Press Release

Friday, February 7, 2014
Oakland Museum of California Presents Video Mashup Contest Encouraging People to Submit Remixed Footage of the San Francisco Bay
Contest Culminates With Special Screening During Friday Nights @ OMCA on Friday, February 21

(OAKLAND, CA)—The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents a new video mashup contest asking people to showcase their relationship to the San Francisco Bay. Inspired by the current exhibition Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film, the contest encourages people to remix footage from the Prelinger Archives, or use their own video footage, to produce a video that captures a unique perspective on San Francisco Bay. Select contest entries will be screened at OMCA during Friday Nights @ OMCA on February 21, 2014. All submissions will be entered to win prizes including the Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Master Collection, a personalized tour of the Bay Motion exhibition, and two free tickets to the highly anticipated Lost Landscapes of Oakland event hosted by Rick Prelinger, co-founder of the Prelinger Archives, at OMCA on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  For more information about this content and the two prize levels, visit museumca.org/mashup. The deadline to submit is February 20, 2014.

A panel of guest judges from local organizations will judge the video mashup entries. Guest judges include: Jeff Key, Executive Director of the Media Enterprise Alliance (MEA); Susan Mernit, media entrepreneur and Executive Director of Oakland Local; Masashi Niwano, Festival and Exhibitions Director at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM); and Megan Prelinger, author and Co-Founder of the Prelinger Archives.

Contest entries can be submitted in one of three ways:

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WHAT: #BayMotion Mashup Video Contest Screening
WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014, 7–9 pm
WHERE: Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA
COST: FREE