12:00 am | 137 Comments »
I enjoy making movies on my computer: assembling photos and snippets of video, then adding music and titles and “special effects.” It has taken practice, but it’s pretty easy to put something together to share with family and friends or to create a personalized DVD as a special gift.
Wow, how things have changed! Twenty-six years ago when our PCH Prize Patrol started awarding our Sweepstakes prizes in person at winners’ front doors the process was far from easy. We had to take along a professional video camera operator to capture the “winning moment,” then ship the raw tape back to a professional editing house in New York City, have it transferred to a cassette for our initial review and selection, then wait a few days for a “first cut” of a commercial, then make revisions (two or three at least), add an announcer, music track and titles, then go through several approval and technical processes to finish the spot, then transfer it all to a firm that reproduced and shipped tapes to the broadcasters, then wait another week or two to see the finished product on the air. Phew!
Many of these steps still are taken; but with the giant leaps in technology a TV spot can be produced in minutes not weeks, and far less expensively than in the old days. And that’s great! Why? Because it leaves us with more money for what YOU like best: Big Checks! Let’s face it: Lucky The Big Check is still the star of the show. That is what makes the winners scream, cry, get weak in the knees, jump up and down, and hug the Prize Patrol!
I am sure you agree with me: “Show me the money!” — as Tom Cruise exclaimed over and over again in “Jerry Maguire.”
OK then! Let’s get started! Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes now at pch.com. Remember, our $5,000 A Week “Forever” Special Early Look Prize Event is just a few weeks away. If you win “Forever,” you’d receive $5,000 A Week for your life, plus after that, $5,000 a week for the life of someone you choose. Enter today and every day, and before you know it the PCH Prize Patrol could knock on YOUR door – with the video camera rolling – and announce, “YOU are a winner!”
Wishing you the best of luck.
Prize Patrol Ambassador