Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Video Poem Contest at MovingPoems.com

Videopoem contest from MovingPoems. com

http://discussion. movingpoems. com/321/announci ng-moving- poems-first- videopoem- contest/

In order to showcase and celebrate diverse approaches to making
videopoems and poetry-films, Moving Poems is sponsoring a contest where
everyone will use the same poem in its entirety, either in the
soundtrack or as text (or both). Please join us! Post the results to
YouTube or Vimeo send us the link no later than April 15. Winners will
be published on the main site. Here's the poem, used by permission of
the author:

Fable
by Howie Good

A messenger arrived
from a country

colonized by magpies.
I have two sons, he said,

one whose name
means wolf

and one whose name
means laughter.

It felt like rain,
what’s called

a baby’s ear moon,
false angel wing.

They hanged him
in a cornfield.

The world is made
of tiny struggling things.

***

Howie Good is the author of 27 print and digital chapbooks and three
full-length collections of poetry, not to mention the 12 scholarly
books he’s written in his other career as a journalism professor, which
include several studies of film and culture. For a fuller bio and links
to some of his online work, see his blog, Apoclypse Mambo.

As stipulated above, all videos should include the complete poem. They
should be true videos or films — no slideshows, please. You should also
have permission for any images, footage, and sounds you might use, or
be able to make a strong case that (for U.S. material) your use of
copyrighted material is sufficiently transformative as to fall under
generally accepted definitions of fair use. Please include Howie Good’s
name and a link to his blog in the video description at YouTube or
Vimeo.

For details about fair use and loads of links to free-to-use video and
audio, please refer to our new page of web resources for videopoem
makers. Of course, those with the means to do so should shoot fresh
footage, compose or mix your own music, etc. But if all you have access
to is some free video- and audio-editing software and lots of time and
imagination, you can still contribute.

You can enter as many times as you like. From all the entries, we’ll
select an indeterminate number of finalists to feature on the main
site. Howie has offered to give copies of his books Rumble Strip,
Anomalies, and Disaster Mode to his top three favorites, with the first
place winner getting all three, second place the first two, and third
place getting the last.

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