The Artifice Deck. Cards carrying the legacy of gambling like no other deck before. 48 hours of blood, sweat and caffeine is what it took to create the original Red Artifice trailer. Ellusionist resident film guru Pete McKinnon takes you behind the scenes of the trailer. Make sure you hang around for the whole video – he just might make you an offer you can’t refuse.
That’s right. Grab your camera, your Ellusionist decks, and prepare your most devious gambling routines, because Pete managed to sneak away some groovy things from the shoot and we’re offering them up to the one person who impresses us the most. So… What’s on the line?
- • The Red Artifice deck used in the trailer, signed by the production team
- • An original Red Artifice Trailer Script signed by the crew, framed and mounted
- • Six (6) sealed Decks of Red Artifice Playing Cards
Some tips to get you started.
Where do we enter?
On our Facebook page you’ll find a tab aptly named ‘Red Artifice Contest‘. There is an entry form on there for you to fill in your details, including providing a link to your YouTube clip. All entries will be viewable on the ‘Videos’ tab after the deadline. You have from now, until 23:59 EDT on September 22nd, 2011.
What we’ll be looking for;
- Your Execution of Gambling Sleights/Moves/Routines
- Your Use of Framing, Lighting, Blocking and Editing
- Your Flair for the Creative.
We do not want to see videos of people sitting in front of their computer, performing to a webcam, just doing sleight after sleight. It may be technically brilliant – but it’s a Zero for creativity.
We do not want to see videos where last Thursday’s laundry is clearly visible crawling its way out your bedroom door. Take your surroundings into consideration when filming – and film somewhere, and in a manner you think suits the Red Artifice.
If you’re using music – please make sure you have the rights to do so, and that revenue sharing is turned off on YouTube. We do not want to be forced to listen to Limp Bizkit, especially if it means the added insult of a pop-up ad. If you or a friend can make your own musical score – you’ll get brownie points for sure. We’re not expecting John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra. Danny Elfman on a Casio Keyboard will do.
Please upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video, and provide the link on the entry form. If you wish, you can make the video public once the contest deadline has passed (after 09/22/11 EDT).
One last note – when Pete says that you’ll get all the cool stuff you see there, it doesn’t include the couch he’s sitting on. Or the paintings on the wall behind him. Or his shirt. Marcus has already called ‘dibs’ on the shirt.