21.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Amadeus Rokita

Submission: Amadeus Rokita
Homemade instruments are starting to hit my inbox from all over the world! I’m loving this one from Amadeus Rokita. Hamburg, Germany.

Wanna submit to the project? Full instructions here.

Need some inspiration? Go here.

20.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Rich Aucoin

Last week we launched our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV, our biggest collaboration yet! In case you forgot already or didn’t see the original post, we wanna see who can make the most creative homemade instruments on the planet, and we’d love to see videos of you and your friends performing with them!

We’re also asking some emerging Canadian musicians to do the same kinda thing! The video above is the first of four that we’ve produced, and it features rising star Rich Aucoin.

Ready to make your own instruments???

Read the full project instructions here.

Get inspired here.

16.08.12 by Jeff

Booooooom & MTV / Made of Imagination

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
After a couple months of secrecy I’m excited to finally announce our latest project: “Made of Imagination”.

This one’s a collaboration with MTV and Sony Xperia, so I think it’s safe to say this is the biggest one yet. Does that image give you any idea what we’re doing this time?

We’re building homemade instruments! Beautiful, hopefully ingenious, and probably ridiculous musical instruments. You can choose to re-make an existing instrument or invent a completely new one.

I’ve snagged a couple of the new Xperia Ion phones as prizes, and I’ll definitely throw in some Booooooom goodies too. There will be a prize for the most creative instrument and another for the best video performance! So if your instrument can actually make noises I’d love to see you perform a song with it!

homemade instruments made of imagination
It’s up to you though! You can spend all your time building an insane instrument and forget the performance OR you can build a simpler instrument, figure out how to play a song with it, and create the ultimate performance video. The third option would be to build an insane instrument AND learn how to play it so masterfully that your performance video actually shatters the entire Internet and people get pregnant just from hearing the explosion.

Nada and I have also been put in charge of imagination.mtv.ca, a mini site made just for this project! We’ll be posting all your submissions over there, as well as craft instructionals, and creative videos to get you stoked. I’ll also post my favourite submissions here on Booooooom!

How does all this sound?

 

INSPIRATION!

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, check out:

1. Winning submissions to our Hack Job project

2. Handmade Vegetable Musical Instruments [VIDEO]

3. Kid plays PVC Instrument at Talent Show

 

homemade instruments made of imagination

INSTRUCTIONS! READ ALL OF THIS!!!

1. Create an instrument using whatever materials you can find. Be creative, and actually build something! Don’t just turn a pot upside down and call it a drum. This is the fun part!

2. Take a good photo of your creation. Don’t spend hours making something and then take a bad cell phone photo!

3. (This step is optional) Record a video, performing a song with your instrument. Your performance may include real instruments too, but only  as back-ups and only if there are more hand-made instruments than real ones.

4. Submit your work to: projects@booooooom.com

Include the following information:

Your Name

Your City

Brief description of instrument(s)

Youtube/Vimeo link (if you made a video)

Song Title (if you made a video)

 

5. High-five yourself, you’re done.

 

By submitting your work you are giving us permission to post your work on the Internet and the right to distribute these images to publications that may want to write about this project. We will give full credit to you, the image makers, wherever possible.

The deadline for submissions is: September 26th 2012.

14.05.12 by Jeff

Remake / Combing Girl

Remake / Combing Girl

Remake / Combing Girl
It’s been awhile since our Remake project but submissions still show up in my inbox from time to time. Patrícia’s remake of Renoir’s “Combing Girl” is one of the best I received lately.

20.04.12 by Jeff

Fresh Letter Project

Fresh Letter Project
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has mailed in letters to our Fresh Letter Project! Photos have been sent from Malaysia, England, Indonesia, all over the place!

If you want to get involved jump over here.

19.03.12 by Jeff

Fresh Letter Project

Fresh Letter Project
Thanks to Sophie (all the way out in London) for sending in some letters to our project! If you want to get involved in our latest project jump over here.

Sophie if you read this, let me know what your website is and I’ll link you. Thanks for being a part of the project!

09.03.12 by Jeff

Fresh Letter Project

Fresh Letter Project
The new Booooooom project is here!

I wanted to launch a fun project before I left Hawaii so I spent the last couple days building a giant cork board at Fresh Café (located in the front of Loft In Space, which hosts Pow Wow).

The idea is to have people from all over the world create letters, photograph them, and physically mail the photos to the café! I shot a few sets of letters on the beach with some friends to kick it off.

Hopefully over time there will be a giant collection of these letters that people at Fresh Café can use to spell fun messages!

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26.12.11 by Jeff

Remake / Justin Nunnink

All of your votes have been tallied and it’s my pleasure to finally congratulate Justin Nunnink! His Remake submission was a fantastic re-imagining of “The Ship” by Salvador Dali.

Excellent work Justin, you’ve won yourself the entire Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection courtesy of Adobe!

dali

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