Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. launched the Follow Your Passion video contest. The competition encourages content creators across the United States to capture their passion using a Nikon Z mirrorless camera. In a related announcement, the company is also offering the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit Test Drive rental program.
Follow Your Passion
As for the video contest, entrants can submit a short film for a chance to win a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit and up to $25,000 in prize money. To enter, users are invited to submit a video project from three to five minutes in length, captured with a Nikon Z 6 or Z 7, showcasing their passion through filmmaking. Interested participants can submit videos through Saturday, August 31, 2019.
“Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker, an aspiring creator or a stills shooter eager to explore the world of video, this is the contest that will give you a chance to follow your passion, share it with the world and also potentially be rewarded for your work,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon Z series offers an extensive video feature set that opens up a world of possibilities for filmmakers; and with the Test Drive program, Nikon also makes it easy to explore those possibilities.”
The first-, second- and third-place winners of the Nikon Follow Your Passion Z series video contest each receive a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit worth approximately $4,000. Additionally, the first- and second-place winners will take home $25,000 and $10,000 in prize money, respectively.
Full contest details, including rules, can be found at followyourpassion.com.
Nikon Test Drive Rental Program
Nikon is also giving consumers the chance to discover why the Nikon Z series is a new star in small-footprint productions with the Nikon Test Drive program. This Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit rental program, available at approximately 138 retailer locations nationwide, provides creators with the opportunity to experience firsthand what the Nikon Z series can do.
Through this program, consumers can rent a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit from a participating retailer for up to $99.95 for three days or up to $149.95 for one week.
Moreover, the program offers a cost-effective way for consumers to capture their Follow Your Passion video contest submissions. Or they can simply explore their passion for filmmaking. A list of participating retailers is at nikonusa.com/ztestdrive.
Nikon Z Video Capture
The Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras capture full-frame 4K Ultra HD video. In addition, they feature fast hybrid autofocus systems, 5-axis in-body image stabilization and Nikon-designed FX-format BSI CMOS image sensors.
The cameras also offer advanced functionality for videographers. This includes focus peaking, timecode, 10-bit output with N-Log via HDMI, low-light ability and dynamic range.
Moreover, the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit pairs the cinematic Z 6 with a Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens; a Mount Adapter FTZ; a MOZA Air 2 handheld 3-axis gimbal stabilizer; a RODE VideoMic Pro+ microphone; and an Atomos Ninja V 4K recording monitor.