Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Radiohead Animated Video Competition

Aniboom that terrific source, resource and community for animation around the world has a project that should interest animators. Together with TBD Records and Adult Swim the site is organising a competition to make an animated music video for Radiohead. The actual headline announcement is as follows:
Animators Invited to Create a Video from the Songs of IN RAINBOWS,
Band Will Select Winner to Receive $10,000 to Produce Final Video
Follow Aniboom's Radiohead post for precise details though essentially the competition is in four stages, the first of which is described in the press release:
  • "The first stage of the competition begins today and continues through April 27, inviting all artists, animators, writers, character designers and more, to submit storyboards that may range from basic sketches with words to more complex submissions in video formats, using the song of their choice from In Rainbows. Artists have the option to compete solo or to ask Aniboom to match them with other entrants whose talents complement their own."

Stage 4 involves the band members themselves selecting the winner and there are lesser prizes. Some of the most talented animators I know work on music promos. You may remember the band made news when their In Rainbows album was released via their website,, at a price fans chose to pay. They also happen to be near magic as artists in my eyes. To complement the post in the next day or so I shall be looking at three remarkable animations currently viewable on Aniboom and destined for Annecy 2008.

1 comment:

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