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We have our winners!

March 11th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

The “Love Is…” Dream Studio Valentine’s video-making contest poll has been automatically closed at exactly 00:00 (Hong Kong time) of 10 March 2008, and we are pleased to announce that we have found our winners based on your votes!

Grand Prize:

Love Is Also…” by Otterhead

Runners up:


Love is ….” by Yeungmama

Love is… for me…” by Lilah

You may view the actual contest poll results by clicking here.

Congratulations to our winners! We will be emailing you soon regarding how you will be receiving your prizes. Watch out for other contests and promos here in Director’s Club!

Voting period is over.

March 10th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Thank you to everyone who joined and voted in our “Love Is…” Valentine’s video-making competition! Many of our contestants are new to SanrioTown’s Dream Studio, so we’d like to welcome them as well. :)

We will be announcing the winners soon along with information on how they can claim their prizes, so check back often! :)

Technorati tags: love, dream studio, valentines, directors club, contest

Keep those votes coming!

March 7th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Voting period is almost over! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to CAST YOUR VOTES! To our contestants, you can get your friends and family to vote for your videos if you like. Remember, voting period will end on 09 March 2008 Hong Kong Time, in which the poll will be disabled.

Again, good luck to our finalists! :)

“Love Is…” Contest: Cast Your Votes!

March 3rd, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

We’ve received a lot of entries for our contest in these past 2 weeks, and we would like to thank you all again. But now we have the most important part of this competition, the voting!

The videos are all posted here, and the poll is at the bottom of this post. This is your chance to have a say in which of these five should get the 3 limited edition 1GB Hello Kitty USB memory sticks and which one will get the SanrioTown premium account!

Without further ado, here are your top 5 videos:

Zakura_2007’s video “Love Is…“:

Yeungmama’s video “Love is…“:

Lilah’s video “Love is… for me…“:

Sugi_baby’s video “Love is…..“:

Otterhead’s video “Love Is Also…“:

And now that you’ve seen all the videos, here is the poll! Don’t forget to tell your friends to vote as well, because the voting period will end on MARCH 9, 2008. You can also leave a comment and tell everyone who you voted for! Good luck to our top entries!

Technorati tags: directors club, love, heart, contest, vote, dream studio, valentines

Time’s Up!

March 1st, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Love Is…” Dream Studio Valentine’s video-making contest! We’ve gotten a lot of really good videos, and it’s been tough picking from the bunch.

But wait, the contest isn’t really over yet! We will be posting our choice of entries on Monday, March 3 2008, and you all have the chance to vote for your favorites. So watch out for that!

Technorati tags: love, valentines, contest, dream studio, heart, directors club

Last Chance to Submit Your Entries!

February 28th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

We already have a bunch of entries for our Valentine’s month contest, so we’re calling out to those who have yet to submit their videos. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a 1GB Hello Kitty USB Memory Stick, a gadget EXCLUSIVE to SanrioTown!

We will be picking our top choices from the entries submitted by tomorrow, and you will have until March 9, 2008 to vote for your favorite! Our winners will be announced by the second week of March 2008, and we will contact those top 3 regarding how they will be receiving their prizes.

Deadline for entries is tomorrow, so keep those videos coming! :)

Technorati tags: dream studio, directors club, love, contest, valentines, heart

“Love Is…” Official Sample Video

February 19th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Need some inspiration? Here is the official sample video for the Dream Studio Valentine’s contest “Love Is…”, created by our very own Icyrascal:

This video is not an official entry for the contest, it was simply made to give you all ideas! So if you think you can do better, or simply want to spread the love, keep those entries coming! Don’t forget to email the URL or use our “Send video” feature to send your entries to directors_club @ hellokitty.com!

Technorati tags: valentines day, february, love, hearts, contest, competition, sanriotown, dream studio, directors club

“Love Is…” Valentine’s Video-making Contest

February 14th, 2008 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

“Love Is…” Dream Studio Valentine’s Video-making Contest

February is the month of hearts! We at Dream Studio’s Director’s Club want to highlight this special occasion, and we want you to be a part of it!

What Is Love?” Unleash your creativity and use pictures to tell us what love means to you. It does not need to be romantic love: you can also show your appreciation for your parents, your brothers and sisters, your pets, and just about anything and everything that has a special place in your heart.

“Love Is…” Rules

  1. Pictures should be personal and should clearly show what love means to you. Copyrighted images are not allowed.

  2. At least two Dream Studio effects should be incorporated in the video.

  3. Video entries should have a minimum of five slides. The video does not have to be Sanrio-themed.

  4. The use of background music is highly encouraged.

  5. E-mail the URL to the Director’s Club (directors_club@hellokitty.com) with the subject “DS Contest Entry: Love Is“. Only the videos that have been sent to this addressed will be recognized as official entries.

  6. Multiple entries are allowed.

  7. No offensive materials, violent and explicit/sexual content should be used.

  8. The competition timeline is between Feb 14 and Feb 29.

  9. SanrioTown reserves any rights to use the videos, in whole or in part.

“Love Is…” Winners

  1. The SanrioTown moderators will choose the top entries. Members could then vote for the videos they liked the best.

  2. Winners will be announced on SanrioTown.com on the Director’s Club official blog by the second week of March 2008.

  3. Winners will be notified by e-mail and the prize sent by courier.

“Love Is…” Prizes

Hello Kitty USB Stick

Grand Prize

  1. The grand prize winner will win this 1GB LIMITED EDITION Hello Kitty USB Memory Stick, a unique little gadget that’s just about the size of a paperclip! This is not available in stores, so this is truly a special prize for our winner exclusively from SanrioTown!

  2. The winner will also receive a Premium E-mail Account here in SanrioTown, where they will get twice the mail storage space, POP3 access and E-mail forwarding.

  3. The winning video will appear as the top Editor’s Pick for a week upon winning.

  4. A custom badge will be placed at the lower right corner of their winning video, indicating that it has won the grand prize for our contest.

First and Second Runners Up

  1. The first and second runners up will also receive one (1) Limited Edition Hello Kitty USB Memory Stick each.

  2. A custom badge will be placed at the lower right corner of their winning videos, indicating that they have also won the contest.

So what are you waiting for? Send us those videos and share with us your definition of love! If you have any questions, please email directors_club@hellokitty.com or visit the official forum thread!

Technorati tags: valentines day, february, love, hearts, contest, competition, sanriotown, dream studio, directors club

Director's Club Interviews: Zombiebaby

October 9th, 2007 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Hello everyone, it’s been a while but we’re back with another interview! This time it’s from Zombiebaby, with the first of a series of very cute videos about her pets! If you frequent Dream Studio, you probably know her by now, so it’s time to get to know here a little more. Without further ado, this is her video called “My Dog Chunky!

DC: What was the message behind your video, “My Dog Chunky!”?
Z:
Well, if was my first time using the Dream Studio and I love creating this that involve my dogs.

DC: What inspired you to make your videos?
Z:
So far my dogs have inspired me. I just love them! I have four of them after all!

DC: Would you recommend using Dream Studio to your family and friends?
Z:
Oh, yes. I already have!

DC: Will you make another Dream Studio video again soon? When?
Z:
Yes! After I finish these Questions!

DC: Do you have dreams of directing films in the future?
Z:
That would be interesting. I’m what you would call a “Professional” Artist, so doing something in that field would be fun.

DC: Do you think Dream Studio can be a good training ground for directing?
Z:
Yes, I think so.

DC: What topics do you mostly like to make videos about?
Z:
My favourite things, my pets, me, mtc. . .

DC: How has Dream Studio helped you to express yourself?
Z:
Yes, Very much.

DC: Have other users’ comments helped you?
Z:
Yes, knowing that they like my stuff tells me I’m doing a good job.

DC: Are there videos from other users that you enjoy?
Z:
Yes, I like Animal videos from other users as well.

DC: Do you look at other peoples’ videos for ideas and for inspiration?
Z:
Not very often. I like to have fresh ideas!

DC: How do you find Dream Studio’s features in terms of ease and functionality?
Z:
I had no problem figuring it out. It took me, maybe 3 minutes to get off and running!

DC: Do you have any suggestions on how Dream Studio can be improved?
Z:
Hmmm…maybe more Music choices, a way you can have a video clip silent and have music over it without hearing the clip.

DC: Are there any tips you can give to Dream Studio users?
Z:
If you can’t get it just right out the first few times keep trying! It will worth the wait.

We’ll be sending out a fresh batch of invites soon, so start using Dream Studio and keep those great videos coming!

Director's Club Interviews: Hajnee

August 29th, 2007 by directors_club:hellokitty.com

Hajnee has been making many beautiful videos, most of which have been chosen as Editor’s Picks already. Today we’re featuring an interview with this Dream Studio director and an early video of hers about the 50’s Academy-award-winning actress Grace Kelly. Enjoy!

DC: What was the message behind your video, “Grace Kelly”?
H: The retro is cool and Grace Kelly is beautiful.

DC: What inspired you to make your videos?
H: I have got a Blog, where my name is Grace Kelly. I’m very interested about Grace Kelly and I searched pictures. In my opinion, she is very beautiful, so I made a video.

DC: Would you recommend using Dream Studio to your family and friends?
H: Yeah, my all friends watched my videos and they said Dream Studio is cool.

DC: Will you make another Dream Studio video again soon? When?
H: Yes, I made a video today too. I really like Dream Studio because it’s easy but fantastic.

DC: Do you have dreams of directing films in the future?
H: No, it’s only a hobby for me.

DC: Do you think Dream Studio can be a good training ground for directing?
H: Yes, first this is the best place for young directors.

DC: What topics do you mostly like to make videos about?
H: My favorite topics are friendship, love and films.

DC: How has Dream Studio helped you to express yourself?
H: All the time I [am] interested about motion pictures and the music. It’s a great chance for me, because here I attain my dreams.

DC: Have other users’ comments helped you?
H: No, ere now nobody helped me.

DC: Are there videos from other users that you enjoy?
H: Yes, some videos are very fantastic, but some videos are too easy and boring.

DC: Do you look at other peoples’ videos for ideas and for inspiration?
H: No, ere now I always worked about my ideas.

DC: How do you find Dream Studio’s features in terms of ease and functionality?
H: Yes, use the Dream Studio is very easy.

DC: Do you have any suggestions on how Dream Studio can be improved?
H: At times the videos are starting too slow. And I would like more effects and Sanrio extras.

DC: Are there any tips you can give to Dream Studio users?
H: If you want a great [way to] spend your time it is the best place for you!

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