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Chance The Rapper: Students wanted for next music video
Dreams of what is possible can take many forms, and when Chance The Rapper isn't giving $1 million to the Chicago public schools or inspiring others to do the same, he's dreaming up even more ways to support Chicago public school students.
His latest effort? He's inviting all students who want to make movies to submit proposals for his new music video.
Billboard gives the background on Chance's Tuesday tweet inviting Chicago public school students to submit ideas for a chance to direct the new "LSD" video featuring Chance and Jamila Woods, a Chicago poetry activist and musician who defines her success by developing the success of others.
ATTENTION CPS STUDENT FILMMAKERS pic.twitter.com/0u9fR0yX1W
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2017
The only requirements for entry are a music video treatment submitted in PDF format, and a passionate interest in film. The winner will be on set for a pro shoot based on their idea, and runners-up will be invited to participate in film instruction and development events.
Through programs like GRAMMY Camp, The Recording Academy provides high school students with similar development opportunities. The camp, a five-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students taking place this summer in Nashville and Los Angeles, features career tracks such as songwriting, audio engineering and video production, allowing students to get hands-on experience and a head start on their chosen career path.
The Academy continues to applaud Chance's efforts to support arts education in his hometown Chicago, and we are extremely excited to see which student will get to join him in pursuing their dream of making films.