ProductionCrate VFX Contests

10 Second Contest and Updates

Check our update covering the latest visual effects, tutorials, assets and more. Enter our  Monthly 10 Second VFX Contest and win prizes. Rules and entries are below.

This Month's Contest: The Long Shot
What is the coolest long shot you can do in 10 Seconds? No cutting, unless you fake a smooth transition in post!

Some movies, directors and DP's are known for their long-shot ability. It takes quite a lot of skill to pull them off smoothly. You can fake the long shot, like director Edgar Wright or movies like 'Birdman' do, or you can shoot everything in camera, like acclaimed DP Emmanuel Lubezki often does.

1st Place Prizes:

  • ProductionCrate Trophy
  • Be featured on the ProductionCrate home page for 1 month
  • If you are a free user you will also win a PRO upgrade for 1 year
  • If you already have a PRO account you will also win the equivalent cash value: $39.

Scoring Criteria:

  • X/30 - Originality / Creativity with given theme
  • X/30 - Use of VFX (Use at least 1 effect from FootageCrate)
  • X/20 - Story / Narrative
  • X/10 - Emotion response (Laugh out loud or comedy, make us jump for horror)
  • X/10 - Use of music and/or SFX.

Important Dates:

  • Video must be submitted by February 28th 2018, 11:59 PM PST
  • The winner will be chosen & announced by our team on the 2nd of March 2018.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Use at least 1 effect from
  • Use only VFX from or that you create yourself
  • Use only SFX/Music from or that you create yourself
  • Make it 10 seconds or shorter
  • Must be posted to YouTube
  • Must have a link to in the description
  • To participate you must be atleast 18 years old or have a parents permission.

* Youtube is not a sponsor of this contest. Entries which are not eligible, or don't follow the YouTube Community Guidelines will be disqualified. This contest is free to enter, and will be void in jurisdictions where prohibited. Participants must release YouTube, our sponsors/affiliates, and ProductionCrate from any and all liability related to this contest. To read our privacy policy click here. To read our terms & conditions click here.

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