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USD $2000–$4,000
New York, New York, United States
16 Sep 2023
Arty but glitchy music video wanted for this upcoming release

[music company] is looking for a director and co-creator to create a music video for a track due to release the start of November.

The song is also part of an upcoming theatrical show so we want to include ideas pertinent to the stage version. 

This idea is simple and slow, graceful, slightly weird:

Ever felt you were born in the wrong time?

Ever felt that your life partner could BE from a different time; you just have to figure out how to get there?

As they write, they subtly age or get younger (tho not so linear, nor with prosthetics - just make-up, wigs, lighting, tone, smart angles, sleights of hand and visual effects, trompe d'oeil ) without moving from their positions.

Told in an arty meets glitchy, painterly meets tech style, gradual, with a layer of simple animated visuals on the top layer of the video.

We could even shoot it as a theatre piece, with the 2 protagonists on either side of the stage.

Needs to be shot in NYC before Oct 9, though a bunch of the work will be in post. 

Please apply with your reel, CC projects and relevant examples of your work, thank you.


This is a location-specific brief and only applicants based in, or with the ability to travel to, New York will be considered for this opportunity.


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