Aniboom & Radiohead Contest

On March 17th, 2008, Aniboom, multi-platform animation network, announced the In Rainbows Animated Music Video Contest. In conjunction with TBD Records and Adult Swim, they’re offering the opportunity to create the next Radiohead music video with a $10,000 budget. Your faithful Cold Hard Flash team has been called upon to cook up a series of interviews with directors of Flash-animated music videos – hoping to inspire your next work of immaculate genius. So read on, and check back weekly for new interviews and updates here at Cold Hard Flash.



Get Inspired By Radiohead’s Music Videos
Radiohead’s music video catalog is filled with gems, some considered the best of all time




An Interview with Gabe Swarr and Jon M. Gibson
The team behind the Radiohead In Rainbows Contest promo video




A Flash-Animated Radiohead Video From Laith Bahrani
Watch the results of 4 painstaking months of animation


Animation Start Kit
Not sure where to start? Get templates and instructions here


An Interview with James Reitano – Hip-Hop Music Video Master
Reitano has produced animated music videos for many artists including Cut Chemist, Biz Markie and KutMasta Kurt


Watch Motomochi Nakamura’s Newest Music Video
Find inspiration to make your video in this creepy, spider-filled animation.

Watch a Pair of Flash Animated Entries
Submissions by Mike Hollingsworth and Alex Dron


An Interview with M. Wartella
Comic artist, animator, illustrator and now writer M. Wartella details his experience animating a music video for The Go.

An Interview with Tom Neely
Graphic novelist and animator Tom Neely explains the animated music video for The Muffs he directed back in 2005.

An Interview with Andrew Kauervane
Animator behind The Muffs’ music video Detective X.

An Interview with Tyree Dillihay
Director of the incredibly popular music video Read a Book.

An Interview with Ron Doucet
Producer of MSTRKRFT’s 2006 Work on You music video.