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Win a Mac Mini in Jahshaka Start Up Screen Competition

Start up screen animation for the upcoming Jahshaka 2.0 RC4 (June 20, 2006)

Visual Effects artists have a chance to showcase their design skills while contributing to the Open Source revolution in the ?Jahshaka Start Up Screen Competition at www.jahshaka.org  

The competition challenges artists to create a ?blazingly cool start up screen animation for the upcoming Jahshaka 2.0 RC4 release, with the winner taking home a fabulous Intel Core Duo Mac Mini. Second and third place winners will receive a 60GB video iPod and a PlayStation portable, respectively. Jahshaka is the worlds first complete, open source, real-time editing and visual effects application.

The competition is open to members of the Jahshaka community and registered Jahshaka users. Membership in the community is free. Participants are asked to submit a 3D, layer-based animation. Entries must be 4 seconds in length with a freeze frame at the end containing the Jahshaka logo. Frame size should be 400X250. Complete details and rules are available at www.jahshaka.org.


?The Jahshaka Project depends on the enthusiastic support and participation of the artists who use it, said Karsten Becker, founder of The Jahshaka Project. ?By hosting competitions like this, we are encouraging the community to increase its involvement in the development of free, open-source software?and to have some fun while doing so.

Submissions will be rated by members of the community with final judging done by The Jahshaka Project team. Individual submissions will be judged on the basis of design excellence, functionality and ease of implementation. Entries must be posted to the Jahshaka Project website (www.jahshaka.org) by July 7th. Winners will be announced July 14th. Complete rules and restrictions are available at www.jahshaka.org.

Jahshaka 2.0 is the worlds first complete, open source, real-time editing and visual effects application. Distributed under the GNU General Public License, Jahshaka is a groundbreaking tool that promises to revolutionize digital content creation through the power of open source. The software and its source code are available for public download at www.Jahshaka.org

Designed for editors and other professionals involved in digital content creation, Jahshaka is a post production suite that will ultimately include modules for video and audio editing, compositing, animation, visual effects, graphics and paint. Hardware accelerated using OpenGL and built using cross-platform technology, the software runs equally well on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.  Under development since January 2000, the project has had more than 500,000 downloads to date.


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