If you have any interest in videography or online content creation, then you've probably at least heard of VidCon. And if you haven't, you're missing out. It's not known as one of the most important events in online video creation for nothing, after all.
Established in 2010 by the Blog Brothers, VidCon is an annual convention that features some of the world's leading influencers, brands, and thought leaders. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and learn from the best of the best, attending panels, networking events, presentations, concerts, and meet-and-greets. Basically, whether you're a follower, a fan, or a burgeoning creator yourself, this is one event you can't afford to miss.
"That's great," some of you are probably thinking. "But how do we get there, exactly? Are we really expected to travel in this economy?"
Between the pandemic, the ongoing recession, and the fact that the cost of a single egg practically requires you to take out a loan, even a weekend trip isn't really budget-friendly. But what if we told you that you might be able to get there without having to pay?
Filmora developer Wondershare is going to be attending the conference this year from June 21-24 alongside YouTube creator NichLmao. Prior to that, they're hosting a contest. Among other things, the grand prize includes an all-expenses paid trip to VidCon 2023.
Show what you can do with Project Go Viral
How the contest works is simple. Starting May 4, creators can enter the contest by posting a video that reflects their unique creative style on social media, tag @Filmora_editor in the caption and add the #FilmoraVidCon hashtag. The Filmora team will announce the winner on June 7 and the two runner-up entries a week or two after the contest end date, August 3.
There's a lot on offer here, as the grand prize includes:
- A VidCon Ticket.
- A round-trip flight ticket.
- Four nights' accommodation.
- A Go Viral + Kit:
- $1000 to spend on videography gear.
- A perpetual Filmora license with unlimited access to video effects.
- A shoutout for their channel from a major influencer.
The two runner-up entries will each receive a Go Viral + Kit.
You've likely noticed that the contest doesn't directly mention the Filmora video editor. You're free to use whatever video editing software you're most comfortable with for your entry. With that said, you might want to give Filmora a spin anyway.
Making smarter videos with Filmora 12
Filmora exists for one reason and one reason only — to make video editing simpler, more streamlined, and most importantly, more fun. To that end, every release of the software comes with a ton of new productivity and quality of life features. In Filmora 12, most of those new features are centered on artificial intelligence.
ChatGPT integration, for instance, enables a feature known as Swift Script, which allows video editors to generate captions, chapter titles, video descriptions, and more with a single click. There's also AI Smart Cutout to simplify removing and modifying objects in frame, AI Audio Stretch for easy audio/video synchronization, and single-click audio cleanup courtesy of AI Audio Denoise.
Other great features include:
- An intuitive, user-friendly interface
- Out-of-the-box access to a range of advanced video editing tools, including color correction, audio ducking and keyframe animations.
- Built-in, automatic video stabilization.
- Access to a massive library of built-in effects, transitions, filters, music, and motion graphics.
- Direct integration with social media including YouTube, TikTok, and Vimeo.
- Multiple options for video format and resolution, including 4K video
- AI functionality to streamline your entire video editing workflow, including automatic video resizing, intelligent background removal, and single-click video creation.
Basically, Filmora lets you focus on doing what you truly love, allowing you to forego the steep technical learning curve that hobbles most other video editing software. In doing so, it also saves you both time and energy, leveraging automation and AI to skip over some of the more unwieldy aspects of video editing.
If that sounds right up your alley, you can purchase Wondershare Filmora 12 starting at $49.99 per year or download the basic edition free of charge. It's compatible with Windows PC, MacOS, Android, and iPhone. You can also keep yourself up to date on product announcements and updates by following the official Filmora Facebook Page.
Make VidCon 2023 an event to remember
For over a decade, VidCon has been the premier conference for online video creation, with over 70,000 attendees last year. This year promises to be even bigger — meaning that whether you're an aspiring influencer, a video editing professional, or simply a hobbyist, it's one event you don't want to miss. Whether you attend courtesy of Project Go Viral or pay your own way, you'll find Filmora and NichLmao at Booth MR2 on the creator track.