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Archive for May, 2008

HKO Contest Midway Mark

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Hi everybody! We’re nearly at the end of May, and so far, we’ve seen some pretty good entries in the HKO trailer contest. As a matter of fact, you guys have been doing such a great job that we’ll be featuring some of your masterpieces here in Director’s Club!

For this post, we’ll be featuring two of the best videos we’ve seen so far:

First of all, here’s a professional-looking entry from user icyrascal. Note how the video features an edited version of the audio provided by the trailer pack:

And here we have an impressive trailer that looks like it used nothing more than Dream Studio’s own features and special effects. This trailer was made by hkotest251, who seems to be a beta tester for HKO as well.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more exciting samples as we enter the second month of the contest!

HKO Trailer Contest: A Reminder

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Hi folks! It’s (technically) the first week of the HKO Trailer Contest, and already the entries have slowly but surely been popping up in Dream Studio.

We’ve noticed that some of the trailers that were submitted didn’t follow the full requirements, however. With this in mind, we would just to remind everybody that:

  1. ALL of the elements provided in the HKO Contest media pack have to be used. You are not limited to using just those elements, but all of them have to appear in your submission.
  2. You must add the tagword "HKOContest" when you upload your video into Dream Studio. Any other tags, such as "contest HKO" or "Hello Kitty Online Contest" will not be considered an entry.

Please be guided by these reminders accordingly, so that your entry can be easily processed by the competition officials.

Thanks, and once again, good luck to everybody!

Hello Kitty Online Trailer Contest

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Hi folks! We’re smack in the first week of May, and we’ve got a brand-new contest for all you aspiring directors out there. Hello Kitty Online’s full public launch is fast approaching, and in light of this, we want YOU to show us just how much you’re looking forward to the game by coming up with your very own Hello Kitty Online trailer!

The Hello Kitty Online Trailer Contest will test the limits of your creativity. Create a trailer worthy of Hello Kitty Online using any material of your own choosing, along with media files we will be providing, and submit it to Dream Studio for judging.

How you go about in the creation of your entry is up to you; just make sure that the trailer shows just how great you think Hello Kitty Online is, and make sure that you follow all the rules of the contest.


“Love Is…” Rules

  1. You have to agree to the terms and conditions of the contest
  2. Download the Hello Kitty Online Trailer Media Pack
  3. Unpack it using a program like WinZip, WinRar, ZipGenius, etc.
  4. Use Dream Studio or your own program (such as Windows Movie Maker) to put the various elements together
  5. Add your own material - videos, photos, music, animations or text that you might want to use in your video
  6. Your video/s MUST include the elements provided in the media pack
  7. upload the video to SanrioTown’s Dream Studio, making sure that you include the tag "HKOContest" (without the quotes)


The grand prize winner will receive a Hello Kitty Tote Bag that can only be found in Japan, along with a limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick with 1GB memory.

The runners-up will also receive a limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick each. The first runner-up will get a Euro Hello Kitty pouch, while the second runner-up will win a Hello Kitty Eye Relaxing Patch.

A total of 15 contestants will also receive a Hello Kitty USB memory stick each as consolation prizes.


You can find the official SanrioTown announcement here, while the HKO trailer media pack can be downloaded from this link. The contest runs from May 1 to June 30, 2008, which is more than enough time for everybody to come up with something that’s sure to make us at SanrioTown proud. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit the official forum thread.

We’d just like to remind everybody that all entries should contain no offensive material, nor should explicit / violent content be used. Each entry should contain all of the elements found in the HKO trailer media pack, and should contain the tag "HKOContest," otherwise these will be disqualified.

All video entries are considered as property of SanrioTown.

Good luck to everybody who plans on joining!