Please note that these short films were commissioned by us to provide inspiration - they aren't entered into the competition.
First up, Cassetteboy, whose fast-cutting mash-up videos are (in)famous around the web, applies his signature techniques to the Digital Revolution rushes to offer a unique collection of mashed statements about the web:
Next, Barry Pilling uses his stop-motion approach to create a brilliant interpretation of the Digital Revolution content - telling the multiplatform story in a literally multiplatform way:
You just knew they'd never be able to resist using Stephen Fry saying "LOL".
So hopefully this has whetted your appetites for the rushes and fanned the flames of your your creative fires to get involved with our short film competition.
Digital Revolution has been releasing rushes sequences from the ongoing production for you to watch, embed, download and re-use for your own video, and we thought it would be fun to run a competition for you to make a short film about the series themes or a trailer for the series as a whole. We've made our own little mash-up to explain this further:
Your short film or trailer could win a promo spot on the BBC Homepage and be seen by hundreds of thousands of people. The winners will also be invited to attend a documentary masterclass at the BBC and meet with a BBC Multiplatform Commissioning Executive. Just make something that educates, informs and entertains. You can find more of the details of the competition on the Digital Revolution Competition page.
After today (7 December 2009) we won't be uploading any further video rushes sequences until after the competition closes - 3 January 2010. So what you find on the rushes page is everything we will be putting up for use in the competition.
In fact, since we've been uploading more and more rushes sequences over the last couple of weeks, you have more rushes to play with than Cassetteboy or Barry Pilling had. So what are you waiting for? Get mashing!
The Virtual Revolution looks at how the web is shaping our world. Previously known as Digital Revolution (working title), it has been an open and collaborative production, which asked the web audience to debate programme themes, suggest and send questions for interviewees, watch and comment on interview and graphics clips, and download clips for personal use and re-editing.
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