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    Default Sprint's Epic Film contest with Michael Bay and youtube...

    Ok so I shot a short film yesterday put it up this afternoon and have heard nothing. Which is ok I guess. When I look at the posts' on youtube every post on Sprint's Epic channel is a angry or a complaint or confusion. The biggest problem it seems is that people are having there short films rejected for either violence or for "copyright issue's".

    It would seem that the music samples that are included with Final Cut Pro create some sort of legal issue with Sprint using them. Although that is not clearly stated, I saw a post that someone said there was a post about Sprint saying not to put any of the video's to any music. Sound effects are fine but not music. I am assuming that ambient noise(a sound clip also provided by Final Cut) will also be included in the copyright exclusion.

    Sooo, I am going to have my editor resubmit the project without the ambient noise or the music. The short is called "Epic Writer", and although I have yet to be rejected I am inclined to change it and resubmit.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Here is the link to Sprint's channel:
    http://sprint.com/4g

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    Default Re: Sprint's Epic Film contest with Michael Bay and youtube...

    Ok so I got denied, officially. No specific reason given, just a form letter with a kind of "hint". So I am gonna ask my Editor to drop the sound and try it again.

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    Default Re: Sprint's Epic Film contest with Michael Bay and youtube...

    Well the editor tried to resubmit the video and the web-site has now changed and it's not possible to resubmit the video. We tried to use the same process as before but the links just take us in a big circle. It's 9:23 Central time, and the contest is supposed to take submissions until 11:59:59 PST. My editor is tired of trying and I am not sure what I am missing(besides some Red bull for my editor, somebody get a PA out to the "Crafty" truck.

    Oh well I will include the link to my youtube and the 30 second version. We will re-cut and resubmit to something else, would have been great to see how many votes we would have gotten considering that my actress is SAG and works for NBC in Chicago and has thousands of viewers.......but hey Sprint didn't need our PR anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNN6bMfUmJQ

    Sorry Mr. Bay, we will do better next time.

    Film Students, Will PA 4 Credit, always.

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    Default Re: Sprint's Epic Film contest with Michael Bay and youtube...

    If that link does not work try this one...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sABn2yRlI-o

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    Default Re: Sprint's Epic Film contest with Michael Bay and youtube...

    Here is my submission that was accepted, please vote for it
    http://now.sprint.com/e/v.php?hGp-LnuaKA0

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