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Travel Film Scholarship 2013 - New Orleans

USA | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | Views [124932] | Comments [60]

Applications are now closed - best of luck to everyone that applied!

 

Go on a filmmaking assignment to New Orleans!

Every nomad has a story. And we believe that those stories are worth sharing with the world.

This year, our 2013 Travel Film Scholarship is off to New Orleans to experience one of the most unique and rich cultures in the U.S.  This assignment is about really finding out what makes this melting pot of a city tick - from exploring Mardi Gras traditions to delving into the vibrant music and food scenes that the Big Easy can claim as their very own.

You’ll spend 10 days in New Orleans under the mentorship of filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey. In that time you will be producing 3-5 three-minute travel-themed videos that we will share with the world! 

So, here's the deal:

1. We want travel films - and we want you in them, not just behind the camera.

We love travel docos and we've had some amazing submissions in the past, however this year we want to see you in front of the camera again! We want to focus on you, our world nomads, in front of the camera. We want to experience a journey with you - the emotions, the moments, the adventures implicit to travel.

2. We’re accepting applications for not just one person, but also for teams of two to apply.

Solo Application

You must have solid film making skills, but more importantly, you must shine in front of the camera. We want to be inspired to travel, and to travel with you. The winner will essentially be a one-man show, needing nothing more than a camera and a sense of adventure to unearth a great story.

Team Application

We know that some of you are excellent filmmakers, with zero desire to see your face on film.  And there are others of you out there that are talented in front of the lens, but are hopeless behind it. So, if you decide to apply as a pair, you can be a combination of one filmmaker and one presenter or two people who can use a camera and stand in front of it.

Note (Seriously..Read this!): This is not an opportunity just to bring a friend along for a holiday. If you are applying as a pair, you both must play a role in front or behind the camera. In the application, you will need to specify “filmmaker”, “presenter, or “filmmaker/presenter”, for each team member, and we must see those roles come through in your application video.

 

Photo courtesy of Carolina Castro

What we want

There are plenty of beautiful looking travel videos out there. What we're looking for goes a bit deeper - we want to see the conversations you have with people, hear your personal commentary on things and see the emotions involved and reactions to your experiences.

Who we’re looking for…

In your application video, we should really get a sense of who you are and your personality. You should be:

- comfortable in front of the camera, and sharing your emotions and opinions with the world

- engaging and charismatic, the kind of travel companion everyone would like to have (think Natalie Tran, Ian Wright or even Bradley Cooper...we don't ask much!)

- curious and inquisitive, interested in the lives of others, and always willing to interact with and learn from the locals (you don't necessarily have to be the focus of the video the whole time)

- up for anything, at any time

Who we're not looking for...

- America's Next Top News Anchor

- Someone whose idea of getting close to the action is sitting by the hotel pool

- People so uncomfortable on camera, they look like they want to cry

Still need a bit of inspiration? Check out the shortlisted entries from last year to see the quality of what we are looking for.

About the Assignment

The winner(s) will be sent on a customized 10-day film trip to New Orleans. 

* You will meet up with some Trippers, and native residents of New Orleans to join in some of their favorite local activities - it could be exploring the hidden corners of the French Quarter, sitting down to a backyard crawfish boil, attending a live jazz gig in Marigny or lining up along the parade route to catch throws from the famous Mardi Gras krewes.

* Find out what makes Mardi Gras in New Orleans, one of the most exciting festivals in the U.S., from sneaking a peek behind the scenes of the production, to meeting the parade participants to joining the throngs of street musicians, locals and revelers in streets afterwards.

* Visit a development project in the lower 9th Ward and learn how the community has changed and rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.

* Test your gastronomical limits by sampling the many Southern delights of the Big Easy including po' boys, gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, shrimp etouffee, King Cake and maybe even some alligator sausage!

*...plus many more exciting activities!

* Prior to departure, we'll work with the winner(s) to flesh out themes, storylines and potential filming ideas....then we'll let you loose to research and get amongst it!

* Every day you'll catch up with your mentor Brian to review your footage, discuss your story direction and floss him for tips of the trade over a Sazerac or two. 

 

Photo courtesy of Ed Newman

What’s the deal?

* We'll fly you (or your team) to New Orleans, USA from your country of residence.

* You need to be available to be in New Orleans from February 26-March 8, 2014 (dates may vary by a few days) to participate in the project.

* Under the mentorship of Brian Rapsey you will shoot 3-5 three-minute travel videos about the experience.

* You will keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this plus pictures you've taken to your WorldNomads.com travel journal.

* You will edit your 3-5 travel videos and submit them to WorldNomads.com within 2 months of your return (and then we'll promote the bejesus out of them and make you a travel film superstar!)

Who can apply?

* Any non-professionals can apply - this is open to film students, or anyone who's trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting!

* Minimum age 18 (by application deadline) with a current, valid passport and you must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way. 

* You may be a resident of any country (subject to obtaining a U.S. visa).

* You should be a mad-keen auteur with a lust for adventure and burning desire to be a filmmaker and/or presenter.

* You must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights!

 

Photo courtesy of Jasper Smits

The Prizes

The Winner will receive:

* An 10-day bespoke trip to New Orleans

* Round-trip airfare from your country of residence to New Orleans where you will meet your mentor

* Enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking course (with 3 months unlimited access to the course)

* Rode Microphones gear: A Video Mic Pro with an XLR adaptor, Smart Lav, Lavalier Mic, plus accessories!

* UltraPod GO - a light, compact, versatile tripod from Pedco (one per entrant, up to 2 per team)

* Travel insurance for the duration of the trip from World Nomads.

The 4 Runner’s Up will receive:

* Enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking course (with 3 months unlimited access to the course)

* UltraPod GO - a light, compact, versatile tripod from Pedco (one per entrant, up to 2 per team)

The top 50 entries will also receive enrollment in the MatadorU Travel Filmmaking mini-course.

Am I eligible? What makes a non-professional?

This is a grey area, and very tricky to put measures around. We appreciate that the  filmmaking and presenting industries are difficult to break into and there are a lucky few who can count themselves as professional full time filmmakers or presenters.

This scholarship is very much about the mentorship opportunity, and the judging panel will be selecting the person or team who they feel will most benefit from the learning opportunity. So if you have already been commissioned to make films or have had your work broadcast on numerous occasions, it is unlikely you will be selected.

You will be asked to outline your experience to date in the submission process, and it will be the judging panel who decides who is most suitable based on their video and written component. So whilst we are not stipulating exactly what does and does not constitute a professional, think about the spirit of the mentorship program and whether you think you would make the most ideal candidate(s).    

Important Dates

**You need to be available between February 26-March 8, 2014 to participate on the assignment.**

Applications Accepted: September 3 - November 6

Judging Period: November 6 - 28

Winner Announced: November 29

Assignment: February 26-March 8

Final Films Due: May 23

 

Photo courtesy of Ashley Hamm

Apply now

If you want it, you've got to show it. To apply you need to:

1. Compile a maximum 3-minute travel video in English based around one of the following themes;

Learn New Skills
Ever wanted to learn how to make homemade empanadas or maybe give curling a try? Take us on your journey as you learn how to do it. Example: Learning to Knit

Your Backyard
Do you have a favorite local haunt with an interesting story? Bring your viewers along to that local café, park, co-op, shop or theatre and share with us its compelling history and what makes it so special. Example:  Parsi Culture in Mumbai

Local Legend
Do you know someone with a extraordinary story worth sharing with the world? Go find out about their personal journey and explore the essence of what makes them unique and interesting. Example: Through Local Eyes - Esteban

Festival
Are you heading to festival soon? Grab your camera and capture what it’s like to be in and amongst it – from preparing for the event to dragging your weary bum back home. Example: Rio - Heart of Carnaval

Roadtrip
A good old-fashioned roadtrip is the pure definition of adventure. Show us where your escape to the wide-open road takes you, and all of the antics you get up to along the way. Example: 3 Days in 3 Minutes - Batad Sagada

Seek Experiences
Go do something you have never done before – film yourself eating guinea pig in Peru, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp or spending the night on a train across India. Get creative; this is your wild card opportunity! Example: Eating Bull Penis Soup in Penang

Want a bit of advice before you run off and create your film? Check out these helpful tips from Brian, our mentor.

Your style should revolve around “what it feels like” to be a traveller: the excitement, boredom, frustration, surprise, etc that you experience when you travel.  Aim to make your entry an “experience” film - capturing great moments and the emotions that accompany them, the presenter has to be willing to give the audience insight into their thoughts and opinions on the situation you are showcasing. Your story should emotionally resonate with the audience and the viewer should feeldrawn into your story.

The travel video may be compiled from previous travel videos you've shot.  

It's up to you to convince our judging panel through your video that you (or your team) have the spirit for adventure, on-camera charisma and passion for filmmaking to be chosen for this scholarship. The aim of the scholarship is the give the winner(s) a foot in the door to the travel film industry. Check out the shortlisted entries from last year.

Photo courtesy of Michael Tutton

Our judging panel will be looking for;

* The ability to convey a strong narrative within a short time-frame
* Originality
* A visually engaging story
* An entry that demonstrates strong filmmaking skills as well as engaging on-camera talent that shares their thoughts and emotions (you know... someone you would want to travel with, someone who makes you want to go there).

Entries compiled solely of still shots will not be considered, you need to demonstrate your skill with the moving image.

Remember, 3 minutes maximum means that 3:01 videos will be ignored (note that the upload of your video may add a few seconds to the time, so adjust the edit accordingly). In a professional video environment, you need to be able to deliver up to the exact time, we're no different in this case. Do not go over!

2. Upload your video : Go to YouTube or Vimeo to upload your video.

3. Add your video to WorldNomads.com: Create a journal and fill in the entry form, then follow the simple instructions to upload your video into the post. In under 1200 characters tell us about your video;

- What inspired your subject matter?

- What has been your filmmaking experience to date?

- What is your ambition as a filmmaker/presenter and what would winning this scholarship mean to you?

Convince us you are a worthy candidate! Both your written answers and video submission will be equally considered as part of the judging process.

One entry per person/team (no longer than 3 minutes, again remember, entries that exceed this will not be considered).

Entries close November 6, 2013, 2pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time UTC +11)

Conditions of Entry - please read!

Please don't leave your entry until the last minute, and note that the 2pm closing time is AEDT, not necessarily 2pm in YOUR time zone.


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Comments

1

Hi! What if a teammate works as a "post production video editor" for a national tv station. What he does professionally is to just edit raw videos, and he doesn't take part in the shoots and direction. does that disqualify him from joining? he is to take the role of filmmaker.

  querry Sep 4, 2013 10:43 PM

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Hi there,

If you have not made the majority of your income in the film/tv industry under the title of a filmmaker or presenter, you should be eligible.

Cheers,
Alicia

  scholarships Sep 5, 2013 1:28 PM

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Is it possible to upload only1 film? Or it could be 2 with different themes from the list?

  Cristine Sep 10, 2013 5:51 PM

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Hi Cristine,

You can only enter once per person/team.

Cheers
Alicia

  scholarships Sep 12, 2013 10:16 AM

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I'm sure the answer is no, but can one person be part of more than one team? I have an interest (and non-professional experience) in both presenting and filmmaking, and I've been asked by two people to be in their teams - one as presenter and one as filmmaker! (Maybe I should hook them up together!)

  Jane Sep 18, 2013 3:34 AM

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Is it possible to have two presenter/film makers who use an outside (non-professional) video editor to assist in post production?

  Martha Sep 18, 2013 4:01 AM

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Jane - Each person may only enter once - so unfortunately you can't be a part of more than one team.

Martha - At least one person in your application team needs to be able to edit, you cannot use outside assistance for post-production.

Alicia

  scholarships Sep 20, 2013 10:02 AM

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Hello World Nomads,

I have a question regarding the Theme- Festivals.

Does it only pertain to a carnival or say a music festival or does it also encompass a traditional festival that is celebrated with religious context? Eg. Diwali that Indians celebrate?

  Disha Sep 22, 2013 8:10 PM

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Disha - Yes of course the festival can be a traditional cultural or religious event. - Alicia

  scholarships Sep 23, 2013 9:49 AM

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Hi i am an independent filmmaker from nepal and i have not get high commission or i could not get enough earnings from it. But i have got skills on every aspects of film making and i have not been a presenter for the camera and if i am eligible i could do cinematography or a host. I have many travel experience and travel to the most beautiful places in Nepal's Annapurna base camp, mustang ,karnali river and dolpa. I love to travel on any circumstances so if i could get a chance then i shall put myself in front of the lens.

  prakash chandra pokharel Sep 25, 2013 7:00 PM

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Prakash - It sounds like you are eligible.

Alicia

  scholarships Sep 26, 2013 10:19 AM

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Hey, :)
I'm very interested in this opportunity but I have a question/worry.
I turn 18 in the beginning of January, would I still be able to apply?

  Delilah Kay Oct 3, 2013 1:14 PM

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Hi Delilah, unfortunately, you have to be 18 by the application deadline on November 6th. Please do stay tuned for the next opportunity though! - Alicia

  scholarships Oct 3, 2013 1:20 PM

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Hi :)

I'm not native english speaker and I wonder about 'English based'..
Is it possible to speak in my language but put subtitle in english?

  Filumu Oct 4, 2013 6:12 PM

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Hi Filumu,

We don't mind if you use 'some' translations throughout, but consider it part of the brief to make the submission primarily in English because if you win, your final films as part of the scholarship will need to be shot in English. Also to be able to understand your mentor, Brian Rapsey, you will need a very strong grasp of English.

Cheers
Alicia

  scholarships Oct 8, 2013 9:37 AM

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Hey,
I have no experience in film making or editing, however I have been in front of camera on a couple of occasions and I'm rather comfortable with it. Therefore is it necessary to have a background in film or have video editing skills to stand a chance? Thanks.

Hi Mriganav,

You don't have to have a background in filmmaking or editing to enter. However, you can always consider teaming up with someone who has some experience if you plan to be in front of the camera.

Alicia

  Mriganav Oct 14, 2013 5:41 PM

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I would like my niece to apply but she is 19 and she is in the film industry and she had to stop her studies because of financial problems in her first semester.

Johannes - It sounds like your niece is eligible to apply. Please do share this opportunity with her! - Alicia

  Johannes Oct 19, 2013 11:01 PM

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Hi! My question is a bit complicated: I am a Colombian journalist living now in France and I would like to apply as a team with my Nigerian colleague who is a freelancer and lives right now in Nigeria. We met when we were doing a TV training in Germany in 2011 and we would like to work again as a team for this project! The thing is that we can't shoot together right now because of the distance. How can we apply then as a team? Is there any possibility to do it? Thank you!!

Hi Paula,

I would suggest that you individually shoot yourselves on camera in your respective locations (based on one of the themes) and then edit together your application video from that.

Cheers
Alicia

  Paula Oct 22, 2013 2:00 AM

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HI!
My name is Panagiotis and i am 16 years old. I have one question: Can I participate in the competition?
thank you!

Panagiotis - See comment #13.

  panagiotis Oct 22, 2013 10:24 PM

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hi there!

i am a tv host in mindanao, philippines, employed in GMA Network, inc. one of the leading tv companies in the country.

however i am very interested to join since i believe i have to learn a lot more even though i am in broadcast for ten years already but doing documentaries just in 2009.

i make documentaries in one of the dialects in the philippines which is Bisaya, this time i want to experience doing it in english.

i have a weekly docu show here in our city of davao.

also, i am also an independent filmmaker, and again is very interested to join.

i am interested in the mentorship program.

will i be qualified to participate still.

John Paul - It sounds like you are already a professional presenter and filmmaker - unfortunately, that makes you ineligible to apply. - Alicia

  JOHN PAUL S. SENIEL Oct 23, 2013 8:06 AM

21

Hi,
Is it alright to use that we don't own? Also do we have to subtitle the entire video even though it is shot in English?

Thank You

  Dhruv Sehgal Oct 26, 2013 8:44 AM

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Hello!

I just saw the scholarship and I am excited!
I am 27 and I work as a journalist but I always had filming as a passion, although not professionally. I am comfortable on camera as I have worked mostly for tv (being on camera). I love travelling and I do travel a lot. This is how I know that my english are quite good, as I make interviews in english pretty often. At the end of 2012 (November) I had the crazy idea to travel with a friend, who is a cameraman, to Palestine to film the situation there (from social-political) perspective. The very last moment the cameraman got scared of the danger and didn't join me. I borrowed an old handy-cam from a neighbour and I went on my own. I stated 4 days and I came back with footage for a documentary about Palestine and one about Jerusalem and Holy places. The first one includes me on camera, testimonies of locals, demonstrations but also festivals of food and dances etc... The second the same but different theme. I don't consider it as a professional job as you can imagine -I made many mistakes due to lack of experience- but I was really happy when I returned and saw that my footage was stable and could be shown in public. From that day I seek for new opportunities for adventure and new experiences. For that reason I also bought a camera two months ago (in any other case I will have my camera at least!)! My part of speaking is in greek but the interviews and testimonies in english. So, my question is if the themes are suitable and if I am eligible with the one I already own, or if I should film something else.

Hi Ioanna,

It sounds like you already work professionally as a TV presenter, so that would make you ineligible.

Cheers
Alicia

  Ioanna Oct 26, 2013 10:34 AM

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I want to apply and I'm getting problems

  lindokuhle Oct 26, 2013 5:37 PM

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Hi!
I wanted to know if its okay to use music in the background that we do not own.
Also, do we need to subtitle the entire video even though its shot in English?
Thanks

Udit

  Udit Nangia Oct 27, 2013 8:45 PM

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Hi im from Pakistan. I make documentary films and have a degree in documentary filmmaking, however i dont earn much from it and have not had any of my films broadcast or screened at a significant festival. I have a situation similar to Prakash. Furthermore i think i am certainly in need of good mentorship. Am i eligible to apply?
Thanks

  taz Oct 28, 2013 1:45 AM

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Hi, my friend and I make videos and we want to participate very much, but we can't decide and come to an agreement about the topic - he wants to shoot "learn new skills" and I wanna shoot "my backyard" and we prepared really good stuff for both of them, and we want to send both videos, is it possible in anyway? Or can I send my video on my own and in case of success take my partner with me, 'cause he's the filmmaker and I'm a presenter?

  Nina Oct 28, 2013 3:27 AM

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Dhruv - You cannot use footage that you do not own or have not created. As for music, you will need to follow the guidelines outlined by YouTube & Vimeo. If you use copyrighted music, you run the risk of your entire audio track being stripped from your video.

lindokuhle - Email me at scholarships@worldnomads.com with your specific problems.

Udit - Regarding music please see my comment to Dhruv above. Also, if the film is in English and is easily understood, then there is no need to subtitle it.

Taz - It sounds like you are eligible.

Nina - You can only submit one entry per person or one entry per team. You cannot apply solo and then also apply again as a team. Nor can you submit two entries per team.

Cheers,
Alicia

  scholarships Oct 28, 2013 9:47 AM

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My partner has worked in a local news channel as a reasercher/ content developer in the past and I am personally a free lance who do projects time to time but nothing big in monetary terms that could place me as an 'established'' film maker still going through the struggle and since our education is not in film making so still learning our way up ... do you think we'd be eligible to apply? ...

Fazal, it sounds like you are both eligible. - Alicia

  Fazal Oct 29, 2013 6:56 AM

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I have a question. If I am to shoot a new experience and the locals are not speaking English, can I speak with them in our native language and subtitle it then?

Hi raluca - Yes, you can speak in the local language while interviewing the locals. However, when you present to the camera you do need to speak English so that can know that you have a strong handle on it. - Alicia

  raluca Oct 30, 2013 12:07 AM

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In case my partner can't go (and he learns it the last moment) - can I take another one instead?

N - You need to apply with a partner that is committed to going on the assignment with you, should you win.

Alicia

  N Oct 30, 2013 8:27 PM

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Hi, I would like to ask about the deadline.
It's said "Applications Accepted: September 3 - November 6".
Does it means that it's possible to submit the movie on the November 6th? If so, till what time?
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Miguel - Yes, you can apply on November 6th - up until 2pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that this is not necessarily 2pm in YOUR time zone - so do the time conversion so you don't miss our deadline. Australia is ahead of most time zones in the world, so please take this into consideration when you submit your application.

Alicia

  Miguel Oct 31, 2013 7:45 AM

32

Hi,

I wanted to ask if only one teammate has to write a short note on ourselves and why we want to earn the scholarship or should both of write it?

  Tanaya Nov 3, 2013 10:01 PM

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i am trying to submit the video but it keeps saying invaild youtube link. i copied the link from youtube on the share segment...

  maynarj Nov 3, 2013 11:44 PM

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Feel myself unlucky! Saw this just now and have no time to prepare anything! Is this programme annual! Will I have chance to participate next year! Thanks in advance!

  Ani Nov 4, 2013 1:19 AM

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One more question:) There's an "f" word in my video, there's a line "fu***ing dangerous" - is it okay to leave or should I "beep" it? I wonder if it's allowed to curse in any way or it's strictly forbidden.

  Nina Nov 4, 2013 2:40 AM

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Tanaya - You need to include information about both of you in the essay.

Maynarj - Drop me an email at scholarships.worldnomads.com with your details.

Ani - Yes, we do have annual opportunities for travel filmmakers.

Nina - As long a your video is not full of profanity, we don't mind an occasional use of strong language to make a point.

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 4, 2013 9:55 AM

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Hi Alicia,

I have a solo application and have used the help of locals to manage the camera whenever i am required to come in front of it. Hope this fact of someone else managing the camera for me wont be an issue as far as my application is concerned.

Thanks,
Harsimran Singh

https://www.facebook.com/The.Lone.Traveller3

  harsimran_singh12 Nov 4, 2013 5:03 PM

38

Do both the team mates have to fill separate application forms?

  Tanaya Nov 4, 2013 8:53 PM

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And about the music) Is it allowed to take famous song and use them as a background music or should I take a compositing from youtube audio library?

  Nina Nov 4, 2013 11:23 PM

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Harsimran - That is fine.

Tanaya - No, please fill out one for both of you.

Nina - Please see my response to Dhruv in comment #27.

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 5, 2013 12:56 PM

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what exactly do we need to include in the travel journal? What inspired my subject matter; what has been my filmmaking experience to date; my ambition as a filmmaker/presenter- are what i have to include in my 1200 character entry form correct? And if that's what i have to include there, what does my journal need to be? Does it need a description and if so about what? Or are you just looking for a title? when it asks for my current trip, do i just put my last one? Does this part matter, I can't seem to put the end date to the one I already did...
thanks for the help

  gtraverso1254 Nov 5, 2013 6:37 PM

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Also when i click the link for "create a journal and fill in the entry form" it says page not found- error 404

Click on the 'APPLY NOW' button

  gtraverso1254 Nov 5, 2013 6:46 PM

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gtraverso1254 - Yes, you are correct in what you have to include in the 1200 character essay in the application form. Your title can be something related to the topic of your video. The current trip name does not matter.

gtraverso1254 & jon_b - To enter, please click the big orange apply now button and fill in the application. You will not receive an error message.

- Alicia

  scholarships Nov 6, 2013 10:19 AM

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I submitted my application last night, but when attempting to view my entry in my journal, the Vimeo video I posted says, "Sorry, there was an error encountered while loading this video." The video works fine on my Vimeo page and other places where I've posted it. Is it possible to find out if you are encountering the same error message when you attempt to watch my video?

If this is a problem on your end as well, would it be possible for the judges to go to my Vimeo page to view my reel? Or to re-apply using a new Nomads account with the same application materials?

  angelajbass Nov 6, 2013 10:56 AM

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angelajbass - Please check your video Privacy settings to make sure that your video can be viewed by anyone and that it can be embedded anywhere.

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 6, 2013 10:58 AM

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I'm already uploading my video but it says it will take 4 hours. I'm in the Philippines and my internet is rather slow. Question, so if in case I don't get to send it by 2pm your time, roughly 3 hours from now, will it not be entertained?

Thanks a lot! :)

  Jay Nov 6, 2013 11:19 AM

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Jay - Please email me at scholarships@worldnomads.com. - Alicia

  scholarships Nov 6, 2013 11:28 AM

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Hi Ms. Alica, sent you the email thanks!

  Jay Nov 6, 2013 12:09 PM

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Hi Alicia, we're trying to submit the application but the link to the page comes up with an error, it seems this has been a problem for a few others, is there something we can do?
Thanks
Tina :)

  Tina Nov 6, 2013 12:26 PM

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Tina - Click the orange 'APPLY NOW' button to enter. That should work fine. - Alicia

  scholarships Nov 6, 2013 12:34 PM

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Thank Alicia,

We've been trying to upload our video for the last few hours and it's severely lagging, it's only at 80% uploaded at the moment - not sure if it's a problem at our end; if it's at all late is it disqualified? Sorry for the silly questions,

Thanks

Tina

  Tina Nov 6, 2013 1:41 PM

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Hi Alicia,
You just left a comment on my video regarding the problem with my youtube video not showing up and saying that it is a 'duplicate'. I deleted the first video but the problem isn't resolved in youtube. At the time I had uploaded the video I had also uploaded it to Vimeo. Is it possible to relink the journal entry to this address? https://vimeo.com/78689477
you can view my journal here: http://journals.worldnomads.com/iman/story/108357/India/Seek-Experiences-The-Belly-of-Delhi#axzz2jii51hHL

  iman Nov 6, 2013 1:41 PM

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Tina - I have just emailed you.

Iman - See my comment on your blog post.

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 6, 2013 1:48 PM

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Good evening,

I've just realized that the first link I posted within the text in my entry has a "typo", leading to somebody else's video on Vimeo. How can I correct it in order for it to lead to my work?

Cheers,
José Vieira Lopes

  josevieiralopes Nov 7, 2013 12:55 PM

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Jose - Email me at scholarships@worldnomads.com. - Alicia

  scholarships Nov 7, 2013 1:05 PM

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Hi,

I did send you an email about my video not getting uploaded. I am waiting for a reply.

Thanks,
Kanchan

  Kanchan Nov 7, 2013 1:31 PM

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Hi,

We have submitted our entry. Is it ok to share the link of the Kimball and video page with our friends who want to see it? Or are we required to keep it to ourselves till the end of the judging process?

  Haem Nov 7, 2013 4:56 PM

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Kanchan - I have emailed you.

Haem - Yes, you can share your video.

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 8, 2013 9:50 AM

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hi. Till what time the result will be declared?

  Deep Nov 29, 2013 12:53 PM

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Hi Everyone,

We have just announced the winner and the shortlisted entries here:

http://journals.worldnomads.com/scholarships/story/108841/USA/Travel-Film-Scholarship-to-New-Orleans-Winner-Announced

Congratulations to our winner and shortlisted entries, and thanks to everyone that applied!

Alicia

  scholarships Nov 29, 2013 2:19 PM

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