How To Loyola
- How to Enter the Contest
- Interpretation of Contest Rules
- Representations and Warranties
- Submit Your Entry
March 2012 - How to Loyola
How to Loyola (v.)
- Do you attend as many Loyola sporting events as possible?
- Do you represent Loyola in the community by volunteering and giving back?
- Do you utilize all the technology Loyola has to offer to show off your creative skills?
How you "Loyola" is completely up to you! While we've provided a few ideas above, we want you to run with this idea and be as innovative as you can. No matter how many examples we provide, how you Loyola is a unique experience and we cannot wait to see how you Loyola in a video that is 60 seconds or less in length.
The following definitions are to help explain certain terms used throughout our contest rules and regulations:
- Entry - a video filmed, edited and created by the Entrant for the DMS contest;
- Entrant - the individual that submits an Entry under the terms of this Contest;
- Student(s) - one who is enrolled in Spring semester classes at Loyola University Chicago;
- Resolution - the fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image, as on a video display terminal;
- Cuts - the process of transitioning between shots with no special processes within a movie or film project;
- Special Processes - fades, wipes, dissolves, etc;
- Mpeg4 (.m4v) - files that are smaller than JPEG or QuickTime files; designed to transmit video and images over a narrower bandwidth;
- QuickTime (.mov) - popular format for creating and storing sound, graphics, and movie files;
- Export - To format data in such a way that it can be used by another application;
- URL - Uniform (or universal) Resource Locator; the address of a World Wide Web page;
- igNation - Loyola University Chicago's webpage to stay current with videos, blogs, and tweets from around Loyola; and
- Codec - A microchip that compresses or decompresses data.
To submit an entry, be sure consider our three (3) requirements: professionalism, format and integrity:
This video may be featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums at Loyola University Chicago. Inappropriate, lewd and/or illegal (University, local, state or federal) situations occuring in a video do not exemplify the professional standards of Digital Media Services, nor Loyola University Chicago.
Videos will be uploaded to igNation for submission. As you export your video, be sure to review the supported video formats on the igNation website: https://ignation.luc.edu/video_formats.html
That’s all there is to it! Digital Media Services is a place to discover, develop and innovate and we cannot wait to see how YOU Loyola!
In order to submit an entry for "How To Loyola," all entrants must be currently enrolled in the Spring 2012 semester at Loyola University Chicago (LUC). Staff and Faculty at LUC are not eligible to participate, unless they are currently enrolled in courses during the Spring 2012 semester. A group of students may create film footage; however, only one entry may be submitted, per project. In the event that a group entry is determined a winner, only one prize will be issued, regardless of the number of participants in that entry. Since entries will be evaluated by members of the Digital Media Services (DMS) staff, DMS full-time staff are not eligible to submit entries, regardless of their academic status.
The following prizes will be awarded for entries that are selected:
- First Place: One (1) Specialized Bella Advantage keyboard designed for video editing
- Second Place: One (1) Pinnacle/Avid Dazzle DVD Recorder HD
- Third Place: One (1) Mastech Digital Illluminance Light Meter
All entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation for their video entry.
In the event that a group entry is determined a winner, only only prize will be issued, regardless of the number of participants in that entry. No duplicate prizes will be awarded. As a reminder, any entries may be publicized internally and externally using Digital Media Services resources.
How to Enter the Contest
The contest begins on March 13, 2012. Submissions will be accepted until May 7, 2012 at 5:00pm. Winners will be announced on May 10, 2012, via our website, social media websites (FacebookTM and TwitterTM) and by direct contact to the winners' Loyola email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:
- Submitted your entry on the web by visiting: https://myits.luc.edu/techconnect/howtoloyola/
- Be sure to include "How to Loyola" in the submission title. For example, "How to Loyola: My Contest Entry" As a reminder, your video should be no longer than 60 seconds in length and contain a minimum of 10 cuts in the duration of the film.
Only one entry may be submitted per entrant. There are no fees associated with submitting an entry. Please send any questions or concerns to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five entries will be selected by the full-time staff of DMS. Of those five choices, DMS full-time staff will choose one “First Prize” winner, and two runner-up winners - "Second and Third Place", with the remaining two being featured on our social media platforms as “Honorable Mentions.”
Representations and Warranties
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant agrees to abide by all Official Rules as described, including/but not limited to: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of the Entry and their respective content, as submitted; (b) the Entry is an original; (c) the Entry is not obscene (offensive to moral principles) and does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity; (d) the Entry does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, watermarking, worm, or any other measure, that damages software or hardware used to view Entries; and (e) he/she has the right to grant exclusive ownership of Entry to Digital Media Services. Any such activity identified in a video entry that is in violation of any policies identified above may result in disqualification and potential report to Loyola's Office of Student Conduct for further advisement.
By participating in our contest, the Entrant agrees Digital Media Services is not responsible, and will not be held liable for any entry that is: (a) corrupt, becomes damaged, garbled, illegible, incomplete, late, lost, or misdirected; (b) computer or network malfunction including error; (c) disruptions caused by unforeseen bugs, Internet traffic, viruses or worms; (d) damages caused by any submissions. If any damage, disruption or error occurs, or the fairness, integrity, or security of the contest hinders the judge’s abilities to allow the contest to continue to the end of the contest date, Digital Media Services reserves the right to terminate the contest, and to (not) declare a winning entry from the submissions entered. Persons found tampering or abusing any aspect of the contest will be disqualified from voting at any time. Any system crafted to manipulate voting or tamper with others’ entries will result in disqualification. Digital Media Services reserves the right to disqualify any entries based on failure to comply with the Official Rules and Regulations.
Interpretation of Contest Rules
Any questions regarding the contest rules should be directed to email@example.com. Further concerns regarding the interpretation of the Official Rules and Regulations will be reviewed by the manager of Digital Media Services. A decision towards the overall interpretation of the rules will be determined and all entrants will be bound by the decision.
Setups and Tips
Need a little help to get started? This page will feature tips, tricks and the proper software setup for our contests.
Open Source Tools
- Celtx: free media pre-production software designed for creating and organizing media projects like screenplays, films, videos, stageplays, audio plays, documentaries, comics, games and podcasts
- Blender: 3D modeling software written in Python and C++ with the ability to make animations and games
- Audacity: Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems
- LAME: Mp3 Source Encoder