OFF-SITE/VIRTUAL WOD COMPLETION INFO
The WODs do not need to all be done in a single day. The only requirement is that the WODs be done between September 1st and October 22nd at 7pm Pacific. We suggest you complete the WODs by October 1st with your scores submitted by that date too so we have more time to review the videos and, if necessary, you can redo the WOD or submit the correct video in case of a simple upload error. No matter what, no off-site scores and videos can be submitted after October 22nd at 7pm Pacific.
WODs must be video recorded using WODProof. Scores submitted by team Captains via Competition Corner must have a YouTube or Vimeo link (only YouTube or Vimeo links will be allowed) of that WOD for video proof.
Scores that athletes properly submit with video proof by October 22nd at 7pm Pacific will be reviewed by Festivus Games (“reviewer”). The reviewer has the final say in whether the score is accepted, rejected or accepted with a penalty. Whatever the decision of the reviewer, it is final. The final score awarded after review counts at the same weight and value as athletes who compete in person at hosts on October 23rd.
How to Upload a Video to YouTube
How to Upload a Video to Vimeo
Scores can be submitted as many times as you want between September 1st and October 22nd 2021. We suggest you turn in your scores by October 1st. This way we can look at the videos to make sure you haven’t accidentally uploaded a cat video. If you wait until the last second on October 22nd and you have submitted a cat video by accident or your video is private or blocked or not accessible you should expect a zero for that WOD’s score. There will be no time to re-submit the video because October 22nd is the very last day (7:00pm Pacific time).
Team Captains Editing Team Data
Video How to: https://youtu.be/5iULCvJVT6I
Link to Comp Corner How to: Click Here
USING WODPROOF TO CAPTURE VIDEO PROOF
Step 13 Is Where You Will Record Your Setup, Weights, Boxes Etc
Step 14 Begins the Countdown Timer and Your Overall WOD Time
TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR PROOF VIDEOS
VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
- The names of the athletes competing.
- Documentation of any weights used. (please say out loud the weights you’re using)
- Documentation of any measurements needed during the workout, such as box height, prescribed work space floor measurement etc. (please say out loud all the measurements)
- A clock or timer that records the event time and remains visible and in frame at all times. (The WODProof APP will provide this)
- The above elements must be included in the video BEFORE the workout starts.
- Use of the WODProof APP to record the workout.
- The athletes MUST remain in frame during the WOD.
- The video must allow for clear assessment of the movement standards.
- The video CANNOT be edited in ANY WAY.
MORE TIPS AND GUIDELINES:
- Your phone should be in landscape mode, not portrait.
- Use ample lighting, and as bright as possible for visibility.
- The video must be recording throughout the entire workout.
- All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance.
- Any editing or tampering of the video will be grounds for disqualification.
- Team Captains are responsible for the timely and successful submission of their team’s WODs.
- Video submissions may be invalidated or adjusted without warning and after the submission deadline.
- Remember your judge is the camera. If the camera can’t see everything then your judge can’t either.
- Teams submitting videos are advised to have someone strictly watching their movement (like a Judge would) to ensure each repetition meets the required standard, and that the camera captures the movement clearly. Disqualifications may be assessed due to an Athlete not meeting the movement standard or due to improper camera angles that do not permit the Judge to determine if the standard is being met.
- We recommend you have someone other than a team member keep track of your scores for you so no one on the team is having to do double duty which is likely to cause an error in tracking the WOD or scoring.
- Don’t stand in front of the camera/block it while the WOD is active.
- We need to be able to see everything going on in the WOD with a clear view of all athletes and all the movements at all times.
- Practice the WODs and the setup you plan to use to film it. See if it captures everything and everyone properly as you had it set up. Don’t try and do this as a one and done. If we can’t see you or the movements fully at all times you will be penalized or your score will be rejected entirely.
- Use a tripod. Make sure the camera is stable. Don’t rely on propping your phone up on something. You might be jumping, your camera could fall over.
- Set your phone up 24-36 inches off the ground.
- Put your phone in AIRPLANE mode before you start recording. If you get a call during recording you don’t want the video interrupted.
- Black clothing against a black wall isn’t good. We need to be able to see athletes 20 feet away or whatever. The judge needs to be able to see if your movement has full range of motion. Wear brighter clothing when possible but we definitely need contrast of the athletes who will be near a wall.
- Start the video by showing the camera (aka your Judge) proof of the weights, bars, the box height, taped lines on the floor with measurements of them clear, show us everything prior to the start of the WOD. Practice all of this.
- If you use a friend to film you make sure they are a camera man and not a cheer leader holding a camera
SUBMITTING SCORES TO COMPETITION CORNER