Welcome to ACAPELLAS4U, Free Acapellas Vocals Dj tools Downloads

Your original leading free studio quality acapellas provider.

Twitter Facebook Top100 Pellas

Acapellas4U Video Mash-Up Competition Rules And Information

Here at Acapellas4u we regularly hold fantastic competitions with absolutely Awesome prizes! Keep an eye out within here for the next one and you could be a winner!

Moderators: Forum Staff, admin

Acapellas4U Video Mash-Up Competition Rules And Information

Postby The Cutter on Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:10 am

Image

Competition Rules

1. This is a one shot winner takes all competition. There are no rounds.
2. You must use a minimum of two different video sources to implement in your mash-up video. Since an audio mash-up takes music and vocals from multiple sources the video should follow the same idea.
3. You must embed our Acapellas4U TV logo(see image below) to the bottom left corner of your video.
4. We will not accept anyone using an entire artists' video over a mix. There is no creativity in this.
5. Anyone using another video mash-up artists' work as their own will be disqualified from the competition and banned from the site.
6. You have two weeks to create and hand in your video. The deadline is at 12:00 am GMT April 30th. There will be no extensions. If you miss the deadline then you are out of luck.
7. If you have already made some mash-up videos before we prefer that you do not use them for this competition. This is a competition and it is supposed to be challenging after all.


Turning In Your Video

1. All videos must be titled as (Member Name)Comp Video. For example: The Cutter Comp Video.
2. In order to utilize the Youtube modification that we have implemented for the site and to make viewing the videos simple for voting. We prefer all entrants to use a Youtube account to host their competition videos. If there are any issues with Youtube deleting member videos during the competition we will deal with this on a case by case basis. If anyone who has entered does not want to risk using Youtube to host their videos we understand fully. So we ask that you use a video host that we can....

1. Link to directly.
2. Does not require you to register to the site in order to view the video.
3. Does not require you to download the video
4. Will allow you to view the video directly within a video player using only one step to get to the video. No one wants to have to shuffle their way through multiple links in order to view your video.

3. Due to the recent issue of Youtube cracking down on mash-up videos we ask that if you do use Youtube that you....

1. Do not tag the video with the artists names.
2. If possible try not to use videos with MTV or VH1 watermarks. Viacom may find the videos and claim them as their property and have Youtube remove them.

4. When you have completed your video please use the groups list below in order to see who to turn your video link into via PM. Do not post your video on the site during the competiton or you will be disqualified.
5. When you send your video link please give the title of your mash-up video and the artists' names/songs used. If you use another artists' audio mash-up give the name of the perosn who created it as well.


For example:

Drop It Like It's Hendrix

Snoop Dog- Drop it like it's Hot vs Jimmy Hendrix - Voodoo Child
Audio by DJ Mei-lwun
Video by VJ Brewski

Groups List

The Cutter

pat154
AutomaticTLC
reverendbrian
Punzo28
welfarebeats
bella
Herby90
DJ Xtreme
wesley65
Photik
Ceza a.k.a Ali Ferrari
DJ Le Clown
sully7369
yazza187
029crew
djmarkoneuk
lilrich
djcodavethix
LCO
jinglero
dj_solo
jt_wrecks
djno0dle
Quixotic
daboy
djsizzur
carneir
cjr2
hostile
djabbey18
shapingmakes
Voicedude

Anisina

DaleB
gutthell
Pylon
SPLEEN
Mestrier
Desert Dj
DJ ADDiCT
insolitinoti
C.ellis
djcflo
RHB
tbiggs
DJ .44 Magnum
waxwerkz11701
Bipple
dj_millennium
T.E.D.A.X.
Kieron.S
djmarkeyg
DR. KILLGREAT
Kario
thriftshopxl
DJkelly a.k.a. TeamASAP315
Electro Dog
djdmc
dj-shae-nz
snelbops
komega
bowener
dastardly1976
djamuse

Plattitude

Bleiz
cairobraga
noble
thesmokeeater
TheViceroy
Mav
NorwegianRecycling
br0dy
kontrol
plovapella
owen420
pogoboy
Barnzie
tommyg2007
ryoheiito
fkyocouch
pixlkid
ToxicDragon
kojimoj
Dezz_Jones
Royal Tee
Dj Imanowich
juxta
y2k a.ka. Oscar Spin It
Justuproduction
Flow_P
stewbaby51
ElFrenetico
calver
DJ_Choo
Sphinx

Acapellas4U TV Logo Here is the link to the image.

Image

If there are any further questions please ask them in this post.

Good Luck To Everyone :D
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon


Postby Mellow Madness on Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:15 pm

lol anyway i can get into this?
MY BEATS INCLUDING REMIXES

http://www.myspace.com/mellowmadness
User avatar
Mellow Madness
Special Member
Special Member
 
Posts: 186
Downloads/Uploads: 196 / 0
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:49 pm
Location: FL

Postby Mellow Madness on Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:18 pm

just to let u know... youtube.com is removing any copyrighted vids.. so i dont think its wise to have them upload it there... they will be removed within 48hrs.

MM.
MY BEATS INCLUDING REMIXES

http://www.myspace.com/mellowmadness
User avatar
Mellow Madness
Special Member
Special Member
 
Posts: 186
Downloads/Uploads: 196 / 0
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:49 pm
Location: FL

Postby bbqchikken on Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:08 pm

Mellow Madness wrote:just to let u know... youtube.com is removing any copyrighted vids.. so i dont think its wise to have them upload it there... they will be removed within 48hrs.
MM.
48 hrs.?
bbqchikken
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
 
Posts: 1
Downloads/Uploads: 35 / 0
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:15 pm
Location: VA

Postby LCO on Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:09 pm

I'm going to have to forfeit.

There's no way I will manage to throw together a new video during these next two weeks and submitting a preexisting video is off-limits, so... yeah, I'm out. Sorry for signing up and then dropping out.
LCO
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
 
Posts: 3
Downloads/Uploads: 111 / 14
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:19 pm
Location: US

Postby Choo on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:12 pm

Isn't the 23rd, just a week and a day. That isn't two weeks.

Choo
Image
User avatar
Choo
Arh baby, ACAS4U's gotta hold on me.
Arh baby, ACAS4U's gotta hold on me.
 
Posts: 405
Downloads/Uploads: 143 / 3
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:57 am
Location: New York

Postby The Cutter on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:19 pm

LCO wrote:I'm going to have to forfeit.

There's no way I will manage to throw together a new video during these next two weeks and submitting a preexisting video is off-limits, so... yeah, I'm out. Sorry for signing up and then dropping out.


Sorry to read this LCO. If you change your mind we will keep your slot open. :D

DJ_Choo wrote:Isn't the 23rd, just a week and a day. That isn't two weeks.

Choo


Thanks for catching that Choo. My bad.. Um Hmm...April 30th :oops: Fixed...

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby Mellow Madness on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:21 pm

LCO wrote:I'm going to have to forfeit.

There's no way I will manage to throw together a new video during these next two weeks and submitting a preexisting video is off-limits, so... yeah, I'm out. Sorry for signing up and then dropping out.


yep..anything copyrighten will be removed from youtube.. so um ya.. gl.. lol
MY BEATS INCLUDING REMIXES

http://www.myspace.com/mellowmadness
User avatar
Mellow Madness
Special Member
Special Member
 
Posts: 186
Downloads/Uploads: 196 / 0
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:49 pm
Location: FL

Postby The Cutter on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:25 pm

Mellow Madness wrote:
LCO wrote:I'm going to have to forfeit.

There's no way I will manage to throw together a new video during these next two weeks and submitting a preexisting video is off-limits, so... yeah, I'm out. Sorry for signing up and then dropping out.


yep..anything copyrighten will be removed from youtube.. so um ya.. gl.. lol


We heard you the first time MM but if you take a look around YT you will see tons of copyrighted material still on there that hasn't been removed for a long time. But we have been discussing this issue for awhile and we will post our solution when we have decided what to do.

Thanks,

Mr. C.

Edit: Solution added :D
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby owen420 on Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:48 am

if your a director you usually dont have problems with uploads, i have rarely had any videos removed on youtube, google video works just as well....
Image
http://youtube.com/owen420




owen420 is not connected in anyway to any virus distribution via torrents - anisina
User avatar
owen420
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
 
Posts: 208
Downloads/Uploads: 124 / 3
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Saskatoon

Postby Mellow Madness on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:10 am

ya was just tryin to give a heads up.. gl with the competition
MY BEATS INCLUDING REMIXES

http://www.myspace.com/mellowmadness
User avatar
Mellow Madness
Special Member
Special Member
 
Posts: 186
Downloads/Uploads: 196 / 0
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:49 pm
Location: FL

Postby djcodavethix on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:13 am

Question: I started working on a mashup video when this contest was announced, but before the rules were drawn up. Now that I have seen the rules, what I created is compatible with all of them except that I already finished the video (and I'd have to add in the acapellas4u logo). Is it fair for me to submit this mash video?
djcodavethix
No longer the Rookie
No longer the Rookie
 
Posts: 14
Downloads/Uploads: 31 / 2
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:29 pm
Location: Vancouver

Postby djcodavethix on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:15 am

Question 2: Multiply.com makes you register to download anything or listen to audio, but it doesn't currently require registration to view videos (I can give a link and the video will appear streaming in a multiply.com flash player, no login needed). Is this an appropriate video host?
djcodavethix
No longer the Rookie
No longer the Rookie
 
Posts: 14
Downloads/Uploads: 31 / 2
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:29 pm
Location: Vancouver

Postby jlaws on Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:29 pm

cool I do LIVE Video Mixing as is so this is something right up my alley
jlaws
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
 
Posts: 3
Downloads/Uploads: 212 / 0
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:19 am
Location: NYC

Postby The Cutter on Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:59 am

djcodavethix wrote:Question: I started working on a mashup video when this contest was announced, but before the rules were drawn up. Now that I have seen the rules, what I created is compatible with all of them except that I already finished the video (and I'd have to add in the acapellas4u logo). Is it fair for me to submit this mash video?


The reason behind the prefrence of not having entrants use videos they have done before and therefor having released them to public is so that we can get new videos out there that haven't already been viewed by everyone. So since it seems you started this video for the competiton I do not see why it would be a problem for you to submit it. So yes go ahead and submit it.

Hopefully you haven't released it for the world to see yet and you will be making your world debut for the competition. :D

djcodavethix wrote:Question 2: Multiply.com makes you register to download anything or listen to audio, but it doesn't currently require registration to view videos (I can give a link and the video will appear streaming in a multiply.com flash player, no login needed). Is this an appropriate video host?


As long as the video host used follows these requirements you are good to go. So if multiply continues to let you view videos without registering/signing in to view during the comp it's fine.

1. Link to directly.
2. Does not require you to register to the site in order to view the video.
3. Does not require you to download the video
4. Will allow you to view the video directly within a video player using only one step to get to the video. No one wants to have to shuffle their way through multiple links in order to view your video.

DJ TREAL wrote:ummm... all the previous messages got sent to my Spam box.
can I get in on this?


Sorry sign up is closed and the competition is underway so we are no longer accepting entrants. There will be other competitions in the future.

Have a nice day,

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby jlaws on Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:12 am

DJ TREAL wrote:
jlaws wrote:cool I do LIVE Video Mixing as is so this is something right up my alley


lol, me too.
Jordan Laws meet DJ TREAL. I've seen some of your work on YouTube & your site.
you inspired me a little bit along w/ 2nd Nature & Roonie G.

are you in this competition?



I just got the email and it was a little too late, it's cool though, It makes me feel good to know I inspire others keep doing your thing we are all in this at the ground level so imagine what it's gonna be like 5 years from now
Latazzzz
jlaws
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
 
Posts: 3
Downloads/Uploads: 212 / 0
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:19 am
Location: NYC

Postby The Cutter on Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:36 pm

029crew wrote:hi, ive got a bit of a problem with rule 3 -
3. You must embed our Acapellas4U TV logo(see image below) to the bottom left corner of your video.

To be honest i dont know how to embed the image all the way threw the vid. I can put it at the start and at the end, but not shore how to put it in the bottom left corner for the full lenth of the vid.

Thanks


What video software are you using? This technique can vary slightly from program to program. I can not fully explain how to do this by writing it and also without knowing what program you are using.. Take a look at your softwares help/contents. You want to find information about compositing/keying/mattes/alpha channels. Hopefully somewhere in the contents they will have information on this. Also try to see if you can find some tutorials for your program that can further explain this.

You have till the 30th to turn your project in. So spend time editing your video and then try to figure this out after.

PM me if you have more questions.

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby owen420 on Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:31 am

yeah i wouldnt mind knowing how to do it to, iam havign great difficulty lol, i have vegas 7.0 & the standard windows movie maker....
Image
http://youtube.com/owen420




owen420 is not connected in anyway to any virus distribution via torrents - anisina
User avatar
owen420
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
 
Posts: 208
Downloads/Uploads: 124 / 3
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Saskatoon

Postby The Cutter on Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:23 am

owen420 wrote:yeah i wouldnt mind knowing how to do it to, iam havign great difficulty lol, i have vegas 7.0 & the standard windows movie maker....


I'm sure you are not the only one. The best advice I can give you besides what I have already said is to search the net to find tutorials for vegas on this specific process.

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Re: :(

Postby The Cutter on Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Mav wrote:im quite sure there is no way to embed an image using windows movie maker. and that's all i am using (which is essentially why im trying to win). i read the index of the help topics and can't find anything about it. all i can do is create a slide for the beginning and end of the video. what should i do?


Read these tutorials on how to make a picture in picture effect for movie maker and see if you can get this to work.

http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PapaJ ... orial.aspx

http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/PapaJ ... cture.aspx

If you are unable to figure this out or get it to work pm me.

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby The Cutter on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:05 am

Mav wrote:thanks cutter, i think i have the program i need. for anyone else who needs help, they are called "watermarks" and if you go to virtualdubmod.com you can download the latest version of the software im gonna use.

1 more problem tho, the link to the aca logo in the original post isn't working.


Acapellas4U TV link fixed
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby owen420 on Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:56 pm

:cheesy:
Image
http://youtube.com/owen420




owen420 is not connected in anyway to any virus distribution via torrents - anisina
User avatar
owen420
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
ACAS4U Phreakazoid
 
Posts: 208
Downloads/Uploads: 124 / 3
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Saskatoon

Postby The Cutter on Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:00 pm

scarhead wrote:wow a great idea maybe im gonna try it


Sorry but sign up for the competition closed awhile back and this competition is currently in progress. So you will have to wait until the next competition we have.

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby thriftshopxl on Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:12 pm

Almost finished editing mine.

I've seen one other on Youtube so far and it's very good indeed

:-(
thriftshopxl
No longer the Rookie
No longer the Rookie
 
Posts: 6
Downloads/Uploads: 129 / 0
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:00 pm
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Postby acapella on Fri May 04, 2007 4:23 pm

Everyone needs to make sure they have got their entries in!
[NEW] Our 2014 Survey's started and you can WIN 250 Bonus Downloads! ENTER HERE
.
Have you grabbed our 'Top 100 acapellas of all time' PLUS key analysis yet? FREE INSTANT ACCESS
.
Want some Top-Rated Acapella packs? INSTANT DOWNLOAD HER
User avatar
acapella
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4333
Downloads/Uploads: 135 / 263
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:48 am
Location: England

Postby anisina on Fri May 04, 2007 10:20 pm

acapella wrote:Everyone needs to make sure they have got their entries in!



Yeah, and quick.


Boost.
anisina
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1654
Downloads/Uploads: 25 / 0
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:55 am
Location: NW of England

Postby The Cutter on Sat May 05, 2007 2:50 pm

First let me say that we would like to thank everyone who entered. We have received some very cool videos.

I am out of town for work and besides being extremely busy I have limited internet access. It takes time to set up everything that is needed for the viewing/voting aspect of the competition so my goal is to have everything up and running within the next few days. So please be patient and I will have everything set up soon.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon

Postby thriftshopxl on Thu May 10, 2007 3:12 pm

Woohoo! Can't wait!!!
thriftshopxl
No longer the Rookie
No longer the Rookie
 
Posts: 6
Downloads/Uploads: 129 / 0
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:00 pm
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Postby freddiejay on Thu May 10, 2007 5:14 pm

nice!
User avatar
freddiejay
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
ACAS4U Rookie now off the mark
 
Posts: 1
Downloads/Uploads: 40 / 1
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:34 am
Location: belgium

Postby The Cutter on Fri May 11, 2007 5:28 pm

The competition is now in the voting phase. So please take some time and vote for your favorite mash-up video.

-Locked-

Mr. C.
Click The Remote!

Image
The Cutter
Special friend
Special friend
 
Posts: 1350
Downloads/Uploads: 38 / 16
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Babylon



 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Competitions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests



Show your support by voting for acapellas4u above. leave a review too if you'd like!

cron