And here we are back for another contest. This one is Music Videos.
"Music Videos?" I hear you all groan. Wow. But seriously, this shouldn't be too hard for most of you. How many of you know of a friend who is musically talented, has an original song or can do covers? How many of you are actually talented singers? This might be your opportunity to make something really creative, without being held back by rules (see below).
So, I'm hearing you all say "But, I don't know anyone who can sing... or finding someone is too hard". Ok then, I've got something for those with training wheels still attached to their cameras.
Watch as many music videos on MTV, Youtube and Vimeo (there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of such videos available on that site) as you can take in, make notes on the shots, angles, styles of the camera movement. Take note of what they show... singers, guitarists, rappers, drummers. Heck, they even show stuff that has no place being there (Ever seen the video "Goodbye My Lover" from James Blunt? The trees, street lights etc... what the hell has that got to do with the song?). Use the creative freedom that music videos allow, get out there and film flowers, animals, streetlife... throw it in with some shots of the performer. Don't know anyone who can sing? Then, take your favourite song and make a music video of it. Get a friend who can pretend to play the guitar and pretend to sing along...
There is no limit on the songs you can use. If you want rap, do rap. If you want ballads... go that way. If you want death metal... BRING IT ON!
THERE ARE NO LIMITS WITH MUSIC VIDEOS.
There will be a change in the rules, simply for those who wish to take this contest at it's full potential. Use of "copyrighted" music, whilst it was frowned upon previously... I will allow this time. If you're going to cover a famous song, youtube will 'technically' allow this, and Vimeo doesn't care (or, so it would seem). There is also no time limit on these videos.
There are TWO RULES YOU MUST OBEY:
(1) Keep the swearing to a minimum. If I can't show it to my grandma without her being offended, then it doesn't belong here. Keep them friendly guys, PG only.
(2) They MUST be created within the time alotted. In other words, don't go submitting something you created months ago. You CAN create a music video easily in two and a half weeks. Heck, you can shoot a music video in a day and edit it in three.
All entries must be uploaded to Vimeo, and submitted to the Antman's Film Festival Vimeo group.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be completed and submitted for judging by the Tuesday 10th of May, 2011 at 12am UTC
Good luck guys, Let's hope you enjoy this one!