Earl told me about Ryan Higa’s video competition “The Next Internet Icon” in the last minute, luckily we did a small reel/intro for our youtube channel a few days back, and we used it for our video submission. A couple of days later, I recieved an E-mail notifying us that we are chosen to be the top 100 finalist for the competition.
This competition is basically like American Idol, but instead of music, it’s video. It will be judged by the biggest youtube star himself, Ryan Higa and Family Guy’s Christine Lakin, and hosted by Chester See. Some of the notible prizes are $5,000 cash, Mac Book Pro, PSP Vita, Vacation Packages, meeting with agents, managers and directors, and lastly, the one I’m after, 1 year developmental deal with the YOMYOMF Network. The prizes are awesome, but the most beneficial out of them is the chance to work with professionals in the You Offend Me You Offend My Family network.
This competition is an awesome medium to display Team Dayside’s skills and growth within our craft, filmmaking. It is also great place to showcase ourselves to everyone in the West coast, that there are awesome video makers here in the East coast. We will represent the city of NYC, and will bring our game on.
Along for the ride are: Girard, the producer/director/writer/actor; Shaun, the cinematographer/editor; Karim, actor; Earl, musician/actor. I wanted to bring more people, but the contest is in LA and there are no accomodations. Plus, they are filming mid week where most people work. As for the people going, we had our shifts covered, got excused from classes and said bye to our momma because we are going to LA to win it.
Hopefully it’s worth it cause I’m losing a weeks pay for this >_<" But no success comes without its risks. So we have to do this. Now I know what that 2NE1/Kpop hash tag is all about. #Fighting