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Imagineer Systems Announces its Third Annual Video Tutorial Contest

Imagineer Systems Continues the Success of its Customer Tutorial Development Program (August 04, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-8-4--
Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com), creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced the Third Annual Video Tutorial Contest, again extending a challenge to Imagineer Systems customers and the entire VFX, content creation and post production community, to create the next great series of video tutorials for Imagineer Systems VFX tools.  Continuing its spirit of listening to, and learning from its customers, the Company is challenging users to create video tutorials that best educate new users of Imagineer VFX solutions on the workflow features of its tools.  

The winners will be judged on creative content, video quality, technical quality of audio and video and instructional clarity and completeness.  Additionally, the top winner will receive a comprehensive Imagineer Systems VFX software suite which includes:

One seat of mocha (full version) valued at $1095;
One seat of monet, valued at $3295;
One seat of mokey, valued at $3295;
One seat of mocha shape for After Effects, valued at $110;
One seat of mocha shape for Final Cut, valued at $110:

Winners will be formally announced by the Company to the industry press, and the winning entry will be highlighted on www.imagineersystems.com. 

Chris Heuer from Freefall FX took home the coveted prizes from the second tutorial contest last summer with his tutorial on mocha and his pioneering 2D - 3D conversion work he completed on the classic horror film, Nosferatu.  Chris had this to say about his experience:

"During testing, I was shocked to see mocha track through this old footage.  The original footage jumped almost every frame, had tons of noise, dirt and damage, AND had random exposure changes.  mocha tracked it flawlessly, just like it was pristine digital footage.  I could not have done this film without mocha... it would have taken years instead of months.  When I learned of Imagineers tutorial contest, I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to show my colleagues in the industry how mocha can tackle seemingly insurmountable workflow challenges."

Heuer continued, "Winning the contest was a huge surprise.  I wanted to do a roto tutorial that went a bit more in depth than others I'd watched.  Hopefully this will help others get a firm grasp on this amazing software!"

Contest Details
The Imagineer Systems Video Tutorial Contest is open to everyone, and participants must follow these guidelines:

Video Tutorial Topics/Products: Imagineer Systems mocha, mocha for After Effects, mocha for Final Cut, monet, or mokey. Topics may cover motion tracking, rotoscoping, rig removals or stabilization and can be designed for beginning or advanced users.

Format: Participants should use screen recording software, such as Screen Flow, Camtasia or iShowU;

Files: Video files should be compressed for good viewing resolution, e.g., Quicktime H.264;

Deadline:  All entries must be submitted to Imagineer Systems by September 20th, 2010

For detailed information on contest rules and technical specs please visit: www.imagineersystems.com/contest

Winners will be announced in October, 2010. 

About Imagineer Systems 
Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineers desktop product line consists of monet - placement station, mokey - removal station and the mocha family of tracking and roto products: mocha, mocha for After Effects and mocha for Final Cut.  Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit www.imagineersystems.com.  

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