“You Be the Director!” Moviemaking Contest Launches Across 50 College Campuses

REDMOND, Wash., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2003 — Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corporation. today announced the
“You Be the Director!”
moviemaking contest as part of the TransWorld Undeclared Film Tour visiting more than 50 college campuses across the nation between Jan. 22 and March 6. The contest will offer budding filmmakers a fun way to create their own short movie using ski and snowboard footage from the TransWorld Undeclared Film, which includes footage from snow film experts Mack Dawg Productions and Poor Boyz Productions. Students can lean more by visiting http://www.findyourpower.com/.

Using this footage and the new Windows®
Movie Maker 2, the completely redesigned video-editing feature of Windows XP released on Jan. 8, students and others can create their best short movies and submit them to http://www.extreme.neptune.com/. Video entries will be judged by the producers of the TransWorld Undeclared Film. Two grand-prize winners will receive state-of-the-art digital video editing kits, including new Alienware® PCs equipped with the powerful Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the Microsoft® Windows XP Professional operating system, a Canon®
digital video camera and Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition, the ultimate photo, music and movie enhancement pack for Windows XP.

“This contest is a great opportunity for the next generation of filmmakers to take a turn in the director’s chair and show off their editing and production talent. They also get the chance to win some cool prizes,”
said Josh Haskins, producer of the TransWorld Undeclared Film.
“The compact size of today’s digital cameras, combined with powerful PCs featuring easy-to-use digital video editing programs such as Windows Movie Maker 2, make it possible for anyone to make great-looking movies about their winter adventures.”

On each campus, the TransWorld Undeclared Film Tour ( http://www.undeclaredfilmtour.com/ ) will showcase a free 60-minute film produced by Mack Dawg Productions, Poor Boyz Productions and TransWorld Media. Students attending the screening will see top extreme athletes push the limits of freeskiing and snowboarding in a relentless pursuit of intense action, big air and harrowing wrecks. At the screenings, students will learn how they can enter the
“You Be the Director!”
contest and get hands-on experience at kiosks featuring cool new PCs equipped with powerful Intel Pentium 4 processors and Windows XP Professional.

Contest Information and Entry Rules

Consumers* with access to the Internet and a PC equipped with Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional can participate in the contest by visiting http://www.findyourpower.com/, where they can get all the details on the contest, download video footage from the TransWorld Undeclared Film, and incorporate song tracks provided by indie record label Sub Pop Records to create and submit their short video masterpiece. Contestants will have until April 1 to submit their short movie using Windows Movie Maker 2, the video editing feature of Windows XP that is available for download for Windows XP users via Windows Update. The competition begins today, and the winners will be announced April 30. Contest entries will be judged based on their originality and creative use of Windows Movie Maker 2.

The contest videos will be hosted using Neptune Mediashare ( http://www.extreme.neptune.com/ ), providing entrants with an easy way to submit and share their home video contest entries online.

Coming to a Local Campus

The contest will be highlighted as part of the TransWorld Undeclared Film Tour at the following stops nationwide:

  • February. University of California at Berkeley (Feb. 5), Colorado State University (Feb. 5), Colorado College (Feb. 6), University of Nevada (Feb. 6), University of Wisconsin (Feb. 6), U.S. Free Skiing Open at Vail (Feb. 8), Montana State University (Feb. 8), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Feb. 9), Boston College (Feb. 10), University of Montana (Feb. 10), Boston University (Feb. 11), University of Minnesota at Duluth (Feb. 11), Washington State University (Feb. 11), University of Connecticut (Feb. 12), Boise State University (Feb. 13), Tufts University (Feb. 13), University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (Feb. 13), Rochester Institute of Technology ( Feb. 17), University of Massachusetts (Feb. 18), N.Y. State University (Feb. 18), Idaho State University (Feb. 19), Cornell University (Feb. 19), University of New Hampshire (Feb. 20), Rutgers University (Feb. 21), Princeton University (Feb. 23), University of Delaware at Newark (Feb. 24), University of Maine (Feb. 24), Dartmouth University (Feb. 25), Carnegie Mellon University (Feb. 25), Weber State University (Feb. 26), Ohio State University (Feb. 26), Brigham Young University (Feb. 26), Utah State University (Feb. 27) and University of Utah (Feb. 27)

  • March. Middlebury University (March 1), University of Vermont (March 5) and University of Southern Maine (March 6)

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* No purchase necessary; void where prohibited. Open only to U.S. residents 18 and older with access to a PC equipped with a legal version of Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional software as of Feb. 3, 2003. Total value of all prizes awarded is $6,742. Odds of winning based on the number of entries received. Full rules are on the Web site.

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