Florida State Students Win Speed DVD Prize10 Jan, 2003 By: Hive News
Florida State University was the named grand prize winner of a $10,000 grant in the Project Pioneer 2880 extreme DVD making competition.
Film students from major universities in the U.S. and Canada were enlisted to create DVD shorts in just 48 hours, finalizing scripts, scouting locations, casting actors, shooting, editing and burning the final version to DVD. Students pushed the limits of their creativity and talent with extreme time constraints using Pioneer's DVR-A05 high speed DVD burner, which cut the time to burn a DVD to just 15 minutes.
The final placements in the extreme DVD making competition were as follows:
Writer, director and film competition winner Pete Jones, of HBO's Project Greenlight was on site to present the awards on behalf of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. following a screening event held in conjunction with the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jones signed on as creative consultant, creating the story concepts that students used as the basis for their entries. He also led the panel of judges who selected the three finalists and determined the grand prize winner.