Ever wanted to go gorilla tracking in Rwanda? Or witness the annual migration in the Tanzania? Maybe you’d prefer a luxury holiday in Zanzibar, or chilling on the beach in Thailand. Or perhaps you’re keen to hit the hides and get up close to nature on a photo safari in Botswana? Whatever it is, we’ll give you R20 000 towards one of these holiday packages (see them all here) if you come out tops in the Project Getaway Travel Film Competition.
If you’re like us, travel means a lot of different things. It means exploring something new, but it also means finding out more about the places you’ve fallen in love with. It’s you, a backpack and half a plan, but it’s also your family in the car on a well-oiled road trip. It’s a game drive, an adventure holiday or just relaxing in the sun. It’s everything from camping in the wilderness to living large at a luxurious new lodge. But at the end of it all, travel is about sharing your story. Project Getaway invites you to share your travel story, whatever it may be.
We want you to show us your cool story (bro) in a video. Yes, a video. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be the next Hitchcock (that would involve filming yourself in the bath tub, and that’s not something we’d like to see), we’re simply looking for creative films from passionate travellers. Whether you’re a DSLR pro and know how to work an editing suite or you’re just a smartphone cinematographer, GoPro director, laptop producer, or even a slideshow maker, you can enter.
Well, that’s more of a question of, ‘what do I want to film?’ Do you want to make a video of yourself bungee jumping? Do it! Then send it in, you crazy nutter. Got something cool to show us in your hometown? Shoot it (with your camera) and then send it in. Caught a sequence of unbelievable action on a game drive? Send it in. Awesome time lapse from your last camping trip? You guessed it. Send it in! A video of you singing Achy breaky heart into your steering-wheel-mounted camera on a six-hour drive to Cape Town with your girlfriend? No. Don’t send that in. You’ve gone too far.
But seriously, your video can be anything from a short film (under one minute) showcasing your favourite beach, city or even coffee shop to a five-minute video about your passion for conservation. It can even be a ten-minute video of that crazy morning when you went mushroom hunting in the forest with your mom.
Packing shorts – anything up to one minute in length.
Fives alive – anything up to five minutes.
Long way round – anything up to ten minutes.
Your short film should be uploaded at a minimum size of 720p (1280 x 720 is an ideal size for widescreen projects and 1280 x 960 for 4 x 3 projects, 1,0 square pixels), 25 frames per second, H264 codec with a .mov or a .mp4 extension, a bit rate of a target video bit rate of 28MB/s and a lossless audio track and no larger than 400MB.
The closing date for entries is 30 November 2013.
Visit competitions.getaway.co.za/project-getaway-competition-terms-conditions to see all the terms and conditions.