Uncommon Indicators VIDEO CONTEST

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 02:45 PM

You've heard us talk about it on air. Now it's time for YOU to submit an Uncommon Economic Indicator video to our contest.

Why a contest? We've enjoyed reading and hearing your observations on the recession. Now we want to see them. By screening the finalists to our live WNYC audience and to the larger audience with Rooftop Films, together we are telling the story about how the economy is affecting all of us.

The incentive may attract budding film makers, but we're not looking for high gloss. What's important is that your video is a personal observation on an event, behavior or change caused by the economic crises. Use the recording equipment you have, think about how to tell us what you know, and send in the video.

Click Here: Official Rules and Instructions

Grand Prize: Screening with RTF

Rooftop Films
is excited to be part of this video contest and screen the winning video on top of the city skyline this summer. Their 2009 Summer Series will include 44 events around Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx every weekend from May to September. Screenings are attended by over 25,000 people and will show 150 films, selected from over 3,000 submissions.

picture-13Also, Marja Samsom, the Dumpling Diva at the Kitchen Club in SoHo is offering two pair of seats for lunch to our finalists. (Gratuities not included.Reservations required.)

Finally, take a look at the Runners Up prize with the gift bag expert Nick Leighton, from Plum TV, who will help us judge the finalists. Now go shoot some video!


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Jul. 14 2009 03:49 PM
Anita Schillhorn van Veen

I tried to add my video to the Uncommon economic Indiciators Youtube group a couple of hours ago, but it's not showing up on the list of videos. I hope you include it! Here's the link:

Jun. 21 2009 09:47 PM
Laura Fisher

Here's mine-can't do video,can hardly work digital camera, but can submit slide show of my merch if it will enter me in your contest!) They're baaaaaack -serious shoppers from other states, coming into NYC again and actually purchasing things for their homes, despite on line shopping possibility, Buying antique quilts,hooked rugs, folk art, Americana (maybe because Obama praised out patchwork American heritage in inauguration speech). This business slowed, then disappeared entirely over past year or more. Now they're comin' to NYC again, and not just for Times Square. Serious shoppers-designers and retailer buyers both, who know NYC is the epicenter for finding the edited best of everything antique. Also, people are again buying antiques as wedding gifts. Hooray!

Jun. 17 2009 03:03 PM
Brian Lehrer Projects

Write to to request tickets!

Jun. 16 2009 09:08 AM

How is the live audience viewing the films going to be chosen? I would love to be in the audience!!!!

Jun. 15 2009 08:01 PM

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