Big Ideas For Small Screens

WGBH is sponsoring an interesting consumer generated media project:

6:55 is an open call for big ideas for small screens, including cell phones, PDAs, and television broadcast. Three projects will be selected and produced for the WGBH Lab. Each project will receive $2,500 in financial support, editorial support from WGBH and renowned media producers, and a place to screen your finished short. You also have the opportunity to rate the finalists to help select the audience favorite.
Open Media Network (OMN) and WGBH Lab are working collaboratively on the 6:55 Shorts Open Call. The Open Media Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation founded in 2005 by Internet and media pioneers who believe Internet users deserve a better, simpler, and free way to get video and music programs that are authorized by their producers for Internet distribution.

You can view several of the entries available on the site now.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.