submitted in Williams a course for credit. Less then 7 minutes; any topic.

PSA: a special category for any public service announcement created by a Williams student for a campus or off campus group. Prize of a $100 gift certificate for this category is provided by the Center for Learning in Action.

Best in Show: Judge’s choice of best video overall from all four categories.

The prizes this year include up to $100 of media gear from B and H Photo and a $100 gift card (for best PSA category).