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Music Video Roundup – SXSW

The SXSW fest offers a launching pad for up and coming artists to get their presence known. The same goes for the accompanying film, music video, and interactive work. There are quite a few filmmakers who I’ve discovered through SXSW over the years, and I continue to follow their work today. People like Jason Koxvold, and his video for ‘Citizens Here and Abroad’:

That was almost 5 years ago, and since then the music video scene has exploded, with the advent of accessible quality through new cameras and sharing culture. With that in mind, these are a few of the stand-out music videos from this years festival: Read more

MVPA Submissions Due

Music Video Production Association

Music Video Production Association

The MVPA Awards are due at the end of the month, so if you’ve made any videos over the last year – you might want to consider submitting. The categories run the gamut from ‘Best Of’ genres, to specific disciplines. Keep in mind, submitting will cost $65 per video, as well as an additional $75 to join the MVPA as a director. This, their website states, will give you access to all related galas and parties that they hold.

With Music Videos changing in both budget and scope, it will be interesting to see what sort of competition will be lurking in the “Best Video Produced for Under $25,000” category.

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Film Independent competition fast track

Film Independent's Fast Track Film Market

This is a great opportunity for any of you who have a feature film in the hopper. The Film Independent Fast Track program is a financing market geared towards filmmakers with feature film projects in development. The only stipulation states that you are currently in pre-production with a finished script, not a pitch or concept. The submission deadline is tomorrow, and requires you to upload your script, fill out details about the project, and give them a link to your prior directing work. Their description from their site:


Fast Track is a film financing market that takes place during the Los Angeles Film Festival designed to help narrative and documentary filmmakers move their current projects forward. During three days of intensive meetings, Fast Track connects filmmakers with financiers, production companies, and other industry professionals. This highly selective program is open to established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers with exceptional projects still seeking funding.
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Shoot It. Share It. Panasonic’s AF100 Competition

The AF100 competition from Panasonic, dubbed Shoot it Share It

The AF100 competition from Panasonic, dubbed Shoot it Share It

This is a good opportunity for anybody who’s shot something on the AF100 within the last year – the Shoot It Share It competition is in full swing with prizes ranging from matte boxes to monitors up for grabs. I grew up idolizing cameras like the DVX100, which was essentially the de facto camera for shooting 24 frames per second on mini-DV tape. The AF100 is just a tool, but it’s a camera that comes from a long lineage of ‘game changing’ cameras that really set the pace of what we have come to expect from the pro-sumer market.  So, if you’ve shot any completed projects with the AF100 in the last year, you should submit now. The catch – the deadline is March 7th, so submit now.