Visitor Video Competition at Target First Saturday on October 6, 2007
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5–11 p.m. During Target First Saturday in October, show us how the Museum looks through your eyes: bring your video camera, digital camera, or cell phone, and film a one-minute video.
Document the launch of our new exciting season of Target First Saturdays, or help celebrate the diversity of our world-renowned permanent collections through the lens of your camera. Upload your video to YouTube and register to compete for prizes. Your video will be judged by our panel, which includes Christina Norman, President of MTV Music Television; Danny Simmons of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation; and Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum.
A little background:
In the fall of 2006, the Museum invited film students from Pratt Institute to develop and film a short public service announcement (PSA) for the Museum. Students Bryant Fisher and Max Sitnikov volunteered, filming the Brooklyn band Gravesend. Now, we're inviting our visitors to submit their own cinematic explorations of the Museum.
How To Participate
- Review the competition rules.
- Come to Target First Saturday on October 6, 2007 and shoot your footage.
- Entries will be accepted from October 6, 2007–October 29, 2007
- Register your entry at our Web site.
- Upload your finished video to YouTube, join our group, and add your video.
- Winners will be announced Saturday, November 3, 2007.
- Videography for personal, non-commercial use is allowed in the Museum with existing lighting only (no flash or other supplemental lighting).
- Equipment is limited to handheld video cameras. No tripods, dollies, or other equipment is permitted.
- Photography and videography are restricted to works in the Museum's permanent collection. Sorry, but filming is prohibited in exhibitions that contain works on loan from other collections (such as Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art and Global Feminisms Remix).
- Visitors to the October 2007 Target First Saturday have been notified that filming for the Visitor Video Competition will be taking place.
- Please be respectful and ask for permission if your video focuses on specific individuals. You might want to have release forms handy.
- Filming of children is strictly prohibited unless written permission from the parent or guardian has been obtained.
- The filming or recording of performances by musical artists is prohibited due to copyright restrictions.
- No filming is allowed in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium while films are being screened.
- Don't use copyright-protected material unless given express permission from the copyright holder. If you are looking for music to use in your video, take a look at PodSafe Audio. The artists on PodSafe Audio have released their music under the Creative Commons license and have agreed to allow their music to be used by you in any way and form for webcasting, as long as you don't take credit for the original work. Be sure to credit the artist if you find something to use.
- Final video should focus on the Brooklyn Museum and be no longer than 1 minute in length.
- By participating in the competition, you agree not to submit, upload, or post any video that:
- libels, defames, invades privacy, or is abusive, profane, or threatening
- infringes on any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity
- falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices, or other proprietary designations
- violates any law
- advocates illegal activity
- knowingly contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to any computer system
- advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services
- contains lewd material or content inappropriate for viewing by children
- First, second, and third-prize winners will share a visit to William Wegman's studio to meet the artist and his canine muses. Check out William Wegman's video featuring the Brooklyn Museum:
- Top ten entries will receive Museum memberships for one year.
- Top ten entries will be screened on kiosks in the lobby of the Museum during the Target First Saturday on November 3, 2007 and featured in the Community section of the Brooklyn Museum Web site.
Christina Norman, President, MTV Music Television
Christina Norman is President of MTV Music Television, where she is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, strategy, and management of MTV. She has been affiliated with MTV Networks since 1991, serving in a wide variety of roles in several areas of the network's operations. She is particularly renowned for her work in promotions and marketing and helped to establish many of the signature visual elements of MTV and VH1. Early in her career, she helped to launch MTV's breakthrough animated series Beavis and Butthead. Christina holds a B.A. from Boston University and lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
Danny Simmons, Vice President of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Danny Simmons is Vice President of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and serves on the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Museum, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is a member of Brooklyn Board of Tourism, on the National Conference of Artists Board of Directors, and is an advisor to the Red Clay Arts and Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. Danny has been involved in New York's art world since 1978, as a painter and a writer. He established the Def Jam Art Shows series and is the creator and executive producer of the lauded Def Poetry Jam spoken word series. A co-founder of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Danny is devoted to providing children with arts education and emerging artists with opportunities. Danny lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum
Formerly a curator at the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Sweden, Patrick organized the first Swedish exhibition of the work of Andreas Gursky and was part of the curatorial team that produced a major series of exhibitions under the leadership of Lars Nittve. He has written extensively about art for Stockholm's major newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and was also a critic for the Swedish daily newspaper Kvällposten and for Swedish Public Radio. Patrick has taught at New York University and is the author of several exhibition catalogues. He received a Ph.D. in art history at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
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