Karl Taylor has been a professional photographer for over 15 years and has traveled the globe on assignments for some of the world’s most successful companies. His artistic film – one of many that are used on his company website to promote his business – won the title of Best Overall Video 2011 in the vzaar Video Festival, supported by Hollywood film director, Oliver Stone (pictured above), who is a key shareholder in vzaar.
The Best Product Video was won by the production company Hilltribe, for a clearly interpreted, engaging and enticing cookery shoot for their client Muddy Boots burgers.
The Top Award for the Creative Use of Video was scooped up by Jimdo, www.jimdo.com, an innovative ecommerce and website building company, who cleverly used video to show effective collaboration and project workflow.
Best Video by a Creative Agency went to Outside Line, a full service digital agency, for their “superb, imaginative commercial” for Becks Beer.
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Mr McCluskey said the overall standard of entries was “incredibly high”, and it is very encouraging to discover that vzaar’s clients are producing work of such excellent quality to promote their businesses online.
According to McCluskey, “The winning entry stood out from the rest, however, because it featured a variety of compelling elements. The imagery was inspiring, the content was haunting, the soundtrack well edited and highly compatible.”
Each of the winners will be presented with a vzaar video festival award and a logo to feature on their websites.
vzaar hopes to make the highly successful contest an annual event aimed at spotlighting both cinematic creativity and production quality for online business videos.