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Zhiyun
NanLite
AdamAudio
Rode
Focusrite
LumeCube
Challenge Starts
April 21, 2021
Challenge Ends
May 5, 2021

The Challenge

Create a 45 second to 1 minute video with music and SFX
from Artlist. Upload your video to Instagram as a carousel post
in this format:

Challenge Starts
April 21, 2021
Challenge Ends
May 5, 2021
  • 1

    Timeline Breakdown

    Of your video with music & SFX
  • 2

    Timeline Breakdown

    With SFX only
  • 3

    The Full Scene

    (Music & SFX) without the timeline
  • 4

    Use the Hashtag

    #ALSFXChallenge
  • 5

    Tag Us

    @Artlist.io

Get bonus points by uploading a behind the scenes
breakdown to your YouTube channel or to Instagram with
#ALSFXChallenge in the title
Submissions are closed.
Check back on May 12 to view the winners

The Prizes

Get a chance to win your share of $10k worth of gear and
take your production value to the next level

1st Place

Zhiyun Crane 2S

NANlite Forza 300B

NANlite Softbox Parabolic 90

NANlite 4x PavoTube 30C Kit

ADAM Audio A5X Studio Monitors

RØDE NTG5

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen

Lume Cube 2.0 Pro Lighting Kit

Dell U2720Q UltraSharp 27" 16:9 HDR 4K IPS Monitor

Logitech Craft Keyboard

Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse

1 Year Artlist Music + SFX Subscription

Artlist Merch Kit

2nd Place

Zhiyun Weebill S

NANlite Forza 60B

NANlite Softbox Forza 60

NANlite 4x PavoTube II 6C Kit

ADAM Audio T5V Studio Monitors

RØDE VideoMic Pro+

Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen

Lume Cube Panel Pro

Logitech MX Combo

1 Year Artlist Music + SFX Subscription

Artlist Merch Kit

3rd Place

Zhiyun Smooth XS

NANlite Forza 60

NANlite Softbox Forza 60

NANlite 2x PavoTube II 6C Ki

ADAM Audio SP-5 Studio Headphones

RØDE Vlogger Kit

Focusrite FAST Audio Plugins

Lume Cube Panel Go

1 Year Artlist Music + SFX Subscription

Artlist Merch Kit

The Partners

Zhiyun
NanLite
AdamAudio
Rode
Focusrite
LumeCube

Challenge FAQs

How long does my video need to be?

Your video needs to be from 45 second to 1 minute max

What should my video be about?

You can create any video you like! Just tell an interesting story.

How do I submit my entry to the challenge?

Create your video and record it with your edit’s timeline (timeline breakdown video)

Then, upload an Instagram carousel post in this format:

  1. The first video in the carousel should be the timeline breakdown video with both the Music and SFX (see example)
  2. The second video in the carousel should be the timeline breakdown with SFX only (see example)
  3. The third video in the carousel should be your full video, without the timeline (see example)

For your entry to be eligible, you must tag @artlist.io and use the hashtag #ALsfxChallenge in the first line of the description

How do I create a timeline breakdown of my video?

To create a timeline breakdown video:

  1. Record your screen (we recommend OBS for this) - Set up your timeline so that all of the sound effects are seen clearly and play the video.
  2. Create a new sequence (1200x1200 or 1080x1350)
  3. Import the screen recording and the final original video into the project
  4. Drag the screen recording into the timeline and position it so that the timeline is on the bottom half of the composition.
  5. Use the 'crop' effect to crop the top half of the screen recording so that you're left with only the timeline
  6. Drag the final video into the timeline and position it in the top half of the composition
  7. Make final sizing/cropping adjustments to get it just right

Should I use a specific editing software?

No. You can use any editing software you like

Do I have to use music from Artlist?

Yes, the music in your video must be from Artlist. If you're a subscriber, you're all set, but if not, sign up for a free trial account and use watermarked songs for your entry

Can I participate in the challenge with a trial account?

Absolutely. The challenge is open to all creators with a subscription or trial account.

Can I use watermarked songs in my video?

Yes, you can use watermarked songs from the Artlist catalog for this contest. Watermarked songs are available with a free trial account on Artlist.

I don’t have a subscription for the SFX library, how can I join the challenge?

We got you covered! With a trial or music account you can download a free SFX Pack with hand-picked sound effects and use it in your video.

Download it here: link

What’s the deadline for my submission?

Submit your entry by May 5 at 8:00 AM PDT (11 AM EDT / 5 PM CEST)

How will winners be chosen?

3 Winners will be chosen based on how creators use SFX and music to create a compelling video.

The judging criteria zooms in on creativity, storytelling and technical ability.

The 3 winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from the Artlist Creative, Audio and SFX teams.

 

Bonus points will be awarded to creators who upload a behind the scenes video of their process to their YouTube channel or Instagram account.

This video must have the #ALSFXChallenge hashtag in its title.

How many SFX should I use in my video?

There’s no limit to the number of SFX you include in your video.

Can I use footage from Artgrid in my video?

Of course! Feel free to incorporate footage from Artgrid.io in your work.

I want to use Artgrid footage in my video but I don't have a subscription. What can I do?

You can sign up for a free trial account on Artgrid and download watermarked clips.

Watermarked clips from Artgrid are allowed to use for this challenge only.

Can I use any of the music, SFX or footage for future projects?

With an active paid subscription, any media you download is yours to use forever. However, a free Trial account does not include our license for use, so the media can not be used in projects outside of the challenge.

Why don’t I have access to download music and SFX?

You must create an account or log in to your Artlist account.

If you have a free Trial account or a Music only subscription, you can download a free SFX Pack to use in this challenge.

Download the SFX Pack here: link

Can I submit multiple entries?

No. Only one submission per person/team/company will be accepted.

Creators who submit multiple entries will be disqualified.

Can I use music and SFX from other sources or websites?

All of the music and SFX must be from Artlist.

The only exceptions are essential sound effects recorded while filming the video itself (e.g. an actor shouting, the sound of a vehicle that appears on screen..)

Can I use voiceover in my video?

Yes! You can use your own recorded voiceover