Here are the Wackit Finalists!
The WACKIT contest is now closed to any further entries and a big thank you to those of you who entered.
18 valid entries, 9 for Students and 9 for Professionals, will be put forward for final judging by our VIP LD panel on the 11th of February 2021.
Please note that the public voting to go forward to the final judging phase will no longer take place as the valid entries are no more than 10 for each category (for more details please refer to the ‘How to Participate’ and ‘General Terms and Conditions’ sections below on this page), but do feel free to add your likes on Facebook before the 11th of February: those numbers of votes will be referenced by our official judging panel and go towards the final results of our 6 winners to be announced at the end of February 2021.
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:
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!
**WACKIT deadline extended**
WACKIT deadline extended to 31st of January 2021 – Durham Marenghi explains: “We have decided, as a reaction to further restrictions due to Covid-19 in the UK and Ireland, to extend the opportunity of entering the WACKIT competition beyond the Christmas period. Thanks to all those who have already entered and registered and we hope that the deadline extension will allow time for even more entries from both Student and Professional LDs.”
How to participate?
wysiwyg studio support…
The following design and rental houses around the UK and Ireland have now kindly offered the use of their studios in support of the competition from now until the 30th of January 2021 to anyone who wishes to enter the WACKIT competition but is without the computer power to do so.
A big WACKIT THANKYOU to the following rental houses who, prior to the second lockdown in England, kindly offered the use of their studios in support of the competition but whose studios sadly remain unavailable to WACKIT, we wish them all a safe journey out of the current pandemic.
Liverpool / Glasgow
Color Sound Experiment
General Terms and Conditions
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:email@example.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 31st of January.
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.
For any information contact us by filling this form. We will reply as soon as possible.