'I Dream Of Wires' & MATRIXSYNTH - Modular photo of the

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'I Dream Of Wires' & MATRIXSYNTH - Modular photo of the

Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:15 am

I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary
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http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/10/i-drea ... esent.html

For the next 30 weeks, IDOW and MATRIXSYNTH will be co-presenting a modular synthesizer photo of the week contest. The photos will be judged by Robert Fantinatto (IDOW director), Jason Amm (IDOW producer, Ghostly International recording artist Solvent), and MATRIXSYNTH. Every Sunday night, from Oct 30 to May 20, the latest photo of the week winner will be posted on MATRIXSYNTH. At the end of the 30 weeks, the Top5 photos will be selected.

What do the 'photo of the week' winners get?:
- Complimentary 'I Dream of Wires' DVD (upon film's release).
- Not only will your photo be posted to MATRIXSYNTH, you will also get an accompanying 50 words + 1 website link, to describe & promote your musical/photographic work.
- The photo + accompanying text/URL will also be included on the 'I Dream Of Wires' DVD release, as part of a bonus-feature photo gallery.
- Top5 winners: One of these photos will be selected as an official IDOW T-shirt design, and all 5 will be printed as a postcard set. T-Shirts and postcard sets are available as part of IDOW's IndieGoGo fund raising packages. Top5 winners will also receive a complimentary T-Shirt + postcard set.

Rules and considerations:
- Maximum 3 submissions per person. 1 photo submission per email. Please note that all submissions will remain in the pool of photos, for consideration throughout the contest.
- All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
- Modular synthesizer hardware only. Semi-modular synth hardware is also acceptable as long as there is evidence of some cross-patching.
- Photos will be judged on artistic/aesthetic merit - not on how large/rare the modular is or who it belong(s)/(ed) to.

People are invited to submit photos, via email to modular@idreamofwires.org. You must include the following information in the body of your email submission:
(1) Your name / photo credit.
(2) Please copy and paste the following text: 'I confirm that I am the photographer or the holder of the copyrights of this property. I am allowing 'I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary' and MATRIXSYNTH use of this property.'
(3) Title of the photo (optional).
(4) Brief bio and description of your musical &/or photographic work. 50-words maximum (optional).
(5) URL (optional)."

For more info on 'I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary':
http://www.indiegogo.com/I-Dream-of-Wires

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Post by baboo » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:51 am

wait, this is supposed to be a photo of just the synth or it can be a wider setting, for example a studio/stage and people around?

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:57 am

baboo wrote:wait, this is supposed to be a photo of just the synth or it can be a wider setting, for example a studio/stage and people around?
We're open to the latter.

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Post by drewtoothpaste » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 pm

Is full nudity OK or does it have to be cropped/blurred?

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Post by reppiks » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:47 am

Max 3 submissions per week, or max 3 submissions for duration of whole contest?

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Post by s o l v e n t » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:31 am

reppiks wrote:Max 3 submissions per week, or max 3 submissions for duration of whole contest?
whole contest

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Post by s o l v e n t » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:32 am

drewtoothpaste wrote:Is full nudity OK or does it have to be cropped/blurred?
We have no specific guidelines relating to this.

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Post by s o l v e n t » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:40 am

So let me ask... have some people here submitted photos? They're not exactly flowing in. The main reason I find this odd is because we've been getting 3 or 4 people a week randomly posting photos of their modular to our Facebook page, and now that we are actually offering something for it, we get next to nothing. I just hope it is not a problem with the email account or something. If you sent a pic for this contest via email, can you please PM me?

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Post by Joe. » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:53 am

We're all waiting for Drew to post his nekkid pics before we post ours 8_)

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Post by Jason Brock » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:08 am

s o l v e n t wrote:So let me ask... have some people here submitted photos? They're not exactly flowing in.
I can only speak for myself, but I'm guessing these reasons might apply to a lot of people:

a) the contest is 30 weeks long, so I have plenty of time to come up with an idea for a shot.
b) the prize is exposure for your website, and I don't have a website to promote (yet).

Right now all I have is a domain name and some ideas. The exposure thing is a cool prize, so on the off chance that I win, I'd like to have something ready to "expose".

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Post by BTByrd » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:25 am

Jason Brock wrote:I can only speak for myself, but I'm guessing these reasons might apply to a lot of people:

a) the contest is 30 weeks long, so I have plenty of time to come up with an idea for a shot.
b) the prize is exposure for your website, and I don't have a website to promote (yet).
+1 on both counts.

And some personal stupidity on my end: I lost most of my hi-res modular photos because I resized them for the 'net and didn't save the original. :doh:

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Post by s o l v e n t » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:31 am

Well these reasons all make sense - cool. I just was wondering whether maybe it was of no interest to anyone. We literally have had 3 submissions so far... Keep in mind that based on this, your chances of winning early on are much higher!

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I'll submit some photos in the next few days or so.
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Post by skkatter » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:32 am

Jason Brock wrote:on the off chance that I win, I'd like to have something ready to "expose".
Hence the nude photo information request.

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Post by s o l v e n t » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:49 am

reppiks wrote:Max 3 submissions per week, or max 3 submissions for duration of whole contest?
BTW in case you missed this (the last sentence):

"Maximum 3 submissions per person. 1 photo submission per email. Please note that all submissions will remain in the pool of photos, for consideration throughout the contest."

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Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:49 pm

Week1 winner will be announced tonight on MATRIXSYNTH... it's a Wiggler!

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Post by baboo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:41 pm

I'll try to submit photos, but it may take some time..
cause I have to actually shoot them, but I've got some ideas :zen:
Oh, and I still haven't convinced my girfriend to pose naked with Flower Electronics jealous heart..ummm somewhere

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:39 pm

Cool! I love modulars AND photography! :tu: I didn't see this thread until just now and the PNW Synthfest had me pretty distracted. I'll try to get some shots in for the coming weeks.

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Post by amnesia » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:10 am

s o l v e n t wrote:So let me ask... have some people here submitted photos? They're not exactly flowing in. The main reason I find this odd is because we've been getting 3 or 4 people a week randomly posting photos of their modular to our Facebook page, and now that we are actually offering something for it, we get next to nothing. I just hope it is not a problem with the email account or something. If you sent a pic for this contest via email, can you please PM me?
I submitted a lovely photo but didnt win. Do we have to resubmit more photos or do they get pooled and my photo could ( will) win next week :-)?

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Post by nrdvrgr » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:15 am

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Post by amnesia » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:31 am

nrdvrgr wrote::nana:
congrats!

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Post by nrdvrgr » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:39 am

Thanks. With the stuff you got a and a decent camera you can´t go wrong, best of luck to you!
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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:55 am

amnesia wrote:I submitted a lovely photo but didnt win. Do we have to resubmit more photos or do they get pooled and my photo could ( will) win next week :-)?
You don't need to re-submit -- they are pooled for the remainder of the contest.

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:56 am

amnesia wrote:
nrdvrgr wrote::nana:
congrats!
Yes, congrats and thanks for the cool submission!

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:08 pm

amnesia wrote:I submitted a lovely photo but didnt win. Do we have to resubmit more photos or do they get pooled and my photo could ( will) win next week :-)?
From the contest description: "Please note that all submissions will remain in the pool of photos, for consideration throughout the contest."

You were out-Buchla'd this week, I'm afraid!

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