LCD Soundsystem founder and insanely tasteful DJ James Murphy is working with Ron Howard on a short film and they need your fan photos to get the job done. Canon’s Project Imaginat10n has chosen five “celebrity directors” to work under the tutelage of the man an entire nation once knew as Opie, putting the nu-disco guru in the strange company of Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, designer Georgina Chapman, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
It works like this: the public submits photos on a range of predetermined-yet-broad topics (but no brands other than Canon or any politics are allowed); the public then votes on the amassed flicks resulting in 91 winners; the five freshly dubbed auteurs choose 10 photos that inspire them; action! Or, as Murphy puts it in his utterly charming promo video for the experiment: “You [can] become my mood board, which would be nice.”
The themes include setting, time, character, mood, backstory, relationship, goal, obstacle, the unknown, and “?,” which kinda seems like another way to say “the unknown.” Wanna weight your image toward Murphy’s tastes? “I kind of like candid pictures,” he says after waving away his association with “the rock ensemble LCD Soundsystem” and geeking over Canon’s cameras. “They don’t have to be professional or fancy. I take mediocre pictures.”
Folks can submit five photos per theme, but the window to submit is closing. For more details, check out the Project Imaginat10n site, or visit Murphy at his rooftop office on the East River.