Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Criminal Minds in 30 Seconds - Fan Contest



We are looking for the best dramatic or comedic interpretation of a member of the BAU. You may use costumes, props and/or dialogue from the show to give us your take on a favorite scene, put together a montage of your favorite moments, or offer us your take on the various idiosyncrasies that make each character unique.

Videos should be 30 seconds in length.
All submissions must be posted to youtube.com or vimeo.com, with a link and your submission info (name, age, location) posted in the comments section of the blog post labeled "Submissions."

A panel of judges from the show - including writers, actors and producers will select a Grand Prize winner and two runner-ups for special prizes.

What to do: Fan created videos featuring a dramatic or comedic interpretation of a member of the BAU.

The Fine Print: There are no technical specifications for the creation of the videos beyond the fact that they must be viewable on youtube or vimeo. They may be edited, set to music, silent, whatever. Just make sure they’re no more than 30 seconds. Profanity is not permitted and all videos must be suitable to a TV-PG audience. One entry per person and/or group.

Submitting: All submissions will be public. Please post a link to your video on this website, in the comments section of the post titled SUBMISSIONS.


Deadline: April 4th, 2012
Winner’s Announced: April 18th, 2012

**Contest is worldwide. Open to anyone, anywhere.  Have fun!

44 comments:

  1. AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!! I SHALL WIN!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Pshh i got this in the bag!

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    1. I'm not even doing it cause u seem too awesome!!

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    2. Same person writing as anon? I think so... should have waited a few minutes... might have been more convincing.

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  3. Fantastic interactive way to get your fans involved, love the idea and have been having fun coming up with ideas of my own. Thanks for this awesome opportunity! :)

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  4. Where do you submit?

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  5. I couln't sleep all last night! My brain is rushing! :D

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  6. @kelsey Quinn, HAHA SAME! :D

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  7. I have one question for you... Do the videos have to be an interpretation of just ONE Character or can it be multiple?? Just checking because reading over the information and it says "best dramatic or comedic interpretation of a member of the BAU" and then "your take on the various idiosyncrasies that make each character unique" So I'm unsure as to if multiple would be okay, or you're just after one?! HELP?! :D Thank you!!

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  8. Hello. Please provide your interpretation of one character. You may get your friends, family, fellow crime hunters to help you by being other characters, but we are looking for YOUR interpretation of one member of the BAU. Thanks!

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    1. Okay, thanks for answering my question! :)

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  9. Wow, this sounds fun! Great idea. Hmm, I wanna do an interpretation of Reid, but I'm a short Indian girl- so very different from him in every way, so I'll have to be really creative. Challenge accepted!

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  10. Can we write our own scenes?

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  12. Are we supposed to write our own scenes or can we pick a previous scene and do that?

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  13. You said it could be set to music...are we allowed to use copyrighted music like a lot of YouTube vids, or does it have to be free-play (public domain) music?

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    1. i love your question! i posted the same one on the submissions page! glad to know i'm not alone in my concerns :) thank you. cheers! ~AMG*

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    2. Amen! Those of us taking the time to make the best video we can for our beloveds would not want to have our submissions be removed before they can be seen by them. :D ;)

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    3. heather;
      researched the problem. if you use copyrighted material, you'll have to include disclaimers saying you lay no claim to the music and/or audio file and provide information and such about the true owners. that should cover you, but if it's too sketchy you might have to have a plan B. good luck! ~AMG*

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  14. Submission
    Breana Ramus and Ashlynn Back
    Age 15
    Dayton, Ohio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6I-vojw6uc

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  15. where exactly do i put the link and my info?

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  16. SUBMISSION
    Amanda Towsley
    Age 17
    Ottawa, Ontario
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_xfATCpy60

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  17. I have a quick question, if the dialog, we are using from Criminal Minds and there is a swear word in it. Are we allowed to say it then, or do we bleep it out?

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  18. SUBMISSION
    Kristi Perrin, Syd Sweeney, Jen Kostuchuk, Jessica Stewart
    age 15/16
    Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Canada

    Sh!t The BAU Doesn't Say ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs9CCk4GViM&list=HL1332884964&feature=mh_lolz

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  19. SUBMISSION

    Group:
    Names: Ruby Penman, Elliy Ocock and Kendel Ruppert
    Ages: 14, 15 and 14
    Location: London, UK

    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgYnE9IdnFM&context=C45db47fADvjVQa1PpcFMLFqU0cDIBsJu2lHarRR24VuqnLnXHP-0=

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  20. SUBMISSION

    Title: "Things Emily Prentiss NEVER says..."
    Name(s): Kendall Howard & Katie Reule
    Age(s): 20
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    Characters: Emily Prentiss, JJ

    We hope you enjoy it! We had a blast making it and LOVE the show!!!
    Thanks for making this contest!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC9mVja_lrA

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  21. Can it be a montage of your favorite character traits or idiosyncrasy's of one character that make up how you interpret them?

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  22. SUBMISSION
    NAME: Ilaria Franceschini & Ivette Vasquez
    AGE: 15/16
    LOCATION: ITALY , Bologna
    CHARACTERS: Garcia
    GUEST STARS: JJ, Prentiss and Unsub
    WE HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!! :) WE ARE HUGE FANS OF CRIMINAL MINDS and them ACTORS! :)
    http://youtu.be/NvXwqOhBGPs

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  23. SUBMISSION
    Name:Ella Steele
    Age:16
    Location:Winnipeg,MB
    Character:Spencer Reid
    (my brother Keegan is the guest star, I do the voice over, music: "Comptine d'un autre apres midi"-Yann Tiersen)
    I love Criminal Minds and Spencer Reid is my favorite character. This is a video of what I consider unique about him,idiosyncrasy's, traits, mannerisms etc. I hope you LOVE it :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDZg1lBba9Q&feature=youtu.be

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  24. By the way:
    This was SO fun to plan out, and so much fun to watch other peoples ideas! :) Great idea Criminal Minds people! LOVE the show :)

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  25. How will the winners be announced???

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  26. Name: Christina Nava
    Age: 28
    Location: Wichita, KS
    Character: Garcia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrSs6NWuckk

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  27. SUBMISSIONName: Conie Domenech
    Age: 13
    Location: Santiago, Chile
    Character: Emily Prentiss
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nbe-z0OnRc
    me as Prentiss and my sister as intervewer.
    WE HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!

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  28. Name: Sarah Harrison
    Age:12
    Location: Wichita, KS
    Character: Reid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btXnXiHs6fY

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  29. Name: Claire Dubin & Mary-Helen Pitman
    Age: 14
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Character: Reid (with Garcia briefly in the beginning)
    http://youtu.be/3byiG0Y0rjM

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  30. So... Yall check out the submissions on this page AND the other page right?

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  31. When we know who are the winners??? =)

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    1. i mean at what time ... i know that is today lol =)

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  32. what time named the winner?

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  33. How will the winners be announced???

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  34. OH NO I posted my video on this page and not the SUBMISSIONS page!!! Did I do it and its not even being considered? Or do you check this one too? please reply :(

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  35. Oh my! I post my video on this page too! I hope they look this page!

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