Escapade Vid Show

Escapade and vids have a long history. (Just ask Megan, who spent the first Escapade vidshow shuffling VHS tapes in and out of a VCR at the front of a small meeting room.) The Escapade vid show continues to evolve in the ongoing effort to create an enjoyable watching experience.

  • There will be separate rooms for quiet and rowdy viewing on Saturday.
  • We work to showcase the widest variety of vidders possible, with priority given to vids premiering at Escapade this year.
  • The tech track and alternate programming rooms will continue to be available for vidders who wish to organize their own showings.
  • Escapade does not censor or screen vids for content. View responsibly.

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Participate in the Vid Show

Each individual vidder may submit up to three vids on which ze has participated, whether solo or as part of a group. Vids premiering at Escapade will take precedence over vids that have shown at other cons or been posted online.

The vid submission deadline will be February 5 at 12 midnight! This is great news for anyone who missed the Festivids deadline; you have an extra week to finish your vid, and a great place to premier it. If you have questions, email us at vids@escapadecon.net

Electronic Submission Instructions

In general, we are seeking the best quality and highest resolution file you can get to us. While we prefer separate .m2v and .wav files (or .aif, if on Mac), we can work with most formats, such as AVI, MOV, MP4, and sometimes MKV files (But, please, no WMVs — they are too prone to error and lose content when we try to convert them).

We have a shiny new screen so the show will be projected in full, non-letter-boxed glory! Ideally, your vid will be submitted in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your source is 4:3, it will have to be pillarboxed — but it’ll still look great on the new screen! If you can’t export without stretching the frame to the aspect ratio, please retain the 4:3 and submit as is.

Please make sure the vid file you upload is as high-resolution and high-quality as possible. Ideally:

  • 1280×720
  • 29.97 fps
  • Uncompressed audio
  • Separate .m2v and audio files if possible

A high-quality codec such as DV, h.264, or other
Note: Do not include black space before or after your vid. Trim the vid as close the beginning and end as possible.

Use the following naming convention (No spaces, punctuation or special characters):

vidpriority_yourname_songtitle.{wav,m2v}

Example:

The files for the first-priority vid submitted by vidder Super Amazing Vidder!! to the song I’m A Little Teapot would be named:

1_superamazingvidder_imalittleteapot.m2v
1_superamazingvidder_imalittleteapot.wav

OR

1_superamazingvidder_imalittleteapot.avi

Do you want to participate in the vid show?