Community connected by TELUS
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It’s been a few months since the band Golden Ears, along with filmmakers Thoughtbox Visuals, were on stage at the Vancouver Playhouse accepting their win for a STORYHIVE Top Award in the 2015 Music Video Edition.Read More
Ready to get $10,000 to create a music video? Here’s an easy breakdown to throw your hat in the ring.
The most important thing to remember if you want to participate in the STORYHIVE Music Videos: Small Town Edition is this - you need a Musician Lead and a Filmmaker Lead to sign up in the STORYHIVE Creators Directory. Also, your Project Lead, whether a musician or filmmaker, HAS to be from a small town. Here’s how to apply:
1. You need a Musician Lead
The musician or band for your project has to sign up and make a profile in the STORYHIVE Creators Directory. Fill out your profile with as much info as possible to show others in the directory who you are and what you’re all about.
2. You ALSO need a Filmmaker Lead
Whoever is the big cheese on the film side of the project needs to create a profile as well. Whether you’re a director, producer or costume designer, you can be the Filmmaker lead for your project.
3. Make a bangin’ profile
When filling out your profile, make sure that it’s as complete and bright as possible. An awesome picture, succinct elevator pitch and detailed bio will make you a perfect candidate for collaboration.
4. Partner up!
Musician Leads and Filmmaker Leads now have to partner up to apply for a project. If you need someone to partner up with, you can search the Creators Directory to find the band, director, producer, etc. of your dreams. If you’re already partnered up, create your profiles and start the process of applying for your music video project! The Musician or Filmmaker Lead who will apply on behalf of your project is called the PROJECT Lead. BUT please refer to step 5 to make sure your Project Lead is qualified to apply.
5. Hold up - Make sure your PROJECT Lead is from a small town
This is the STORYHIVE Music Videos: Small Town Edition after all! Your Project Lead, whether musician or filmmaker, HAS to be from a small town. (See here to see if your town qualifies as a small town). Musicians or filmmakers from major cities are still eligible to apply, but they cannot be the Project Lead.
6. Pitch + Plan
To recap: you now have both a Musician Lead and a Filmmaker Lead for your project, you’ve both signed up as part of the Creators Directory and now one of you, who is from a small town, is the Project Lead and will apply on behalf of your project. The Project Lead will create and fill out a project profile where you’ll give us the scoop on your project’s info like the name of the your song, your treatment, your budget, etc. Once that info is complete, you’ll submit your project and wait and see if you’ve been selected as a STORYHIVE funded project!
7. Watch For Revision Requests
Once all your elements are submitted, the STORYHIVE team may send you a request to make revisions. You will receive a revision request via email. You must make any required revisions before the deadline.
Way to go and good luck!! Can’t wait to see what you content creators have been up to.Read More
Hi Hive Community!
The wait is over – we’re excited to announce that the Top 30 finalists from B.C. and Alberta, who each won $10,000 production grants from STORYHIVE, have now produced their final Digital Shorts. Starting today until March 4, you can view and vote for your favourite digital shorts.
Head to storyhive.com to cast your votes and have a say in who gets chosen as the Digital Shorts winners! Check out the synopses below to learn more about each short.
And here’s a quick refresher about what happens next: one Digital Short will be selected from each province, and the well-deserving winners will then receive customized career training a scholarship to the Banff World Media Festival and distribution on select TELUS platforms! Stay tuned for the winners announcement in March.
STORYHIVE is rooted in the community – we are in it to support homegrown talent. So think of voting as more than just a simple click. It’s about having your voice heard and helping ignite local talent. The more we collectively participate, the more content is produced for all of us to enjoy and the stronger our arts scenes become. It’s a domino effect so we encourage you to help get the word out by sharing the content with your friends and networks. After all, filmmakers are only as strong as their fan base is; so let’s keep building our community!
Thanks for your support!
Senior Digital Strategy Manager @ TELUS Optik Local and STORYHIVE
Top 15 Finalists from Alberta:
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Top 15 Finalists from British Columbia:
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We had a chat with each winning team to learn more about them and the inside scoop on their experience with STORYHIVE.
This interview features Laura Combden, creator of Mercy. For some behind the scenes outtake watch the "Making of Mercy".Read More
The third installment of STORYHIVE has come to a close – but that’s not the last you’ll hear of the Music Video Edition!
We had a chat with each winning team to find out more about them and their experience with STORYHIVE.
This is the first of two interviews with our Music Video winners, featuring STORYHIVE Project Lead Evan Bourque, of the Falling for the Evening team. Stay tuned to hear from Laura Combden of Mercy.Read More
Hello Hive! After receiving their $10,000 grants, we’re excited to announce that our 20 STORYHIVE music video finalists are ready to show you what they’ve done with it, and prove why their projects deserve the $30,000 top award.Read More