If based on your requirement, that definitely is hard to reach and takes alot of time and effort. But it seems that is not what the level in this promotion.
if someone makes a just ok film, I just wonder if that is qualified.
And beginners should be more focused on learning the effects, learning about presentation, and stuff along those lines than trying to get magic effects for free.
This alone is why I probably won't really get to take much of an advantage of this promotion.
I'm too busy trying to learn effects and presentation skills to actually try to put forth the effort of actually getting someone to film me performing. I'm spending most of my time studying and reading about basic handlings and sleights...I don't really have much of the desire (or confidence) to go out and perform for random people. Sure, I perform effects for co-workers and such, but I know them and it's not difficult for me to approach them. It's completely different to just go out and perform for random people, in my opinion.
I only hope that the promotion goes on long enough for me to actually feel comfortable performing for people while being recorded so that I can take advantage of it. Until then, I don't feel like I'm "wasting" any money by buying an effect and then NOT getting the money back for it. I still feel like I get value from my purchases just so long as I enjoy them.