Greeting Friends, Family, and Colleagues,
For the past month, I've been involved with an exciting new project called Rootclip.com. It's an interesting website that allows users to tell a story through a collaborative video sharing contest.
Here's an example of they incredible, and fun, movies that our users creating - http://rootclip.com/clips/good-luck/3/underworld/
What?s it all about? We shoot the first 'chapter' in a story. Users continue the story started by the ?rootclip?. Users vote for their favorite, that extends the story and so on. It is very much like a Choose Your Own Adventure book we all read as children, only quite a bit more exciting and engaging. It is a place for people who like to make movies, as well as people who like to watch movies.
Each chapter winner gets a $500 VISA gift card, and the 'final scene'
winner will attend the Traverse City Film Festival to see the debut of the completed Rootclip film. Winners of the final chapter will also meet award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who is an adviser to the project.
Michael Moore said of this project, "When I first heard the idea of RootClip I was very impressed and thought how much fun it would be to participate in this. We've entered a new era of filmmaking and I believe that our next great batch of filmmakers will come from places like RootClip!"
Please help us out by registering to vote for your favorite video, or even entering your own video. You can also help by passing the site along to a friend who might be interested in movies, video production, or film critiques.
I am very glad to finally have the opportunity to share this site with you, and we are excited to continue adding more storylines and features to the site as we grow.