Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest - Information

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Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest - Information

Post by moogmusic » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:15 pm


Get your freak on and win some Moog Gear.

Moog Music is sponsoring a Halloween Theremin Video Contest.

In addition to its more serious side, the Theremin has a long history of use in horror/sci-fi movies. In celebration of this history, we’re awarding prizes to the videographers who do the best job of re-creating this experience.

Rules & Regulations:

Videos must be at least one minute in length. Theremin(s) used must be manufactured by Moog Music.

Participating is easy:

1.Create your best Theremin video with a Halloween Theme.

2.Upload it to your YouTube channel.

3.Post the YouTube URL for your video on the Moog Music Forum ( in the Theremin Forum, under the Halloween Theremin Contest topic by Saturday, October 31 at 3:00 pm EST. If you are not already a Moog Music Forum member, you must register.

An online poll will be set up on the Forum On Monday, November 2 at 5:00 EST. Videos judged by Moog Music not to have significant Theremin or Halloween content will not be entered into the poll.

On Monday, November 30, at 12:00 pm EST, the video with the most votes in the poll will be the 1st prize winner. At that time, the judges will also check to see which video has the highest number

of views on YouTube. The video with the highest number will be the 2nd prize winner. If a video wins the poll and has the highest number of views, the lucky winner will receive both prizes! Winners will be contacted through their YouTube account.

Moog reserves the right to unilaterally remove any video which it, at its sole discretion, deems to be unsuitable.


1st prize – Best Video – MF-104Z Analog Delay

2nd prize – Most views – MF-102 Ring Modulator

All contestants whose videos make it to the poll will receive a Moog t-shirt. Limit one t-shirt per video.

The Fine Print:

Eligibility: This Contest is open to persons 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Moog Music Inc., or its affiliated or subsidiary companies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to enter Contest or to participate in the voting process. Contest is governed by the laws of the U.S.A. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

Videos cannot be sexually explicit or overly suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity;

Cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;

Cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;

Cannot contain patents, trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;

Cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in Web Sites, television, movies or other media) without permission;

Cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs identifying any person, living or dead, other than participant(s), without permission;

Cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law; and

Cannot contain personal contact information about contributor or other individual including name, address, city, state or country, email, phone, IM or any information that would allow the contributor to be contacted.

Specifications subject to change without notice
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Post by EricK » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:27 pm

WHat about Moog logos?
Support the Bob Moog Foundation:

I think I hear the mothership coming.

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Post by CTRLSHFT » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:01 pm

fantastic! :D

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Post by moogmusic » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:13 am

Moog Logos are ok.

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Post by ColorForm2113 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:04 pm

This is exciting! I hope I can at least get a moog t-shirt out of it
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Post by Theremint » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:03 am

Sounds like a lot of fun. If i have some extra time, I might just do something with this.


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Re: Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest - Information

Post by jeepo » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:02 pm

moogmusic wrote:
Cannot contain personal contact information about contributor or other individual including name, address, city, state or country, email, phone, IM or any information that would allow the contributor to be contacted.
Moog forum screen name?
Stage II, MF-102, MF-105m, MF-107, paia theremin, akai s2000, yamaha pss 680, yamaha cp 25, and other stuff

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Post by hostile_hams » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:14 pm

Is it open to residents of canada?

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Post by moogmusic » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Yes, contest is worldwide.

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Movie Question

Post by CaptRob » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:40 pm

Thinking about shooting something for the contest and was just wondering if doing a quick still image with a first name would be in violation o f the "must contain no contact information" stipulation. Just wanted to do that as a quick credits/conclusion kinda thing.


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My Entry in Moog Video Contest

Post by iloveanalogue » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:42 pm

Hey, everyone.
Thanks for all the positive vibes yesterday. I've edited my entry to
fulfill competition requirements.

And there will be a sequel.


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Post by Portamental » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:38 pm

That was a lot of fun. One of the things I liked was the "to be continued" at the end (brilliant). After a minute, I have not had enough, but a least there's hope for a sequel ;)

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Post by dave500 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:16 pm

Great job. :P
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Post by analoghaze » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:41 pm

First off and absolute foremost, Thank You to Moog Music for the contest.

Thank you to everyone who enters. I wish all of you the best of luck, and I hope each and everyone of you had fun entering.

Thanks to each person who takes the time to view the vids.

Thank you to all members who vote.

Here is my entry. Please inform me (Moog Music) if I am somehow breaking a rule.

I enjoyed doing this and am honored to be a Moog Music user.

Thanks for watching and have a happy and safe Halloween.

Music can Name the Unnamable and Communicate the Unknowable.

'I am... everything is... changed... they're calling... your face... interwoven... who is...' Patient mumbles inaudibly to a tune (sounds like 'Thanks for the memory).

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Post by moogmusic » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:18 pm

Great work on the videos so far. If you're working on one, get it posted quickly so you can get your views count up there.

Suggestion: If you are not already one, become a fan of the Moog Facebook page and post a link to your YouTube there. We have over 9,000 fans there and it should help get your views going.

Good luck to all and keep up the good work.

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