Campus MovieFest Golden Tripod Award Winners Announced!

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Congratulations to all of the Campus MovieFest filmmakers who went home with Golden Tripod Awards last evening!

We celebrated and danced the night away at a special event hosted by Flula Borg and performances from The Hearsay, NoneLikeJoshua, Hip HopDuke, The Glad Scientist and DJ Heavy-B.

Check out the winners here!

Join us at the TERMINUS Awards tonight, Saturday June 24th at the W Atlanta Midtown for even more awards, special guests, and a surprise you won't want to miss! 

Mario Kart Field Day- Location Change

Did you think a little rain was going to keep us down?

But we will have to bring Field Day indoors (our karts can't withstand lightning strikes).

What does this mean?

With the change in location comes with a change up of equally awesome events. Take a look at what we've got planned & make sure you don't miss out!

12:30- Check-in begins

Registered teams will check in at the front desk. Individuals who signed up on their own will get to meet their team members! Last minute teams can also sign up, but to guarantee a spot be sure to sign up prior to the event!

1:00- Decoration competition

Get creative! We'll have pre-constructed karts that are all yours to decorate. Model it after your favorite kart for the game or create an original. Our most dedicated participants will even come prepared with their own fully designed kart. Otherwise, teams will work with a 45-minute limit for a chance to win coins towards prizes! 

2:00- Renegade Roundup: Capture the Koopa

If you tend to stick to the OG Mario Kart, you may not recognize this one. In the latest Mario Kart 8, you can play Renegade Roundup, which is essentially capture the flag with a Mario twist. And we're obviously bringing that to the updated Field Day!  

3:00- Mario Kart Relay

Put your Karts to the test in our final event, Mario Kart Relay. Each member of your team will get a chance to race against your opponents. Just watch out for the Koopa shells and Bob-ombs!

4:00- Awards Ceremony

We'll tally up all of the coins you've earned during the events and award the top 3 teams with some pretty awesome prizes, including the new Nintendo 3DSXL, a virtual reality drone, gift cards & more!

4:15- Mystery Tiebreaker

Who gets to take home the prize? Don't worry we've got you covered. You'll be facing off with your team in a very special activity to make sure this gets settled fair and square. 

Make sure to register your team so you can reserve a spot for Thursday's first special event!

 

GTA Party to be hosted by Flula Borg!

Another HUGE GTA announcement-  Friday’s party will be hosted by none other than Flula Borg!

Recently named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Flula is a German DJ with over 90 million YouTube views, a devout online following, and sponsorships from a number of popular online culture outlets.  Flula has become one of the best multi-talented entertainers in the online world.  Starting as a chart topping DJ in Germany before moving to Los Angeles, California, Flula boasts a diverse spectrum of talent as a musician, actor, comedian, host, DJ, and hype-man. Mixing absurdist humor with a spontaneous charm, Flula’s comedy is out to cause brilliant confusion with a charming sensibility.

You may also recognize him for his work on Pitch Perfect 2, or on COMEDY CENTRAL’s @MIDNIGHT. Flula will help us kick off the GTA Party while we celebrate the best of the best CMF filmmakers from the 2016-2017 tour - all while enjoying musical performances by The Glad Scientist, NoneLikeJoshuaThe HearsayHipHopDuke, and DJ Heavy B

We’re celebrating this huge announcement by looking back on some of our favorite Flula moments. 

Like when he gave us a very important German lesson on CONAN.

 Or when he covered Macklemore’s Thrift Shop in just one take. Outside an actual thrift store.

 And of course,  when he faced off with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect 2.

 We couldn’t be more excited about this addition to GTA. Clear your plans for Friday and make sure to head to The Loft at Center Stage Theater- you won’t want to miss this.

Tournament Time!

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Gear up for a smashing time! It's time to showcase your skills in kicking butt and taking names this year in our EXPO Hall! Head over to our tournament page and make sure you sign up today! We have a huge range of prizes that will be going to our winners this year: cash prizes, special shot outs, and PS4 Pros for our top tournament winners.

You asked for more games and we are giving it to you!. We have Super Smash Brothers, Street Fighter, Mario Kart, Soul Calibur and and a few others in our line up but we are asking for your help! Signing Up lets us know which tournaments you all want to participate in and increases your chances of doing battle in your favored terrain.

Don't see a game in this list and would like to suggest a different one? Make sure you let us know when you sign up and we will put it in hat for the final pick!

ChooseATL Starts the Party!

What better way to spend your first night in Atlanta than with ChooseATL! We're kicking off in grand style with our Welcome to ATL reception at the W Midtown Atlanta. It's going to be great! We've drinks, bites, and tons of fun to offer as attendees come together to meet and mingle. There might even be a few special surprises, but we're not telling!

ChooseATL is a community-driven effort powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to showcase Atlanta as the nation’s best place to live, work, create, and start a company for millennials. Atlanta has the 10th largest economy in the United States and is the most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation, first in the WORLD for film and TV productions, and has a massive game development industry. It is ChooseATL's mission to help inform and change minds so that businesses and talent continue to flood the city.

Announcing the CMF Golden Tripod Nominations

We are very excited and proud to announce the nominees for the Campus MovieFest Golden Tripod Awards. 

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is not only the world's largest student film festival, but it's also TERMINUS' older, still really really good looking sister organization.  Started in 2011 by four students at Emory University, CMF now travels the country to over 50 colleges and universities providing any student, regardless of their major, with the equipment, training, and opportunity to make their own five-minute film in just one week.

That means all of these nominated films were made in just one week by college students.

It's ok to be impressed. 

These Golden Tripod Awards go to films that excelled in particular filmmaking categories, like Best Cinematography, Best Performance, or Best Directing. We don't announce nominees for CMF Best Picture, Comedy or Drama prior to the TERMINUS Awards held Saturday, June 24th - but you can find out who wins these Golden Tripod Awards at the GTA Party on Friday, June 23rd. More on that special event soon! 

Welcome Jason Levine to TERMINUS!

Our partners at Adobe are pulling out all of the stops at this year's TERMINUS. In addition to bringing back Maxim Jago they are presenting the amazingly talented and entertaining Jason Levine to host two stellar workshops on publishing video for social media and mixing audio.

Jason is the Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, who travels the globe inspiring and educating users on Adobe Creative Cloud, focusing on video, audio and mobile workflows. Each week you can find Jason streaming on Adobe’s Facebook and YouTube channels, speaking to the next generation of editors, vloggers and VFX artists,  showing the tips and tricks of the trade in real-time. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. 

Editing, Finessing & Publishing Video for Social Networks

Shooting video is easier than ever; but if you want to make it look good, stand out and really attract an audience, there are a couple of key things you can do to make it cinematic & stylized, sound great and be ready to share with your followers. Join Principal Creative Cloud Evangelist Jason Levine for this tips & tricks session on how to import all different flavors of video (including vertical!), how to apply cinematic presets for color, quick audio-mixing techniques and single-click options to publish to your favorite social networks. 

AUDIO that GRABS your AUDIENCE! - How to Mix Dialogue, Music & SFX for Non-Audio Pros

Audience retention is the key to success, whether you vlog on YouTube, publish daily stories to Instagram or Snapchat, or make short films for Sundance. In this session, join Principal Creative Cloud Evangelist Jason Levine as he teaches you techniques to mix and process your audio with ease—even if audio isn’t your thing. With the Essential Sound Panel in Premiere Pro and Audition CC, you can mix your sound with a punch that guarantees to grab viewers' attention and keeps them watching! 

Announcing the Mario Kart Field Day at TERMINUS!

3, 2, 1, GO!

That’s right! We’ll be bringing the world of Mario Kart to life for TERMINUS’ opening day. Whether you decide to stop by between screenings or stick around for the whole thing, we have a full day of activities planned for you. We’ll have three main events along with a series of mini-games running throughout where you’ll be competing for prizes. Plan some time to head down to Piedmont Park on Thursday June 22nd for our Mario Kart Field Day!

Compete for some pretty awesome prizes!

You'll have the opportunity to earn coins at each event and mini-game. The top scoring teams will win the New Nintendo 3DS XL, a virtual reality drone, gift cards and more!

To guarantee a spot, be sure to register your team before June 10th!

Event 1: Design your Kart!

We’ll give you the tools and supplies you need to make a custom Kart for your team. Judges will select their favorites, and the best karts will earn coins towards prizes. Want a leg up on the competition? Come with a game plan and check out these homemade costumes and Karts for inspiration!

Event 2: Shell Dodgeball!

A gym class you won’t want to miss. Instead of typical dodgeballs, you’ll be dodging shells as another opportunity to earn coins for your team!

Event 3: Battle Royale Relay

Our final event will also be the biggest. Put your karts to the test in a real-life Mario Kart race! Compete for first place while dodging obstacles. Did we mention that you’ll only have 3 lives? Each team will be given just 3 balloons to race with, so watch your back- you never know who might sneak up on you!

Field Day is open to all to watch but only All-Access and Fan Badge holders can particpate. 

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Volunteer at TERMINUS 2017!

Calling all volunteers! Applications are open for 2017 TERMINUS Conference and Festival! 

We have opportunities across the board including guest relations, A/V, party animals, gaming, photography, and much more.  If you want to get a look behind the scenes and gain valuable experience in special events, festivals, or a skill of your choosing we hope you'll consider volunteering at TERMINUS. You'll not only be a part of an amazing team having a good time organizing a killer four-day event, you'll also earn a badge so you can join in on the fun when you're not working.  

There are also opportunities to log your hours before TERMINUS even starts. If you're a social media wiz or want to watch all the movies ahead of time, please let us know by filling out the form below. Let us know your availability and what you're most interested in doing.  

We really cannot do this without you and can't wait to meet and work with you!

See you at TERMINUS!

Maxim Jago returns to TERMINUS

Our friends at Adobe are bringing tons of great workshops to TERMINUS and with them they are bringing Maxim Jago - an award winning film director and screenwriter - for two excellent presentations.

Maxim was one of our most well reviewed presenters at TERMINUS 2016 and this year he's bringing with him his expertise in Premiere Pro (he literally wrote the book on it), After Effects, and how Creative Cloud makes your post-production workflow most effective for filmmakers. He'll also share all of the new workflows available for those creating 360º, VR, and AR! 

Be sure to get your All-Access badge today - Prices go up on June 1st and you do not want to miss out! 

 

 

 

 

 

End to End Workflows with Adobe Creative Cloud

In this fast-moving presentation, Adobe Master Trainer and award winning filmmaker Maxim Jago packs five days of post-production training into a single session. Maxim will share the most important skills needed to incorporate multiple applications into your post-production workflow. You’ll learn about best-practice approaches to moving media and creative decisions from your original footage, through Adobe Prelude, to Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, and Adobe Media Encoder, with minimum work and maximum flow. New features in After Effects and Premiere Pro make collaboration over motion graphics easier than ever, incorporate newest filmmaking techniques for 360º, VR, and AR. In this presentation Maxim will explore fast and slow ways to achieve creative excellence. 

What it is to be human - a storyteller’s perspective

In this intense and broad-reaching presentation, filmmaker and author Maxim Jago shares his most valued lessons learned from directing 30 short films in over 25 years of filmmaking. Maxim describes essential ways to identify drama, to help actors find their performance, and to communicate with crew in ways that facilitate the expression of their genius. As storytellers, how can we more convey meaning as well as facts? What drives us to share? How do we know when we have succeeded? Maxim will share anecdotes and valuable experiences, negotiation techniques and approaches to conflict management, along with a unique perspective on the two key tasks directors must master: To form a vision, and communicate it.