Last year you’ll remember that we awarded Golden Gnomes for the best rsmv and stories in machinima, animation and real life video. This year we're taking a more traditional approach to the awards with our focus placed squarely on the skills that go into producing a great film, whether that film is a music video, an animation, machinima or even a documentary.
The categories we've selected ensure that this year’s awards are more versatile, accessible and really give RuneScape's film makers the freedom to show off their unique creativity and humour. Before we look more at what that means to you, here are this year's categories:
Best Voice Acting
Best Use of Effects
Best Use of Sound
Best Story Telling
Best Video Overall
With the selected categories, you have complete freedom to make the best RuneScape video you can. Maybe animation is your bag or perhaps you live and breathe machinima, you might want to tell a fictional story or you may prefer to tell a true tale with a documentary. Whatever film you want to make, as long as it is RuneScape, you can enter it into the Golden Gnomes.
The Golden Gnome Video Awards will be unveiled in front of the RuneFest 2011 audience in London this October. Although the winners are announced at RuneFest you don’t have to attend RuneFest to enter the competition. The Golden Gnomes are open to everyone.
We'll reveal full Golden Gnome Video Awards details including news on judging, rules and prizes on launch day at the beginning of July. In the meantime, check out the brand new Golden Gnome Video Awards thread in the RuneFest forum where you can learn from your fellow video stars and find support, help and advice on video production and where to get the kit you need.
To whet your appetite and show you the quality of last year’s winners do visit the RuneFest YouTube page and keep checking on RuneFest.com to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and announcements about RuneFest 2011.