16 August 2006
Deadlines Approaching
It's like deja vu all over again...
A quick reminder for all you musicians coming to Marillion Weekend 2007 that the deadline for Swap the Band is 31 August 2006 - just 2 short weeks away. This is your final reminder; full details for submissions can be found on www.marillionweekend.com
Some, many, or probably even most of you may remember back in late 2005 we sent out an eWeb asking for you to submit short video clips to be used in the making of Marillion's next music video. Our plans changed, and no single was released in 2006. However, we continued to accept submissions of video clips because we still think it's a good idea!
As we get closer to finishing the next album, plans have been set in motion and the time has come for us to get stuck in - we have set the final deadline for ALL video submissions as 30 September 2006.
If this is all new to you then please read on! Otherwise it may seem strangely familiar - but THIS time we mean it.
We're going to release a single from the new album in early 2007. Now while we can't give you specific details (where we are releasing it, what's it called, etc.) for a while, we are going to need a video and - in the spirit of keeping it in the family - we have a little favour to ask of you... We'd like YOU to shoot the video. We'd like to make an abstract video, a creative experiment which involves as many of our fans as possible.
What we need is for you to go out (or stay in) with your video camera, digital camera, or even your camera phone, and film anything which you personally think is interesting or beautiful. You may already have some video sitting on a shelf which you think is interesting.. Holiday stuff might be good, or cityscapes, traffic, countryside, beaches - anything great. Weird and peculiar is also good. Simply use your imagination.
All we really need is a MAXIMUM of 3 minutes from each of you in whatever format you have it. Please try to send us only the very best moments as we won't have time to trawl through an hour (much less 3 minutes!) of video from each of you. You don't even have to be an amateur film maker to help us with this. We're looking for something from EVERYONE, so please try and shoot something. Remember: the best things in art are often happy accidents.
And now the technical information:
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. It's that simple! Because your footage may be broadcast, we need you to sign a release form and send it along with your clip in the post. How do you do that?
Just visit www.marillion.com/news/events.htm for instructions, and the full terms and conditions. Everything you need to know is explained there. We have creative geniuses standing by and when we've collected all the video moments, we'll edit the most interesting images together into something wonderful.
With any luck, you'll see it when it hits number 1...