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Elton John Wants You to Make Music Videos for His Greatest Hits

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Opportunities 14th Dec 2016 No Film School


Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin announce a new filmmaking contest in partnership with YouTube.

Elton John has released 77 music videos, but some of his best known songs were released before the concept of a “music video” was fully fleshed out. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what a music video for Rocket Man, Bennie and the Jets or Tiny Dancerwould’ve been like (or even find yourself wondering as you read this now), then it’s time to put that imagination to work and create your own.

That’s right, on the eve of their 50th anniversary of partnership, Elton John and songwriter Bernie Taupin have announced they will partner with YouTube in presenting “The Cut.” The opportunity allows users to submit visuals to go along with the very songs we’ve mentioned above.

Each song comes with the challenge of creating a video in a specific style of filmmaking. For example, Since Rocket Man was inspired by Ray Bradbury's science fiction short anthology The Illustrated Man, submissions for the 1972 smash hit are limited to animation.

 

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