(May 15th, 2006 -- New York, NY) RES Magazine has teamed up with Warner Independent Pictures, Microsoft, and Jumpcut.com to produce A Scanner Darkly Remix Contest. RES Magazine is announcing its call for entries for contestants to recut, remix or remake the film trailer for the upcoming Richard Linklater feature film A Scanner Darkly, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, opening July 7th, 2006.
The winner will receive trip for two to the film’s U.S. Premiere and a Microsoft Windows professional video editing workstation.
The film’s creative team will choose one winner and one runner-up. Web site visitors will vote on an additional audience award. Contestants can use Jumpcut.com’s online video editor or their own software. Deadline for entries is June 7th, 2006. Winners will be announced mid-June. The Grand Prize winner will receive two tickets to the U.S. Premiere of A Scanner Darkly in Los Angeles including roundtrip airfare, hotel, and transportation, and a Microsoft Windows 64-bit powered professional video editing workstation with Adobe Production Studio Premium featuring Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and more. Runner-up and Audience Award winners will both receive XBOX360 video game consoles, Adobe Production Studio Standard software and an autographed A Scanner Darkly movie poster.
For information on how to submit and complete contest rules visit scanner.res.com
Based on legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick’s own experiences, A Scanner Darkly tells the darkly comedic, caustic and deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process—a method known as interpolated rotoscoping, first employed in writer/director Richard Linklater’s 2001 film "Waking Life" — to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now. A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane.
RES Media Group (RMG) is a global media company dedicated to the innovative creative community in the areas of film, music, art, design and culture. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London, the ten-year-old company is internationally recognized as a leader in its field. RMG produces RESFEST, the acclaimed film festival; RES magazine, a bi-monthly publication for the emerging creative lifestyle; regular retail and promotional DVDs featuring original content; a monthly screen series; and RESLAB, a marketing services division providing integrated solutions for a broad range of clients. For more information RES Magazine visit res.com
Jumpcut.com is the Internet's first fully featured video editor, letting users make movies completely online. Jumpcut.com users can upload their own media, grab shared media from other users, make amazing movies and publish instantly. Since everything is online, when Jumpcut.com users update their movies, changes are applied instantly to all published copies. Jumpcut.com also lets users remix other people's public movies, enabling real-time video collaboration within online communities. Jumpcut.com makes the internet a creative playground.
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