February 19, 2014, Newburyport, MA – Reel Theory Productions is excited to say we are officially over the half way mark of another fun media making year. The “HUMP” event was the fourth and most anticipated return to Sunday River Stop. After the North East took a brutal hit of 12-18 inches of new snow in the past few days, VGE was thrilled about the return to Sunday River with such great conditions.

Grand Prize: WIN a trip to Aspen for the SMITH Optics Grudge Match in Aspen, Colorado on April 6th 2014.  Trip for 1 winning team includes flights, transportation, lift passes, and accommodations for 4 night and 5 days! Get to ride with some of the Smith Pro Team and compete in the Grudge Match for your chance to shine in Colorado! To enter you must compete at one VGE and submit a video. Top 3 videos from each series will be added to a super final to find the best video of the year. It’s anyone’s game and anyone can win!

Video Games is a digitally interactive event that allows teams of contestants to pre-register online and show up at the resort the day of the event to get a “shot list” that includes tricks and features that must be included in an original edit in the hosting resort’s terrain park.  Teams then have a certain window to submit their edit and turn it over for the masses to vote on their favorite edit.  

Awards announced for Gunstock Resort: Gunstock hosted the second of six stops across New England in the search of the best video on the east coast. To date, VGE has hosted three events in the 2014 season. Two of those events have been awarded prizes and one event is currently online for live tabulation. Nashoba Valley edits are online now for live voting.

Official Awards:

Gunstock:

Winning Team: bEASTly, Best Storyline, Best Filming, Most Creative. Secondary Team: 98 winning Viewers Choice. Third was G Rock with Best Action:

Big Boulder: Winning Team: bEASTly  Viewers Choice, Best Storyline, and Most Creative. Secondary Team: Team 508 with Best Action and Best Filming

Pre-registration is open now for the remaining three resorts on the calendar, so if you have a team you want to enter, visit http://www.videogamesevent.combefore the event. Official Big Boulder voting will begin on February 15th and run through February 21st.  Online votes are combined with a pro judging panel looking for our official VGE criteria listed on our rules and regulations page. Nashoba Valley Winners will be announced on February 22, 2014.  Next Event Date is Waterville Valley, NH on Sat February 22nd.

SUNDAY RIVER RECAP:

Video Games Event took Maine’s most recognizable ski resort, Sunday River, and turned it upside down! Sunday River made the park especially nice for VGE knowing this was their premiere weekend to showcase their newest trail called T72. A fresh 16 inches of powder from Thursday’s snowstorm made the conditions as desirable as any and a good turn out was evident! The day stayed mostly cloudy, except for a few pockets of sun, but that didn’t hinder our teams in the least bit. The VGE teams were hammering this park, which was littered with rails from the top of the park to the bottom. Up top consisted of a kink rail and a few down rails, which led into the jump line, and the intimidating cannon rail jump feature. Down below was a rail garden filled with some of the most unique features we have seen at any stop thus far. Sunday River pulled out all the tricks and blessed our event with the first half pipe! We made sure that the teams got their hands dirty in the pipe with a required shot on our shot list! Sunday River had it all, and the impending storm rolling in didn’t stop the day from producing some of the most memorable times all season. Check out the Sunday River Edits going up on Saturday February 22nd at 11:49pm.

Video Games is looking forward to a packed season of events on the East Coast with tons of awesome prizes and giveaways.  Check out this line-up of resorts we’ll be stopping at and don’t forget to pre-register your teams.  Sign up now at www.videogamesevent.com and be entered for a chance to win a Hero 3+ camera from GoPro.

This year’s East Coast Event Series
January 18th – Big Boulder, PA  www.jfbb.com
January 25th – Gunstock, NH  www.gunstock.com
February 8th – Nashoba Valley, MA www.skinashoba.com
February 15th Sunday River, ME www.sundayriver.com
February 22nd – Waterville Valley NH www.waterville.com
March 15th – Sugarbush, VT www.sugarbush.com

For those teams that are interested in entering, here’s the fine print:  All edits are required to be 2 minutes or less using the provided intro and ender footage, images, logos and audio. All teams will be given a specific “task list,” that will designate mandatory shots required to qualify for the contest. Those submitting edits are encouraged to use any post-production techniques necessary to convey their own unique style of editing.

 

Thanks to all the participating resorts and our dedicated sponsors – GoPro, Smith Optics, USASA, and the Burton U.S. Open, Dakine, Flow Sports, and Camtrol.