Friday, June 22, 2012

Battle My Crew 5: VG24

THE EPIC VG: BATTLE MY CREW SERIES IS BACK! MISSION
 Battle My Crew was brought back from the dead for one main reason, to promote the unseen talent that lurks all over this world. Our industry has conformed to keeping the same names and images in circulation for over a decade. Battle My Crew gives EVERYONE the chance to be seen, to get in the lime-light and show the world what you are made of! Nobody is excluded, and everyone has a fair shot at being a member of the best rollerblade crew in existence! HISTORY
 Battle My Crew was first introduced as a series in a video magazine called VideoGroove Inc in which Dave Paine worked for, and then eventually obtained ownership. The first release of the Battle My Crew series (Part 1) was back in 1999 and was considered the 12th issue of VideoGroove Video Magazine. The series ultimately lasted 3 more years ending the tradition and what most people claim to be their favorite years of VideoGroove. The final BMC year ended in 2002 with VG21/BMC Part 4, and VG23 ending the magazine in 2005. However traditions still can live on, and Dave Paine and myself, Dan Fabiano have worked hard to put bring back both a tremendous series and Videogroove and it’s reputation as a collective whole. This could easily become the biggest media event of the year that simulates the past VG Battle My Crew experience but with some additions and changes that work in favor for everyone, where judging is fair, honest and your hard work and dedication will be rewarded kindly if your crew places top 25 and advances to the DVD production worldwide for the final vote, or if your crew ends up placing in the top 3 and you walk away with some cash and a whole lot of respect! SERIES FORMAT & INFO
 The Battle My Crew series is a worldwide media event that is dedicated to only aggressive rollerblading! The goal is to go out, collect a crew of talented individuals and film your best stunts, moves, and maneuvers over the course of the summer and fall. After your crew and videographer feel comfortable with the footage you have collected, you will produce and edit a short film (120 second min) of the talent you captured. Your short will be submitted and placed in competition with other crews around the globe for a chance at the grand prize! EVENT/COMPETITION QUICK FACTS: REGISTRATION OPENS: JUNE 18, 2012 @ 8:00am (EST)
 REGISTRATION CLOSES: AUGUST 31, 2012 @ 11:59pm (EST)
 REGISTRATION FEES: $40 per crew / $6.67 per person at the max!
 SUBMISSION DUE DATE: October 20, 2012 by 11:59pm (EST) 
ROUND ONE JUDGING RESULTS: October 31, 2012 
BATTLE MY CREW DVD/BLURAY RELEASE: December 1st, 2012 
BMC FINALS AND CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED: April 1st, 2013
 HOW MUCH IS THE PRIZE MONEY?: 1st Place – $3000, 2nd Place, $1000, 3rd Place, $500 and Best Trick $500.
 BENEFITS: Enables 5 months to prepare and complete your crew edit, adequate production and marketing time, and significant distribution and voting time. Low up front costs, with a high payout. A chance to get you and your crew some exposure! Meet new friends, reunited past crew members or inspire veteran bladers to get back in the game! Claim victory to becoming one of the best crews in the world.

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