DJI Launches 'Campus Stories' Short Film Contest for Students in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, has launched its first short film contest, called “Campus Stories,” for all students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities.
With three entry categories, the contest is open to all students, regardless of previous filming experience. The competition provides entrants with hands-on filming and producing experiences with DJI equipment and offers them the chance to win the equipment for themselves. Grand prizes for category winners include some of DJI’s top-of-the-line products.
Participants in the first two categories (“A” and “B”) will first pitch their campus-themed videos via script. Winners of the pitch contest will get equipment from DJI and the green light to begin producing a three- to five-minute video on a campus-related theme. Those entering the “C” category and not seeking any production equipment from DJI will shoot their own three- to five-minute campus-themed video for submission.
Joining the judging panel this year, along with DJI’s own video-production team, are three experts in film production. Tom Antos, creative director of Tom Antos Film, has been featured in Mogul’s Awesome Director Project and his YouTube tutorials have an audience of 260,000. Cherish Chen, creative producer at RocketJump, has worked on big-budget films like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Hobbit,” among others. She is actively involved in RocketJump Film School, which aims to help future generations grow as storytellers and leaders. Mike Bishop is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and leader in creative aerial filmmaking. As a longtime DJI content partner, he has launched videos using DJI’s Phantom drones, the Zenmuse X5 camera and the Osmo stabilized handheld camera. Bishop travels the world, ever raising the bar for quality in this emerging industry.
DJI is dedicated to empowering creators with the latest imaging technologies to bring their ideas to life. On campus is where DJI believes the next generation of creators is. As such, DJI is offering a platform for students to unleash their creativity and talent by telling us their unique campus stories.
The application is now open until October 29. The list for selected teams to receive the equipment for production will be announced on November 6. For more details and entry, please visit: events.dji.com/campus/stories
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.