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WATCHMEN Advert Competition


Regular reader Wesley Willis just emailed me about a new competition that’s begun for Watchmen. The idea is that you make a commercial for Veidt Enterprises, the company owned and run by Adrian Veidt (or Ozymandias) in Watchmen, and the winners commercials, apart from getting them lots of other cool prizes, could end up in the finished movie! Pretty damn cool, eh?

Here’s all the details:

Welcome to the WATCHMEN “Veidt Enterprises Advertising Contest.” Director Zack Snyder is
offering you the opportunity to create “Veidt Enterprises” TV commercials that could end
up in the feature film WATCHMEN, scheduled to be released in theaters on March 6, 2009.

To get started, download the standard definition and/or high definition assets from the
links below, and then shoot your own original TV commercial that advertises one of the
products! Remember, the movie is set in 1985, so TV commercials should be in 4:3 aspect
ratio (so it looks like standard TV, not widescreen) and they should be either 15, 30 or
60 seconds in length. The products are all made by “Veidt Enterprises,” and you can
download the product logos for your use as well.

Make your TV commercial in NTSC standard definition (720×486) or higher resolution,
upload it, and then others can vote on your work. The contest ends on June 2, 2008. The
40 finalists will win signed posters from Zack Snyder. The top five finalists from user
votes will win High-Definition Canon Vixia HG10 camcorders. Up to 20 of Zack’s favorite
finalists will win $1000.00, and have a chance to be included in the WATCHMEN feature
film itself.

Good Luck!

There are more and more “competition” based advertising campaigns to do with movies now, and a lot seem to utilise YouTube, but when the prizes are as cool as possibly getting your entry included in what has the potential to be one of the best movies of 2009 who cares? To download the assets to begin making your own commercial visit this site and why not let us know if you do so we can check out your entry?

Thanks once again to Wes for the heads up!

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