New York - Avid and HD sound effects publisher Blastwave FX have teamed up for a Competition and Giveaway with prize packages worth $12,000. Participants can register to win Turnkey and Basic Post Production Packages and compete for the Grand Prize by creating and submitting a 30- to 45-second video that answers the question “What Role Do Sound Effects Play in Picture?”
Three award winning sound designers will select the Grand Prize winner, who will receive a Turnkey A/V Post Package worth $8,300. The Grand Prize included: Avid Media Composer 4, Mbox 2 & Pro Tools LE, SONOPEDIA£ HD Sound Effects Library, The Sound Effects Bible, and DV Toolkit 2. The deadline for entries is April 20th and the winner will be announced on May 5st (Cinco de Mayo).
Anyone who registers is automatically entered to win two (2) Basic Post Packages worth $1,800 each. These two giveaway prizes include: Mbox 2 Mini & Pro Tools LE, .wavFX Mini sound effects library, 2X Blastwave FX Sound Effects Download Packs, The Sound Effects Bible, and DV Toolkit 2.
Click here to register for the Blastwave FX & AVID Competition and Giveaway or visit www.blastwavefx.com/avid.
Award-winning judges include Skip Lievsay (No Country For Old Men), Jacob Ribicoff (Revolutionary Road) and Ric Viers (Blastwave FX and author of The Sound Effects Bible).
Video entries addressing the question “What Role Do Sound Effects Play in Picture?” will be judged upon the following criteria:
- how well the soundtrack supports the video and/or vice versa
- exemplification of role of sound for picture
- structure and flow from beginning to end
All registrants will receive a Free Competition Download Pack containing 45 selected free sound effects from the Blastwave FX library and pre- and post-roll footage, which are to be used in creating the video.
The purpose of these competitions is to challenge participants to showcase their creativity while thinking outside the box and fostering relationships within the media production community.
For more details, rules, information on prizes and judges, go to the Blastwave FX & AVID Competition and Giveaway at