One day, on his way back from lunch at the Royal East, Victor was passing by a graduate student's desk when he heard something so arresting that he froze midstep. "What," he ventured to the bewildered student, "are those dulcet tones emanating from your computer?" The response changed his life: "Numa Numa." Victor was later seen rushing around lab pumping his hands into the air repeatedly in a rhythmic fashion.
Seeing the massive market value of internet memes, Victor issued a proclamation that CSAIL would re-orient its research efforts around them -- "doing memesearch," as he called it. A competition was arranged wherein CSAIL students would team up to create novel internet meme videos to be spread to the world at large.
This is your goal: come up with a viral internet meme. Film it. Edit it. Unveil it at the CSAIL Olympics closing ceremony.
Meme Video Requirements:
- Maximum length 2min 30sec. (We encourage shorter!)
- Videos must be submitted DRM-free in a suitable file format, either posted online and emailed to Michael Bernstein (msbernst (preposition) mit.edu), Jenny Yuen (jyuen (preposition) mit.edu) and Alvin Raj (araj (preposition) mit.edu), or burned onto CD/DVD and hand-delivered to 32-350 by 3pm on THURSDAY January 29. The viewing of the films will be later that evening at the closing ceremony.
- Best Film, voted overall winner: [200 pts for first place; 100 pts for second place; 50 pts for third place]
- Best Character [25 pts]
- Best Special Effects or Animation [25 pts]
- Getting team members to appear in your video: [2 pts per team member; 4 pts per person if there are three or more team members in the shot at once]
- Getting a CSAIL professor to participate in the video: [3 pts per professor, up to 4 professors]
- Cameo of your team's namesake meme: [3 pts]
- Your video eventually reaches 1 million views on YouTube [OVER NINE THOUSAAAAND! pts]