Blog 1301: Things We Learned At The Berlin Music Video Awards

Ray Mann at Berlin Music Video Awards

Last week, the inaugural Berlin Music Video Awards were held in, funnily enough, Berlin. The Ray Mann Three’s music video ‘Sometimes’ was nominated in the Best Stop Motion / Animation category, and screened alongside the other finalists (among them: Justice, Alt-J, Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke, Sigur Rós, Michael Nyman and Sébastien Tellier). While our video didn’t win, we did get to hang out and watch a lot of other people’s music videos, over hours and hours. Here are some of our mental notes…

Things We Learned At The Berlin Music Video Awards

Story is everything:

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Effects are often best when they’re easy to miss:

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An amazing animation elevated ‘Whatsapper’ from clever to genius:

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Split-screen can still look cool:

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Title cards with live action backgrounds look cool:

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Stock images of landscapes turned duotone and upside-down look cool:

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And finally: there are a lot of talented people making amazing things you will never see:

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Congrats to all the winners – and thank YOU for voting x

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Ray Mann at Berlin Music Video Awards

04/25/13 – Screening – Berlin Music Video Awards

What
Screening - Berlin Music Video Awards
When
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Villa Neukölln (map)
Hermannstraße 233
Berlin, Germany 12049
Other Info
The music video for 'Sometimes', made as part of innovative online audience collaboration The 'Sketches' Project and taken from The Ray Mann Three's album 'Sketches', is nominated in the 2013 Berlin Music Video Awards. Catch the big-screen debut of 'Sometimes' alongside some very big names, and vote for us on the night!

Click 'Vote' when you visit this page:
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x2k4vy_berlinmusicvideoawards_best-animation/1#video=xylp6k

More about Berlin MVAs:
https://www.facebook.com/events/331761466931698/389936731114171/

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News: Ray shortlisted as APRA award finalist

Missed out by that much…

As the certificate says, the lovely folks at the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) were kind enough to shortlist me as a finalist for the 2011 Professional Development Award (PDA). It’s quite an honour, and here’s why.

Thank you to APRA for the nod, and congrats to the winners, even though they’re not me. That’s sportsmanship, right? 😉