Asus Directed By You Contest Announced, Create A Storyline And Win!

Asus Philippines is inviting fans from the to contribute cool plot ideas that will be collected to produce a series of three video ads highlighting the great ZenFone 3 through an exciting contest.
#DirectedByYou contest by Asus!

Dubbed as the “Directed By You” contest is the first campaign by a smartphone maker to create a series of crowdsourced ads, and was inspired by the first crowdsoured ZenFone 3 ad, the Alien and the Dinosaur, created from ideas provided by New Yorkers who were randomly interviewed.


As the contest name implies, the “Directed By You” contest will involve fans submitting short stories that will be assembled into a complete plot for three video ads that will be produced by groups of professional filmmakers and artists using the ZenFone 3 smartphone only!
“We cannot wait to see the creativity and humor of our fans that will result from this contest,” said Erik Hermanson, Head of Mobile Brand and Marketing, ASUS. “It will be an interesting and entertaining international ‘social experiment’ to see the diversity of ideas,” he concluded. 

How it works?

All you need to do if follow the instructions below properly.

1. Visit the “Directed By You” website at www.asus.com/event/directedbyyou/ph now.
2. Starting from November 8th 2016, participants must submit story ideas with two conditions: stories must be kept within a 200 character limit and should contain a “daily key word” that relates to the topic of the week.

Note: Every week, each video ad in the series will focus on a key topic involving the Asus ZenFone 3. The 3 topics includes photography, entertainment, and gaming.
Week 1: Photography - The first week’s video ad focusing on Photography will be created by multi award-winning Indian photographer Ritesh Uttamchandani and Varun Chopra, a talented independent cinematographer-director who was the youngest Indian director to feature at Cannes and is now based in Los Angeles. To learn more about them, please visit their websites:Ritesh Uttamchandani: www.riteshuttamchandani.com, Varun Chopra: www.varunchoprafilms.com 
Week 2: Entertainment - The second week’s Entertainment focused video ad will be created by the prolific Barcelona-based group of directors, MANSON with acting talents from French comedian Dycosh. MANSON specializes in both animation and live action videos, and his group has a list of famous clients that include leading vodka distillers Absolut, British designer Alexander McQueen, internet service company Google Play, and Spanish auto maker Seat. The video ad will be collaboratively created with Dycosh who has a YouTube channel that has achieved over 11 million views for its hilarious skits. To learn more about them, please visit their websites: MANSON Studios: www.manson.st, Dycosh: www.Dycosh.com / www.youtube.com/user/dycoshtv 
Week 3: Gaming - The final week’s Gaming focused video ad will be created by multi-award winning Thai ad director Jan Mantanakorn who is renowned in her industry for plot-driven, storytelling ads. Her well-known clients include Honda, Shiseido and Unilever. Helping to bring this Gaming video ad to life will be Filipino-Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and comedian, Mikey Bustos who is also famous for having appeared on singing contest show Canadian Idol in 2003. To learn more about them, please visit their websites: Jan Mantanakorn: www.janmantanakorn.com Mikey Bustos: www.youtube.com/user/MikeyBustosVideos

Prizes

ZenFone 3 everyday!

Daily, a ZenFone 3 will be given for the best entry of the day. For the user generated video ad, will have their ideas turned into a curated storyline and turned into the plot for a video ad that will be created by groups of prominent influencers who will either direct or act in them.

Cool right! It's time to unleash the creativity in you a win!
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