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Hammersmith Academy, Shepherd's Bush's newest secondary school has launched a video competition called City Dreams.

You are invited to enter the competition if you will be 18 years of age or, under, on September 1, 2011.

You could win:

1st Prize – Canon LEGRIA HF R106 High Definition Digital Camcorder

2nd & 3rd Prizes – Canon LEGRIA FS306 Camcorder

Whether you are a budding professional or keen amateur video maker, all entries are welcome.

Create something sensational, inspirational, unusual or interesting from around this great city and send in your original entry now!

These may be submitted as a video file (in any standard format e.g. wmv, m4v, flv etc.) or via a link to YouTube, with a maximum of one entry per person.

All entrants agree to allow Hammersmith Academy use of their work, to which they must own the copyright, in subsequent promotions or publicity.

Send your email entries, marked City Dreams to hammersmithacademy@gmail.com no later than the competition closing date of April 8.

Please include; your name, age at September 1, 2011 and contact details.

Winners will be announced and notified via email and invited to a special visit to the new Hammersmith Academy to receive their prize.

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Tips and Hints from Hammersmith Academy

Even if you have no previous experience of video making, there are several sources of free software for editing video & audio.

For example, download Windows Live Movie Maker, for free. Import photos and videos from your PC or camera into Movie Maker and start making movies.

Just pick the photos and videos you want to use, and Movie Maker does the rest. Make your movie look like you want it to, with editing tools that let you easily trim, split, and speed up or slow down sections of your movie. Add and edit your movie's soundtrack. Adjust the volume, fade music in or out, to taste. Add special effects and captions, if you wish, to really make it memorable.

Use your video to get your message across!

Educate, inform and entertain your audience with your creativity and your interpretation of the theme, City Dreams. It doesn’t have to be very long, most TV ads are one minute or less, the choice however is yours, let your imagination inspire you!

We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!

March 22, 2011


14 February 2010