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Ignite Portland wants to give you ’15 Seconds of Flame’!

Do you have something to share with Portland? Can you share it in 15 seconds? If so, here’s your chance to get your 15 Seconds of Flame! Send us a video of yourself sharing your “Flame”, and if it’s selected we’ll show it during Ignite Portland 5 on February 19th.

The format is kinda like the talks, but shorter and with video:

What can I share? Anything! Share an idea, a skill, a poem, or something you’re passionate about. Silly or serious- it’s up to you. Tell us your plan to save the world or why you love living in Portland, do shadow puppets, sing a really short song, bust a dance move or show Portland that you really can tie a cherry stem with your tongue. Be creative and be interesting.

What format? Video. (see below for technical details)

What can’t I share? Nothing gross or “spammy” (promotional). We also tend to shy away from politics, religion and high pitched squealy noises.

Will submitting a Flame help or hinder the chances of my talk being selected? It will have no effect.

Will I go up on stage to share my “15 Seconds of Flame”? Nope. We’ll just show what you send us.

Can it be a little longer than 15 seconds? No. Just like the slides in the Ignite talks, after 15 seconds the train keeps a-rollin’ on. Videos longer than 15 seconds may be edited down or rejected altogether.

If I send my Flame, will you show it for sure? We’ll select some of the best to play at Ignite. No guarantees.

If my Flame is selected will I be notified? Will I get guaranteed tickets to the event? Will my friends think I’m cool? Will I be paid? No, no, yes and no.

When are submissions due? By February 6th, 2009 @ 11:59pm.

How do I submit my video? To make your submission you’ll need to upload it somewhere and email a link to IgnitePDX@gmail.com. If you’re not sure how, we suggest using http://blip.tv . It’s free and allows us to download the original file (keep in mind video sharing sites like Blip can take hours or days to post your video- make sure to upload far enough in advance that you don’t miss the deadline). Make sure to tag it “Legion of Tech”, “Ignite Portland” and “15 Seconds of Flame”

Technical Stuff:

We can handle most common video formats (AVI, .MPEG, .MOV etc). We ask that you give us the highest quality you can and in full dimension so it looks good (We’ll be projecting on a huge theater screen). If you’re not a video expert don’t worry about the format specs, just send us something that will look good. But here is our suggested format if you have the option:

Quicktime H.264
Full Dimensions – 720×480 NTSC SD or 1280×720 HD or 1920×1080 HD
30 (29.97) FPS
Use a High VBR.

Only send content for which you have appropriate rights and permissions. We reserve the right to post your video for others to view and share under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Questions? Leave a comment or email IgnitePDX@gmail.com

todd