WACKIT

Two side by side competitions for Professional and Student Lighting Designers and Programmers in the UK and Ireland

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About WACKIT

Claypaky and CAST Group of Companies are excited to present the WACKIT competition, based on a concept by Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie.

Wysiwyg And Claypaky Kept Indoors Try-out!

Two side by side competitions for Professional and Student Lighting Designers and Programmers, with the Prestigious Participation of these Top LDs as Final Jury:

Paule Constable

David Bishop

Davy Sherwin

Durham Marenghi

This competition is open to Professional and Student Lighting Designers and Programmers in the UK and Ireland of any background. Do not miss the chance of winning attractive prizes in both the Professional and Student competitions!

1st Place

• 1 Year of wysiwyg Perform

• £1000 Amazon Voucher prize 
• Trip to Claypaky Headquarters in Bergamo (Italy)* when travel restrictions allow 
• Claypaky and wysiwyg Merchandising

*The Prize is a trip for two persons to Bergamo (Italy), including the flight (economy class) to Bergamo and hotel accomodation (1 night).

2nd Place

• 9 Months of wysiwyg Perform

• £500 Amazon Voucher prize 
• Trip to Claypaky Headquarters in Bergamo (Italy)** when travel restrictions allow 
• Claypaky and wysiwyg Merchandising

**The Prize is a trip for one person to Bergamo (Italy), including the flight (economy class) to Bergamo and hotel accomodation (1 night).

3rd Place

• 6 Months of wysiwyg Perform

• Claypaky and wysiwyg Merchandising

How to participate?

1. ENTRY

Every entry starts with the same wysiwyg file, which has been built using R44 Update, so everyone starts at the same starting line. 

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING DESIGNERS

Either use your existing wysiwyg license or CAST will provide a FREE Design Educational License especially for the competition which will expire on December 31st 2020, no dongle is required for this competition. Should you wish to program your design with a console, you can upgrade to ‘Perform’ by taking advantage of a 50% off discount: 

www.cast-soft.com


Terms:
• One non-transferable license per applicant for personal non-commercial educational purposes only,
• Educational watermark shows on shaded view, renderings and printable plots.

CAST technical support for WACKIT and wysiwyg educational licenses is via email only to:

wackit@cast-soft.com


STUDENT LIGHTING DESIGNERS

CAST will provide a FREE 12 month Design Educational Licence, no dongle is required for this competition or you can upgrade to ‘Perform’ by taking advantage of our current educational offers:

www.cast-soft.com/educational-program/


Terms:
• Students must be enrolled in a program at an approved university, college, post-secondary vocational or polytechnical school,
• One non-transferable license per applicant for personal non-commercial educational purposes only,
• Educational watermark shows on shaded view, renderings and printable plots,
• License is valid for 365 days from the date of issuance.

CAST technical support for WACKIT and wysiwyg educational licenses is via email only to:

wackit@cast-soft.com
2. REGISTRATION

Select your category (“Professional Lighting Designer” or “Student Lighting Designer” – see point 1) and fill in the registration form. After the registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details and files.

SELECT YOUR CATEGORY AND REGISTER NOW!
3. AUDIO TRACKS

Four different classical track edits will be available (MP3). Please choose only one of those or you may choose your own contemporary track as long as it is 4 minutes or under and rights free. WACKIT CONTEST will not accept any video which is not copyright free.

4. CREATE

Using wysiwyg and the 3D R44 WYG File Royal Albert Hall model and rig, create your own lighting show. You can use the orchestra and choir in the model if you choose to work to the classical tracks or you can create your own band/stage layout if you choose to be contemporary. You must use the base rig which has been limited to four DMX universes therefore some elements of the original Classical Spectacular design such as floor lights and truss toners have been removed. To retain parity you cannot add any more fixtures to the model BUT you can add FOH followspots and up to three lasers in your system. Also, although there are no truss toners in the model, you could perhaps use Light Emission…

Classical Spectacular was a bi-annual series of classical concerts produced by Raymond Gubbay Limited and hopefully one day will be so again, Durham has lit the show for the past thirty years!

5. SEND THE VIDEO

Using your own desk or the Cue List and Camera Path features, create a video of your own lighting design; this can be a maximum of 4 minutes 30 seconds to allow for any top and tail lighting cues. Save the wyg file, post your video on Vimeo (free if under 500Mb) and send the link to: 

send@wackit-contest.com


Description of your uploaded VIMEO video must contain the following information:
• Lighting Designer Name and competition category (Professional or Student)
• List of software programs used (other than wysiwyg)
• Name of Console used (if one is used)

6. ENTRY DEADLINE

Entry deadline is DECEMBER, 21st 2020 23:59

Now you are in! Your show will be posted on the WACKIT Facebook Page!

www.facebook.com/WackitContest


Your entry will initially be judged by public voting on the WACKIT Facebook page. The TOP TEN entries from the public voting in the Professional and Student categories will be judged by the VIP LD panel in January 2021, and the winners announced on this website at the end of that month.

GOOD LUCK!

Enter the contest!

Classic Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

wysiwyg view

Classic Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

real view

wysiwyg studio support…

A big WACKIT THANKYOU to the following design and rental houses around the UK and Ireland who, prior to the new lockdown in England, kindly offered the use of their studios in support of the competition to anyone who wished to enter but was without the computer power to do so. Both they and the WACKIT organisers will monitor the situation to see if this service can be offered for the three weeks after the 2nd of December 2020 if the various regional lockdowns allow safe access to the studios.

ADLIB

Liverpool / Glasgow

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Christie Lites

Coventry

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Color Sound Experiment

London

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HIGH RES

Dublin

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LCR

Darwen

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Midnight Lights

London

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Neg Earth Lights

London

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General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

• In order to participate in the contest, entrants must be residents of the UK or Ireland, age 18 and older. Employees of CAST, Claypaky and other partners involved in the contest, including their affiliates, and members of their family and/or household are ineligible to participate.
• Only one entry per person. Awards will be delivered to the same person.
• To enter the contest, you must be registered on the WACKIT web page
• You may only use wysiwyg R44 or above to produce your video.
• WACKIT will not accept any video which is not copyright free.
• By submitting your entry, you are confirming to CAST Software Ltd. (CAST) and Clay Paky S.p.A. (CP) that you are the owner of, or at least have all necessary rights to use and publish, any material you submit in all forms (video and audio, including credits), that you have the right to convey or transfer the content you are providing to CAST and CP, and you agree to the royalty-free use of your video for publishing and advertising purposes by CAST and CP. You also give CAST and CP the right to use your submitted content for the purposes of the WACKIT challenge, as well as for training and other purposes, related and unrelated to the contest, and that CAST and CP may post the link or otherwise make it available to others via its website or by other communications.
• Finalists will be contacted prior to the announcement.
• To win, YOU MUST deliver a digital copy (saved in wysiwyg) of your qualifying wysiwyg R44 file for review and verification by CAST.
• Winners will be announced at the end of January once WACKIT organizer completes this step.
• The Prizes are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable and are not redeemable for cash.
• The winner is solely responsible for ensuring appropriate reporting and payment of all expenses, taxes, and costs associated with acceptance and use of the prize according to the local law.


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: WHERE CAN I GET ALL THE NECESSARY FILES?

After successful registration you will receive a confirmation email with all necessary details and links. In case you do not receive an email after the registration, please contact us at:

info@wackit-contest.com
Q2: CAN I USE THE VIDEO FINISHING PROGRAM?

Yes, you may use a video finishing program.

Q3: CAN I ADD TO THE LIGHTING RIG?

To retain parity you cannot add any more fixtures to the model BUT you can add FOH followspots and up to three lasers in your system and although there are no truss toners in the model you can use Light Emission to emulate them.

Q4: SHOULD I UPLOAD THE FINAL VIDEO ON WACKIT FACEBOOK PAGE?

No, we will post your VIMEO video link on the WACKIT Facebook page.

Q5: WHEN THE PUBLIC VOTING STARTS?

We would like to provide equal chance to everyone participating at the competition. The public voting will be announced on the WACKIT Facebook page after the 21st of December.

Q6: WHAT ARE THE MAIN CRITERIA LOOKED FOR BY THE FINAL JURY?

The TOP TEN entries in the Professional and the Top Ten entries in the Student categories will be judged by the VIP LD panel based on the creative use of the lighting rig in the model, programming artistic skill and interpretation of the chosen music track. The track must be copyright free and no longer than four minutes.

Q7: I DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE WYSIWYG, ARE THERE ANY TUTORIALS?

CAST offer a variety of training courses to help new and existing users alike. See www.cast-soft.com/training for dates and courses.


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