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LEVI'S® YOUNG GUNS (article first published : 2008-02-10)

Wrecking musical havoc in today’s world is all the more potent when you have some visual backup. So say the organisers about the fiery up-and-coming bands who played Levi’s® Young Guns in 2007. While they proved their sonic worth live, when Levi’s® Original Music paired them with some of Mzansi’s most inspired young film-makers, the mix was simply lethal.

“It’s an MTV world baby,” they state, “and a rocking track needs a high-impact music video, so Levi’s® Young Guns is sending out the invite again: if you’ve got an eye for an image, and an ear for loud music, then you need to shoot a video for one of the 2008 Levi’s® Young Guns.”

Last year’s work drew massive responses, with the bands gaining loads of leverage with their videos. The young musos and directors teamed up in Durban as follows: Gonzo Republic (Michael Cross) and The Monkey Sluts (Claire Angelique). In Johannesburg the teams featured Desmond and the Tutus (Leigh Ogilvy); Kidofdoom (Leigh Ogilvy); Reason (MQ), and Nthabi (Noma Khomazi Dyosupu) while Cape Town produced The Beams (Johan Nel); Unit-r (Quinton Lavery); BlaqPearl (Chris Wessels) and T.O.P. (Robert Nicholls).

The conditions are the same as last year: Directors need to send in a showreel and shot resumč of their most exciting work to date. Once the best have been selected, they will be contacted and given a budget funded by Levi’s® Original Music; and paired with one of 2008’s Levi’s® Young Guns. Next these directors will work with the band, shoot part of the video live at one of the Levi’s® Young Guns shows, then take this footage and work it into a bigger concept that is limited only by imagination.

“So if you’re someone who says it best with pictures,” say the organisers, “this is your opportunity to get out there. Anything goes – from stop-motion to 2D animation, from studio shoots to exotic locations – as long as it retains the same raw energy as the musicians who carry the flag for Levi’s® Young Guns.”

Showreels and resumes need to be in by March 1 and can be dropped off at Oppikoppi Offices, Nicholson Street 77, Brooklyn, Pretoria. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/levisyoungguns




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