Make your own robotic wine video! [contest]

There have been a couple of videos about the wine business circulating recently. They both have used a site called xtranormal, which allows users to select a scene, type text, chose camera angles and music to make a short video.

If you have been dying to make your own wine “movie,” now is your chance! Whip up a short video (about a minute) and paste the link in the comments here by next Monday. Then we can vote from short list of finalists next week. Check out the above video for instructions!

Besides the heapings of glory, the top vote getter will win a copy of my book, A Year of Wine! So just when you thought you might get some work done after Labor Day, surf on over and get started at (Btw, I found that the editing only worked in the Safari browser.)

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10 Responses to “Make your own robotic wine video! [contest]”

  1. Actually there was another one up a Tuesday 9/1 and by Wednesday 9/2 it had been taken down. It referenced too many well known golfers and others: Ernie Els, Arnold Palmer, Bill Foley (Firestone, Sebastiani,…), etc.

  2. Ah, I hadn’t seen that one, Phil.

    But you do raise a good point: the goal here is to have a laugh, so try to keep the videos at a general level as the first two did and away from specific people or brands.

  3. Here’s an interesting perspective on behind-the-scenes brainstorming at a winery…

  4. This stuff’s pretty amusing, although a deadly time suck…

    Tried my hand at one:

  5. Hi Vincent – yes, that was one of the two recent inspirations for the contest!

    Mike – thanks for the effort! Unfortunately I had to log in to view. Is there a way you could post to YouTube for others to see? Seems like a small wrench in the works of the contest, sadly…

  6. Someone has made a few videos…

  7. Yet another entry:

  8. sorry, new link:

  9. Funny! Thanks for taking the time, Steve!

  10. Hi Tyler,

    Funny may be a little generous but thanks!

    Here’s the final link (I swear):


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