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Manfrotto CrossOver Winners in Venice

11/17/2010 — 

Manfrotto was the real bridge between 3 lucky winners of our online Manfrotto CrossOver Contest, and the beautiful floating city of Venice.

In testimony to the launch of the new 504HD head from Manfrotto, and the new Manfrotto Bridging Technology, we hosted an online competition to the masses to submit a short film online to the Gallery page on website with bridges providing the main source of inspiration. In three months the challenge inspired some wonderful films, but ultimately there could only be three winners! The lucky 3 were selected based on three categories: highest number of votes, special jury selection and random drawing- all the winners’ videos can be viewed online at The winners were:

  • Tylor Norwood video title "Bridging the gap" (most votes by users)
  • Caleb Mixon video title "I want the bridge" (most votes by jury)
  • Aman Singh video title "Darth3" (Random drawing)

All three films were evidently inspired by the crossing over theme with Tylor Norwood’s fast paced, lively short interlacing shots of bridges, arches, piers, flyovers and other aquatic links with close-ups of his own Manfrotto ‘bridge’. A perfect CrossOver combination!

This was certainly a contest that required creativity and passion but the prize was more than a match for the required effort! The 3 winners spent three days surrounded by the soft Autumnal colors in one of Italy’s most romantic and culturally rich cities- Venice. Not only did they get to experience the dreamlike atmosphere and impressive architecture of the city, but Manfrotto made sure that the winners got to experience the prestigious 67th Biennale Film Festival. The winners not only watched one of 2010’s critically acclaimed movies, but were also rubbing shoulders with the hottest and most up- and- coming creatives in the film industry.

Manfrotto would like to thank everyone who participated of the contest, and special congratulations to the three winners! The Venetian dream was realized by 3 lucky couples, just going to show that Manfrotto delivers when it comes to promises! So, check back often for future competitions!

Tylor Watch this video and others at
contest winner tylor


Caleb Watch this video and others at
contest winner caleb