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You've been waiting for it...and it has arrived!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 21, 2009 13:30 Products And Features 0

What?....... Eyeka's new voting system of course! ;-) The stars system with its "postive" or "negative" votes ( less than 3 stars who would devaluate the contents ) is gone, and is now replaced by the "Thumbs up" If you like it, click it! it's as simple as that ;-)

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Sennheiser Headphones Design Tips

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 21, 2009 11:58 Call for entries 0

We’ve been getting a lot of great entries for the Sennheiser design competition! We’d like to clarify a few things to help increase your chance of getting selected! - When incorporating your design onto the template, remember to use the correct orientation. The wide part should be the bottom part, so make sure that your designs are not upside down! - It would be best if the primary design elements are concentrated within the “oval” as this is the integral part that would have most visibility once the design has been attached to the headphones. - Upload a high resolution .tif on Eyeka but remember to keep the original version (.ai with all the layers) of your files as we will be requesting for it later on!



Submit yours here and remember to follow the guidelines!

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My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience: Evangeline Li (China)

By Amelia Apsari on July 14, 2009 02:51 Call for entries 0

Located in the southern hemisphere and near the equator, Bali doesn’t only have the beaches, the clear sea and the tropical sunshine. This little island also has a unique style of traditional painting and sculpture which inspire countless contemporary artists. From May 27 to June 2, together with another eight outstanding photographers, I attended the ClubMed Photo Challenge sponsored by the world's largest tourist resort group Club Med. In one week, we had three official challenges and one bonus challenge. The various themes covered the resort facilities, services, activities inside ClubMed Bali and also the scenery outside. To avoid the situation that all the contestants rush the same subject, each photographer had different photographic themes determined by lot. The hard thing in the competition was that you could not shoot the face (or you can make the face unrecognizable, haha). Besides, the time was also very tight. It took less than eight hours to shoot, to pick the best 10 pictures and to edit them. Therefore, a lot of people envy me for my one week in Bali, but the time when I was really relaxed to appreciate Bali was very little. Everyday I must get myself out of the casual and comfort state, break the unusual rhythm of work and constantly try something new. I am not boring at it at all; this is just what attracts people in photography. During the week-long challenge in Bali, I had the photo competition and the interviews as scheduled, as well as the beautiful scenery and delicious food in ClubMed, and most importantly those nice photographers and enthusiastic staff. All of these made this competition not a photo contest, but the most impressive party for photographers all over Asia.

Nine photographers from 8 countries, having different cultural backgrounds and professional backgrounds, were in face of a variety of photographic themes within seven days. We challenged the limits of our strength and the time; we tried our best to find different perspectives to express what we experienced. However, all of these efforts are not for the final championship, but for the love of photography.Even though it has been a month to see off everybody in Bali, I still cherish the moment when we handed in the photos and shared the stories together. It feels like all of us are good friends known each other for years. With all these fantastic guys around, I can even feel the potential energy being encouraged and inspired day by dayJ It can be considered as the additional bonus besides the contest. After coming back from Bali, many friends asked me about the greatest feeling of the trip. I think it should be an open mind. Take photography and me for example, two years ago I started using a digital camera to record the small moments of ordinary life and have been sharing the photos as the amateur recorder. I always believe that people who are equipped with SLR are truly professional. When I was invited by ClubMed, I was so surprised. When talked this with the players and the organizers, they told me that with such a high popularity of cameras, everyone is a photographer. The photographic perspectives are unique for everyone. It is not related to the advantages of equipments or the high photography techniques. It is the free heart that matters much in photography. Haha, I have been talking so much… if you are patient enough to read them all, now pick up your camera and be your own photographer!! Maybe it is you who will attend the next photo contest organized by Eyeka!

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8 days left for the ibis contest and 8000€ to grab!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 07, 2009 13:40 Call for entries 0

8 days is all you have left to create and submit your videos for the ibis contest ! Brief: Ibis hotels have decided to launch a call for entries to illustrate the theme "All in pyjamas!" Shoot a funny, punchy, original video! In pyjamas… alone or in a group, get dressed in your most beautiful night gown and make us laugh! It could be you, your friends, your family… go ahead, put anyone in pyjamas in all situations possible! We’re counting on your creativity and inventiveness ! Show for example your inexplicable attraction to an ibis hotel ( while sleepwalking, or at least in PJs ;-) Be hilarious and original ! 5 000 euros : 1st prize, decided by the jury, among all the videos posted during the contest on Eyeka and on the microsite - until July 15th There are also 20 more prizes to grab by votes!

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My "Impossible is Possible" Winning Experience

By Amelia Apsari on July 02, 2009 08:24 Featured Authors 0

 The following entry was written by Coke Zero Video/Animation Contest winner, Sherwyn Lui. -- I found out about Eyeka and the Coke Zero competition from my lecturer. She is a great teacher, diligently trying to involve her students with the industry, preparing them for what is to come. So came along I, so came along Coke Zero, and we met. I was in my second year, doing my final assignment, and hell was afoot. It had broken loose and was rampaging through my schedule... time was of the essence. It is of great importance that my kind lecturer allowed me to produce the animation as my module submission, so as to save valuable time for other assignments. If not for this, I may not have undertaken this great task at all.

Sherwyn Lui with Alex Olmedo, CEO and Co-founder of Eyeka Asia Pacific

 So came the day I registered with Eyeka (yes this is my first Eyeka submission!). I sat down in front of the computer and downloaded the resources provided. I exorbitantly (haha) increased the volume of my speakers and leaned back in my chair to listen to the upbeat track provided. There I sat, with the track on loop, for close to an hour as the inspiration poured into my brain and awakened the dormant cells of creativity. I started by doing a storyboard, designing the characters, and deciding on the art direction. (I believe it is called concept art) I dwelled on the tagline - "Impossible is Possible", and let the expression flow into my pencil. Although to the layman it pretty much looks like random spirals and circles, in my head my plan was set. I decided that no one story would illustrate the tagline enough, and decided to do four. So came the big problem with four stories and a 30 second limit. Hooray for upbeat music! It solved that problem. So I got a bunch of stories going really fast. So what stories should I go for? I spent the better part of the time usually spent rolling about in bed wishing I could fall asleep with a snap of the fingers thinking about life. What do people want? I thought. Work Hard. Came the first thought. Play Hard. Came next. Overcome your Fear. And of course LOVE. and PEACE. And MONEY. And DESTROYING YOUR ENEMIES. And BECOME IMMORTAL. And then I fell asleep with that many ideas in my head. So I came to be lying on the floor telling myself to stop procrastinating (this, after about a month of lazing around and 'brainstorming'), kicking myself into action. The following includes much designer jargon: PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AFTER EFFECTS. That is pretty much all I used to produce this work. After 2 weeks of a few hours a day or less of timelining and position and curve editors and camera positions and more timelining, it was done! I was proud. And it was submitted. I really never expected to win. Because if I did I would have been telling all my friends about it. But after quite a few previous competitions of telling all my friends about it and not getting anywhere, I got totally embarrassed. So this was quite a shocker. And quite an ego builder. I can be very subceptible to ego inflations.

During the award ceremony at SPH news center, with the judges and representatives from SPH, Coca Cola, MEC and Eyeka.

So here we are at the end. I won. I'm absolutely thrilled. Time to drink more Coke Zero (did you know it has NO CALORIES? zomg.) And thanks to everyone for their support. What am I going to do with $10,000? Same thing everyone does with $10,000. Spend it! - Sherwyn Lui

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