XR Lab: Music Videos in May



XR Lab: Music Videos in May

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screen south / digital:glassworks
mill bay / folkestone
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Screen South, Folkestone Music, and Seaview Studio have teamed up to invite musicians and bands from across Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh to take part in an opportunity to make music videos in our Digital Hub in collaboration with local directors and editors. 4 music videos will be chosen to be shot and edited, and then shown as part of Music in May in a special showcase exhibition. 

We want to hear your ideas for a music video of no more than 4 minutes which could be shot and edited in a week, and which must include some element of digital creativity, whether green screen, white curve, 360° video or another digital format.   

We’re excited to hear from musicians and bands from any genre of music, but you must apply with an original composition to which you own all rights, and the track needs to already be recorded by the time you make the video. If we select you and your track, we’ll match you with a suitable director and editor to shoot and edit the video in May.  

Directors and editors are also welcome to apply. To do so, please send a showreel and a short biog to info@screensouth.org

You’re also welcome to apply as part of a team comprising band/musician and video director if there’s one you want to work with, but this is not obligatory. 

To apply, we’d need the following from you:

– A link to the track you’d make the video for – this can be a rough recording in the first instance, but in that case, please also let us know how and where you’ll record the proper track

– A written treatment and/or storyboard showing your plans for the video in as much detail as possible, including scheduling information reflecting your ability to complete the shoot within a day

– Information on your preferred director and/or editor, if you have one

– Confirmation that you and all band members would be available for the following dates:

Workshops, planning & preparation: 9am – 5pm – 11th, 17th, & 24th April 2024

Filming (one of the following dates): 30th April, 7th, 14th, or 21st May 2024 (plus editing in the following days)


Starting in the 1990s, Jes made a string of pop videos for Orbital, Morcheeba and The Levellers, as well as contributing visuals for the live shows of Orbital, Catatonia, Richard Ashcroft and My Bloody Valentine and made appearances as a VJ at The Big Chill, Megadog and Glastonbury.

He also created art installations using live video manipulation including The Effect (supported by Arts Council) and Church of The Living Cinema, an event using 100 projectors.

He contributed two 10 minute segments for the late night series ITV Mix Masters and has gone on to make award-winning documentaries and short fictions.