Koinup founder Pierluigi Casolari and Moviestorm founder Matt Kelland launched the competition in order to promote Koinup to Moviestorm's community of amateur movie-makers, and to bring awareness of Moviestorm to Koinup's clientele of machinima creators and digital artists.
The competition is open to machinimists throughout the world. Create a short video, 1 minute length (or less), on any subject, in any language, and post the results on Koinup! Anything goes - it can be funny, exciting, dramatic, or whatever you like. The only rule is that you have to create it with Moviestorm.
The winner will receive a one year subscription to Moviestorm and will be promoted on both the Moviestorm and Koinup websites. Runners up will also be promoted on both sites.
Moviestorm software is free to download for a 30 days trial (Mac or Windows XP/Vista/7), after which a membership is required to use the application.
Join the “The 1 Minute Machinima Contest”
Moviestorm is the complete 3D movie making software application for all abilities. Whether your movie interest is cartoons, crime, music, horror, video blogs, kids shows, romance, action or anything else, Moviestorm provides the ideal solution. Unlike game-based machinima tools, Moviestorm is designed as a virtual movie studio from the ground up, and there are no issues with copyright. Moviestorm's radical pricing system allows customers to buy it outright or subscribe on a monthly basis for just $7.99 / €6.49 / £4.99. Content packs are also available for rental by the day or the month, which gives film-makers maximum flexibility at minimum cost. This enables Moviestormers to get started quickly and try out all the different packs without a large cash outlay.
Koinup is the leading web 2.0 social media site dedicated to virtual art, machinima and virtual world contentSince launch, Koinup's goal has been the promotion and encouragement of virtual world culture and machinima development, providing users the ability to share any kind of media, aggregate, create groups and discuss in discussion boards. With over 30.000 registered members, Koinup represents one of the most important web portals dedicated to virtual worlds.