Stones Throw Records are putting on a comp that’s sure to be a hit with some of you budding video directors out there. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, they’re throwing a video competition, and the rules are simple: Pick any song from Stones Throwâ€™s catalog, create a video, and add it to their Vimeo group. Peanut Butter Wolf will be judging, and the winner will get $1000, $200 for stonesthrow.com and the chance to direct an upcoming video. Deadline is July 1, 2011.
This year is our 15 year anniversary and I wanted to do something special, something that involves the fans directly…. Looking back on the 15 years of the label, a lot of my favorite songs donâ€™t have a video. We generally only do one video per artist album and in some cases, we didnâ€™t do any (Donuts)… The Quasimoto â€Shadows of Tomorrowâ€ video was so good, we put it on our DVD. Using all found-footage, it was more interesting than most videos on that DVD that featured the artist. Thankfully the director/editor of that one reached out and identified himself as Duey FM and heâ€™s been making videos for Mad Decent and others ever since. – Peanut Butter Wolf
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