WHAT IT IS
The 40th anniversary celebrations continue for legendary rock band Queen as they invite talented videographers and filmmakers to create an original music video for their 1977 classic track 'Sheer Heart Attack'. The winning submission will be used as a music video and featured across Queen’s social media channels and on NME.com. This will be the first original Queen video since 'Under Pressure' in 1999.
Queen are looking for fresh and innovative ideas, reminiscent of Queen’s past iconic videos as well as quality of editing from both a music and visual aspect and a balanced inclusion of all the band members.
There are 2 rounds:
Round 1: participants are invited to submit their reel showcasing their talent (must feature original content) for the chance to be selected as a finalist to then participate in Round 2.
Round 2: the selected finalists from Round 1 will be provided with the video of the ‘Queen on Fire Live at the Bowl' performance of 'Sheer Heart Attack'* to cut together, use as stop animation and work with their own original footage if desired. It is not essential or mandatory to use any Queen footage or visual material in the video and Queen openly encourage participants to use their own assets to create a wholly original piece.
* If participants choose to use the footage provided, there must be a balanced inclusion of all the band members.
WHO IT’S FOR
Filmmakers and videographers
WHO IT’S FROM
Brian May, Roger Taylor with special guest judge David Mallet.
HOW THE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN
From the total number of qualified submissions*, the 60 highest voted submissions together with 20 submissions chosen by Brian May, Roger Taylor and David Mallet and 20 submissions chosen by Talenthouse will be named finalists. All 100 finalists will have the opportunity to enter Round 2. Once voting closes for Round 2, Brian May, Roger Taylor and David Mallet will review all 100 finalists’ work and will choose the overall winner and four runners-up.
The highest voted submissions from Round 2 will also be recognized, as detailed below.
*A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions and the Guidelines and Official Rules
WHAT THE WINNERS WILL GET
The winning video for ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ will be featured on Queen’s official website and across their social media channels including their Facebook and YouTube pages and on NME.com. The winner will receive $1,500 along with a Queen gift pack including 'Second Five Albums'*, 'Deep Cuts Volume 2' and an exclusive 'Live at Wembley' Fan Flight Case.
Four runners-up chosen by Queen from Round 2 will each receive a Queen gift pack including 'Second Five Albums'*, 'Deep Cuts Volume 2' and a 'Live at Wembley' Deluxe DVD.
The 10 highest voted submissions from Round 2 will be featured on Queen's Facebook page, each receive $150 and a signed copy of 'News of the World' Deluxe CD.
* Second Five Albums comprises 2011 remasters of 'News of the World', 'Jazz', 'The Game', 'Flash Gordon' and 'Hot Space' that are re-released with bonus material
WHAT TO DO NEXT
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DATES TO REMEMBER
Round 1 Dates:
Submission deadline: August 3, 2011
Voting starts: August 4, 2011
Voting ends: August 10, 2011
Finalist announcement: August 25, 2011
Round 2 Dates:
Submission deadline: September 21, 2011
Voting starts: September 22, 2011
Voting ends: September 28, 2011
Overall winner (plus runners up) announcement: October 27, 2011
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