Radiohead selects winners of the aniBoom animated video competition

Radiohead, aniBoom 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”
  • 16 Tracks Vs. Videotape 2.0 by Wolfgang Jaiser and Claus Winter, Germany, for the song “Videotape”
  • Reckoner V2 by Clement Picon, France, for the song “Reckoner”
  • Transmutation by Tobias Stretch, U.S.A., for the song “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi”

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://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 visit www.aniboom.com.