Kraak & Smaak are already on my good list. The Dutch duo/DJ team have contributed not only terrific music, but also wonderful videos like the flipbook-animated “Squeeze Me,” seen again above. (It’s one of those videos that can elicit that scream of “Argh, why didn’t I think to do that?” from your neighborhood visualist.)
Now, Resolume is doing their first-ever VJ competition. The challenge: make three loops. If you win, get a EUR 500 contract to make 20 more clips. That seems reasonable enough: this tests the “bogus competition” test in that it does appropriately reward the winner, and it doesn’t absorb rights to content for free. One of the loops has to be K&S text or logo, but otherwise, you’re pretty free here.
In fact, note this rule:
“Artist remains copyright of all entered material. K&S will not use any submitted content without your explicit permission.”
That means that K&S can’t just appropriate contest entrants, and it also means that if you feel so motivated, you can upload loops under a Creative Commons license. If you do that and let us know, we’ll make sure you get some fame and fortune even if you don’t win.
First, second, and third place all get a Resolume Avenue license, so you can take those loops and go play.