CAST Software launches lighting design video challenge

Deadline for this year’s contest is 26 September.

David Davies

The wysiwyg Lighting Design Video Challenge 2014 from CAST Software is open to all current wysiwyg R33 users and members, and to those who become so before the deadline of 26 September.

“As in previous years, we’re looking to discover the next lighting design talent through previsualisation, but this year’sparticipants will be challenged by having a ‘budget’ just like they would in a real world project. This ‘budget’ will be represented by an equipment limitation list,” explains Igor Silva, marketing manager at CAST Group.

“Entrants can be pros or amateurs – all you need to do is be a registered wysiwyg Member, follow the equipment limitation list and guidelines, create a 2-minute video of your lighting design using wysiwyg version R33, then post it to your YouTube account and share it on CAST’s Facebook page. That’s the challenge!”

The best three entries will be handpicked by an expert panel of judges assessing entries on creativity in lighting rigs, programming and overall lighting design. Winning entries will be showcased at the CAST Booth P10 at PLASA London on October 5 2014 then promoted online and in social media.

Additionally, winners will take home: First place: one year free wysiwyg membership; second place: nine month free wysiwyg membership; and third place: six month free wysiwyg membership.

There will also be a People’s Choice award voted for on CAST Software’s Facebook page by industry peers, where the winner will receive a year’s wysiwyg membership or option to upgrade to wysiwyg Perform.

The full terms and video requirements can be found at Submissions may be made from 7 August to 26 September.

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