3rd Annual YouTube Video Contest & IMAX Screening

The 3rd Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and IMAX Screening is on!  Oh yeah.  Here’s your chance.  Time to start filming and get editing. 

You can fly solo or work with up to five other teens, videos need to be 5 minutes or less, and they MUST be uploaded to the QC Libraries YouTube group during Teen Tech Week which runs March 7-13th. 

Check out this year’s themes:

-Picture book comes to life

-Live-action Anime

-Day in the life of your favorite author

Choose a theme and run with it.  Also new for this year:  ALL entries must be submitted to the QC Libraries YouTube group.  So, your videos must comply with YouTube’s terms of use in order to be shown on the IMAX screen at the red carpet premiere party.  Party?

Yep, the red-carpet premiere party at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will be Thursday, March 25th at 6pm, screening (on the GIANT screen) will begin at 7, awards ceremony to follow.  Like the past two years, we will hand out Oscar-like trophies we call ‘Deweys’ to select winners.  There will also be two grand prizes up for grabs–Librarian’s Choice Award and Viewer’s Choice Award.  Each of the grand prize winning vids will be awarded $100 cash.  For all of the event details print off one of the registration forms today!! 

Also, we’re hosting several filming and editing labs at the Fairmount St. Library starting tomorrow night at 5:30.  If you don’t have a camera, don’t know the first thing about editing, have no idea what you’re doing we will happily walk you through every step.  Serious.  You can even use our green screen for a little special effects action!  Here are the dates/times of all open labs:

2/23 Tuesday 5:30-7:30

2/25 Thursday 3:00-5:00

2/27 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/4 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/6 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/11 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/13 Saturday 3:00-5:00

If you have any questions, or to submit entry forms, contact your local library or call DPL Teen Specialist Christie at 563.326.7893. 

Make a video.  Do it.  Trust me–this experience is one you’ll want to tell your kids about…

-Christie

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