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PR: Radiohead Selects Four Winners of the aniBoom Animated Video Competition

by on August 12, 2008

Radiohead Selects Four Winners of the aniBoom Animated Video Competition

Contest to Create Video for a Song from Radiohead’s IN RAINBOWS Receives Submissions of Overwhelming Quality, Inspires Band to Select Four Winners to Each Collect $10,000 Prize
Radiohead Lead Vocalist Thom Yorke “Totally Blown Away” by Quality of Entries

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Radiohead, aniBoom (aniboom.com), the premier independent animation network, and TBD Records have named the winners of the In Rainbows Animated Music Video Contest, as selected by the members of Radiohead themselves. Due to the extraordinary quality of the submissions, Radiohead decided to choose four winning videos, rather than a single winner, and is going to provide the additional prize money so that each of the four creators receives $10,000 to produce their full-length video. Radiohead will possibly use the videos in support of future singles from In Rainbows.
The winning video clip submissions and their creative teams are:

  • “15 Step V2.0” by Kota Totori, Japan, for the song “15 Step” (http:https://www.aniboom.com/video/236519/15-step-v2.0/)
  • “16 Tracks Vs. Videotape 2.0” by Wolfgang Jaiser and Claus Winter, Germany, for the song “Videotape” ( http:https://www.aniboom.com/video/236713/…videotape-2.0/ )
  • “Reckoner V2” by Clement Picon, France, for the song “Reckoner” (http:https://www.aniboom.com/video/235299/Reckoner-v2/)
  • “Transmutation” by Tobias Stretch, U.S.A., for the song “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi” (http:https://www.aniboom.com/video/233397/Transmutation/)

“The aniBoom video competition, totally blown me away it has,” said Thom Yorke, lead vocalist of Radiohead. “We are proud that In Rainbows songs were the source of inspiration for so many amazing creations.”
The contest invited all creators and Radiohead fans from across the globe to produce a one-minute animated music video clip for any song from the band’s latest album, In Rainbows, for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize to produce a full-length animated music video. aniBoom received more than 1,000 entries, representing more than 150 cities, 40 countries and 5 continents. The contest was promoted on Adult Swim, MySpace and aniBoom.com, where fans were able to vote for their favorite video and help determine the finalists from which Radiohead chose the winners. More information on the contest can be found at aniBoom.com (http:https://aniboom.com/radiohead).
“aniBoom once again gave the independent creator community across the globe the chance to have their work seen by millions and the access to an opportunity that typically goes to animators from the major studios, while generating the highest of quality content at unprecedented cost efficiencies for both ourselves and our partners,” Uri Shinar, founder and president of aniBoom, said. “We are so proud to have provided Radiohead with such a tremendous selection of talent that they were moved to choose a total of four winners.”
For complete details on the contest, please visit www.aniboom.com.
About Radiohead
Radiohead is Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke.
Radiohead’s recordings have included 1993’s Pablo Honey, 1995’s The Bends, 1997’s OK Computer (the tour for which was documented by the 1998 film Meeting People Is Easy), 2000’s Kid A, 2001’s Amnesiac, 2003’s Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows, which was self-released via Radiohead.com in October 2007. In Rainbows was released to traditional retail by TBD Records/ATO in January 2008 and entered the U.S. chart at #1.
About aniBoom
aniBoom (www.aniboom.com) is a premier multi-platform animation network that teams up with untapped talent around the world, to create, produce and distribute compelling high quality animation brands at unusual speed and cost efficiencies to web, mobile, gaming and TV media industries worldwide.
At aniBoom.com, the company has brought together a vibrant community of world class animators and animation enthusiasts to create, watch and share a growing library of original independent cartoons and animations that crosses multiple genres and interests. Users can easily create and showcase their work using the site’s dynamic features including a robust DIY tool set called Animachines. Throughout the year aniBoom also engages its community with a variety of creative contests offering prizes of up to $50,000 each. The company is based in Israel with its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco.
About TBD Records
Part of ATO Records Group, TBD Records is a newly-formed and fully independent record label with distribution through RED.

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