SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- September 19, 2005 --AMD
(NYSE: AMD) today announced its sponsorship of "The 64 Second Film
Contest," providing digital media enthusiasts an opportunity to invent
and share digital creations defining the concept of "Waitlessness" in
64 seconds. AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processors "shatter the
hourglass," taking content creation and multimedia performance to an
all new level. With the help of AMD64 multi-core technology, digital
content creators can create more and spend less time waiting for their
computers to render videos and perform other multimedia tasks. Winners
will be chosen through a combination of online voting and judging with
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Online submissions will be accepted
beginning Oct. 10, 2005 at www.64seconds.com.
"AMD is committed to encouraging innovation and creativity in the
digital media community," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president,
Desktop Business, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD. "Through
this contest, we not only want to offer contestants a chance at the
grand prize, but also provide a forum for them to share and showcase
their digital masterpieces. We’re looking forward to working with a
talented crowd of digital media enthusiasts and viewing some truly
stunning entries." AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, designed for
desktop PCs, can improve overall digital media performance over similar
single-core processors by an average of 34 percent, with performance
improvements over 80 percent on certain benchmarks. Now power-hungry
digital media experts can usher in the next generation of digital media
software with amazing, high-definition video rendering and editing,
digital-content creation, imaging, and audio mixing.
The top 28 finalists will be selected by popular vote via an online ballot box at the contest’s official web site, www.64seconds.com.
The top three winners will then be selected by a panel of judges
including Daniel Gregoire, CEO and president of Halon Entertainment, a
company specializing in digital effects for major films. Gregoire’s
credits include blockbuster films like Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge
of the Sith, and War of the Worlds. Judging criteria includes
creativity, originality, technical excellence, and the best expression
of the concept of "Waitlessness."
The grand prize winner will receive a package including an editing
studio with furniture, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based
digital video/audio "Dream System" with peripherals, and powerful
editing software. The grand prize winner also will receive an
all-expense-paid trip for two to California, with a tour of DreamWorks
Animation studios that includes meeting an animation artist, a special
pre-screening (sneak preview) of an upcoming movie, a private screening
of his or her contest submission, and a signed sketch of a DreamWorks
"DreamWorks Animation SKG is dedicated to encouraging up and
coming artists to express their talent and push the limits of
creativity using cutting-edge technology," said Ed Leonard, chief
technology officer, DreamWorks Animation SKG. "AMD64 technology is
enabling the creative ambition of digital media buffs and professionals
alike and DreamWorks is proud to team up with AMD in providing this
opportunity for aspiring story tellers."
In additional to the grand prize package, finalists will be awarded as
The first prize winner will receive:
The second prize winner will receive:
- An editing studio with furniture
An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
The other 25 finalists will receive packages that include:
- An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
Please visit www.64seconds.com for detailed contest rules and prize information.
- An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor
- DreamWorks movie passes and DVD Collection
- AMD-branded T-shirt and hat.
Source: AMD Press Release