Born from The Radar Festival which showcased music video makers in 2006, Radar Music Video is a platform that brings together recording artists who want a video with new and established directors looking to land a gig. Even before the official launch last week, Radar could already claim credit for having a hand in video commissions for Fat Boy Slim, Tiga, London Elektricity and Crookers.
The way it works is simple and the pricing is heavily skewed to benefit the filmmakers – commissioners pay £19.99 a month to post their briefs and directors pay just £3.99 a month to view and respond to them. Judging by the testimonials on the site, this business model has been very well received by all parties and we think it’s only a matter of time before it’s more widely adopted, particularly towards the budget end of the creative industries where it would hold wide appeal for those starting to establish their career. Vulture agents beware – the middle man is being cut out.
Go check out the platform, post a commission, bid for work and see the video showcase here — http://www.radarmusicvideos.com/