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About Video Marathon 2022

Last year, Laowa is honored to work with 10 talented creators for the Video Marathon.

For the 2nd year of the Video Marathon, Laowa is going to reach a new height by inviting ALL OF YOU to join us!

Laowa believes everybody has to start somewhere, and Video Marathon 2022 is ready to be the spacious platform for you to illustrate your brilliant ideas. Laowa hopes to color this marathon with all kinds of creativity, thus, we welcome talent like you, to participate with Laowa and/or any other lenses!

Visit our Youtube Sub-Channel – Laowa Video Marathon for prize details !
https://www.youtube.com/@LaowaVideoMarathon/featured

THEME: LOST & FOUND

By the time of having retrospect and prospect, Laowa would love to have your story built around the theme – “Lost & Found”. We have no limitation on lenses and genres: realistic or concrete, narrative or music-video, feel free to shock us with your “LOST & FOUND” story.

Any of your past works related to the theme are welcome for submissions, not to mention doing newly inspired “LOST & FOUND” story for us

Sponsors and Prizes

GOLDEN PICK

Selected by Laowa, the 8 sponsors, and Video Marathon 2021 winner @davidshin

Prizes valued over 6900 USD, including the professional equipment you crave for scaling your future projects! Join for a chance to be a Pro!

JACKPOT

The winner whose video gets the most likes during the voting period.

Prizes worth over 5000 USD will enhance the experience and quality of your filming undoubtedly, no to mention gain support from the general public!

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Dream up and get ready with your lenses!

Know more by reading the information at below.

Basic Guidelines for entries :

  1. The Marathon is free to enter.
  2. The Marathon is open to all members of the public.
  3. Entrants are welcome to create the entry video with Laowa AND/OR al other lenses. Please notice extra points will be given to the entrant who used Laowa lens(es) for at least 30 seconds of the entry video.
  4. You MUST submit a behind-the-scenes video (at least 15 seconds) and photos (3 or more) to show your use of Laowa lens(es) for the submitted entry video.
  5. Entrants are encouraged to create the entry video with the listed sponsors’ products. Please notice that entrants who used the listed sponsors’ products will participate in the Brand Choice category automatically.
  6. You MUST submit a behind-the-scene video (at least 15 seconds) and photos (3 or more) to show your use of the listed sponsors’ product(s).
  7. The entry video duration will be at least 1 minute to 3 minutes. A longer video is welcome, while we highly recommend you to submit a video within 3 minutes.
  8. No genre is limited for the entry video.
  9. The 1-3 minute video must be an “original” work of the entrant in relation to Laowa Video Marathon 2022 “Lost & Found”.
  10. Video minimum resolution & aspect ratios:1080p, 1920×1080 pixels.
  11. We accept file format H.264 (higher definition/resolution) standard.
  12. All copyright issues must be resolved before adding audio or background music. Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights. Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred.
  13. Please complete the application form https://forms.gle/1jumFZSpEEm84EkJ6 ON OR BEFORE 24th February 2023 23:59 HKT. Entry Video and required BTS footage have to be converted into a download link and submit at the specific column in the application form.
  14. Tne entrant can submit one video only. Only the latest submission of the entrant will be counted as the sole valid entry.
  15. In case of disputes, Laowa’s decision shall be the final decision.

Condition of video entry:

  1. Video minimum resolution & aspect ratios:1080p, 1920×1080 pixels.
  2. We accept file format H.264 (higher definition/resolution) standard.
  3. Entrants should keep at least one copy of their video. Laowa is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  4. Please do not add black bars for the footage.
  5. Voice Over is allowed for the video.
  6. Please do not add subtitles to the video.
  7. Video can be submitted via https://forms.gle/1jumFZSpEEm84EkJ6 starting on 23 December 2022. The deadline of submission is 24 February 2023 23:59 HKT. Winners will be announced on 20 March 2023.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Copyrights of all submitted videos belong to Laowa. Laowa reserves the rights to:
    a. use the submitted videos for any making purposes

    b. edit, adapt, use, reproduce, perform, display, and/or distribute all or parts of the content without getting consent from the owner or paying any fees to the entrants.
  2. Personal information provided by entrants would be used for the Viedo Marathon only.
  3. Laowa reserves all rights to amend the terms and conditions and rules and regulations of the competition without prior notice.
  4. Entrants will automatically accept the above terms and conditions once a video is submitted with a completed online form.
  5. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and Hong Kong. Content must not:
    a.
    Promote illegal behavior
    b. Support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice
    c. Advocate sexual or violent exploitation

    d. Violate rights established by law or agreement

    e. Invade the privacy of any person;

    Be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Laowa in its sole and conclusive determination.
  6. In case of disputes, Laowa’s decision shall be the final decision.

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Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe

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Laowa 15mm T2.1 Zero-D Cine

This exciting prime lens provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 110° on Full Frame camera system. It is currently the widest T2.1 lens in the market covering large format sensor. The tiny size & light weight makes it a perfect companion with gimbals and run-and-gun shooting. The new Cine version comes with standard 0.8 mod gears on both aperture and focus rings. A standard 77mm filter thread is designed to mount screw-in filters easily. The lens also features a superb optical distortion control with all straight lines retained. Learn more

The best license in the world. Use anywhere, from YouTube monetization to commercial use worldwide.

Artlist Music & SFX

Artlist is the filmmaking industry’s go-to library of high-quality royalty-free music and sound effects created by inspiring indie artists worldwide for all types of videos, YouTube commercials, films and more. Learn more

Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor-recorders. These products give video professionals a faster, higher quality and more affordable production system, whether they create for social media, YouTube, TV or cinema.

Shogun CONNECT

Shugun CONNECT combines portable monitoring and professional RAW recording, with support for integrated and cloud-based workflows. It compatible with a wide range of digital cinema, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras. Professional video connectivity including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0. It can monitor up to 8K HDR sources and use AtomOS tools to perfect every shot. You are able to record in a range of professional formats including Apple ProRes RAW, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD/HR, or HEVC (H.265). Learn more

Hollyland wireless solutions are expressly designed for data, audio, and video transmissions and wireless intercom systems for real-time team communication. Rapidly becoming the most competitive global wireless device and solution providers, Hollyland products are redefining the way people interchange and share ideas, visions, and creativity every day around the world.

LARK M1

The Lark M1 wireless lavalier microphone delivers omnidirectional sounds in excellent detailed quality in a sleek and compact body. Designed for YouTubers, vloggers, live streamers, or anyone who cares about high-quality audio for videos. Learn more

MARS 4K

The new Hollyland Mars 4K wireless video transmission system is capable of a 450ft (150m) LOS range and ultra-low latency of 0.06s. The Mars 4K is designed to combine high performance and reliable quality at an affordable price. Learn more

H&Y Filters are an ambitious team constantly developing innovative filter products. It has been their goal to offer maximum flexibility to photographers and videographers over their creations, even in the toughest environment.

This kit set is special created for Video Marathon 2022, with the H&Y K-series HD Drop-in Black Mist Filter, Swift Magnetic Drop-in Filter Rack, Swift Magnetic Matte Box, H&Y REVORING with Polariser and VND Variable Step Adapter! Get to know more about their marvelous products from their website. Learn more

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NANLITE strive to design lighting products that provide image-makers with new possibilities and push them to expand their creative horizons as NANLITE vow to expand theirs as well. NANLITE listen to customer feedback, focus on design details, and optimize the user experience of our products. NANLITE stand behind all of our products and provide the best technical support available to help you accomplish your vision effortlessly.

FS-300B

NANLITE release the FS-300B bi-color spotlight to offer more CCT flexibility for photography, live streaming and content creation, it’s second to none in the market in the same range with high illuminance level, accurate color rendition, and smooth software & hardware interaction. Creators can enjoy using it with more ease and pleasure due to its higher cost-effectiveness and broader versatility. Learn more

PavoBulb 10C 4KIT

PavoBulb 10C is a complete platform for practical lighting with dedicated powering and mounting accessories that will inspire filmmakers and let them quickly achieve their ideas while delivering subtle yet captivating light every time. PavoBulb 10C lets you set the mood by adjusting the CCT or HUE, which can be done with the built-in buttons on the light or with the NANLINK APP. This exciting new practical also permits realistic emotional expression through genuinely decorating the scene by programmable special effects along with DMX connectivity for full control! Learn more

PavoTube II 15X

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SmallRig Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Column AP-20 4059

SmallRig Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Column AP-20, specially designed for travel photography, has a folded length of only 40cm and greater shooting stability, given its foldable carbon fiber legs and center column design. Four-section legs with flip locks extend the tripod to as high as 158cm and bear a load of up to 10kg; the detachable center column can be reversed for low-angle shots, and one of the legs works separately with the tripod head to become a monopod. The tripod features a lock knob for quick angle adjustment between three stops (23°/55°/85°), and an Arca-Swiss quick-release panoramic ball head on the top, which can swivel 360° and tilt 90° for a vertical shot. It also comes with 1/4″-20 threaded holes in leg joints for Magic Arm 3238 and 2163 for microphone, monitor, picture transmission system, etc. Learn more

SmallRig 4-Arm Suction Cup Camera Mount Kit SC-15K 3565

SmallRig 4-Arm Suction Cup Camera Mount Kit SC-15K 3565 represents a professional and reliable solution to vehicle-based or other personalized photography. With powerful suction force, the mount has maximum horizontal suction of 120 kg and maximum vertical suction of 30 kg. The suction cup camera mount, with great air-tightness and wear-resistance, can wok at -20°C to 60°C, suitable for clean, dry, smooth and even curved surfaces. The kit consist of 4 suction cups, 4 x 11″ magic arms, 1 lens support, 1 half ball head and 2 cable tethers. Among them, the suction cup quickly attaches magic arm via a NATO clamp to prevent twisting; the half ball head, which is -8°/+8° adjustable, supports Arca-Swiss and DJI RS stabilizer quick release plate for quick switch between car, handheld and stabilizer shooting; and the cable tether ensures your gear is safe. The kit also comes with an integrated storage case, which is resistant to dust, abrasion and rain in complex outdoor environments. Learn more

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