The band are looking to make their first music video for 12 years
The 40th anniversary celebrations continue for legendary rock band Queen after it was announced that they were inviting videographers and filmmakers to create an original music video for their 1977 classic track 'Sheer Heart Attack'. The winning submission will be used as an official music video and featured across Queen's social media channels and on NME.com. This will be the first original Queen video since 'Under Pressure' in 1999.
According to the rules Queen are looking for "fresh and innovative ideas, reminiscent of Queen's past iconic videos as well as quality of editing from both a music and visual aspect and a balanced inclusion of all the band members."
There are 2 rounds:
Round 1: participants are invited to submit their reel showcasing their talent (must feature original content) for the chance to be selected as a finalist to then participate in Round 2
Round 2: the selected finalists from Round 1 will be provided with the video of the ‘Queen on Fire Live at the Bowl' performance of 'Sheer Heart Attack'* to cut together, use as stop animation and work with their own original footage if desired. It is not essential or mandatory to use any Queen footage or visual material in the video and Queen openly encourage participants to use their own assets to create a wholly original piece.
* If participants choose to use the footage provided, there must be a balanced inclusion of all the band members.
The winning film will bag the director $1500 and a pile of other prizes, plus there's a load of runner up prizes.
You can find out all about the competition at the link below: