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.

10.08.12 by Jeff

Question Of The Day

qotd passions
I’ve asked it before but I always like reading your answers, feel free to respond in the comments below or tweet to me @Booooooom.

04.04.12 by Jeff

Question Of The Day

Twitter Question / Tell me something you're passionate about!

Feel free to respond in the comments below or tweet to me @Booooooom.

 

31.03.12 by Jeff

Elli Popp / Giveaway

Elli Popp Cup and Saucer Giveaway drawings by Edwyn Collins
You may have seen me post this photo to my instagram a couple days ago and yes, it is our next giveaway! Elli Popp sent over these beautiful ceramics featuring drawings by Edwyn Collins (had to link it for the Empire Records fans). So who wants ‘em?

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21.03.12 by Jeff

The Impossible Project / Polaroid Sun 600 camera Giveaway

The Impossible Project / Polaroid Sun 600 camera Giveaway
I’ve got a vintage “gold” 50th anniversary Polaroid Sun 600 camera to give away courtesy of The Impossible Project. I’ll toss in a limited gold edition set, I’ll hook another person up with this M.A.D Kit.

So who wants it?

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24.07.08 by Jeff

Anti-terrorism exercises!

The Big Picture blog is one of my favourite photo blogs on the net right now. Here’s a series of photos of anti-terrorism exercises in China. Make sure you head over there because there’s lots I didn’t post here, and more importantly, they’re HUGE! (extremely worth it!)

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02.07.08 by Jeff

Ikea Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn just got a little taste of cheap Swedish furniture and it came in the form of a giant Ikea box! What a great concept!

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25.06.08 by Jeff

No Stress – Justice Parody!

I am quite jaded when it comes to parody music videos – but this one is as good as it gets. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have already seen the sensational video for Justice’s latest single, Stress (I posted about it awhile ago). The hoodlums’ violence in the video was controversial to some but it was exactly the type of hardcore attitude that begged to be parodied. Without further ado I present to you, Justesse – No Stress directed by Thomas Vandenberghe (according to Antville and Youtube) and produced by Charles Villeneuve:

The firecracker part is hilarious!

And if you never saw the original video Stress: