“What’s Your Malfunction?”
Music Video Project
Want to be in our next music video? Well we want you in it! The Steam Powered Giraffe fandom is filled with a diverse amount of people from all walks of life. We love showcasing all the talented, beautiful people that come to our shows and inhabit our corner of the web.
Here’s what we can tell you about our new music video: It deals with diversity and using the robot metaphor “malfunction” to apply to things that society may consider flawed or quirky about someone. It’s sort of like the message in our song ‘Wired Wrong’ but putting a more positive spin on that idea. That’s the theme here: A positive spin on being “broken.”
Granted, this can be a sensitive area for many folks. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So if you’re willing to participate, please know we will not disclose personal information or names (even if you want us to). The internet is filled with jerks and we want you to be safe.
Please understand our intent is to paint our subjects in a positive light and to have fun! That said- we can only select a few of these to showcase, so there’s no guarantee your video will appear in the final project.
But, if you do end up creating something- we encourage you to share it on #whatsyourmalfunction via Tumblr or Twitter!
Lets get started!
You have until March 31st 2014 to submit your video to us.
After that date we won’t be accepting anymore entries.
Things You’ll Need:
-11 x 17 White Poster or Bristol Board
-Black Sharpie pen
Create a sign to hold up for the camera on a piece of 11 x 17 white poster or bristol board paper. Whatever you choose to write on the sign should be in black ink with thick letters.
On one side, write down what people might perceive as your “malfunction.” (i.e., “gay,” “furry,” “androgynous,” “fat,” “nerd,” “obsessive compulsive,” “can taste colors,” etc, etc.)
On the other side of the sign, write something positive about yourself. It could be a positive spin on the “malfunction” trait or just an unexpected positive aspect of yourself. (i.e., someone who wrote they’re a nerd might put “really smart.” A furry might put “CEO of Digital Distribution Company, or someone who said they were ocd might put “great cuddler”) It could be almost anything really!
Next, create a short video in a well lit area. You can wear whatever you’d like. Maybe it’s just beautiful casual you in a t-shirt and jeans. Maybe you feel better as your fursona. Maybe cosplay represents you better. However you want to appear- do it (of course…nudity isn’t advised if you want a chance at appearing in the music video).
In the video, simply hold up your sign for a few moments with your “malfunction” written on it. You shouldn’t smile. But don’t look sad. Just a nice neutral expression. You can look down at your sign and back up if you wish as Bunny shows. Wait a few moments- and then flip it around, take a look down at it and give a big ol’ smile.
That’s it! Short and sweet.
Once you’re happy with it, you can send it to us.
1. Label the E-mail “ Malfunction Video “
2. Attach the video file to the email (no links!)
3. Attach your signed and completed Video Release Form.
Link to Download The Video Release Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Nsbfn3gC4ROEp6WmdxVWZwS1E/edit?usp=sharing
Remember to fill out and sign the form completely! If you need to print, sign, and scan the document- do it! If you are a minor we do need your parents permission.
Your video will not be considered without a signed Video Release Form.
By submitting you understand that while we wish we could showcase all of these- only a select few will be used due to the time restraints.
However, we do encourage folks to post their videos (or jpgs or gifs) on #whatsyourmalfunction via Tumblr or Twitter.
Now get out there and do your thing! Have fun!
Maybe….. Maybe ill do this.