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ANNOUNCING THE “I LEFT MY BODY” VIDEO CONTEST

Talented people of the world. They Might Be Giants' new album I Like Fun and world tour is coming and we are kicking things off with a video contest open to all for the lead track “I Left My Body.” This is the song. It’s really good!

There will be 3 winners:
$3000 to the Grand Prize winner
$1000 to two other winners

All entries to be submitted by March 1, 2018. Winners will be announced shortly after that and the winning video will be posted on dialasong.com as well as TMBG's YouTube channel.

All judging will be done by the great Open Mike Eagle.

VIDEO SUGGESTIONS WE’D SUGGEST TO ANYONE:

Poetry, not prose. Find a way into the idea, not just the lyric of the song, and make it your own. Avoid “see/say” where the visual directly illustrates the lyric as best you can. Please make it beautiful, bold, stylish, contemporary, psychedelic, mind-bending. 

Beauty is often persuasive. Transparency effects are nice, startling and beautiful imagery is nice, motion graphics can be exciting. Live action, animation, puppetry, multi-media—anything is possible and all new ideas welcome. Humor is not required. If there is humor we would strongly suggest it be deadpan—the deader the better.

The topic of the piece should not be John and John –– and representations of the band are discouraged.

All imagery must be original. Incorporating copyrighted images will disqualify your work.

 

HOW IT'S JUDGED

Submissions MUST be posted privately in HD on Vimeo before the contest ends, and you must make your properly linked effort known to Operator Phil at videocontest@tmbg.com. Be sure to include a direct link and a password along with your full name, email address, and phone number (strictly for contact purposes should you be chosen as the winner — we promise not to telemarket our t-shirt collection to you).