Annual professional award

WEVA USAward 2019

Best Videographer

Annual highest title for a videographer
who also is a cameraman, a video editor
and a designer all in one.

Participation

$35 for all categories.
Free for Pro account members.

Stages

Entry submission:
26 November — 31 December 2019 UTC 0
Judging:
1 — 25 January 2020 UTC 0
Announcement of the winners:
2 February 2020

Judges

Alessandro Bordoni
Super-Judge
Alessandro Bordoni
weva.pro/en/videographer/alessandrobordoni
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Raised in Italy and now living between Los Angeles and Milan, Alessandro is an award-winning destination wedding cinematographer. Together with his wife, they travel the world and happily cater to their high-profile clientele.
Garrette Baird
Super-Judge
Garrette Baird
weva.pro/en/videographer/garrettebaird
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Garrette & Amber Baird. With more than 14 years of experience and over 600 cinematic weddings, they launched Eyenamics to the consumer and Gear Glasses and Gadgets to the professional.
Yulia Vopilova
Super-Judge
Yulia Vopilova
weva.pro/en/videographer/juju
Moscow, Russia
Fresh Feeling Studio. Yulia & Nikita. Destination wedding videographer. Adore traveling, photography, cooking, cats and italian cuisine.
Marcin Zakrzewski
Marcin Zakrzewski
weva.pro/en/videographer/prostudio
Warsaw, Poland
PRO STUDIO Creative Video Agency, Poland and whole world
Priscilla Torres
Priscilla Torres
weva.pro/en/videographer/alagua
Miami, FL, United States
Al Agua Cinema is a team of documentary filmmakers dedicated to make a complex and meaningful piece out of the wedding video, with careful attention to details and the story behind every couple.
Dima Litvinov
Dima Litvinov
weva.pro/en/videographer/dsstydio
Lviv, Ukraine
Fashion colorist, color grading teacher, participant in over 300 commercial video projects around the world for such successful brands as Sprite, Toyota, H&M, etc.
Dmitry Sedov
Dmitry Sedov
weva.pro/en/videographer/sedov
Moscow, Russia
Founder of the WEVA, producer, videographer with 20 years of experience.
William Torres
William Torres
weva.pro/en/videographer/login13438
Barranquilla, Colombia
My way of working is purely documentary, so that I can capture those natural moments that are the ones that truly show the essence of us.
Josh Helton
Josh Helton
weva.pro/en/videographer/alittlelongdistance
Nashville, TN, United States
Josh of A Little Long Distance. Creative storytelling with an emphasis on nostalgia. LoveStoriesTV “Wedding Filmmaker of the Year”, “Most Creative Cinematography” & “Most Emotional Moment”.

Main categories

WEVA USAward 2019 - Best Videographer - The Greek Movie

Best Videographer

1 participant
Description: specialist whose video
most harmoniously combine story line,
musical arrangement, mounting solutions
and video design.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.

Best Video Editor

0 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude and the most interesting solutions
in the wedding editing, the best compocisional
finds; who prepares video using computer
graphics and effects.
Evaluated: best episode of ready video
from the one real wedding.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.

Best Cameraman

0 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude to mordern wedding video shooting,
with the most interesting plans
and visual solutions.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes, showing
cameraman skills, work with illumination
and edditional equipment.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.

Wedding specializations

Best Colorist

0 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of work with colors, whose videos
contain individual style, creative
solutions and exceptional
color solution.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.

Best Pilot

0 participants
Description: the author of exciting videos created with such camaraman equipment: drones, camera dollies, steadicams, camera sliders and electrostabilizers.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings showing a mastership of work with aquipment.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.

Best Sound Producer

0 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of recording and sound-design,
which videos contains better
and more interesting soundtracks.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.

Best SDE-maker

0 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding day with participation
of a videographer's team.
Evaluated: ready video created during
the real wedding day.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.

Wedding genres

Best Wedding Highlights

0 participants
Description: video clip from
one wedding where there are all hightlights of the wedding day.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.

Best Walk

0 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding walk which shows
feelings and emothions
of the couple.
Evaluated: video cuttings with highlights
of one walk without a wedding.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.

Best Engagement

0 participants
Description: video with any episode contains the love story or wedding preparation except the wedding itself.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from one love story.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.

Save The Date

0 participants
Description: wedding video-invitation
with participation of the couple including exact date and celebration place.
Evaluated: an idea, quality of video
and mounting, availability
of graphics and sound.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.

For new users

Best Young Professional

0 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: film and editing skills - camera techniques, color grading, audio, creative editing, etc.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.

Best Debut of the Year

2 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: any video that contains a plot which illustrates the director’s approach to developing emotion within the video.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.

Rules

Who can participate?

Registered videographer on the web-site WEVA.PRO, who is over 18 years old.
$35 for all categories. Free for Pro account members.
Only for users from Canada, United States.

What kind of videos should be submited?

Only video fully complying with the description and specifications of the category is allowed to participate in the Contest.

Technical requirements

For participation in the Contest video preliminary is uploaded to video-hosting Youtube or Vimeo. In the uploading video form to the category the link indicated to a video at an appropriate video hosting. It is dersirable to upload video of HD-quality. Screenshot should be uploaded to each video which gives an idea about video content. Screenshots with logo are banned.

Which videos are forbidden?

Video is not allowed to participate in the Competition if it contains inappropriate or unethical content included in the list of restrictions adopted in internet or not corresponding to the traditional standards of the wedding video. Every video can be deleted from Contest with accordance of deсision of WEVA and this decision can not be discussed.

It is possible to add to one catagory several videos?

No.

What is the procedure of judjing?

There are 5 judges who responsible for each category and have access to rate video only in their category. After announcement of the begining of voting each member of jury can watch video and vote using 10-point scale. Rates compliance to the category, the video quality, the wow-factor, the overall impression. Rating can be changed during voting period.

When judges finish the voting, super-judges start to vote. Super-judges look through all the categories but rate only 5 videos in each category which reached maximum points after main judging process.

Which prizes will the winners receive?

Winners of three main categories will get special statuettes. All the winners will get diplomas of the Contest and distinctive marks in their profiles and Pro account for the year.

How to get the prize?

Prizes and special awards will be shipped by mail to the Winners. Diplomas for Winners will be send by e-mail for printing or for publishing on web-sites.

Does the winning influence on videographer's rating in the local Contest?

No.

Have a question? Need our help?

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Other important things you need to know

Participating in the Contest you agree with all mentioned rules. You also garantee that you are the author of all videos which you upload and and not any 3-rd person has nothing against it.