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Introducing The AdventurePro Video Festival 2014...
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AdventurePro Video Festival presented by the Australian Camps Association

AdventurePro Video Festival presented by the Australian Camps Association

The inaugural AdventurePro Video Festival 2014 presented by the Australian Camps Association was a 'fantastic' success and was highly appreciated by the broad range of people who attended the screenings!

"We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from the audience and the event's future is secure," said Colin Kneebone, AdventurePro's Client Services Manager.

"All videos looked and sounded absolutely brilliant on the Mansfield Armchair Cinema's big screens. It's a technically awesome, but very relaxed and intimate, venue that will continue to be the 'home' of the festival."

Due to the success of the Mansfield screenings, The AdventurePro Video Festival 2014 is now in negotiations for screenings to be held at a variety of other events and private functions around the country.

None, however, will compare with the quality experienced at the Mansfield Armchair Cinema's twin digital theatres.

A DVD will follow approximately mid-year and the 2014 festival will be available on Vimeo before the 2015 event.

The winning video's were...

By Darius Devas
Open Category Winner

Run The Planet / Hezekiel's Run
By Chris Ord & Lisa Tamati 
Open Category Runner-Up

Single Fin VI 
By Matt Raimondo
BoomBandit Cinematography Prize

Discovering the Jurassic Land of Hinchinbrook Island 
By Matt Raimondo
Tin Shed Cider 'Wickedly Enjoyable' Prize

Alpine High
By Jack Garnett
Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Winner 

Three Rivers 
By Nicholas Covelli
Mittagundi Prize 

By Mark Oates
Schools Category Winner

"Congratulations to all entrants, sponsors, advertisers and the audience from all at AdventurePro and thank you for playing such an important part in the inaugural events' success," said Mr Kneebone.

"We hope you're already thinking about next year's entry, sponsoring the event or coming along to a screening in Mansfield in 2015?"

Please keep an eye on this page for festival news and information, including announcements for 2015 coming soon!

Australian Camps Association --- Growing people!Mansfield ShireVictorian YMCA Camps - AustraliaOne Planet - Rain wear, gaiters, tents, packs and tents!Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre - Victoria, AustraliaBoomBanditTin Shed Cider

Creating Within by Darius Devas --- 2014 Open Category WINNER...


Open Category Winner --- $1,000 CASH first prize!

Open Category Runner-Up --- One Planet 'Torrent' Jacket. The Torrent is designed for hard-core bushwalking in Antipodean conditions: multiday trips in serious terrain carrying a rucksack. The Torrent is available in sizes XS to XXXL so the winner is sure to get a good fit! Check it out at

Schools Category --- Family Weekend at Howmans Gap Alpine Centre courtesy of YMCA Camping. Howmans Gap Alpine Centre is happily situated on the Bogong High Plains, about 4km below Falls Creek resort, surrounded by tall ash bushland and approximately 5 hours drive from Melbourne. The Schools Category prize also includes a Trangia lightweight camping stove as well as a BoomBandit lightweight camera crane.

Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Category --- Highlights Voucher valued at $500 to the winning entry. The Highlights Voucher can be used for accommodation and/or attractions within Mansfield Shire (including Mt Buller).

Mittagundi Prize --- Mittagundi is an independent outdoor education centre based in the Glen Valley near Omeo, Victoria. The center is 30mins drive from the Falls Creek Rd gate and 30min drive to Mt Wills for XC-skiing. The Mitta Mitta River runs in front of the center for those interested in paddle sport activities. Mittagundi offers a relaxing venue where you can sit and read a book, go for a walk, film some of nature's wonders or have a romantic meal with loved ones. The prize includes a 4 night stay at Mittagundi and use of kitchen facilities. (Max. 6 people) Offer available during the month of June or between 5th and 12th September or 21st and 26th December 2014 --- Bring own food and linen.

BoomBandit Cinematography Prize --- BoomBandit is the first truly lightweight camera crane designed specifically for mobile phones, GoPro and other lightweight cameras, sound and light systems. (Total value $250)

Tin Shed Cider 'Wickedly Enjoyable' Prize --- Drinks and 'nibbles' at the Tin Shed Cider Cellar Door in Tolmie, plus a take home selection of bottled cider (Total value $180) --- OR one dozen 750ml bottles of mixed variety traditionally crafted apple cider delivered to your door!


  • Knowledge saves lives! Knowledge saves lives!
  • Howmans Gap Alpine Centre Howmans Gap Alpine Centre
  • BoomBandit 101 BoomBandit 101
  • Tin Shed Cider - An Introduction Tin Shed Cider - An Introduction
  • Mittagundi Mittagundi

Event Sponsorship / Advertising Opportunities!

AdventurePro is seeking sponsors and advertisers for this new and exciting festival showcasing our adventure video makers and Australian and New Zealand Outdoor Adventure in general!

The AdventurePro Video Festival includes a number of unique sponsorship and advertising opportunities to a highly targeted audience you already know are interested in the outdoors and adventure...

  1. 10, 15 and 30 second advertisements to be screened at the event between videos (and included on the event DVD and Vimeo event site). Note that AdventurePro can create advertisements for you if required.
  2. Prize naming rights --- e.g. provide some cash and / or gear for prizes and we can create a prize bearing your business name. You choose the prize and what it's for. Example: Your Company's Encouragement Award etc.
  3. Your logos / banners on the event website on AdventurePro, at the screening and in video credits on the Vimeo event site.

We're completely flexible and totally open to ideas, to discuss options and prices please email or contact Colin Kneebone on +61 3 9689 1412 and we'll happily work out the best solution to suit you!

Video Making Resources

Vimeo accepts most major video codecs, but for best results we recommend using H.264. Most popular file formats are supported; e.g. .mp4 (preferred!), .mov, .wmv, .avi etc. See Vimeo's Video Compression Guidelines for more info.

You can learn how to make better videos through lessons, tutorials, and sage advice from Vimeo, via the Vimeo Video School at

There is also a comprehensive range of video making resources available through YouTube's "Create Better Content" program at

Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects...

If you are looking for royalty free music and / or sound effects to use in your production, you should check the following websites out first...

Please make sure you adhere to the terms and conditions of use when downloading and using music or sounds from the above websites --- some are available free, some under a Creative Commons License (also free but with specific crediting requirements) and some require payment!

Plus, you will also find a large number of other websites offering royalty free music for download (with varying terms and conditions) by searching Google (or other search engines) for "royalty free music download" or similar terms.

You may also be able to find up-and-coming bands or musicians who are willing to allow their music to be used if you mention them in the credits, again, by searching online or contacting them directly and asking for permission!

We strongly encourage you to credit the creator / owner / composer / musician in your videos' credits as per the requirements of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) as a minimum --- e.g 'Music Title' Copyright © 'Creator' [used under Creative Commons License 'version' --- if available and appropriate].

Note that some music and sounds are available under a different Creative Commons License version, in which case the requirements of that version should be met.

Video Examples...

Some example videos are available by browsing AdventureProVideo on Vimeo at or by visiting the AdventurePro Video Channel on YouTube at

Event Rules

  • Entries for the AdventurePro Video Festival presented by the Australian Camps Association will close at 5pm on February 14, 2014!
  • Videos must feature Australian &/or New Zealand Outdoor Adventure --- or, Aussies and Kiwis adventuring overseas!
  • Videos must be in keeping with AdventurePro's publishing standards (i.e. no nudity, violence, hatred, harrassment or sexual references --- coarse language is discouraged and will be 'bleeped')
  • No breaches of copyright allowed! All content must be your own or used with the consent of the owner, including music!
  • Videos should be between 2 and 15 minutes in length!
  • All videos must meet Vimeo's Guidelines!
  • Videos must be 1920 x 1080 pixels (preferred!) or 1280 x 720 pixels (minimum!).
  • Videos must be either 24 (or 23.976), 25 or 30 (or 29.97) frames per second (FPS).
  • We must be able to download your video! Please ensure you allow your video to be downloaded in your Vimeo Profile via 'My Settings' or your video's 'Privacy Settings'.
  • When entering a video, you are giving consent for AdventurePro to add it to our 'AdventurePro Video Festival 2014' album on Vimeo, add or upload it to our Video Festival 'playlist' on YouTube, to publicly screen it over the festival weekend and to include your video on a DVD or Blu-ray which AdventurePro may sell or rent. Note that all proceeds from sales / rentals of any festival DVD or Blu-ray will go directly towards funding the event into the future.
  • Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure category entries must feature footage captured within Mansfield Shire boundaries! AND, by entering this category you are agreeing to provide Mansfield Shire Council with full rights to use any images or moving footage to promote the Mansfield / Mt Buller region.


Points out of 20 will be given for the following --- Pure Enjoyment (10), Video Quality (5) & Audio Quality (5).

Judging example - Pure Enjoyment 8/10 - Video Quality 4/5 - Audio Quality 3/5 - Total 15/20

Judging will be conducted by AdventurePro Staff and Guest Judges --- meet them here...

Please note that the judges decision is final!


If you would like more information about the AdventurePro Video Festival please contact


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