Tuesday, 26. June 2012 - 11:00 am
A new music video competition has launched that invites young people to make a video for one of four of the UK’s most exciting bands, and also gives entrants the chance to understand how the professional music video industry works with a series of tutorials featuring some of the UK’s top music video professionals.
The Hurtwood Prize offers 16 to 21 year olds the opportunity to make a video for either T.E.E.D., Spector, Lawson or The Maccabees. The prize is being given by Hurtwood House, an independent school renowned for its facilities for film production, and backed by Polydor Records and YouTube. The tracks – Dream On by T.E.E.D., What You Wanted by Spector, Anybody Out There? by Lawson and Heave by The Maccabees – are available to download from the Hurtwood Prize competition page on YouTube.
There is also an introduction video to the Hurtwood Prize on the YouTube page, plus nine films focussing on different aspects of music video production featuring professionals from each field. Interviewees in the films are directors Tabitha Denholm, Emil Nava and David Wilson, producers Tamsin Glasson, Dominic Thomas and Phil Tidy, DoPs Will Bex and Gabi Norland, editors Tom Lindsay, Thomas Grove Carter and James Rose, art directors Andy Kelly and Anna Rhodes, stylists Hannah Glossop and Emma Lamp, makeup artist Lucy Wearing, choreographer Natricia Bernard, colourist Simone Grattarolla, VFX artists Robin McGloin & Ilia Mokhtareizadeh, and Polydor commissioner Sam Seager.
Ten winners will then have the chance to attend a two day film production workshop at Hurtwood House given by a number of music video professionals. An ultimate winner will then be chosen who will have the chance to work on an official video for one of the bands. The deadline for entries to the competition is August 6th 2012.
Hurtwood Prize competition page on YouTube