24.04.09 by Jeff

Choir of Young Believers!

I am proud to finally announce Booooooom Project #8 and it is a big one. I had been dropping little hints on Facebook and Twitter and now I can tell you what it is!

choir of young believers music video action reaction

We are officially producing a music video for Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers!!! If you are up on music blogs then you already know, but in case you don’t Choir of Young Believers is orchestral pop music at its best! The group is essentially one guy, Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, although you may see as many as eight people on stage at a show. I think if you take one listen to the song Action/Reaction and you’ll see why I am so excited.

The main sources of inspiration for this project are Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Cheated Hearts video and Michel Gondry’s book, You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It.

All of the content will be supplied by you! Performing the song! Playing instruments (real or fake)! Singing! Dancing! Jumping! Lip-syncing! Whatever the song inspires you to do! Try to capture the emotion of the song!

1. Get the song here: Action/Reaction.mp3 (no longer available). Turn your stereo up to 11 and become one with the music.

2. Get a video camera and some friends together and go wild! We are looking for raw footage, so don’t worry about editing what you shoot. Just concentrate on getting the shots!

3. All of the submitted content will be edited into one video, so be creative! Feel free to film multiple versions!

4. Upload your footage to Youtube or Vimeo and email the link!

5. If you are shooting NTSC (North Americans) you may also submit your footage on miniDV, data CD, or data DVD by mailing it to:

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6. Understand that by submitting your footage you are giving us permission to use your images in the video.

7. Submissions are due by July 7th 2009.

choir of young believers music video action reaction

A-Z Idea Checklist – Feel free to use all or none of these ideas:

a) interpretive dance (i hope some of you go this direction)
b) costumes (elaborate or subtle)
c) sunrise, sunset
d) face paint
e) an open field (corn or otherwise)
f) kites
g) find all the instruments and perform the song correctly
h) fake everything
i) cinéma vérité (move the camera! go wild!)
j) build elaborate sets (or film it all under a blanket on your bed)
k) robots
l) literal or magical
m) perform on a rooftop (a building not a car… well its up to you)
n) paper mache
o) temporary tattoos
p) animals
q) cardboard and duct tape
r) mirrors
s) sunglasses
t) in the mall food court
u) underwater?
v) beautiful people or ugly people
w) smoke machine
x) flashlights
y) lens flares
z) mustaches

I am looking forward to seeing your footage!

PS – here’s the LYRICS:

action/reaction

im spending my time/ walking spirals in line/ did i ever honestly believe/ a change of mind/ and then a change of position/ only action no reaction no/ this time is mine together we cant spend it anyway/ nothing is gonna change nothing is ever gonna change

and im a trigger/ your my gun/dont you wanna come/ dont you taste the times that come/ back and forth in one/ dont you wanna come/ if I could take you to a better place

she is a monument/ and everyone is talking/ like a vision its all crystal clear/ a change of mind and then a change of position did we ever honestly believe/ watching dead bodies and bombs falling from the sky/ nothing´s gonna change nothing is ever gonna change

and im a trigger/ your my gun/dont you wanna come/ dont you taste the times that come/ back and forth in one/

22.03.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Submissions pt. 3

More magazine alterations submitted to Project #7. Love this cover by Adam Leddin! You can now access all of the previous project galleries at the top of the sidebar!

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12.03.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Submissions pt. 2

Submissions to Project #7 – Alter a Magazine! continue to roll in. Feel free to get involved! Hit that link for the instructions and upload form. Click here to see the first set of submissions.

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Ian Caulkett

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03.03.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Submissions!

Here are the submissions to Project #7 – Alter a Magazine! There are more to be put up, and I will add them as quick as I can. Feel free to get involved! Hit that link above for the instructions and upload form.

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24.02.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Alter a magazine!

Here is Booooooom Project #7! Alter a magazine cover! Find a magazine cover (a person’s face is a great starting point). Alter the image using pen, pencils, paint, scissors, whatever! Take a photo of your creation! No digital work – get off your computer! This took me 2 minutes, you can will do a better job!

booooooom project 7 alter a magazine cover

Upload your photo using the form below!

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16.01.09 by Jeff

Project #6 – Pixel Portraits!

Here’s the first bunch of great “pixel portraits” submitted to Project #6! I especially like the ones from the few films I don’t recognize. If you’re gonna submit one, get in nice and close to the screen or zoom in – the more pixelated the better (instructions here) See how many you know…

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Andrew

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12.01.09 by Jeff

Project #6 – Pixel Portraits!

Here is Booooooom Project #6! Pixel Portraits! Throw on one of your favourite movies. Pause it. Pull out your camera (make sure the flash is off). Snap a portrait of one of the actors (depending on your shutter speed you may need to try several times before you get one without a dark bar moving across the image).

pixel portraits film still booooooom project 6

Upload your photo using the form below! Make sure you include your name but don’t worry about including the movie title or character’s name, part of the fun will be everyone else trying to guess. Once there are several submissions I will post the gallery and the guessing game can begin.

I don’t want screenshots from a computer, I want portraits shot with a camera in all their pixelated glory!

Do you know the title of this movie? The character’s name? (Bonus points awarded if you know the line of dialogue.)

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Project #5b – Postcards!

Here we go again! Our gigantic Project #5 continues over at Design For Mankind! Pick a submission from Project #5 and re-design it! Paint it, draw it, cut & paste it, collage it, photograph it, whatever you want! Scan it and send it to Erin with the subject line “Free Encouragement.” Erin will sift through the entries and the lucky ones will be made into an Encouragement Postcard Pack! Submissions must be original work – dimensions are 4″ x 6″ – deadline is February 1st.

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Send your entries to erin[AT]designformankind[DOT]com. Below are links to all the submissions from Project #5! Pick out your favourite message and re-design it!

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