Triple J’s 4Minute Wonders

triple j, in conjunction with Film Victoria’s Digital Media Fund and ABC New Media & Digital Services have announced the first successful teams in Round 1 of Victorian 4Minute Wonders Australia, the new initiative aimed at bringing local animation and digital media talent to the international stage.

Applicants were required to submit ideas for a wholly or predominantly animated music video and were encouraged to work in creative teams. The applications received were of a high standard and several of the successful teams have proposed engaging interactive elements – a first for music video production in Australia.

The successful teams are:

· Adam Parton, Adam Duncan, Neil Salmon, Scott Vanden Bosch and Aaron Davies (Square i) for Running Out of Feelings by Second Dan.

· Jonathan Nix, Jeremy Parker and Shane Ingram for Sugar High by Band Camp.

· JC Reyes, Ann-Marie Denham, Kelly Lynagh and Oliver Clifton (BigKidz Entertainment and X-Ray Vision) for Kanavaman by Fizard.

· Nicholas Kallincos, Troy Schultz, Mandy Ord and Angus Kemp (Picnick Designs) for Nitty Gritty by The Hidden Context.

· Remo Camerota, Chris More, Danny May, Greg May and Mark Bakaitis (Whitehall Films) for In Theory by Horsell Common.

· Andi Spark, Sonia Kretschmar, Simon Daoud for Fast Lane by Lucid.

· Adam Duncan, Neil Salmon, Adam Parton, Aaron Davies and Scott Vanden Bosch (Square i) for the song Seven by Bidston Moss.

· Ben Tiefholz and Dan Hartney for False Lies by Quadraphonic.

Round 2 of 4MW Australia/Victoria is now open, and eight more innovative teams will each receive $20,000 to produce a multi-platform animated music video for one of eight independent songs, including the Northern Territory winner of triple j’s unearthed competition.

The resulting music video clips will be streamed on ABC Online and broadcast on rage on ABC TV.

The 4MW Australia website – at – has MP3 versions of the eight songs. To apply, applicants need to download the MP3 for a track and read the 4MW Australia Victoria Terms and Conditions. An application form can be downloaded from the website.

Submissions for Round 2 close on Friday 19th December 2003. All program details, including application forms to submit concepts, are available on the website.

The initiative is open to all Victorians working or aspiring to develop careers in animation, new media, multimedia and film. Applications will be judged on their animation quality, narrative content and cutting edge use of digital technologies.