You do not have to be enrolled in a major to create a video for that major.
Does my video submission have to correspond to my major?
No, your team can make a video for any of the 9 McCombs majors!
Do I have to be a McCombs student to compete?
Each team captain must be a McCombs undergraduate student, but other team members must simply be undergraduate students currently enrolled at UT.
What if I don't own a computer/video editing software?
McCombs students can check out a laptop from McCombs Media Services. Media Services is located in GSB 3.132 and is open Monday-Friday, 7:45AM-6:15PM.
Alternately, McCombs students also have access to the McCombs Media Lab, located in UTC 1.110. The Media Lab has computers with advanced video editing software available for your use. However, be aware that the Media Lab is only open Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM, so you won't be able to pull an all-night editing session right before the deadline!
What if I don't know how to edit video?
The Flip video camera given to each team comes with a video editing software package. Additionally, there are many online tutorials available.
Are we allowed to use copyrighted content in our video?
If you use copyrighted content in your video, you must cite it in your credits. For songs, include (at a minimum) the title, artist(s), album title, publisher, and date published.
Can I be on more than one team?
No. To give all competitors an equal chance at the prizes, each competitor may only be on one team.
What kind of skills do we need on a team?
A team should look to combine creative vision, management skills, technical skills (filming and editing), and people skills. A diverse team will better your chances for success!
Does my team have to use the Flip video camera?
No, your team does not have to film your video with the Flip video camera. If your team does not want the Flip video camera, the $120 deposit check is not required.
Can my team use people who aren't on our team in our video?
Yes, you are welcome to use outside people in your video, as long as they agree to it.
Once my team is registered, can we swap one of our team members for someone else?
If circumstances arise where a team member is no longer able to participate, the team may swap out that member with his or her consent. The team captain must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, informing us of the team member who is leaving, as well as the new team member's name, major, e-mail address, and phone number. The team captain may not be swapped.