TOGETHER, Maine Media and Carl Zeiss USA PARTNER TO sponsor the Precision Image Competition.

 

The Precision Image Competition (PiC) is an opportunity for all Maine Media students to experience the unparalleled image quality of Zeiss lenses while challenging themselves to create new still and moving pictures for a dynamic competition.

Every year, Zeiss provides a wide selection of lenses for still and cinema cameras for students to “test-drive” while on campus. Students are invited to submit their work made with these lenses to the competition, in two categories: 1) Still Images (any genre, from fine art to documentary to commercial) or 2) Short Films (documentary and/or narrative).

The grand prize winner in each category wins a Zeiss lens of their choice from the Batis, Loxia, Touit, Milvus, Classics, or ZM line, plus a voucher for a free workshop at Maine Media.

 

Submission Guidelines: 2022

Any work created on-campus in 2022 with a Zeiss lens is eligible for submission.

For Still Images:

  • 300 dpi
  • 8 inches on the long side
  • Adobe RGB color space
  • File name must be as follows: FirstName-LastName_ImageTitle.jpeg
  • Image must be shot with Zeiss glass

You may submit up to 6 images. Please email [email protected] with your submission. Include your name, the Zeiss lens you used, the workshop you attended, and your images as attachments.

For Short Films:

  • Short films or clips must be 90 seconds or less.
  • Please upload your film to your own personal Vimeo account
  • Please make sure that your video is viewable through the link you provide
  • Video must be shot with Zeiss glass

You may submit up to 3 short films or clips. Please email [email protected] with your submission. Include your name, the Zeiss lens you used, the workshop you attended, and a Vimeo link to your film(s). If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide a .mp4 or .mov file for Maine Media to share on our YouTube channel.

Good luck!

 

Congratulations to our 2021 Winners & Finalists:

 

Filmmaking

Videos will be available to view on YouTube starting at 3pm EST on Friday, January 14th.

WINNER, FILMMAKING: Kurt Sneddon

I Wonder, directed by Kurt Sneddon and photographed by Karen Eggers
Created for the 8-Week Cinematography Intensive with Amy Vincent, ASC

FINALIST, FILMMAKING: BEN ZÄCH

Untitled, directed by Ben Zäch
Created for the 8-Week Cinematography Intensive

FINALIST, FILMMAKING: Gideon Baeza

Sherman’s Point, directed by Gideon Baeza
Created for the 8-Week Directing Intensive

 

 

Photography

WINNER, PHOTOGRAPHY: Tanya Russell

Routine, taken during the Fall semester of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling Program

FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: Skip Klein

Renaissance of Gloria Swanson, taken during The Environmental Portrait with David Hilliard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: Alaric Beal

Skin, taken during The Intuitive Portrait with Andrea Modica

 

To see past years’ photo submissions, visit precisionimagecomp.photoshelter.com