Tomorrow (March 20th) at The Downtown Indpendent in LA, it’s the LA Music Video Festival’s monthly Director Spotlight.
This time out director Tim Nackashi– who has done work for artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Maroon 5, OK Go and TV On The Radio– will be there for a screening of his work. Nackashi will also share music videos that have inspired him, and be joined on-stage by his collaborators to talk about his process.
As alsways the spotlight is FREE if you RSVP via Facebook or the LAMVFSpotlight@gmail.com email address. Otherwise it is $5 at the door. Doors at 9PM and there is beer/wine available at the bar. Bonus: The Downtown Independent has a nice selection of local craft brews on tap for you beer nerds (like me) out there.
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We are LIVE at the Downtown Independent, just on the border of Little Tokyo here in Los Angeles for the 2012 Los Angeles Music Video Festival.
We’ll be podcasting all weekend long (internet gods willing) with interviews featuring the video directors, guests, and maybe a few special surprises.
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FRIDAY May 4th, 2012
EPISODE ONE: Anthony Honn, last year’s winner.
EPISODE TWO: Eric Wareheim, of Tim & Eric, talks about the value of collaborators.
SATURDAY May 5th, 2012
EPISODE THREE: Tim Hendrix, director of Promises Are Never Far From Lies, which screened in the student section.
EPISODE FOUR: LAMAR+NIK, who have a brilliant video in the student section, drove all the way out from Oklahoma on Thursday night to get to LA on Friday.
EPISODE FIVE: Roman Makush, director of the video ‘Murda! Murda!’ (student section) talks about the video’s message.
EPISODE SIX: We nerd out hard with Arms Race, director of the post-apocalyptic video for We Barbarians’ song Chambray.
EPISODE SEVEN: Dennis Roberts, whose video for the band Icewater’s song I Know That Dream has some nifty stage trickery, stops by the table to talk about the making of his video.
EPISODE EIGHT: Hank Friedman, the director of the visually stunning video Other Lives for the band Tamer Animals, stops by to get all cinephile with us.
EPISODE NINE: Leah McKissock was the winner in the student category at last year’s LAMVF. This year she’s back with a video competing in the non-narrative category.
EPISODE TEN: Matt Stone made a brilliant short blast of awesome with a video for Deadmau5 that competed in the Unoffical Video category at this year’s LAMVF.
EPISODE ELEVEN: Jordan Bahat, stops by the green room at the LAMVF to talk to about his history with the band Grouplove.
EPISODE TWELVE: Festival founder Sami Kriegstein swings by the green room to tell us who won this year’s Los Angeles Music Vide Festival and do a little celebrating as the wrap-party rolls.
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Listen to this story.
Every month in Los Angeles, California, DIY media makers gather to share five minute mini TV shows made in their spare time. It’s called Channel 101, only it’s not a TV channel, but an underground event that’s been going since 2003. Channel 101 alumni have gone on to Saturday Night Live, Adult Swim, and Funny or Die…and the video series have fans around the country.
Turnstyle’s Noah Nelson visited the Downtown Independent movie theater, home of Channel 101 screenings, and filed this report. And check out out Channel 101 Alumni Yearbook.
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