Talent gone unnoticed is a sad thing. Artists all over the world spend their whole lives trying to gain a little recognition, while — all too often — the heads of industry look past in oblivion. Fortunately, the kind people at Talenthouse are offering a fantastic opportunity for the thousands of talented artists out there in search of a little exposure. By establishing a solid platform for those wishing to share ideas and meet new people, creativity flourishes. The way it works seems pretty simple. Participating in Talenthouse gives users the chance to really get involved.
Creative invites are developed by renowned professionals from all areas of the art world. By exploring these invites, emerging artists may find an opportunity that really stands out – whether that be in film, music, design, photography or whatever else. In the case that an appealing invite is identified, the user has the chance to send in a submission and showcase what may be recognized as a unique talent.
For filmmakers and music video directors, the new opening at Talenthouse should fuel quite the fuss. The guys have collaborated with Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros for an exciting and creatively liberating experience. With total artistic freedom, the band has asked filmmakers everywhere to put together a music video to go with their latest album, Valtari. The chance to get involved is open for entrants who wish to interpret the music in any way they see fit. This project goes hand in hand with the band’s Mystery Film Experiment – in which twelve filmmakers have been asked to listen to the album and produce a video using a small budget and whatever comes to mind.
The ‘Sigur Ros’s Choice’ winning video will be shown alongside the other Mystery Film Experiment entries, placed on the homepage of the band’s official website, sigur-ros.co.uk. While this will work to increase the exposure of the winning participant’s art tenfold, an additional $5000 will be generously added to the prize. The ‘People’s Choice’ winner – the video that receives the highest number of votes – will be displayed across the band’s video media channels (including YouTube). In addition to this, an ‘Everything’ package signed by the whole band, will be sent to the winning filmmaker.
This being said, participating in this incredible opportunity feels like the only way to go. The fact that young artists have been given the chance to have their work noticed by professionals on the level of Sigur Ros is outstanding, and Talenthouse is the reason for this. Participants have been asked to submit by September 10th 2012, and winners are set to be announced on October 2nd of the same year. Get on it.
The Talenthouse homepage can be found here: http://www.talenthouse.com/
Or to go straight to the competition: http://www.talenthouse.com/direct-a-video-for-sigur-ros
Talenthouse at Wikipedia