The Velvet Underground – ‘After Hours’ Results

We received 100+ brilliant videos in our project to create the official music video for ‘After Hours’ by The Velvet Underground, and it’s time to share the official selection!


Congratulations to Choking Monkey Productions! 

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Choking Monkey Productions –

The team, founded in 2014, is made up of Savannh College of Art and Design students Oliver ChenClayton McCrackenMatthew Conzelmann and Brian Pucci. They receive $4,200.

We had a chat to director Oliver Chen, who spoke to us about pulling the film together in just a few days:

“I came across this project a week before the deadline while working on a Genero project for a friend, and I had an instant connection with this song with a vision of a story surrounding a girl. We needed a background story for the plot and we discovered Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 20th century, whose closed-off attitude to theworld outside of photography struck a parallel to the lyrics of the song. After making the connection, the story kind of just came together by it self with the lyrics”

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 23.24.16 (1)“I proposed to the crew about this idea of doing this project in 6 days. The first three days were pre-production, and shooting followed immediately. We didn’t have much time in our hands with finals being that week, but with the utmost dedication of our small crew, we came up with a product that we are very happy with.”

Congratulations again to Oliver and his team! We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

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We also have an excellent list of Finalists and Staff Picks. Well done to the following filmmakers: galshkedi Israel (Staff Pick) Platinum-tiger Japan (Staff Pick) TheSadPunk Czech Republic (Staff Pick) MicahBuzan United States (Staff Pick) PenoKino Czech Republic Magdalena Załęcka Poland Recvolution Productions Spain Brainstorm Sweden MattHoughton United Kingdom Treenick Macedonia you123ber Canada Robert.Kolodny United States electricpalmtrees United Kingdom spencer.byamtaylor United States dmotion France RUBBISHBELT Italy adaman Slovakia MKorres Greece

A big thanks to everyone who submitted a video to this project! See our latest projects to get started on your next video.