It’s that time of year again where men grow moustaches (or try to) to (as well as women of course!) fundraise all in aid of for men’s health.
Every November for the past 10 years I have grown a moustache in aid of the global men’s health charity fundraiser Movember. The aim of Movember is to raise money (and awareness) to beat Prostate Cancer, Testicular cancer and men’s mental health issues. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and is treatable if caught early, which is part of why this is done – to remind people how important it is to get checked, especially if you have family members who have had it. My grandfather died from prostate cancer, and my Uncle was tested not long after to find that he had it, but because he caught it early he is fine THANKFULLY! I am also now of the age where I have to get regular testing. This annual fundraising serves to help raise money to tackle these diseases and to remind men TO GET CHECKED, and of course for the loved ones of these men to remind them too!
Over these ten years together we have raised an amazing £195,444 which is over a quarter of a million dollars!
What I do each year is organise a prize draw giveaway which is full of filmmaking swag, in the past we have had drones, gimbals, cameras, lenses, software, sliders and so much more! If you donate £10 or more to my campaign and then send me the receipt, you get entered into the prize draw. The more donations you make, the greater chance you have of winning! You can enter from anywhere in the world. When you go to the page, just go to the donate section. You don’t join the team, as that is something different.
Here are the instructions to enter the prize draw.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS!
1: Simply go to this link which takes you directly to the donation page
2: This will ask you to put in your donation amount and personal details.
3: Make sure the amount is at least £10 (roughly $15 but do check the exchange rate as it is all a bit crazy right now and the total for the minimum is in pounds). You can donate more of course, but £10 is the minimum to qualify entry into the prize draw. PLEASE REMEMBER MINIMUM MUST BE £10 OR YOU CANNOT BE ENTERED INTO THE PRIZE DRAW.
4: You can enter as many times as you want, and as long as each donation is at least £10, you will get another entry for the prize draw. Just make sure you forward me your receipt to Movember@PhilipBloom.net Once you get the auto responder (which asks if you attached receipt) then your receipt has been received. You do not need to send it again.
5: It is open to anyone in the world, not restricted to the UK. If it is asking you for a UK postcode, you have clicked on the wrong link at the start. You have selected to join my team, which you don’t do to donate. Click here to go straight to the donation page.
6: Entry closes on the 7th December at 10pm GMT. This is the official end of fundraising for Movember 2017
7: One prize per ticket.
8: Any import/ duty taxes are the sole responsibility of prize winners. If you win something you don’t want, please email asap to let us know, and we will do a re-draw at a later date.
9: The exact prize draw date will be announced soon but will be around mid December.
10. You are donating directly to an organisation representing the charities – nothing goes to me. This is not a lottery, this is not gambling. You are being thanked by me for helping raise money for Movember by your receipt being entered into a prize draw for all the gear that many companies have donated.
This Years Prizes SO FAR…there will be loads more to add in the coming days !
(If you want to donate a prize please email me at email@example.com) THANK YOU!
This is BIG! Movcam have donated for so many years but this is their biggest prizes EVER! They have donate two HUGE prizes! The 3 axis wireless lens control system worth almost $10,000!!! Not just that but they have also included their dual axis wireless lens control system worth $5,695! This is incredibly generous and should alone be an incentive to enter/ donate more than once! Each £10/ $15 donation gives you a ticket for the prize draw for these incredible prizes!
The wonderful people at Small HD have again donated to the prize draw with two Sony bundles of their fantastic FOCUS monitor. This includes the ability to power your Sony Camera that takes W batteries (All A series except DSLRs and A9/ A7R3) If you don’t own a Sony you still get an amazing monitor! I love this monitor and use it a lot! The bundle is worth $599!
F&V have again donated to the prize draw after their previous generous donations and they have some amazing lights up from grabs worth combined about £1000!
The Rayzr 7 Fresnel is a beast of a light, 300 watt LED…this packs a punch and a half! It’s worth £1518!! Thanks guys!
Huge thanks to Andrew Chan who has once again donated to the prize draw! You can win one on TEN ND Filters of a strength of your choice. I have the set and they are amazing, cutting back light from 1 to 10 stops! Thanks Andrew!
B&H Photo Video in NYC have kindly donated 3 x $100 give vouchers! Thanks Abe and the gang!
My wonderful friends at LETUS have donate their EX017 support vest that will work with all stabiliser on the market and it’s worth $1299!!
This from their info:
The Letus Exo17 vest is a unique support system that is compact, light weight and easy to use. Unlike any other current support system on the market, the EXO17 front mounted design allows the user to get in and out of a car with ease and the ability to carry the Helix or any other gimbal for an extended period of time.
The COMPACTNESS of the EXO17 makes it ideal for documentary filmmakers, wedding and event videographers and run-and-fun filming situation among others.
Thanks so much to the Vitech/ Sachtler team for this wonderful prize of the Sachtler ACE XL tripod system worth over £700!
Huge thanks to the wonderful people at Sony Europe for donating this fantastic prize! The brand new just released RX0! An amazing teeny tiny camera with a 1″ sensor almost £800!!
The wonderful Kyle from Rhino has donated some amazing prizes again this year, the 3rd year running from Rhino. First up is my favourite slider, the Rhino EVO. Up for grabs is the Essentials Slider Bundle which includes the 24″ carbon rails, Rhino Motion and 24″ Carrying case. This is worth $1140!!!
That’s not all! Their new ROV slider which is on Kickstarter right now is am amazing low cost but highly featured small camera slider which can be used with mobile phones, compact and even some mirrorless cameras! This would ship next year when it is released.
The lovely people at Peak Design have AGAIN donated prizes this year. Again and again they support my Movember campaign. This year they are donating their Everyday Backpack in size and colour of your choice with $260!
They recently launched their new Kickstarter for their Capture V3 clips and new Slide and Slide Lite camera straps which they are also giving away in the prize draw!
Huge thanks to Carl and the team at ProAV who have teamed up with iFootage to donate two fantastic prizes! Thank you!
FILMSUPPLY are back again this year and are giving away $1000 of licensing split as 4 x $250 prizes. Amazing thanks!!
With thousands of stunning clips from the world’s best filmmakers, Filmsupply is revolutionizing stock footage
You want music to go with that prize then MUSIC BED are giving away $1000 of licensing too! Also split as 4 x$250 prizes. Thanks to all the team at MUSICBED for their continued support.
The lovely people at Came TV are being super generous again this year with SIX PRIZES!!
Came-TV focusable 55w bi-color led light worth $400!
Came-TV focusable 100w bi-color led light worth $700!
Came-TV focusable 150W led Light worth $600!
Came-TV spry gimbal worth $460
Came-TV GH5 cage set worth $1190!!!
Those lovely people at MZED who commissioned my Cinematic Masterclass series that was launched at the end of September are donating TEN Mzed Pro Memberships as well as my course. That is worth $399 each!
What is really cool as if you already own this or buy this during the campaign they will refund you the purchase price if you win! How cool is that?? This is of course the very best prize here! 🙂
Film Convert, the powerful film emulation software is back again, with a donation of 4 bundles worth $219 each!! Thanks guys!
Zacuto are giving away an incredible $500 certificate this year.
Those lovely people at RØDE are donating FIVE of their fantastic new VideoMic Pro+Microphones each worth £260!!
VID ATLANTIC MEDIA
Once again Eddie from Vid Atlantic has donated to this important fundraiser. I think he must have donated to every single one!
They are offering TWO sets of 3 filters and TWO of their new Mattebox filter sets too!
Vid-Atlantic CineMorph (Anamorphic Looks) Filters – Using compatible lenses, the CineMorph filters create an anamorphic look quickly and easily without all the hassles of a real anamorphic lens. It mimics the stylish & cinematic look of anamorphic-cinemascope lenses, such as flares, streaks, and stretched waterfall bokeh; our most favorite characteristic! Now being used on major film and television projects. Available at various retailers as well.
Those lovely people at Sigma UK are donating their amazing Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART lens. I have two of these, Canon and Nikon mount and they are exceptional! This lens was first announced 5 years ago so a terrific anniversary for them too!
Once again we have the Camalapse team on board and they’ve donated 5 camalapse 4’s and 5 of their new product, the camalapse mobile.
The Camalapse can help create 360° panning time-lapse videos or steady panoramic images with most digital cameras, action sport cameras and smart phones. The camalapse 4 is the most versatile, supporting a tripod mount on bottom and can hold most cameras under 3 lbs. The camalapse mobile is their latest offering, which has an integrated smartphone mount, making it easy for on the fly timelapses.
Huge thanks to Michelle and Sandra from Instamic who are donating two of the fantastic little Instamic Pro with $139!
Premium Beat are again donating music and stock footage. I will update with the exact prize very soon!!
The amazing people at Aputure are donating three of their INCREDIBLE lights!
First off is their incrediblly bright Lightstorm 300d worth $1099!!
Not just that though, they are also donating a Lightstorm 120d worth $650 and LS1c worth $695!
iOGRAPHER are donating TEN kits with case, wide angle lens, 2x tele lens and carry case! Worth $180 for each set! Thanks guys!!