Fat Gecko Video Contest
A couple months ago I shot a short video of my son Brandon and his friend Nic taking out or Polaris Razr-S to play in the snow that hit our town (for only a couple days). Luckily at the same time Fat Gecko was having a contest for a 1-minute video showing their product. Luckily I owned one of their products so I decided to mount it up, show it off, and at the same time thought I would throw it online.
I forgot about it (stupid me) and next thing I knew the contest was over. Now I’m going to get on my soapbox for a minute and talk about rules. The contest rules said it had to be a minute long (check). It also said the video MUST SHOW THE PRODUCT BEING — USED. You also got extra ‘props” for having multi-camera views showing the product and video. When you watch my video, I made sure all the rules were followed. However, when you watch the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place videos none of that was done… It was merely who they go to come to the page and vote on it is what determines who wins, rather than the “Judges” making the statement about the three of them not following the rules set forth. Why have judges or rules. I would have rather them say, “Hey, just submit videos with any products you use to our site and the one with the most video votes win.” At least I know the “rules” (which are none).
Don’t get me wrong, the videos are cool in and of themselves, but surely doesn’t show or promote their product. It’s just GoPro Video shot with whatever as a mount, not necessarily theirs. Oh well..lessons learned I guess.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you Fat Gecko for putting on the contest and giving me some “props” in the Honorable Mention. I still have the memories of the boys out just being themselves and having a good time. That’s really what it’s all about.
You can check out the winners HERE and mine below.