Win a Nokia N82 Prize Package!
I love this kind of film contest – one that focuses on the intersection of positivity, creativity and technology. It’s right up my Alley (digital film guy and all).Â So it’s with great happiness that I’m announcing this contest!
Pangea Day: Uplift the World with Video!\n
The 2008 Nokia Mobile Film Awards are rewarding filmmakers that represent one of four positive themes in a video shot on a mobile phone. The films will be part of Pangea Day, occurring on May 10th. Pangea Day is about promoting peace through familiarity with other cultures, and if you’re not familiar with it you should watch this GREAT presentation on the event from TED).\n
OK, here’s the details:\n
I will judge all entries left in these comments for creativity and originality. The winner will be notified on May 11th and will receive an AWESOME prize package, courtesy of Womworld. The Prize is a Nokia N82 phone, a carrying case, tripod, memory card, headphones and speakers!\n
Here’s the rules:\n
Your video must be shot on a mobile device and be no longer than 2 minutes. It MUST be uploaded to share.ovi.com/pangeaday AND linked in the comments to this blog post. You can pick from the following four topics:\n
- Film an act of kindness. \n
- Film the best part of today. \n
- Film the next thing that makes you smile. \n
- Film the next person to inspire you. \n
That’s it, simple eh? I want to give that phone away to someone – so get cracking on submissions.\n
*UPDATE* I’m sweetening the pot with my own prizes! Along with the awesome prize package, I’ll also give you two free hours of consulting time figuring out a strategy for using mobile video and video promotion to benefit what your goals are AND one free year of RapOuts Premium Promotion.\n
So now the prize package is valued at over $2,000 – get those films in (deadline is April 30th)!!
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- There's more than one way to make a black hole, says NASA's Michelle Thaller. They're not always formed from dead stars. For example, there are teeny tiny black holes all around us, the result of high-energy cosmic rays slamming into our atmosphere with enough force to cram matter together so densely that no light can escape.
- CERN is trying to create artificial black holes right now, but don't worry, it's not dangerous. Scientists there are attempting to smash two particles together with such intensity that it creates a black hole that would live for just a millionth of a second.
- Thaller uses a brilliant analogy involving a rubber sheet, a marble, and an elephant to explain why different black holes have varying densities. Watch and learn!
- Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.
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- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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