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“Beyond the Still” Chapter 3 Finalists Announced!

“The Story Beyond the Still” is still in full force. The finalists for Chapter 3 have been announced.

Check out the contest website to view and vote.

We’ve also included the finalists here (they’re in no particular order).

The Story Beyond the Still Chapter 2 Winner announced and Chapter 3 begins

Minneapolis-based production company Runner Runner won Chapter 2 with their submission entitled “Job Security” (Josh Thacker, Director/Creative and Brian Slater, Editor/Creative). The short film was one of 112 entries submitted for Chapter 2.

Chapter 3 has now started, based on the final still of “Job Security” and entries will  accepted through March 22, 2010. What story to you see beyond this latest still?


Credits for “Job Security” from Runner Runner on Vimeo.

“Beyond the Still” Chapter 2 Finalists Announced!

We’ve been on pins and needles, but the five finalists for Chapter two of Canon and Vimeo’s “The Story Beyond the Still” have been announced. Voting is now open to the public, and only one can be the winner!

To check out all five and vote, please visit the contest homepage: http://vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill

We’ve also included the five finalist videos below, but remember, you have to go to the contest website to vote!! Please note that these are in no particular order.

Canon, Vimeo, Grey Advertising, and Pandemic Labs Join Forces for Online Video Contest

Canon has teamed up with video sharing community Vimeo.com, Grey Advertising and Pandemic Labs to present “The Story Beyond the Still”, the first contest of its kind to incorporate user-generated HD video content into a single collaborative project.

“The Story Beyond the Still” challenges photographers to interpret a still image and communicate the story behind it using high definition video. The winning entry from each segment of the six-part contest will set the still image to be interpreted in the following chapter. The story begins with a video shot by acclaimed photographer and Canon expert Vincent Laforet, entitled “The Cabbie.”

Five finalists will be selected for each chapter by a panel of judges that includes Rick McCallum (Producer, “Star Wars”), Russell Carpenter (Director of Photography, “Titanic”), Rodney Charters (Director/Director of Photography, “24”), Shane Hurlbut (Director of Photography, “Terminator Salvation”), Stu Maschwitz (Senior Visual FX Supervisor, “The Spirit”), Blake Whitman (Director/Editor, founder of Vimeo.com), Nick Childs (Director/Producer/VP of Grey Advertising), Director/Director of Photography Philip Bloom, and Mr. Laforet. Entries will then be voted on by the public to produce a winner. The creator of each winning chapter will each receive a prize package that includes a choice of Canon EOS 7D or 5D Mark II, a choice of select Canon lenses, a trip to shoot short film with Vincent Laforet, and a year-long Vimeo Plus membership.

ViaCord Goes a-Tweeting

twitter_bird_logo_by_ipotion-150x150Tweet tweet! @ViaCord is now live on Twitter. Check them out to interact with the Stem Cell Guru, Patient Advocate, Chief Lab Coat, and Cybernaut. Ask them tough questions about cord blood banking, stem cells, and being a market leader; they’re well trained, willing, and able to help people learn about these emerging technologies.

About ViaCord:

Being a leader in cord blood banking and research means providing the highest quality service, care, and science.

Our Mission: To provide the highest quality stem cell preservation service and care to our patients, families, and their physicians. We at ViaCord believe these words are much more than just a promise. They are the commitment we live by.

Our Origins: ViaCord was established in 1993 to give expectant parents an opportunity to bank their children’s cord blood with comfort and security. Prior to launching our Cord Blood Banking Service, ViaCord conducted extensive research and validation studies to set high standards regarding the collection, processing, and storage of cord blood.

ViaCord’s headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a recognized global hub of biotechnology. All cord blood collections are processed and stored at our state-of-the-art cord blood cryopreservation facility outside of Cincinnati.