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Armando Salas of Spain takes home the Grand Prize for “VL3K the Film”
Published Monday, November 17, 2014
by Philips Vari-Lite

Philips Vari-Lite is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural “1 on 1 with Vari-Lite” video contest. After receiving several creative video submissions, the judging committee awarded the Grand Prize to Armando Salas (Spain) for his entry entitled “VL3K the Film”, with second place awarded to Eric Alexander (United States) and third place going to Jelena Kreitmayer (United States).

The independent judging panel of the “1 on 1 with Vari-Lite” contest consisted of PLSN Magazine Editor Justin Lang, Philips Entertainment General Manager of the Americas Julie Smith, Philips Vari-Lite Product Marketing Manager Brad Schiller, and Philips Vari-Lite Product Specialist Gregg Brooks.

“We were very impressed with the all the entries we received as part of the inaugural ‘1 on 1 with Vari-Lite’ video contest,” said Schiller. “When it came time to select the Grand Prize winner, we had a very tough decision. After conferring with the judging panel, we felt that Armando’s video had an endearing storyline combined with beautiful cinematography that evoked the true friendship that can occur between a Vari-Lite luminaire and its user.”

When speaking about the video “What Does A VL770 Dream About?” submitted by second place winner Eric Alexander, Lang commented “Who knew that fixtures slept, let alone dreamed! This was a very fun video that gave life to a VL770 that wants to both be in the band and light it too.”

In referring to the entry “1 on 1 with Henrietta” submitted by third place winner Jelena Kreitmayer, Smith added, “I thought her entry was excellent showing the technical aspects of a Vari-Lite luminaire in a very creative silent film combining both still-motion photography and time-lapse video.”

Honorable Mention Awards of “1 on 1 with Vari-Lite” contest were presented to Antoine Cholette (Canada), Manuel Hahn (Germany), Debra Rettich (United States), Oscar Gallardo (Spain), and Blake Childs (United States). From these five winners, online voting took place to decide the Audience Choice Award which was won by Oscar Gallardo.

To see all of the “1 on 1 with Vari-Lite” video entries, click here.

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