Posts Tagged ‘joint efforts’

Contest success!

November 18, 2009

Last year my entry to the 21 Film Contest didn’t get in. This year, it was one of the 20 finalists to be screened at the red carpet event, but didn’t win any prizes.

I was a bit bummed, but now I have been cheered up.

Last month I found out that my “Joint Efforts” video helped win our group a $25,000 grand prize! Here is the original blog with info on the contest. Here’s the video:

Before I won this contest, fellow silly-maker Jay Albright asked me to act in a spot he was directing. The spot is an entry for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest, and we filmed with the amazing Red One camera. If you didn’t know, Steven Soderberg uses it. Pretty sweet!

Here’s the animatic that Jay made:

Here’s a behind-the-scenes featurette I did:

And here’s the link to the actual video! Note: the site takes a while to load, and you can skip the intro to get straight to our entry.

Now that I have a taste of winning, I am eager for more and have wasted no time entering some contests.  It’s fun, and maybe I’ll win some more money!

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Joint Efforts

August 29, 2009

About three months ago, a local veterinarian, Dr. Larry Baker, approached me about a contest he was entering. The  “Osteoarthritis Multimodal Case Challenge” was an effort by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.  to show that their products could help a dog with Osteoarthritis. I knew Dr. Baker from several of the animal stories I had done for the Herald & Review in the past. He liked my work, and asked me to help out with this project.

Over three months, he did tests and treatments on Sara Rose, a 6 year-old Labrador Retriever with visible joint pain. My job was to follow along and document the progress, and interview Dr. Baker, and Sara’s owner, Carolyn Sunderlik. It was a blast, and Sara Rose is doing much better!

Here is the video that was submitted along with a huge packet of test results. Beware, it’s eleven minutes long, which I know is a bit lengthy for internet audiences.

The winner won’t be announced until sometime in October, so I’ll be biting my nails until then. Wish me luck!