Cybertainment: Entries sought for music video remix contest

February 12, 2012 12:00 am

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Mashup artists are invited to show their editing skills to the world in the global Mishmash music video remix competition sponsored by Getty Images.

Entrants create a short video, using clips from Getty Images' massive video library, which includes footage from Universal Studios, Warner Bros., iStockFootage and Archive Films. Getty's music collection includes more than 140,000 original tracks by independent artists.

The three categories are short story, music video and video art.

The grand prize is $5,000, along with three regional prizes of $2,000 each for the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific, and $1,000 for the best U.S. entry.

Entries will be judged by music and film production professionals. The public will be able to vote for their favorite video online.

The deadline is Feb. 29. Winners will be announced on March 19.

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Sync AppLink

Drivers of some 2012 Ford models will be able to listen to their favorite NPR programs on demand and on the road with the new Sync AppLink.

AppLink enables NPR's mobile iPhone and Android apps to work in the car.

Listeners will be able to listen to popular NPR programs when they want or request the latest hourly news updates. They can create playlists of what they want to hear, and pause, skip, advance or repeat stories. Stories can also be chosen by topic, including politics, science, movies and more.

To minimize driver distraction, AppLink is controlled by voice commands and steering wheel controls.

The app is for sale in the Android Market and the iTunes App Store. It's available on several 2012 Ford models, including Fiesta, Mustang, F150 and Fusion.


Online video platform Crackle is adding to its anime offerings with new programming from Animax, the world's largest anime cable channel.

The Animax channel will be available online, on tablets and other mobile devices.

New series and films on Animax will include the U.S. premiere of "Kurozuka," a Crackle-exclusive, plus "Initial D," "Fate/Zero," "Ikki Tousen," "Blood: The Last Vampire" and others.

New episodes will launch every Wednesday.

First Published 2012-02-11 23:25:10
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