Congratulations to the winner, Jerónimo Albornoz (Ecuador), who receives £3,000! Jerónimo describes the video: "Being reborn by your inner spirit. A huge force that drives us through life." The video presents a stark beauty which matches the mood of the song perfectly.
The BriefDead Can Dance want you to make the music video for their song Children of the Sun off Anastasis their first studio album in 16 years.
They have left the brief wide open feel free to be creative in your interpretation!
Deadline for submissions is 4 March 2013, 23:59 GMT time.
Awards & Judging
The winner will receive £3,000 and have their video used as the music video for Children of the Sun.
Outstanding videos will also be nominated for the 2013 Genero Awards.
The winner and finalists will be chosen by Dead Can Dance and Genero.
Dead Can Dance
On the cover of Anastasis, Dead Can Dance's first studio album in 16 years: a field of sunflowers, ripened, and then blackened, by the sun, standing with sad, slightly crowned heads. Less dead than dormant, the heads and stems will one day be chopped, but then via the roots, will return. For Anastasis is the Greek word for 'resurrection' and the seemingly dead will dance again.
"I thought Anastasis was a good title given our reunion," explains Brendan Perry, who, with Lisa Gerrard, formed the band in Melbourne, Australia in 1981, releasing seven studio albums, and one live album, before going their own ways after 1996's Spiritchaser. "Anastasis also means 'in between two stages'," he adds. "Regeneration comes with the next season."
Anastasis is perfectly apt given how the album is an astonishing regeneration of the legendary beauty, power and spellbinding nature of the duo's unique sound and vision. Age hasn't withered DCD, not the passing of the years; if anything, the album sounds bolder, stronger, more confident in its vision. There's surely no other musical force on the planet that sounds so stately and yet mesmeric; who combine so effortlessly the spiritual and the earthbound with music that's not tied to any one century, but roams freely between the ages as well as the continents.
There have been sublime Gerrard and Perry solo albums before Spiritchaser and since that unintentional finale (album sessions for a follow-up were eventually abandoned), but there is something unbeatable about the combination of these two musical minds and voices; and two voices, don't forget, that are brilliant forces of nature in their own right. Gerrard takes the lead on four tracks, Anabasis, Agape, Kiko and Return of the She-King, delivered in her wordless Glossolalia, while Perry fronts the remaining four of Children of the Sun, Amnesia, Opium and All In Good Time, whose lyrics embrace the faiths and hopes of humankind, working through our limitations, weaknesses and habits.
Children of the Sun is the album's 'welcome to the show', statement said Perry. The lyric addresses human evolution and how our genetic code is infused with ancient memory, right up to the present, celebrating nature - the Woodstock generation's legacy. Amnesia weaves themes of humanity's collective social amnesia - how the victors always write history, and if we retain the real truth, we won't keep repeating the same mistakes - and how we depend on our memories for our humanity, and that the Greeks saw memory as the greatest muse of all.
Opium, says Perry, is more nihilistic, "that opiate state of mind, a form of depression, that traps you, whether it's addiction or just circumstances. To not be able to choose a road as they all seem to lead nowhere." But 'All In Good Time' is a positive finale, underlining the old adage that good things come to those who wait; as we grow with age and experience, we see the benefit of not expecting everything to arrive at once.
A Greek word to represent the album is equally derived from the music's origins. While Perry can hear echoes of DCD past, "from right across our catalogue," he reckons the core of Anastasis can be found, 'slap bang' in the near-Eastern Mediterranean, from Greece and Turkey across to North Africa. "The music I listen to and research becomes both unconsciously and consciously part of a new project, and for this album, I've been fascinated by the classic immutable elements of Greek culture, the depth of their music and their love for song that you don't get as much in the west; the way they combine philosophy and love songs, and throw a bit of science in there too. I love the eastern influence that comes from being a crossroads between east and west, the kaleidoscopic mosaic of those fused cultures, while the further west you go, the more it's a mono-cultural society.
"Also the instrumentation we choose to work with suggests what the music should become. Opium - which uses a Moroccan Sufi 6/8 rhythm - and Anabasis feature the Hang, a cross between a West Indian steel drum and a gamelan gong."
Perry says the duo have been talking about another album since Dead Can Dance's world tour of 2005. But that extensive tour was exhausting, and the incentive was lacking, so it was put on the backburner until calendars could again be synchronised - not so easy since Perry lives in the centre of Ireland (the land of his ancestors), where Anastasis was recorded (at Perry's converted church studio Quivvy) and Gerrard lives in Southern Australia. Once upon a time, they left Melbourne for London, settling many floors up in a council block on the Isle of Dogs, putting whatever pittance they had into their music.
Signed by 4AD and releasing their first album in 1984, the duo drew rapturous reviews for albums that spanned neo-classical and folk across time and geography, each album selling to a progressively larger audience, the emotional drama of their coming to the attention of the San Francisco ballet, Hermes Perfume and a documentary on Hitler and Stalin; likewise motion pictures such as Heat, The Crossing Guard and Baraka. Gerrard developed her own solo film soundtracks - The Gladiator and The Insider, for example - while Perry worked on solo albums such as 1999's Eye Of the Hunter and 2008's Ark. The pair dissolved their physical relationship in the early '90s but something keeps them together - a bond of deep friendship and musical compatibility and understanding, and so Anastasis is born, and Dead Can Dance regenerated.
Free of any contractual commitments to 4AD, DCD have paired up with Play It Again Sam, who are releasing Anastasis in time for the duo's most extensive world tour ever, which starts in Vancouver on August 9th and visits 4 continents throughout 2012 and 2013.? When the tour is over, Perry anticipates another DCD studio album will come together. The sunflower comes back season after season; there is no reason why Dead Can Dance, their spirit rekindled and their soul regenerated, won't do exactly the same thing.
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(b) The Winning Video has been announced; and
(c) 14 days after the Winning Video has been announced You have not been notified that Your Video is the Winning Video or an Additional Video.
10.7 Subject to any restrictions herein, for all Videos other than the Winning Video and any Additional Videos, Filmmakers retain the rights to their original video footage to the exclusion of any Assets or other copyright or non-original material, which must be removed prior to using or dealing with the Video for any further purpose other than those expressly granted herein.
Genero and Client have the right to:
(a) select a Filmmaker and their Video as finalists or winners;
(b) disqualify a finalist or winning Filmmaker and their Video if the Filmmaker has not complied with these Terms, and set aside the relevant Video from the Project;
(c) disqualify a Filmmaker if their Video collects views, comments, votes or any other activity using automated tools or disposable email addresses, or any similar method;
(d) supplement a finalist or winner with any other Filmmaker and their Video in place of a disqualified Filmmaker and their Video; and
(e) purchase any non-Winning Video for a fee not exceeding 20% of the cash Payment awarded to the Winning Video, each an Additional Video.
11.2 Genero will announce finalists and winners on the Website and attempt to make contact via email using the details provided in Your Account. Finalists and winners must respond to Genero’s contact attempts within 2 days of notification. Genero accepts no responsibility for being unable to reach You if these attempts are unsuccessful, and reserve the right to withdraw Your finalist or winner position and select alternative finalists or winners.
Genero Video Marketplace
12. Warranties and Acknowledgement
12.1 User hereby acknowledges, warrants and represents that:
(a) User will not use the Marketplace, User’s Genero Account, the Marketplace Videos, or any content in the Marketplace Videos or in the Marketplace, dishonestly, fraudulently, for illegal purposes or for any use at all other than expressly specified herein without the express written consent of Genero.
(b) User will not complete, or attempt to complete any commercial transaction between Users outside of the Marketplace, including but not limited to the offer or supply of Marketplace Videos or any other User creative content, current or historical, made through the Marketplace.
(c) User will not distribute any part of content accessible via the Marketplace (other than User’s Marketplace Video) in any medium whatsoever without Genero's express written consent.
12.2 User hereby acknowledges that access to the Marketplace is intended solely for viewing and/or purchasing Marketplace Videos in accordance with these Terms, and that the Marketplace Videos or other information stored in the Marketplace is provided “as is” and may not be downloaded (unless explicitly allowed for under these Terms), copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of Genero.
13. Marketplace Video Representations
13.1 Sellers shall make available Marketplace Videos pursuant to the instructions found on the Marketplace homepage and in accordance with these Terms.
13.2 Any Marketplace Video that includes Project Assets must have all such Project Assets removed in their entirety before the Marketplace Video may be sold, re-edited and transferred to Buyer as a Purchased Video, or otherwise used outside the Marketplace in any way.
13.3 Seller is solely responsible for any and all content included in their Marketplace Video, and for removing all Project Assets from the Marketplace Video before it is sold, re-edited and transferred to a Buyer or otherwise used by a Buyer as a Purchased Video.
13.4 By making a Marketplace Video available in the Marketplace, Seller represents and warrants that, other than as to any Project Assets included therein (which will subsequently be removed as per above clauses), the Marketplace Video does not contain content that violates the rights of any third-party, including any third party copyright, trademark, or patent, or a person’s right of privacy/publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, and that Seller has all necessary rights and permissions from any Contributors and/or Performers in order for Seller to grant the rights to Genero and Buyer as contemplated hereunder.
13.5 Genero does not endorse any Marketplace Video, and content, opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed in any Marketplace Video uploaded by Seller, and, expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such Marketplace Video.
14. Purchasing a Marketplace Video
14.1 Obligations of Seller
(a) When making available a Marketplace Video to the Marketplace, a Seller shall specify: (i) the Seller Offer Amount; and (ii) any Seller Terms. Such Seller Offer Amount and Seller Terms may be changed by the Seller at any time prior to a valid offer being accepted for the Marketplace Video.
(b) The Seller Terms may include, but shall not be limited to, the following: (i) the permissible uses of the Marketplace Video, including territory of use, and/or restrictions on usage set by the Seller; (ii) whether the Seller requires any special conditions to be agreed by the Buyer.
(c) A Seller must not include in any Marketplace Video any material which is or may be defamatory, racially, religiously or sexually discriminatory or vilifying, offensive, in breach of a duty of confidentiality or privacy owed to anyone, in breach of the moral rights of an author of the image, in breach of any contract or otherwise unlawful.
14.2 Obligations of Buyer
(a) Buyer shall offer to purchase a Marketplace Video by issuing a Proposal for the use of the Purchased Video to Seller.
(b) The Proposal may include, but need not be limited to, the following: (i) the proposed uses of the Purchased Video, including territory; (ii) whether the Buyer requires any special conditions to be agreed by the Seller, such as exclusivity or specific limitations on re-use of the Marketplace Video or Purchased Video; (iii) the deadline for the satisfactory completion and delivery of the Purchased Video; and (iv) whether the Buyer requires the Proposal to be treated as confidential by the Seller.
14.3 Acceptance of the Proposal / Counter-Offer
(a) The Seller shall have the option to accept or decline the Proposal. In the alternative, the Seller may issue new Seller Terms under which the Marketplace Video may be purchased.
(b) If the Seller accepts the Proposal, the Buyer will be asked to agree to the terms of a Video Sales Agreement, entered into between the Seller and the Buyer, and which shall specify the following: (i) the agreed Video Sale Amount; (ii) the Buyer Project details; (iii) the proposed usage, exclusivity, etc.; and (iv) other conditions required before a Marketplace Video may become a Purchased Video.
(c) If the Buyer has required the Proposal or Buyer Project to be treated as confidential, the Seller shall agree to the terms of any Non-Disclosure Agreement accompanying the Proposal.
(d) Seller and Buyer understand and agree that the Video Sales Agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into as between only the Buyer and Seller and shall be apart from these Terms or the supply of the Marketplace Video in the Marketplace. Each of the Seller and Buyer acknowledges and agrees to be bound by the terms of the Video Sales Agreement into which they have been entered, including to the terms as to usage and other special conditions to which both the Seller and the Buyer have agreed.
(e) Unless otherwise separately agreed to in writing by Genero, Genero is not and will not be a party to the Video Sales Agreement between the Buyer and Seller and shall bear no liability whatsoever to either the Seller or the Buyer in relation to any aspect of the sale of the Marketplace Video or Purchased Video.
(f) Both the Seller and Buyer are obliged to work together in good faith to complete the Marketplace Video for use in the Buyer Project.
(g) Under no circumstances will a Buyer or a Seller seek to make any direct approach to one another outside of the Marketplace with respect to the Marketplace Video or other similar video, for the purposes of avoiding operation of these Terms or payment of the Genero Fee. This provision shall not prevent Buyer and Seller from directly communicating for purposes of finalizing any sale initiated through the Marketplace, and/or finalizing any Buyer Project.
15. Marketplace Fees and Charges
15.1 The Buyer acknowledges, confirms and agrees that the costs to be incurred by the Buyer for the Marketplace Video are as follows: (a) upon the Seller agreeing to participate in the Buyer’s Project, the aggregate Video Sales Amount for all Marketplace Videos purchased, plus any Applicable Taxes payable, will be payable by the Buyer to Genero via the designated payment method.
15.2 If the Buyer reasonably rejects the final Purchased Video, and does not allow the Seller an opportunity to cure, then the Video Sales Amount minus Genero’s Fee will be refunded to the Buyer via a payment form of Genero’s discretion. Genero’s Fee shall not be refundable.
15.3 The Seller acknowledges, confirms and agrees that: (i) within a period of 30 days after Buyer marks the Buyer Project as “complete”, Genero will credit the Seller whose Purchased Video has been accepted by the Buyer an amount equivalent to the Video Sale Amount less the Genero Fee and any Applicable Taxes; (ii) that any Applicable Taxes Seller is required by law to collect will be included in any price or offer amount.
15.4 Seller agrees that Genero will be paid the Genero Fee and is entitled to deduct the Genero Fee prior to issuing payment to the Seller.
15.5 Each of the Seller and the Buyer acknowledge, confirm and agree that: (i) Genero may, in the sole and absolute discretion of Genero, increase, decrease, modify, alter, introduce or remove any fee charged by Genero, either permanently or temporarily; (ii) Genero will provide 30 days notice to existing Sellers for any prospective change of the Genero Fee or any other fees charged by Genero, and these changes will only affect transactions that take place after the 30 day notice period has elapsed; (iii) unless otherwise stated all fees are in United States dollars.
Genero Director Briefs
16. General Director Brief Terms
16.1 Genero provides Briefs to facilitate the connection of Filmmakers with Clients and vice versa. After a Client has chosen a Filmmaker to work with via the Brief, Genero does not get involved in the ongoing communication, video production or billing and payment process and has no liability for any element of these activities, or the use of or participation in the Brief.
16.2 Genero highly recommends that the Parties agree all detail via a formal contract before proceeding, including (but not limited to) budget, location, timing, talent, progress payments, insurance, video specifications and all other deliverables. Whilst Genero will endeavour to help where it can, Genero does not and will not mitigate or arbitrate in the case of any dispute between the Parties.
16.3 Genero may remove a Brief, at its sole discretion, if it believes it is fraudulent, or the Filmmaker is at risk of not being paid.
16.4 Genero reserves the right to promote completed Briefs and their Videos on the Website.
17. Client Warranties
17.1 Client hereby acknowledges, warrants and represents that:
(a) You have the budget to pay the Filmmaker as specified in the Brief;
(b) The Brief describes the video requirements as accurately as possible and in enough detail so the Filmmaker can determine if the budget is sufficient;
(c) The Brief will not be substantially modified, once agreement with the Filmmaker has been reached, unless the Filmmaker agrees to such modifications;
(d) Client owns or obtained all permissions to any music or Assets provided to Genero or Filmmaker as part of the Brief;
(e) Reference checks, and any due diligence pertaining to Filmmaker have been requested and checked prior to selecting them;
(f) All Treatments (including other communication and responses, including emails) are confidential, and may only be shared within the Client’s team;
(g) No Filmmaker will be commissioned until the deadline contained in the Brief has passed; and
(h) It is the Client’s responsibility to request Release Forms of the filmmaker and check them to the Client’s satisfaction.
18. Filmmaker Warranties
18.1 Filmmaker hereby acknowledges, warrants and represents that:
(a) All information contained within your Genero Account and Treatment response is true and correct, and does not mislead any person or entity in any way;
(b) By submitting a Treatment you will complete the Video in accordance with the Client’s requirements and within the budget specified in the Brief;
(c) Filmmaker, Performers and Contributors (including director and producer team members) named in the Treatment or any communication that forms part of your response, are the persons that shall be used, unless otherwise agreed with Client;
(d) Reference checks and any due diligence requests by Client have been satisfied before proceeding; and
(e) Release Form requirements as per these Terms and any other release form requirements of the Client have been met.
19.1 User, Filmmaker, Seller and Buyer hereby indemnify Genero and Client upon; (i) any use, participation or purchase related to any Genero Services including submission of each and every Video, and (ii) submission of each and every piece of Content, and will keep Genero and Client indemnified against any and all actions, suits, claims, demands, proceedings, losses, damages, special damages compensation, sums of money, costs (including solicitor and client costs), charges and expenses arising out of or relating to your breach of any terms governed by these Terms, or use of the Video by Genero, Client or Buyer. You hereby irrevocably waive any right to seek or obtain an injunction, rescission or termination of these Terms, or any rights hereunder.
19.2 User hereby indemnifies Genero against any loss or damage suffered in the event that any Video, Content or information submitted by User and provided on the Website is incorrect or in any way misleading.
19.3 User hereby indemnifies Genero against any loss or damage suffered in the event that any aspect of the Website or Genero Services does not function as intended for any reason beyond the reasonable control of Genero and particularly in connection with: service interruptions caused by an internet service provider; an internet connection; any fault or deficiency in computer hardware or software; any fault or deficiency in audio/visual hardware; any fault or deficiency in website code.
19.4 Should Genero in its sole discretion, determine that User has breached these Terms, then nothing herein shall prevent or in any way restrict its right to pursue any of its legal and/or other remedies, including, without limitation, court action.
20. Exclusion, and Limitation of Liability
20.1 The Website and Genero Services are provided "as is" and without representations or warranties of any kind to User, whether express or implied, including without limitation:
(a) the quality and/or fitness of the Website or Genero Services for a particular use;
(b) as to accessibility or warranties that access or use of the Website or Genero Services will be uninterrupted or error-free;
(c) that the Website, Genero Services, and/or the Content will be secure or free of viruses or other harmful material or elements; or
(d) that any of the Content will be correct, accurate, timely, complete, or free of any third party claims.
20.2 Genero expressly disclaims any responsibility for the Videos displayed on the Website or made available as part of any Genero Services, and by using the Website or any Genero Services, Users agree that Genero shall have no responsibility for any Video (including any content in any Video) that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party or for any Video that is deemed to be offensive, discriminatory or misleading to Users in any way whatsoever.
20.3 Where Genero provides links to other websites, it does so for information and convenience purposes only. Genero has no control over, and shall not be responsible for any such website and/or the content thereof.
20.4 Genero reserve the right to discontinue or remove any part, Content, Video or functionality of the Website or Genero Services at any time and without notice.
20.5 Genero reserves the right to alter, modify, add to or change in any way, any provision of these Terms and may, in its absolute discretion, limit or expand the Genero Services available via the Website without giving prior notice to User.
21. Copyright Infringement - US Notice and Take Down Procedures
The United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe that any materials in the Website or found in a Video infringe your copyright, you may request that they be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative, and must: (a) identify the allegedly infringing materials; (b) indicate where on the Website the infringing materials are located; (c) provide your name and contact information; (d) state that you have a good faith belief that the materials are infringing; (e) state that the information in your claim is accurate; and (f) indicate that "under penalty of perjury" you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf. If you believe that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send this Website a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov for further information. Our contact for copyright issues relating to this Website (including the notices and counter-notices) is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
22. Assignment of Rights
22.1 Genero may transfer, assign, novate or otherwise deal with any of its rights under these Terms to another party without notice to You.
22.2 You are not permitted to assign any part of these Terms without Genero’s prior written consent.
23. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
23.1 These Terms and use of the Website and Genero Services are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.
23.2 By accessing or using the Website or Genero Services, User submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Victorian Courts in Australia for any dispute that relates to the Website, Genero Services, or these Terms.
23.3 Users are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which they access the Website or Genero Services.
Last Updated 11th July 2013,
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