Panasonic Announces Winners of ‘Shoot It. Share It’ AG-AF100 Online Video Contest

LAS VEGAS-( Business Wire )-

Panasonic today announced the winners of its ‘Shoot It. Share It’ online video contest, featuring the AG-AF100 Larger Imager HD Cinema Camera. During this year’s ‘Shoot It. Share It’ contest, filmmakers could submit short entries shot on Panasonic’s AF100 in six categories. A judging panel selected the top three semi-finalists in each category, the public voted online to choose category winners, and the judges reconvened to name the Grand Prize Winner.

Recipient of the grand prize for his music video featuring Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is director/cinematographer Graham Streeter. His winning video, “This Guy’s in Love with You,” is a soulful music video released in the name of marriage equality. In addition to musician Dave Koz, the video includes a sly cameo by trumpeter Herb Alpert, whose 1968 version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song was number one on the charts. He will be awarded a Panasonic 42” TH-42BT300U Pro Plasma reference Monitor and Vocas Micro Four Thirds to Prime Lens adapter, prizes valued at more than $5,000.

First place winners were announced in the five additional competition categories. Voted for by the public, each winner receives a Vocas Matter Box and Rail System. First-prize category winners are as follows:

Short Film: “First Date” by Kyle Bethea. “First Date” is Bethea’s comical insight into the psyche of a boy and girl preparing to go on their first date.

Nature and Wildlife: Botswana Safari by Bryen Hensley. Eyes on Africa, an African safari travel and guide company, takes us on a tour of the magnificent wildlife in the Botswana brush.

Documentary: Maggie’s Place by David Hildreth. This documentary preview takes us on an emotional tour of Maggie’s Place, a program that places homeless pregnant women in “homes of hospitality” that provide a refuge and care.

Commercial: Rivera Skateboards by Brandon Moore. This visually stunning commercial features skateboarders turning a variety of beautiful landscapes into their own personal skate parks.

Student Film: Word by Tara Trudell. This film is a personal profile of Tara Trudell as she visually expresses her love of poetry and its therapeutic effect on her life.

During NAB, stop by Panasonic NAB exhibit (# C3607) to view videos from the semi-finalist entries and the grand prize winning video. To learn more about the Panasonic AG-AF100 camcorder, visit www.panasonic.com/af100.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

For Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaPat Lamb, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. @cohnwolfe.com

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