BlackBerry Super Fanboy Contest Finalists Roundup!

Super Fanboy Contest
By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Oct 2011 07:54 pm EDT
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OK CrackBerry Nation, over the last two days we've posted our FIVE Finalist Videos in CrackBerry's BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest. The videos have been AWESOME and you can find all of them below. If you haven't watched them yet, I suggest taking 20 minutes to watch them all now. You won't be disappointed. 

It was hard deciding upon five finalists from all the entries submitted (you can see them all on our youtube channel) to begin with, and now things are going to get EVEN more difficult as our judging panel deliberates on who the grand prize winner will be. For your chance to influence the judges on who you want to see win, be sure to watch all the videos and respond in the comments with your rank order favorites and reasoning. We plan to announce the winner tomorrow (Friday) here on the blogs, so hurry and get watching!

Huge props go again to everybody who participated. And to those who didn't make the final round, watch your email as we'll be following up with a nice consolation prize. And to the five finalists... I hope you get some sleep tonight... tomorrow is a big day! Good luck!

BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love! 

Our first finalist video in CrackBerry's BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest comes via Marco van Hylckama Vlieg, who put together an AWESOME BlackBerry rap video. I don't want to give too much away in the teaser here, so hit play on the video above and take it all in. It's totally hardcore BlackBerry Super Fanboy. Which also means I'll slap on a little warning for explicit lyrics. :)

BlackBerry Adrenaline!

Our second finalist in CrackBerry's BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest comes to us via CrackBerry member Deathcommand. Deathcommand is well known on the CrackBerry forums, having racked up almost 4,000 forum posts to date (win or lose, he's a BB super fan in my book!).

I'm Falling for BlackBerry!! 

Following the first and second of our top five CrackBerry Super Fanboy contest finalist videos (which we're posting in no particular order), our third finalist video comes from Julien who lives in Los Angeles. A BlackBerry user for over seven years, Julien says he takes his BlackBerry with him just about everywhere he goes.

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light 

Ok, so we're one, two, three finalist videos down in our BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest and it's time for our fourth to get unveiled here on the CrackBerry blogs. This video comes to us via Alexander Perri of Toronto, Canada and he's called it BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light (aptly name for the Black Keys song which the video is set to).

Inceptionally Fast 

Ok CrackBerry Nation, here it is. Our fifth and final finalist video in CrackBerry's BlackBerry Super Fanboy contest. Following up our first, second, third and fourth finalist entries (which were all AWESOME), this one is titled Inceptionally Fast and comes to us from Shahriyar Ali, who lives in India. BlackBerry is taking off in India and this proves there are BlackBerry Super Fans there... it's awesome to see an entry submitted far from CrackBerry HQ.

And now it's time for us to decide on a winner...

41 comments

John.P

Are the only developers that made it to finals Marco and Alex?

FIVEFIFTYWHAT

Seems as tho they are the only developers that made the top 5.

....anybody lookin at the youtube CrackBerry channel, did you see the guy who did a device take-apart blindfolded! Was that real???

sf49ers

all 5 finalists have done a awesome job and it is difficult to pick one, my choice is as below :

Inceptionally Fast
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

rjshahan

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
Inceptionally Fast
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!

bighap

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
Inceptionally Fast
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

maddie1128

Blackberry My Everlasting Light
Blackberry Adrenaline
I'm Falling for Blackberry
Inceptionally Fast
Blackberry for Life rap

Cuz that's how I like them.

joelled

Blackberry My Everlasting Light because i think its the best representation of a bb fanboy
Inceptionally Fast
Blackberry Adrenaline
I'm Falling for Blackberry
Blackberry for Life rap

Jean-luc_Picard

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light (Best videography)
Inceptionally Fast (Best Action scene)
BlackBerry Adrenaline (Best Acrobatic moves)
Falling for BlackBerry (Best view/Best Camera positioning)
BlackBerry for Life (Catchiest song)

That's my top five order, along with my nominations for non-existant awards.

bunnyyappi

Inceptionally Fast
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!!

TheMarco

Since I'm one of the 5 competitors I won't post a whole top 5 but just my favorite.

My opinion is that from my four competitors 'BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light' is by far the best one.

For the sole reason that it's the only one of these four that's strong on the actual assignment: BlackBerry Super Fanboy. It screams fanboy, it could easily be a real RIM commercial. I very much enjoyed the other three but I don't think they fit the actual assignment as well as the everlasting light video.

kevin620627

all videos were awesome but i go with the fan boy.

TomCanuck

Spent a lot of time trying to decide this :\ so many choices, so many good reasons each one should win. So I'm just going to go with my gut here...

#1. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light - not flashy, not action packed. But lordy does this relate to me and those I know who own BlackBerries. I have BedBuzz, I do check my phone as soon as I wake up... Etc etc. Great concept and execution.

#2. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love! - Sooo much work went into this it's just crazy. Impossible to deny the love of BlackBerry shown here. I gotta say, I actually enjoyed the song and the video. So awesome.

#3. BlackBerry Adrenaline! - Loved the story line in this, especially looking for the PlayBook while sitting in front of a laptop. The stunts really added a nice wow factor. Great job.

#4. Inceptionally Fast - pretty cool idea actually. I was a bit lost at first, but didn't take long to pick up on. A little more on the violent side than I expected from an "I Love BlackBerry Contest" but still a darn fine concept and very well done.

#5. I'm Falling for BlackBerry!! - Proof that there is almost no situation in which a BlackBerry addict won't fire off an email. Well done and glad dude made it to the ground safely.

All the videos are very good and I'd say deserving of being finalists. Best of luck to you all.

pilot-leo

My choice is:

#1 - I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
#2 - BlackBerry Adrenaline!

Good job guys!! =)

TABpilot32

My vote is definitely "BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light". It was professionally done, plus the guy is a dev. On top of that his cooking app looks like it has an awesome UI and I can't wait to download it from App World! I'm a hugh BlackBerry fanboy, just that fact that everyone know knows me associates me with my BB, but I didn't even try to enter this contest because it should be for dev's alone as the prize is a trip to DevCon. In any event #4 has my vote as it was awesome!

lotuslanderz

Very entertaining and kudos to all!

My picks for the super fanboy video are:

1 BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
2 BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
3 I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
4 BlackBerry Adrenaline!
5 Inceptionally Fast

Killaserpent

1. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
2. Inceptionally Fast
3. BlackBerry Adrenaline!
4. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
5. I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!

That's my order but all the videos were good. Good job!!!

BBThemes

ok, so first off, great effort from all you guys (where were the girls??)

my personal favourite was video #4 BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light.

why? well it shows true fanboyism, but also shows just how good an advert can be if people put thought into it. ya know how apple always have a 3 or 4 min vid of the latest iphone when they announce it, well i could so see RIM using this in that same fashion.

also the fact he got the screen/kb/buttons/trackpad fadeout and RIM didnt have the insight to use that in an advert just shows how well he`s out advertised RIM with their own products.

TomCanuck

True that eh. That video's gunna stick with me while the (few) commercials I've seen from RIM have all but faded away

ajwalker

My votes would go to only two (although they both could have used some tighter editing):

1. Blackberry, My Everlasting Light because that is the one that captured the essence of the BB lifestyle integration and the exceptional elegance of BB.
2. Inceptionally Fast - Yes, it was gimmicky but nowhere near as gimmicky as some of the others.

The other 3, I wouldn't vote for, they didn't do a thing for me. (And how is it considered "original" to come up with a rap song for BB? That idea has been done to death.)

travaz

All were great.
I liked BlackBerry Adrenaline the best, good storyline good stunts and a tragic ending.

captainbdsc

1. Inceptionally Fast
2. BlackBerry Adrenaline
3. I'm Falling for BlackBerry
4. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
5. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

mithrazor

All these videos were awesome!

But here's my list.

1. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light (though it could have been a teeny bit shorter)
2. Inceptionally Fast
3. BlackBerry Adrenaline
4. BlackBerry for Life rap
5. I'm Falling for Blackberry.

corneliousgiles

MY BLACKBERRY, MY EVERYLASTING LIGHT IS MY FAVORITE ONE! DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE HE GOT THAT CB WALLPAPER I NEED THAT ONE!!!

bizzyqu

BlackBerry Adrenaline
Blackberry, My Everlasting Light
Blackberry Inceptionally fast
I'm falling for blackberry
Blackberry for life rap

UnknownError507

My words are exactly like this two users (Juggalo20 and BBThemes) so i copy and paste it here but they are exactly how i was thinking about this videos and how they are made for this contest, may the best one WIN.

***Juggalo20***

#1. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light - not flashy, not action packed. But lordy does this relate to me and those I know who own BlackBerries. I have BedBuzz, I do check my phone as soon as I wake up... Etc etc. Great concept and execution.

#2. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love! - Sooo much work went into this it's just crazy. Impossible to deny the love of BlackBerry shown here. I gotta say, I actually enjoyed the song and the video. So awesome.

#3. BlackBerry Adrenaline! - Loved the story line in this, especially looking for the PlayBook while sitting in front of a laptop. The stunts really added a nice wow factor. Great job.

#4. Inceptionally Fast - pretty cool idea actually. I was a bit lost at first, but didn't take long to pick up on. A little more on the violent side than I expected from an "I Love BlackBerry Contest" but still a darn fine concept and very well done.

#5. I'm Falling for BlackBerry!! - Proof that there is almost no situation in which a BlackBerry addict won't fire off an email. Well done and glad dude made it to the ground safely.

***BBThemes***

ok, so first off, great effort from all you guys (where were the girls??)

my personal favorite was video #4 BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light.

why? well it shows true "fanboyism", but also shows just how good an advert can be if people put thought into it. ya know how apple always have a 3 or 4 min vid of the latest iphone when they announce it, well i could so see RIM using this in that same fashion.

also the fact he got the screen/kb/buttons/trackpad fadeout and RIM didnt have the insight to use that in an advert just shows how well he`s out advertised RIM with their own products.

All the videos are very good and I'd say deserving of being finalists. Best of luck to you all.

Noto#CB

I would choose my order as such for the Crackberry fanboy !!!

1. Inceptionally Fast
2. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
3. BlackBerry Adrenaline
4. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
5. I'm Falling for BlackBerry

Great Job and perfect execution from all the contestants. Its easy to sit in front of ur laptop n comment on the video's but the effort is what counts ... May the best video win :) Cheers good luck too all

Guyzer

1. Inceptionally Fast
2. Im falling for Blackberry
3. Blackberry Adrenaline
4. blackberry, my everlasting light
5. blackberry for Life rap

1. I voted this one because its one I would actually like to see redone professionally. I could see this as a commercial.

2. It was nice to see I could take the blackberry anywhere

3. Like the parkour but would have been nice if they had the crew from the office help out in this department

4. Not a fan of watching a guy take a dump but he did show how he uses his playbook and phone. In one scene he goes from using bbm on the playbook to setting the date in his phone when it all could have been done on the playbook. In general him and I use the playbook in very similar manners. Though I was looking for something creative thats why Inceptionally Fast gets top marks.

5. Do we really want this guy representing blackberry users? if he was our mascot I think I would switch to the iphone

Jake Storm

1 BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
2 BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
3 I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
4 BlackBerry Adrenaline!
5 Inceptionally Fast

That BlackBerry Rap grows on you after awhile :)

RevyRah

After carefully reviewing each of the videos, my choices would be in the following order:

1. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light

Excellent! This exemplifies the life of a BlackBerry addict and people can relate to this. It should be submitted asap for a BB commercial. Kev and the CrackBerry team, please get on that. The only critique I have would be to add more dialog to fill some of the space. Even though I was jamming to the Black Keys.

2. Inceptionally Fast

A very good and creative idea with very solid execution. It could have been cut some in key areas to express the speed of the message while not taking anything away from the security. Jump kicking the guy at the end would have made this better too. The "sweet and sour" line killed me. Classic.

3. BlackBerry for Life rap- Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

While I don't think this has enough overall quality to win, the effort in video work, writing and original rap, singing the chorus and all, creating everything in the video but the death of the iPhone, has to push it above the latter two. I certainly applaud the hard work put into this.

4. BlackBerry Adrenaline

No one can deny that some of the action in this was cool. However, there really wasn't anything that grabbed my attention other than that first giant leap. Too many of the same roll. I don't doubt that you can do some crazy off the wall stuff, but not a lot was displayed here. And sell them kicks brutha. That dude should have known the consequences even if it was staged. That's your PlayBook!

5. I'm Falling for Blackberry

While awesome to see, if you were actually writing out and sending your message to CrackBerry while in the air...THAT would have been special. But you had the BlackBerry taped up all across the screen, so we know that didn't happen. While I understand you not wanting to lose your Berry to the gods, it just showed me that you were skydiving with a BlackBerry taped to your hand.

noTh1ng

Inceptionally fast has by far the best idea and is not as dull and boring as the others... sure they might show you an addict, but you can pack that in a nicer idea as inceptionally fast does!
So this would be my pick..

padamssm

All were really enthusiastic BlackBerry fanboys! I would choose "My Everlasting Light" because it shows a day in the life, and how BlackBerrys help us move through our day better with functional apps and with more joy.

jdelvalle56

Blackberry for life rap! Still don't know what Marco was rapping but I was entertained! I believe this would appeal to the younger generation who blackberry so desperately needs to attract more of. All the other entries were well done and kudos to everyone.

LewLew23

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
Inceptionally Fast
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!

That's my order, though I liked "My Everlasting Light" and "Inceptionally Fast" equally. I wouldn't know which one to pick from. But all 5 videos were super awesome

bfalk

Blackberry, My everlasting light by far........succinct and smoooth.

squished18

Inceptionally Fast
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!
BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light
BlackBerry Adrenaline!
BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

daqie

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light!!!

McNooberson

1) BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light

I loved that it felt like a commercial. It showed everything that it could be needed for.

2) BlackBerry Adrenaline!

He's a ninja, and he jumped through a window. nuff sed.

3) Inceptionally Fast

Really awesome take on Inception.

4) I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!

Jumping out a of plane? with a blackberry? That's pretty cool.

5) BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

I really wasn't a fan :/

badshahab

my order would be:

1. Inceptionally Fast - i would disagree with everyone who said this video doesnt have a 'fanboy' feel to it. This video has all the feeling of it and the video itself shows wat all they can do for being a fan of blackberry. As i said in the comments of the video, this video shows how our bbm work and none of the other videos had this concept in mind.

pros: beautiful idea, above average visual of the idea, awesome music and editing
cons: looks like the video was made in a hurry

2. BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love! - This entry might have taken a lot of work in writing the lyrics. believe me, its a very tough job to write the lyrics and join it with the music!

pros: Taken a great effort, only some parts of the video are cool
cons: again in this, i feel shud have given more time on the video, lip sync, should have not repeated the same moves again and again, cannot watch the whole video

3. BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light - WOW Camera work. Looked very professional. Didnt like the idea on the whole but very well executed. The main thing I am putting this video at #3 is coz of the famous fade out scene which was exceptional. Apart from that, it was a regular story which we all do in our daily life

pros: excellent camera work, uses of blackberry devices, the 'fade out' scene
cons: regular story

4. BlackBerry Adrenaline! - had a concept but somehow i feel it was full of chase and jumps. Should have added more things

pros: good way of showing how his life is only Blackberry
cons: shortage of ideas

5. I'm Falling for BlackBerry!! - This video showed how he takes his Blackberry everywhere works on it, but could have been more interesting if it had a story line like, jumping off the plane for the blackberry . due to security reasons he cud have done some editing for it

pros: nice jump (cudnt say much)
cons: i really liked the idea but shud have added some story so that it makes it something to be in a contest. this can be more of a family video

well, these were my thinking for the 5 videos which were all good. but tried to write about them just to compare. i thought only about the effort which was put in... May the best one win

thbassman

Blackberry My Everlasting Light
Blackberry Adrenaline
I'm Falling for Blackberry
Inceptionally Fast
Blackberry for Life rap

dnottingham4

Kudos to all but this is my ranking:

BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light

I'm Falling for BlackBerry!!

BlackBerry Adrenaline!

Inceptionally Fast

BlackBerry for Life rap - Go Hard for the Brand I Love!

xiaohuaxing

Inceptionally Fast -- really creative, the video itself isn't about him being a fanboy, but you definitely have to be one to do this video
BlackBerry Adrenaline! -- fun video, cute story line (and kudos for even having one unlike the last one on this list)
BlackBerry for Life rap -- creative, obviously took a lot of time & effort on this, well deserving
I'm Falling for BlackBerry!! -- Good idea but just shows he has time & money on his hands
BlackBerry, My Everlasting Light -- Boring, I could have made this video too. Isn't worthy of the grand prize