Canon, Ron Howard Partner to Inspire Imagination
Canon just launched a new campaign, Long Live Imagination, in collaboration with Ron Howard. On May 22nd, Ron Howard and Canon invited photographers to submit their "most imaginative" photographs based on movie themes for Project Imagin8ion, a user-generated photo contest aimed at inspiring a Hollywood short film. The Long Live Imagination site hopes to foster dialogue within the community and with Canon.
Of the collaboration, Howard said, "I'm known as a narrative storyteller, so when Canon approached me to partner on the Long Live Imagination campaign, I was moved by the opportunity to collaborate with the masses, tapping into consumers' creativity and using their photos as building blocks to produce a film. I hope the project stimulates people's imaginations whether they are an amateur photographer, a world traveler or a proud parent, and I hope what we create is meaningful."
People can visit the site from May 22nd through June 14th and submit photos to inspire eight movie themes: Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle and the Unknown. Throughout the promotion, Ron Howard and a group of Canon experts and the Project Imagin8ion community, will narrow down the submissions and select eight photos, one from each category. These eight winning photos will become the basis and inspiration for a short film shot with Canon DSLR products that will premiere later this year in New York City with the winners in town for a red carpet event where they will have the opportunity to meet Ron Howard.