TetonGravity.com presents The Co-Lab, a $100,000 open source freeskiing project created around the new generation of athletes and filmmakers. The rules are simple. Skiers upload their Winter 2012/13 edits to TetonGravity.com, users will vote for the top 18, and an industry panel will select three Wild Cards. Those Top 21 athletes will then cast their own votes, in order of preference from most favorite to least favorite. The results from the Top 21 will determine the overall $100,000 winner, additional category winners (categories TBA), and the top 12 who will be featured in The Co-Lab film.
The Co-Lab is about giving people the freedom to express themselves and creating an open forum for collaboration between athletes, audience, and filmers.
– Steve Jones, TGR co-founder
Sound interesting? Well you’ve still got 10 days to dig out your 12/13 footage and rustle up a super rad edit worthy of TGR fame. And with multiple prizes up for grabs your odds of winning are slightly higher than usual, so really what do you have to lose?
Here’s all the important stuff you’ll need to know:
May 1 – May 31 2013: Segment Blind Submission Period (“Submission Period”)
June 10 – July 15 2013: Public Voting of Segments (“Public Voting”)
July 19 2013: Announcement of Top 21
July 22 – August 9 2013: Athlete Voting Round
September 20 2013: Announce BEST EDITS, the Winning Segment and release Co-Lab Film
The Segment must be fully original material in its entirety filmed between November 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, be no more than 5 minutes long and include only one Athlete as a skier. There’s a whole load of other rules too which you should probably check out before you throw yourself into this, but we’d be here all day if we started listing them all.
Check out The Co-Lab site for more information.