Samsung Upstage Lip Sync Contest Gets Impressive Entries

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Last month, Samsung launched its Upstage Contest which asked people to submit videos of themselves lip syncing Melody Club's Destiny Calling. The judging will begin next week and the lengths to which peole will go to win a video contest is impressive as indicated by these two submissions. Nice work. See them here and here.

by Steve Hall    Jun-19-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Consumer Created, Good, Social, Video   

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hey thanks for posting my video, im the one that created the backwards one, i hope it makes the top 20, if it does i would greatly appreciate it if you posted it again trying to get the most votes possible. thanks again.

Posted by: tim on June 20, 2007 1:18 AM

hey thanks for posting my video, im the one that created the backwards one, i hope it makes the top 20, if it does i would greatly appreciate it if you posted it again trying to get the most votes possible. thanks again.

Posted by: tim on June 20, 2007 1:20 AM

hey thanks for posting my video, im the one that created the backwards one, i hope it makes the top 20, if it does i would greatly appreciate it if you posted it again trying to get the most votes possible. thanks again.

Posted by: tim on June 20, 2007 1:20 AM

You beat me to the punch! I am so glad that you guys found my ad amusing. It was alot of fun creating it. I wanted to do something that was different and fresh. I just hope that it is what the Judges and You-Tube community are looking for. If you liked what you saw in my video Please take a moment on June 25 - July 8th and vote for #98 it was the crazy video with the big head monkey looking dudes lip syncing the song. By the way Thank you Samsung! I can't get "Destiny Calling" out of my head now.
Ad Guys, Mission Accomplished! and good luck to everyone!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go1vChPnhZQ

Posted by: Riki Russell on June 20, 2007 6:39 AM

something smells fishy to me, paid for entries methinks!

Posted by: biralista on June 20, 2007 11:36 AM

I am creative on this project for Samsung Upstage. We DID NOT PAY FOR THESE TWO ENTRIES TO BE DONE. They are entirely user generated content. What is amazing is that with software being available now to the average guy, these people can make professional quality work by themselves if they have the talent. I hope they are flattered by your suspicions. lol they do better work than most professionals in our business. lol.

Posted by: Tom McManus on June 20, 2007 12:06 PM

I am creative on this project for Samsung Upstage. We DID NOT PAY FOR THESE TWO ENTRIES TO BE DONE. They are entirely user generated content. What is amazing is that with software being available now to the average guy, these people can make professional quality work by themselves if they have the talent. I hope they are flattered by your suspicions. lol they do better work than most professionals in our business. lol.

Posted by: Tom McManus on June 20, 2007 12:08 PM

Now that, Is a complement! Thank you...

Posted by: Riki Russell on June 20, 2007 12:18 PM

I am creative on this project for Samsung Upstage. We DID NOT PAY FOR THESE TWO ENTRIES TO BE DONE. They are entirely user generated content. What is amazing is that with software being available now to the average guy, these people can make professional quality work by themselves if they have the talent. I hope they are flattered by your suspicions. lol they do better work than most professionals in our business. lol.

Posted by: Tom McManus on June 20, 2007 12:31 PM

I am creative on this project for Samsung Upstage. We DID NOT PAY FOR THESE TWO ENTRIES TO BE DONE. They are entirely user generated content. What is amazing is that with software being available now to the average guy, these people can make professional quality work by themselves if they have the talent. I hope they are flattered by your suspicions. lol they do better work than most professionals in our business. lol.

Posted by: Tom McManus on June 20, 2007 12:31 PM

Love the backwards one in particular. Nice contest and quality of entries. It's indicative of the suspicion of marketing and advertising that the conclusion is that these are 'professional'. But I guess it's a deserved reputation unfortunately. Available and cheap tools make this type of thing available to all - you're just limited now by time (to learn) and imagination

Posted by: Rachel on June 21, 2007 10:16 AM

well id like to say my work is professional but im only 17 and just learning all this stuff. thanks for the compliments so much. but no way was i paid to enter, i just dream of winning. but the comliments im recieving is good enough pay for me. thanks agin. entry #155 http://youtube.com/watch?v=xgeGOr0MhUU

Posted by: tim on June 21, 2007 12:47 PM

well id like to say my work is professional but im only 17 and just learning all this stuff. thanks for the compliments so much. but no way was i paid to enter, i just dream of winning. but the comliments im recieving is good enough pay for me. thanks agin. entry #155 http://youtube.com/watch?v=xgeGOr0MhUU

Posted by: tim on June 21, 2007 12:49 PM

well id like to say my work is professional but im only 17 and just learning all this stuff. thanks for the compliments so much. but no way was i paid to enter, i just dream of winning. but the comliments im recieving is good enough pay for me. thanks agin. entry #155 http://youtube.com/watch?v=xgeGOr0MhUU

Posted by: tim on June 21, 2007 12:49 PM

I AM FINDING THE COPETITION NOT TO BE VERY FAIR Samsung should have explaind that the idea of voting for the most popular video was to sit at the computer and vote for yourself as many times as possible within the hour and do that every day until the 8th, This is not about which video is the most popular it's about who can tap the keybaord for the longest time. Also the way the voting is done is not fair and ballenced. Those at the top of the list only need to hit submit to secure their possitions. those at the bottom need to scroll down to their possition hit move to the top, move the order of the contestants in the order they think they should be and click submit. then if they want a chance at winning they must do it all again. By the time they do that a few times they just forget about the order and just move their video to the top. which is still more work than the first possition person has to do. I would very much like to see what the votes really look like. and see who is voting the way I described. to be fair it should be limited to the number of Times you can vote for yourself...

Posted by: Riki Russell on June 26, 2007 9:16 AM

I AM FINDING THE COPETITION NOT TO BE VERY FAIR Samsung should have explaind that the idea of voting for the most popular video was to sit at the computer and vote for yourself as many times as possible within the hour and do that every day until the 8th, This is not about which video is the most popular it's about who can tap the keybaord for the longest time. Also the way the voting is done is not fair and ballenced. Those at the top of the list only need to hit submit to secure their possitions. those at the bottom need to scroll down to their possition hit move to the top, move the order of the contestants in the order they think they should be and click submit. then if they want a chance at winning they must do it all again. By the time they do that a few times they just forget about the order and just move their video to the top. which is still more work than the first possition person has to do. I would very much like to see what the votes really look like. and see who is voting the way I described. to be fair it should be limited to the number of Times you can vote for yourself...

Posted by: Riki Russell on June 26, 2007 9:16 AM

obviously this was how it was going to be, if you paid attention to other contests and how they did it and did some research thats obviously how it was going to work. I have been in the first position for one day...but its not about how many you do in the hour...cause obviously thats not working...your vote only works for the hour. It's one vote an hour. I wish samsung would explain how it worked better...but then they tally up the votes at the end of the hour. And so its not about time like you say...its about coming back every hour. Yes its annoying but not as much. I am not sitting at my computer all day hitting submit. I vote once an hour and im done. So... either my friends are voting ten million times an hour... or i jusst have a lot of friends and people like my video...i dont know. I wish i could see the actual score.

Posted by: tim Kressin on June 26, 2007 10:46 AM

No disrespect to your video. I thought of the entries yours was one of the best. If I had to guess before the voting began I thought you an I were the best out of the bunch. not because we are on adrants but because they were the most unique... The voting was not explained very well.

Posted by: Riki Russell on June 26, 2007 11:56 AM

i agree yours is very good i think is my toughest competition. your on all the ads and things like that and yours is very recognizable. but yeah the voting was very unclear and i am amazed i am still at the top.

Posted by: tim Kressin on June 26, 2007 12:04 PM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xQv2vdY4Oas
I entered the contest as well. I am in the Top 20, and I'm trying to figure out a way to get my plays up. Winning this would mean the world to me....I have always wanted to be a film maker, and winning this would actually help me feel like I'm getting somewhere with it. It's hard to explain, but it would just really fulfill me right now...and I'm not very good at promoting...so I'm worried about how I'll do in the contest. I just need a little help in that department!

Posted by: Melissa on June 27, 2007 4:45 AM







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