If you’ve got time on your hands and editing software on your computer, you can become the editor of a Grimes music video.
In this week’s edition of Quarantine News, we’ve got something that can make use of your free time and flex your creative muscles while you’re between projects: becoming an editor of a Grimes music video. Grimes, the electro-futuristic dream pop artist who’s famous for her wild outfits, outrageous songs, and her relationship with Elon Musk, released her music video “Delete Forever” this past February.
Incorporating the use of green screens and space-gothic graphics, the video is a wild trip that has already surpassed 2 million views. She also recorded footage for her new song “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone” but released it on April 1st in an interesting fashion — with no motion graphics, just the original raw green screen footage.
At first glance, this may seem like a fun April Fools’ Day prank, but it came with an interesting message on her Instagram and in the YouTube description:
That’s right, she’s releasing all of the assets of her music video and putting them in the hands of her fans to crowdsource different videos, and she’s sharing the projects that she likes the best on her social media pages. This Art Kit has everything you need as an editor to create a full-fledged professional project — the raw green screen files, audio files, and even some “Dragon Colors” to spice things up. The editing and directing of the project is entirely up to you, and i’m sure the weirder you make it, the more visibility it’s going to get (from what we’ve seen from Grimes’s previous music videos).
Creators are already releasing projects using the footage, such as this one made entirely within the newest Nintendo hit, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
So if you’re ready to make something that has the potential to get shared by an artist with around a million followers, now’s the time to get wild and flex your editing skills.
To get started, simply download the files here on WeTransfer for free.
Cover image via Grimes.
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