Local Hero Project's Final Submission Date Is March 13

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Local Hero Project film festival will be held March 20, at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Chattanooga. The viewing party begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Judges for the video competition will be local Chattanooga faces, such as WTCI Executive Producer of Tennessee Insider, Shaun Townley. Immediately following the viewing there will be an introduction to Ovee, WTCI-45’s newest “viewer participation” opportunity. Ovee is intended to provide greater community participation via social media sharing.

For anyone who would like to enter a video but is having trouble compiling materials, editing footage or needing help in general, on Thursday, at Chattanooga State, Professor Chris Willis with the Media Technology Program will be conducting a one-time-only class, where beginners can get tips on how to put their favorite videos into one, "smooth, easy-to-submit, forward and share with friends" format. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. in the Center for Media Technologies. For more information, click here

Videos entered in the festival will be shown on Comcast's "Get Local" channel where they will run through the end of Riverfront Nights in September. Videos will receive coverage on the “Get Local” throughout the entire Southeast.

The deadline for entry is March 13. The rules for entry are simple: the video must be a high-definition film of an outside activity running three minutes or under. One may use any type of high-definition camera; even a cell phone takes high-definition video. Officials ask that one shoot horizontal if using a cell phone.

All types of video submissions are encouraged, from the serene to the extreme. 

To enter, and find out more information please visit www.thelocalheroproject.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/localheroprojectchattanooga.

Officials said, "We are proud to have the sponsorship of many local companies including the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau, Outdoor Chattanooga, Comcast, WGOW Talk Radio 102.3, Atomic Films, Lookout Wild Film Festival, L2 Boards, Frost Cutlery, Thrill-a-Minute Sports, Mellow Mushroom, and Wild Trails."

The goal of the Local Hero Project is to encourage appreciation and expression of film and outdoors in Chattanooga.

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