Friday, 10. August 2012 - 9:30 am
Submissions for the BBC Music Video Festival 2012 have now closed and boy, have we got a lot! We’re still working our way through the bulk of them but here we journey back around the country looking at some of the BBC Music Video Festival’s regional submissions from the UK so far. This week we pull focus on Manchester.
Guardian tipped folk singer Liz Green not only has a wonderful voice, but also has this interesting animation about pyromaniac puppets by Kate Anderson. Interestingly, Kate also supplied an animation of Jack White to the film ‘It Might Get Loud’ which you can see on her website.
Ed Regan’s ‘Ghostly Notes’ is a darker affair – some sparse dubstep with a an odd dystopian aesthetic supplied by fellow Mancunian Ed Lister of Flag Time Films. Purposefully vague and ambient, the camera follows a little girl with a red balloon – and the sinister forces out to burst it.
Last, but not least, we have the Manchester School of Samba on hand to soundtrack the city itself, using some timelapse footage to showcase the urban centre, and using some impressive crane footage to show the wider view.
The Manchester School of Samba
The Rhythm, The City, 7pm
Directed by Tom Chimiak
The BBC Music Video Festival will showcase music videos all over the UK over Autumn 2012 on BBC Big Screens
More info about The BBC Music Video Festival can be found here. Sam Hill
• Sam Hill is producer of the BBC Music Video Festival 2012