50k Subs Giveaway! Win a Digital Copy of Action Essentials 2 by Video Copilot!

Surfaced Studio has hit 50,000 subscribers on YouTube! Thank you all so much!

In celebration of this epic milestone I am giving away a free digital copy of Action Essentials 2 by Video Copilot !

The Prize - Action Essentials 2

Action Essentials 2 is a stock footage pack from Video Copilot.

It contains 500 high quality visual elements, including explosions, fire, smoke, dirt charges, shattering glass, blood splatter, sparks, debris, shells and much much more. All elements are pre-keyed and can easily be used in any VFX compositing program, including Adobe After Effects. It's one of the best stock footage packs I have ever found and I use it in almost all of my videos!

I am giving away an official digital copy of Action Essentials 2 in 720p, valued at $100!

Check out all the details of this cool stock footage pack on the official product page .

How to Enter This Contest

To enter this competition, simply

  1. Create a video with a visual effect. You can create any effect that you want and you can use any tool that you have available. The video must be between 10 and 30 seconds long and it has to be a new video! Don't just re-name an old one.
  2. Upload the video onto YouTube . Make sure the video is public and somewhere in the title put 'Surfaced Studio 50k Contest'. This is very important because otherwise I will not be able to find your entry at the end of this competition.

How to Win This Contest

In 2 weeks time, on the 10th of August 2014, I will do a search on YouTube for all valid entries and I will choose the best visual effect as the winner for this competition.

Here is how I will judge what the 'best' VFX is:

  • Creativity. Don't just create the same old boring muzzle flash. Try to come up with something new and different, something that will stand out from all the other entries
  • Execution. I will look at how cool the visual effect looks and how well it integrates into the scene.

I will announce the winner in a video on my official Surfaced Studio YouTube channel and I will feature the winning entry.

Good luck to all of you, it's time to show off all the skills you learned and win yourselves a free copy of Action Essentials 2!


I have gotten lots of entries already, but please remember you have a full 2 weeks time! I will not be picking an entry at random and I will not be picking based on who submitted their video first (as so many people seem to be assuming)!

I will pick the best VFX.

So take your time to create something awesome rather than picking the first thing that you have available or trying to upload a whole bunch of different videos.


Unfortunately, YouTube has recently tightened their regulations around how competitions are to be run and therefore I can only accept entries from people who are 18 years or older. I know this sucks, especially since I know quite a few of my viewers are younger than 18 years, but if you are, maybe you can get an older brother to submit the entry on your behalf.

Make sure your entry complies with the YouTube Terms of Service and the Community Guidelines or it may be disqualified. Note that YouTube is not a sponsor of this contest and by entering you release YouTube from all liability related to this contest.


I respect your privacy and will not use this contest in any way to gather any personal information about you. The only thing I will need from the winner is a name and an email address. This information will be used to create a videocopilot.net account and link the free copy of Action Essentials 2 to it.

Thank you!

Thank you all so much for watching, liking and sharing my videos. I am really excited we are halfway to the first big milestone on YouTube and I am looking forward to continuing this journey with you!


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Pranjal sharma
6 Years Ago
July 29, 2014 @ 9:42 pm
how i am submit my video or where
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Surfaced Studio@ Pranjal sharma
6 Years Ago
July 29, 2014 @ 10:31 pm
Please follow the detailed instructions IN the video or IN the blog post. I don't know how much clearer I can be about how to enter

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