Seriously. Look at it this way: if you were given 15 minutes to show the world what you’re all about in a home-made video, what would you do? What kind of idea would you bring to life through your filmmaking skills, be they average or magnificent? What would you ultimately want people to remember you for?
That is what YouTube is getting people to figure out. The revolutionary website has officially announced that it has increased its allotted user-video time from 10 minutes to 15 minutes as of late Thursday, July 29th. Additionally, the site has decided to run a contest–conveniently titled the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame”–where users can submit videos now up to 15 minutes in length to be reviewed by the YouTube board and ultimately selected to be one of a few spotlight videos to appear on the front page of the website for several days. Naturally, having an opportunity such as this one is a blessing and a gift for a fame-seeker because it has the inevitable capacity to reach thousands and possibly even millions of people.
The deadline for this contest is this Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. If you have submitted a video to YouTube before but it was deemed too long, you may still be able to access it and re-submit it. Simply visit their website and read the exact rules. But if there are some incredible but still unknown artists out there that have some unimaginable creative talent to bring forth through film and video, please take advantage of this contest! Trust us, we will benefit from enjoying true artistic talent just as much as you will from officially receiving much-deserved recognition on a large, diverse scale.