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Win the chance to shoot and direct a short film for the Rapha Condor Sharp team

Auteurs: you can spend Christmas and New Year planning the cycling promo vid of your dreams

Aspiring filmmakers have until 19th January to submit their proposals for a short video following the Rapha Condor Sharp Pro Continental team at their training camp in 2012.

300 words and five still photographs to illustrate the ideas are being sought for that date, detailing how you would shoot the team both on and off the bikes with the best five to be shortlisted to visit London in January for a final selection. The winner will be flown out and looked after at the training camp while shooting the film which will subsequently be used to promote the team internationally.

Mind you, before you start you'd better watch the eight minute film at the bottom here where the bar has already been set pretty high by Andy Waterman who shot and edited last year's equivalent film for Condor Cycles based on the Lincoln Grand Prix.

Here's how Rapha Condor Sharp have put it:

The Brief

Rapha and Condor are offering a young filmmaker the chance to shoot and direct the 2012 Rapha Condor Sharp team short at their training camp in February 2012. The winner will be flown to the training camp to spend a week with the team and will see their film form an integral part of the team’s marketing for 2012. The final film will be displayed to large audiences across a variety of platforms, including the Rapha, Condor and team websites and throughout online media.

The Rapha Condor Sharp Team, with its distinctive style and attitude, dominated the British cycling scene in 2011 and were the UK’s number 1 ranked British Continental Team. For 2012, the team has changed direction to focus on the development of U23 riders. This brings a new set of challenges, so we are looking for a young filmmaker who, with a sensitivity towards the sport, can tell the story of the young riders at the beginning of their cycling careers.

Rapha has a strong portfolio of films and we are looking for a filmmaker who can match the standards set previously, whilst bringing a fresh insight to what it means to be an under-23 rider in a Pro Continental Team. Creative and new approaches to the documentary format would be welcomed, and the winning filmmaker will work closely with Rapha and Condor to create a new and exciting film. The film we want to see made will be an honest look at the young riders, innovative in style, humorous and reflective of the experiences that they encounter as under-23 riders.

To Apply

To apply applicants should submit a 300 word idea of how you would follow the team on their training camp, including ideas for shots both on and off the bikes. To accompany this, five photographs that you feel illustrate these ideas, in both an aesthetic and narrative way.

This treatment will be used to shortlist five filmmakers who will be invited to a workshop in London in January where one person will be chosen to accompany the Rapha Condor Sharp Team on their training camp to film the short.

The winner’s work will gain huge exposure in a high-profile medium that is promoted nationally. Rapha Condor Limited will retain the copyright in the global content of the final commis­sioned films but copyright of entries and any content produced by the shortlisted entrants at the workshop will remain with the filmmakers who will agree to allow Rapha and Condor to exhibit their work online and offline.

The judges’ decision is final.

Entries will be judged by Ben Ingham, Basia Lewandowska, Claire Beaumont and Ultan Coyle.


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WolfieSmith | 12 years ago

Damn. More ageist competitions. With 46 being the new 36 can I still enter or is 'young' under 30 only?  20

Gkam84 | 12 years ago

Between Dave and Oli they have this sorted, mount a camera to a hammer and go about bashing things to test their strength  19

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