F.A.Q. for competitors

(you will understand all rules and regulations by reading all information here)

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

What is the Drum-Off Global 2020 format?


2 Stages: Stage A - Every Country has their own Drum-Off either through a “live” or online competition and ends by 9 November 2020. Stage B (Finale) - All country winners with their videos and profiles will be on the main
Drum-Off Global webpage where professional judges will pick out the grand winner of each category via online.




What is the COMPETITION FLOW​ from country Drum-Offs to Drum-Off Global?


Please see this flow chart (click to view)





ENTITLEMENTS OF THE GLOBAL WINNERS

What will Drum-Off Global winners be entitled to?


They will:
1. have a bona fide Grand Champion title because this is a true Global competition.
2. be crowned with the most prestigious, one-of-a-kind Cymbal Trophy in Canada "live" online.
3. have an all paid flight to Canada and all paid accommodation in Canada to perform his or her winning drum solo at Drumeo HQ





CATEGORIES FOR COUNTRY DRUM-OFFs and DRUM-OFF GLOBAL

What will Drum-Off Global winners be entitled to?


They will:
1. have a bona fide Grand Champion title because this is a true Global competition.
2. be crowned with the most prestigious, one-of-a-kind Cymbal Trophy in Canada "live" online.
3. have an all paid flight to Canada and all paid accommodation in Canada to perform his or her winning drum solo at Drumeo HQ





REGISTRATION

What will Drum-Off Global winners be entitled to?


They will:
1. have a bona fide Grand Champion title because this is a true Global competition.
2. be crowned with the most prestigious, one-of-a-kind Cymbal Trophy in Canada "live" online.
3. have an all paid flight to Canada and all paid accommodation in Canada to perform his or her winning drum solo at Drumeo HQ





FEEDBACK

What is the Drum-Off Global 2020 format?


2 Stages: Stage A - Every Country has their own Drum-Off either through a “live” or online competition and ends by 9 November 2020. Stage B (Finale) - All country winners with their videos and profiles will be on the main
Drum-Off Global webpage where professional judges will pick out the grand winner of each category via online.




What is the COMPETITION FLOW​ from country Drum-Offs to Drum-Off Global?


Please see this flow chart (click to view)





DRUM SOLO VIDEOS

What else must I do after winning the country Drum-Offs?


Record another 2 mins video of a different DRUM SOLO from the first video. This video will be uploaded to the website as an additional video as winner of country Drum-Off.
The format to record is the same as your initial video:
Submit 2 videos to the upload link provided <here></here> Video 1 : a 2 mins ‘continuous shot’ drum solo from the front view recorded in the LANDSCAPE mode (16:9 ratio)
Video 2 : the same 2 mins ‘continuous shot’ drum solo as video 1 but this video will be shot from the left or right view recorded in the LANDSCAPE mode (16:9 ratio)
No edits on video are allowed, no multiple camera edits are allowed. But make sure the audio sounds good and clear. No over-dubbing is allowed. Make sure the lighting is enough to have a clear view.




Why the need for an extra 2 mins video?


We recognize that you probably would have new ideas and improved in your skills after 6 months. So this is a good additional video to gain fresh points.




When must I record this extra 2 mins video by?


You have to record it and send to us by 9 September 2020 Pacific Standard Time 12:00 <your></your>




Who are the judges for Drum-Off Global online finals?


The international professional judges will be updated by April 2020. They only start judging when the country Drum-Off winners are revealed.




Will my initial 4 mins video be judged by the international professional judges?


Yes




Who is judging my extra 2 mins drum solo video?


It will be judged by the team at Drum-Off Global led by director Mr Tan Boon.




What is the points weightage of this 2 mins video and the initial 4 mins video?


4 mins video will account for 80% of your score
2 mins video will account for 20% of your score




What if I cannot or I don’t need to record this extra 2 mins drum solo video?


It will be fine, then your 4 mins initial video will account for 100% of your score.




What are the judging criterias for Drum-Off Global online finals?


Your performance will be judged on skills/technique, groove, originality, creativity, on-screen presence and overall performance. Usage of any relevant and suitable stick tricks to add value to your drum performance is allowed. And you can follow all the same guidelines in the Drum Solo video FAQ.





IMPORTANT DATES

What will Drum-Off Global winners be entitled to?


They will:
1. have a bona fide Grand Champion title because this is a true Global competition.
2. be crowned with the most prestigious, one-of-a-kind Cymbal Trophy in Canada "live" online.
3. have an all paid flight to Canada and all paid accommodation in Canada to perform his or her winning drum solo at Drumeo HQ





ENTERING THE FINALS OF DRUM-OFF GLOBAL 2020 (after winning your country Drum-Off)

What else must I do after winning the country Drum-Offs?


Record another 2 mins video of a different DRUM SOLO from the first video. This video will be uploaded to the website as an additional video as winner of country Drum-Off.
The format to record is the same as your initial video:
Submit 2 videos to the upload link provided <here></here> Video 1 : a 2 mins ‘continuous shot’ drum solo from the front view recorded in the LANDSCAPE mode (16:9 ratio)
Video 2 : the same 2 mins ‘continuous shot’ drum solo as video 1 but this video will be shot from the left or right view recorded in the LANDSCAPE mode (16:9 ratio)
No edits on video are allowed, no multiple camera edits are allowed. But make sure the audio sounds good and clear. No over-dubbing is allowed. Make sure the lighting is enough to have a clear view.




Why the need for an extra 2 mins video?


We recognize that you probably would have new ideas and improved in your skills after 6 months. So this is a good additional video to gain fresh points.




When must I record this extra 2 mins video by?


You have to record it and send to us by 9 September 2020 Pacific Standard Time 12:00 <your></your>




Who are the judges for Drum-Off Global online finals?


The international professional judges will be updated by April 2020. They only start judging when the country Drum-Off winners are revealed.




Will my initial 4 mins video be judged by the international professional judges?


Yes




Who is judging my extra 2 mins drum solo video?


It will be judged by the team at Drum-Off Global led by director Mr Tan Boon.




What is the points weightage of this 2 mins video and the initial 4 mins video?


4 mins video will account for 80% of your score
2 mins video will account for 20% of your score




What if I cannot or I don’t need to record this extra 2 mins drum solo video?


It will be fine, then your 4 mins initial video will account for 100% of your score.




What are the judging criterias for Drum-Off Global online finals?


Your performance will be judged on skills/technique, groove, originality, creativity, on-screen presence and overall performance. Usage of any relevant and suitable stick tricks to add value to your drum performance is allowed. And you can follow all the same guidelines in the Drum Solo video FAQ.





AFTER I BECOME THE GRAND CHAMPION OF DRUM-OFF GLOBAL

Is it compulsory that I travel to Vancouver Canada for the Awards show when I am the winner of Drum-Off Global?


Yes, by joining this competition, you are automatically prepared and committed to travel to Vancouver Canada to attend DRUM-OFF GLOBAL AWARDS show 2020 @ DRUMEO during a period of 5-6 days in between Mar to Apr 2021 pending travel restrictions due to COVID 19 pandemic. Any deviations and changes will be communicated effectively. (updated 15 Sept 2020)




What date will be the DRUM-OFF GLOBAL AWARDS show 2020 @ DRUMEO?


It will be decided immediately when you are announced as the winner. It will a period of 5-6 days in between March 2021 and April 2021. (subject to changes and COVID-19 worldwide travel restrictions)




If I am the Grand Champion of Drum-Off Global, who will pay for the return air ticket from my country to Vancouver Canada?


Drum-Off Global and Fest Events International.




Can my parents or friends accompany me on this trip to Vancouver Canada for this trip?


Yes, however, all their flights and accommodation are to be borne by them.




Where will I receive the GRAND CHAMPION CYMBAL TROPHY if i am the Grand Champion?


It will be presented to you at DRUM-OFF GLOBAL AWARDS show 2020 @ DRUMEO




Who will apply for travel visa and bear the cost for me?


You or your parents or your sponsors. And you need to be urgent about it.
However we cannot be responsible should Canada authorities refuse your visa application.




What if I have a question and it's not found here?


If you have any other questions, you can email us at contact@DrumOffGlobal.org for more information.




Who will pay for my hotel accomodation in Vancouver, Canada?


Kindly paid by Drumeo





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