V Studios launches its brand new website!

If you’re talking about motion pictures (or simply, movies) V Studios has everything that will suit your needs. V Studios has just recently launched their brand spanking new website! Watch the works of V Studios and find out what they do best. Find out how to get in touch with the experts so they can help you make your next masterpiece.

Make sure to visit V Studios website today!

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Source: V Studios New Website


Congratulations V Studios Short Film Contest Winners!

Yes they have been chosen! The jury composed of V Studios and The V staff, including V Managing Director Pathman Senathirajah himself, were struck by the level of craft and ingenuity in the submissions. IR filmmakers embraced V-Con themes and presented their story in creative and wonderfully entertaining films.

For its commanding cinematic storytelling and arresting visuals and its message that dreams do come true if we work on them, the First Prize is awarded to Chimera by Bhageerath S of India. Here are the entries that made it to top three!



All of us dream, but unless and until we work on it; it remains just as a ‘wild fantasy’- The Chimera. The film shows a young girl with a simple dream. With determination and a heart unfazed by challenges, she was able to make her dream come true. You can watch the full video above!



Also for recognition are the two finalists who exemplify the range and quality of the films entered. Second place goes to the film, Tainted Glass by Nasib BR and third place to Venu the Flute Player by Swagat Shetty.



It is the story of two ambitious guys losing hope of making it big in network marketing. They learn all the wrong lessons from the bad experiences they encounter and thus end up having a tainted image of the business. All this changed because of a single incident that happens in their life.



Venu is the story of a cantankerous old man, a disheartened little girl, and a tune on a flute that changes their lives. The film is about belief in one’s own abilities and an ability to see life in its greater purpose.


The V Studios Short Film Contest is brought to you by The V and QNet. From all of us, congratulations to the winners and we’ll see you at V-Indonesia 2012!


The V Studios Short Film Contest is EXTENDED!

Due to insistent public demand, we have decided to extend the deadline for the V Studios Short Film Contest!

The short film contest is now extended until 30 July 2012. Everyone has a story and we want to help you tell yours.

This is your chance to Make a Difference through visual story telling. Join our search for the best 10-minute, story-driven short film that aims to inspire audiences to make a difference. This is open to all independent filmmakers and Independent Representative (networkers) from around the globe regardless of nationality or origin.



Each entry must include the following:

1.      ENTRY FORM

You can download entry forms from the V-Indonesia 2012 microsite or send a request to vstudios@the-v.net and we’ll send you a copy. Make sure to fill out the form clearly and completely and don’t forget to sign it off.


All entries must be in PAL format if in DVD, but if you wish to send your entries via e-mail please send it in .MP4 format. You may email it directly to vstudios@the-v.net. Total running time must not be over 10 minutes including beginning and ending credits. The short film must have any of the following themes:

  •  V-Indonesia 2012
  •  I’m M.A.D. (Making a Difference)
  •  Network Marketing Concepts like:
    • Dream
    • Belief
    • Financial Freedom and the like

3.      ENTRY FEE – RM 50 or US $16

All video entries received via e-mail will only be eligible if accompanied with a completed form and if payment has been successfully received. Payments can be in the form of bank check, money order, e-cards, or cards.

Please make all checks or money orders payable to: VStudios Sdn. Bhd.


VStudios Sdn. Bhd.

8th Floor, Block C, PJ8 Tower, QI Tower,

No. 23 Jalan Barat, Section 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya,

Selangor, Malaysia

Contact #: +603-7965 8299


We know how creative you can be, so you may submit multiple entries if you wish. However, each entry requires a separate DVD, entry form and contest fee.

Unbelievable prizes from the V and QNet await the winning entries, to be awarded at V-Indonesia 2012:

  • 1st PRIZE – US$5000 Total worth of Cash, QNet Products, V-Con Passes
  • 2nd PRIZE – US$3000 Total worth of Cash, QNet Products, V-Con Passes
  • 3rd PRIZE – US$2000 Total worth of Cash, QNet Products, V-Con Passes

Plus lots of consolation prizes!

For more details, visit http://v-indonesia2012.the-v.net


Entrants may submit multiple entries however each entry requires a separate DVD, entry form and entrance fee. (Entrance fee is non-refundable)

1.      Short films that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound, and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees that the VStudios Short Film Competition will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film. The VStudios Short Film Competition reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their short film is original and he/she holds all rights. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period (30 days) or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Affidavits of winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian. Affidavits are subject to verification by VStudios and its agents. Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their submitted films.

2.      Entry materials of DVDs submitted will not be returned to the entrant. The VStudios Short Film Competition is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.

3.      Selection of Winning Entries. Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, agents, distributors, filmmakers, and other industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the competition organizers.

                  All entries are judged equally based on these five areas:

  •     Content Originality (Quality of storyline, and script)
  •     Production (Camera work, lighting, and shot composition) 
  •     Post-Production (Editing, transitions, pacing, continuity, and flow)
  •     Image (Focus, color, and lighting)
  •     Sound Quality (Clarity, consistency of audio levels, and lack of noise)

4.      VStudios reserves the right to change or make modifications in the announced prizes. Contestants should periodically visit the contest site for announcements.

5.      Announcement of Winners. Winners will be announced by AUGUST 1, 2012 and will be notified by mail and/or email and will also be listed on the competition website. VStudios will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

6.      All prizes will be awarded to the first name as it appears on the entry form, and division of prizes among co-directors is the responsibility of the winners. However, multiple directors will be listed on our website and in all press releases. VStudios will use its best efforts to send prizes out in a timely fashion. All federal, state, and local taxes, and customs fees, when applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. VStudios will not pay any winners’ taxes. Please note that prizes, which are being sent to winners from Sponsors, may take longer than prizes sent directly from the VStudios. If the winner has not received any portion of sponsored prizes within 180 days and has not informed VStudios, VStudios will no longer be responsible for delivery of sponsored prizes.

7.      By entering the VStudios Short Film Competition, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its judges, which are final and binding in all matters.

Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official competition rules and regulations as established herein. Employees, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

8.      The VStudios Short Film Competition reserves the right to extend the competition deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Void where prohibited.

Short Film Tutorial #6: Uploading your videos

Here is the 6th and last tutorial of V Studios’ Short Film Tutorial Series.

At this point, you’re probably in the final stage of post-production and fine-tuning your masterpieces. With this tutorial, we’ll give you some tips on how to send your entries to us. We require copies of your film in either DVD format or uploaded to us via mp4. Don’t forget to send us the entry form together with your films. You can see below our address and ways to contact us.

In sending your entries, make sure to export your films in the highest resolution possible. For DVD entries you’ll send via courier, you can see our address below at the end of this article. If you opted to send a digital copy to us uploaded via our email, email us at vstudios.tv@gmail.com using platforms like yousendit.com or sendspace.com or drop box.

You can also send us the link to your film uploaded in your own YouTube or Vimeo Channel. However, we will still require you to send us a high-resolution copy either digitally or in DVD format via courier.

If you are having any problems in sending your entries to us or for any other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us or send us an e-mail.

So what are you waiting for, send us your entries and you may be on your way to V-Indonesia 2012!



VStudios Sdn. Bhd.
8th Floor, Block C, PJ8 Tower, QI Tower,
No. 23 Jalan Barat, Section 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia
Contact #: +603-7965 8299




Short Film Tutorial #5: Music

Here’s V Studios’ Short Film Tutorial #5: Music

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said that music is the universal language of mankind. In films, there will always be some sort of music unless you are using silence to convey a message. Filmmakers use musical score to help bring different types of scenes closer to a common theme.

For your short film, you may find yourself looking for the right music to use in your film. However, please don’t use copyrighted music unless you want to shoulder the cost for licensing the song. For small productions, we recommend using royalty-free music available to you online or those with Creative Commons Licenses that allow you to share, copy, and distribute music both for personal, commercial & non-commercial use. Here are a few links that we recommend:




This site includes many different genres of music by many different artists under the Creative Commons License.


CC Mixter


ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.


The Freesound Project


The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.




Audiofarm is an audio website for helping people explore, share, and enjoy Creative Commons Audio from around the world.


If you want to know more about Creative Commons License, you can follow this link.  http://creativecommons.org/


Also, to know more about how to legally use popular music in your films or videos, you can follow this link http://daredreamermag.com/2011/02/23/how-to-legally-use-music-in-your-films-and-videos/

Do you think you’re ready for the contest? Catch up with us on our next tutorial where we’ll tackle uploading your videos for everyone to see. Always remember: this is in preparation for making your film. Don’t forget to send your entries to the V Studios Short Film Contest! You can find the details of the contest here. Don’t rest on your laurels for a job a well done. Compete and be seen in the biggest event of the year! The winning entries would be shown in V-Indonesia 2012 from September 5 -9! So don’t miss it!

Short Film Tutorial #4: Editing

Here’s Short Film Tutorial #4 by V Studios:


You make sense of all the clips & footage that you have shot through editing. Editing is about organizing your footage to create a whole story. During editing, you figure out ways to fix the problems you had when shooting. And that is no easy feat.

Using non-linear editing software is a skill. So if you know someone who can edit the film for you, seek his service. If you don’t know anyone, you can to do it yourself. You can use any of the editing software that is readily available to you through your computer. There’s iMovie if you’re using an Apple computer or Windows Movie Maker for Windows-based software. There are also editing software available for the iPad, though they cost a few dollars. A good one is Avid Studio which costs USD 4.99.



Windows Movie Maker


Now that you have decided what software to use, you are ready to edit. Here are some tips for editing.

Choose you shots. The moment you sit down to edit your film, you should have an idea of which shots you’ll want to use. Look through everything that you have shot and choose the best ones. Follow your storyboard.

Create a “bin” for each scene. A “bin” is a folder in which you place the shots you think are necessary or effective for each scene of your film. Arranging your shots in bins makes it easier to create the correct sequence of your film.

Create a rough cut. In professional filmmaking, editors first create a rough assembly of the film. This means you put the clips in the timeline according to the correct order they appeared in your storyboard. After you have done this, be objective and critique your rough cut. Improve on it.

Tweak the scenes. Some scenes require minor changes to make them work. Trim shots, use a cutaway, or change shot sequence. Before you can say that you are finished, ask yourself these questions: Is the story clear? Is the structure coherent? Are the scenes effective? Are you satisfied? If you can answer, “yes” to these questions, you’re finished with your film.

If you need more info, there are also various lessons and tips regarding film editing out in the internet.

Do you think you’re ready for the contest? Catch up with us on our next tutorial where we’ll tackle Music or the movie’s soundtrack. Always remember: this is in preparation for making your film. Don’t forget to send your entries to the V Studios Short Film Contest! You can find the details of the contest here. Don’t rest on your laurels for a job a well done. Compete and be seen in the biggest event of the year! The winning entries would be shown in V-Indonesia 2012 from September 5 -9! So don’t miss it!

Short Film Tutorial #3: Casting

Here’s the 3rd short film tutorial from V Studios:


I’m sure most of you are already set to shoot that winning short film. I hope the previous tips on developing a story and taking good shots helped you in deciding what direction your film’s going to take. For the next tip, we will give tips on casting actors. Unless you have decided to create an animated short, we believe that this tutorial will help you.

Most of you are probably wondering how to get people to act on your short film. Casting is important because the cast is going to bring your story to life, drawing out characters and themes that are only suggested in the script.

Tell people that you are creating a short film. Talk to people about the character you envisioned. Give details on physical characteristics (if that’s important to your story) of the actors you are looking for. Tell as many people as possible, you’ll never know who might be interested. In short, making a casting call. Use your social networking sites to find the people you need.

Don’t look too far. As of now, we have shown you two samples of short films we have produced. If you have been to V-Con, you probably recognized some of the faces. You’re right; all actors in the two shorts are V staff. This is to say that your actor can be someone you already know. Your next shining star might be your brother or sister, your parents or grandparents, your neighbor, your colleagues, and probably those people in your name list. Network marketing is about knowing people. Just like prospecting, do not write off anybody just yet.

Invite your prospective actors for a camera test. When dealing with amateur actors, the obvious challenge is shyness and they often act awkward when in front of the camera. Let your potential actors be familiar with the camera. The best actors know where the camera is placed in a scene but they don’t acknowledge its presence.

Availability. Once you find your actors, be flexible and agree on a shooting schedule. You only want those who are serious and are committed to the role. Share them your passion and make the experience worthwhile for them. And have fun!

Next tutorial: editing your film.

Always remember: this is in preparation for making your film. Don’t forget to send your entries to the V Studios Short Film Contest! You can find the details of the contest here. Don’t rest on your laurels for a job a well done. Compete and be seen in the biggest event of the year! The winning entries would be shown in V-Indonesia 2012 from September 5 -9! So don’t miss it!