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Wednesday, September 16
 

7:30pm

AMVF & AFS PRESENT: OKKERVIL RIVER'S "DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER" MUSIC FILM + RARE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
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Join AMVFest and the Austin Film Society for the festival kickoff and Texas Premiere of Okkervil River's DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER!

The film will be preceded by a selection of vintage Okkervil River videos curated by Will Sheff and by Will's solo performance of songs related to the film, and will be followed by a Q&A with Will and Director of Photography Johnny North.

Seating is limited!... 
** AMVFest wristband holders will have access to this screening on a first come, first screened basis. Get $25 Early Bird wristbands at:bit.ly/AMVF15TIX 

** Individual and balcony tickets are available for purchase with guaranteed entry at: http://bit.ly/DDtDR

** Want to pre-order the film + bonus feautures & soundtrack? Use the code AMVF at check-out to get $4 off the LASERDISC EDITION of DDtDR at: www.downdownthedeepriver.com

About DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER:

It's New Hampshire, 1987: The sci-fi fantasy world of two bullied sixth-grade boys invades reality and changes their lives forever. An explosion of the music video into a narrative film, Down Down the Deep River grew out of the recent work of acclaimed indie band Okkervil River, and directed by front man Will Sheff. The song of the same name appears in multiple incarnations throughout the film, interpreted in ‘80s appropriate styles (New Wave, soft rock, rap). A poetic, abstract tribute to classic children's fantasy films, Down Down the Deep River was shot in and around Sheff's hometown in rural New Hampshire and stars local actors. Impeccable art direction brings magic to nostalgic, dreamlike, fictionalized representations of Sheff's own childhood memories, filtering them through the aesthetics of the cornerstone children's fantasy films of the era — E.T., Explorers, and The Goonies to name a few.

#ddtdr #amvfest

Thanks to our co-presenter: Austin Film Society
And our COMMUNITY PARTNERS: 
JuiceLand
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Exploded Records at Juiceland
Austin Music Foundation
KUTX 98.9
Austin360
Austin Film Society
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Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Roye

Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 

Artists
Artists/ Bands


Wednesday September 16, 2015 7:30pm - 9:15pm
The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz 320 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

10:00pm

OKKERVIL RIVER #DDTDR AFTERPARTY
Down Down the Deep River After Party ft. a funky DJ set from WIll Sheff (Okkervil River) and Surprise Guests! Come celebrate with us! #DDtDR #AMVF

FREE for all wristband holders! 

Wednesday September 16, 2015 10:00pm - Thursday September 17, 2015 2:00am
Swan Dive 615 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Thursday, September 17
 

6:00pm

SEX, DRUGS, AND THE OCCULT (SATAN'S SCREENING)
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Tentatively titled "Satan's Screening", these videos could be described as wicked both literally and figuratively. Kinda. 

Sorne "Ego Altar" Directed by: Lobo Sucio 
Wolf Triangle "Frog Legs" Directed by: Allie Lane
Riverboat Gamblers "Heart Conditions" Directed by: Justin Wilson 
Riverboat Gamblers "Blue Ghost" Directed by: Justin Wilson (Part 2)
Adam Carmichael "Self Destruction" Directed by: Adam Carmichael, Bad JohnPaul
Toadies "Rattler's Revival" Directed by: Justin Wilson
The Polyphonic Spree "Hold Yourself Up" Directed by: Justin Wilson
Night Drive "After Dark" Produced by: Lobo Sucio
Tele Novella "Trouble in Paradise" Directed by: Tina Rivera
Magna Carda "Game Like Jimmy" Directed by: Megan Cardwell
Transfer "Get Some Rest" Directed by: Laura Belle 

Sorne "Ego Altar" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
SORNE sings from the collective perspectives of five siblings and their desire to be loved unconditionally by their late father. The characters are part of the narrative, House of Stone, a story that is told through the visual art, writing, and sonic soundscapes of SORNE. 

With the invaluable help of Greenheart Creative, we were able to blend creative lighting, narrative through dance, and acting by SORNE into a special video that is a strong pillar in the SORNE universe. 

Wolf Triangle "Frog Legs" Directed by: Allie Lane
A visual discovery of otherworldly ritual and occult practices, Wolf Triangle and Allie Lane present "Frog Legs".

Riverboat Gamblers "Heart Conditions" Directed by: Justin Wilson 
This is the sequel & prequel to Blue Ghosts. Stuck in an infinite loop, Mike and the boys repeatedly scatter amongst a ghost town looking for reprieve.  

Adam Carmichael "Self Destruction" Directed by: Adam Carmichael, Bad JohnPaul
The concept for "Self Destruction" began at the very heart of the song. Adam wrote the song to represent the need in human nature to destroy something when it is good or to self destruct, whether it be in life or relationships. 

With that in mind, Adam Carmichael and Bad JohnPaul wrote out the concept and story board for the video. They created an idealized and glamorous version of a musician's life, creating almost a characture of Adam's own life. They incorporated all aspects that could be considered destructive. Some plot points were fictitious and some were autobiographical to Adam's life. One interesting detail was the homage to the Robert Palmer video "Addicted to Love" which ties the video together.

The cast was comprised of friends, artists, actors, and musicians that were all Austin locals. Tina Rodriguez who is the sister or Director Robert Rodriguez, and who's resume includes films like "Inglorious Bastards" and "Death Proof" played a staring role. Every actor completely immersed themselves in the roles. At times Adam would take real punches from Lead actress Rita Buhler. One interesting fact is that the actress Jessica who played the role of the photographer, later turned out to be a notorious ex federal con-artist who was wanted all over the country. 

The production took place over two weeks with little to no budget. All locations, sets, styling, makeup, and hair were generously donated to the production by friends and fellow artists. The filming would take place all day and long into the night. There was an ominous cloud lingering over the production with all of the negative emotions having to be portrayed.

All of the post production was completed by Adam Carmichael, from the mixing to the editing of the film.

This film is a piece of our hearts and was created with blood, sweat, tears, and the passion of a family coming together to create something larger than themselves. 

Toadies "Rattler's Revival" Directed by: Justin Wilson
The Toadies are the house band for this twisted tent revival that goes from hallucinogenic to completely awry. 50 extras with one day to build and one day to shoot. The Making Of Video: https://vimeo.com/67666518

The Polyphonic Spree "Hold Yourself Up" Directed by: Justin Wilson
There are worst fates than the one offered in The Polyphonic Spree's new video for the song "Hold Yourself Up." A man dies and wakes to find himself in another realm where beautiful women, beaming with joy, dance and sing, uninhibited, alongside their charismatic leader Tim DeLaughter. By the end of the short story that unfolds, the dead man is either brought back to life, where the world is relatively dull, or he emerges on the other side of the afterlife only to find death isn't the celebration he thought it was.Either way, watch and you'll want to join the band. The video was directed by Justin Wilson. "Hold Yourself Up" appears on the Polyphonic Spree album Yes It's True. - Robert Hilton, NPR

Night Drive "After Dark" Produced by Lobo Sucio
This third collaboration between Lobo Sucio and Night Drive was the first in narrative format. Members of both groups met and realized a world only populated by women was where their interests and the mood of the song fell in line.

From a gorgeous modern house in Barton Hills, to the steps of the newly-built, downtown courthouse, the production team braved winter nights full of fast company moves, missing equipment accessories, motorcycle stunts, and late-night pizza.

Tele Novella "Trouble in Paradise" Directed by: Tina Rivera
Trouble in Paradise 'Tele Novella'

Magna Carda "Game Like Jimmy" Directed by Megan Cardwell
The director found inspiration within lyrics of the song Game Like Jimmy that called upon the deranged cult leader Jim Jones and created a new age Jonestown that would be called Cardatown. The vocalist Megz and the beatmeister Dougie lead the cult and captivate their followers with the music of their band Magna Carda. As the cult spreads, Cardatown begins to attract international attention causing an agent to investigate and soon the wronged members come out of hiding, leading to a fatal end for everyone. 


Thursday September 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

THROWBACK THURSDAY SCREENING + WORLD PREMIERE
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Made in a different era, via VCR, or time machine, this screening features videos that have that throwback feelin'. #tbf #lofi #vhs

Emily Bell "Back to Way I Was" Directed by: Curtis Pollock 
Captive "The Fool" Directed by: Geo Robinson 
Driver Friendly "Messidonia" Directed by: Jeremy Mattern 
znth "None the Wiser" Directed by: Amy Ruhl
Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters of the Sun" Directed by: Bob Mustachio
Three Bones "Hold on to Ya" Directed by: Gene Bigio
Megafauna "Time to Go" Directed by: Bradley Montesi 
Warm Soda "Can't Erase This Feeling" Directed by: Zachary Scott 
Balmorhea "Jubi" Directed by: Sean Schiavolin and Christopher Morse
Graham Reynolds "Ada" (World Premiere) Directed by: Erin Meyer 

Emily Bell "Back to Way I Was" Directed by: Curtis Pollock 
This was a particularly fun music video to make. Emily wanted to share her playful side and we decided to showcase that by having her and the band goof around in masks at the almost instantly legendary White Horse in Austin, riding a variety of wheeled transportation devices, notably featuring Emily's skills on roller skates. Her final spill at the end of the video was the only "bummer" of the shoot, but despite the bumps and bruises, it was fun to fool around like kids again.

Captive "The Fool" Directed by: Geo Robinson 
Inspired by public access music videos from the 1980s and early '90s, Austin post-punk band Captive debuts their first single. Shot entirely on Hi8 and VHS video, integrating original, vintage video art by longtime Austin Cable Access personality Kirkomatic.

Driver Friendly "Messidonia" Directed by: Jeremy Mattern 
Inspired by a band member's dusty VHS collection this music video is a tribute to one of the best actors of all time, Mr. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks. Only true die hard Tom Hanks fans can name all nine movies the music video references. 

Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters of the Sun" Directed by: James Oswald 
Effects: Robert Mustachio
Editing: Federico Moreno
Camera: Aaron Shapiro & Michael Hurley

This is a homage to one of my greatest video influences and inspirations: The mighty "Beat Club" television show produced in Germany during the late 60's and early 70's. Many episodes are posted online and should be seen as soon as you're done watching this one...

Three Bones "Hold on to Ya" Directed by: Gene Bigio
Austin-based quartet [Three Bones]' dreamy watercolor shoegaze and lo-fi pop is charged with a lot of soul, thanks in large part to the vocals Victoria de Benedicty. Take a moment to soak in their groovy single "Hold On To Ya" - KUTX Music Video for Three Bones' debut single, "Hold On To Ya" from their debut LP "Haven't You Heard."
Directed by Three Bones and Gene Bigio at 7 Point Vision.
Cinematography and editing by Gene Bigio.
All rights reserved, Three Bones, 2015.

Megafauna "Time to Go" Directed by: Bradley Montesi 
A new energy drink called Megafauna is sweeping the country with its distinctive notes of euphoria and transcendentalism....or so the early 90s commercials would like you to think.

Balmorhea "Jubi" Directed by: Cory Llewellyn
The Super 8 Film for the song "Jubi" by the band Balmorhea is a narrative without words. It's about a boy who gets his video games taken away and decides to goes on a small adventure around his farm house just outside of Austin. The film is shot on Super 8 film as well as the Lomokino 35 mm Film camera made by Lomography. We went to several locations and even used a small drone to get the aerial shots you see. The film features not only the band but also a really special young lad named Truman Conway who goes on the adventure and eventually runs into the band.

Graham Reynolds "Ada" (World Premiere) Directed by: Erin Meyer 
Created four years ago yet never released, Graham Reynolds’ “The Difference Engine” sparks the fever dream of Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers. A vision of poetical science told in light and shadow with four hands, found objects, and an overhead projector.



Directors

Thursday September 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

HIP HOP HOORAY
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Featuring selected videos from the ATX hip hop scene.  

Magna Carda "Banger Jones" Directed by: Chris Beale 
Jackie Venson "Now" Directed by: Dewun Owusu
Zeale "Hope Dies" Directed by: Jeff Ray 
Plato III "Natalie Portman" Directed by: Aidan Myles Green 
SaulPaul "RISE" Directed by: SaulPaul 
Carlton Zeus "Ordinary" Directed by: Dewun Owusu  
GO! "The Revamp" Directed by: Jefrey Johnson
Ben Cina and KJ Hines "Run" Directed by: Dewun Owusu
Rap of the Leopard "Hollywood" Directed by: Ben Snyder
Sertified "Where I Live" Directed by: Priscilla Villegas   

Magna Carda "Banger Jones" Directed by: Chris Beale 
The concept was built around the feeling of the song, how it made us feel, and where it took us. We wanted to make this video dark, gritty, and yet simplistic! We were hoping our stylistic choices would match up Megz Kelli's hard hitting lyrics, and we can honestly say the end result was better than we could've imagine.

Jackie Venson "Now" Directed by: Dewun Owusu  
When Jackie Venson sent me the audio file for this song, I absolutely fell in love and had to be a part of the process. I listened to the song with my eyes closed for 2 hours before I ever touched my keyboard to type a treatment. The song is about living in the "Now" and not letting life get away from us. I went the approach of "Time, the one thing we all wish we had more of". As the video begins, K.J. Hines (The Rapper) is laying on the ground, and has an outer body experience to embark on a journey; the quest for more time. This quest for the understanding of time was represented by the watches scattered through-out the wooded path. Once he completes his purpose, he then becomes one with his body again. The inspiration of incorporating the dancer comes from one of my favorite quotes. 

"We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end.
Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead.
But we missed the point the whole way along.
It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played." - Alan Watts

This is what I wanted this video to mean. The dancer isn't wasting time watching life go by. She is dancing while the music is being played; free-form expression. The ribbons were part of the dance to stand for "going with the flow", not overthinking every detail. And I ran the dancing in reverse to symbolize that we should let life take us on the journey, not try to control every aspect of it. In reverse it looks as if the ribbons are guiding her movements as opposed to the reality of it. 

Jackie Venson's set up, was staged pretty close to night time in the middle of the woods, hanging frames and clocks to add unity to the video. I wanted the idea of "suspended" time.

All together, the three concepts blended together well, and I couldn't be more excited to deliver this video to the Austin Music Video Festival. This is my passion, and this organization is helping me share that. Nothing means more than that.  

Zeale "Hope Dies" Directed by: Jeff Ray 
Hope Dies takes an in-depth look at the world as we know it and the looming repercussions of humanity’s footprint.

Director/Editor/Cinematographer : Jeff Ray
Video Producer : Lee Ann McAdoo
Music Producer : Dwight Baker of Matchbox Studios & introduction music by CJ Eriksson
Make-Up Design : Jennifer Kraack 

Plato III "Natalie Portman" Directed by: Aidan Myles Green 
For Plato III's debut song/video, he wanted to share his musings on making music and invite people inside to shed light on the lifestyle that was responsible for his perspective. 

Saul Paul "RISE" Directed by: Bianca Neal 
The lead single from SaulPaul's recent album is titled RISE. The song was written in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin, TX, but it was recorded in Nashville with the help of Grammy Winning, Platinum Selling Producer Billy Smiley. The song itself features SaulPaul rapping, singing, beat boxing and playing percussion on the guitar. Totally organic, totally from the soul. It serves a great snapshot of where SaulPaul has evolved to as an artist.

More than excited about how it turned out, SaulPaul returned to Austin to work with music video director on the rise, John Addabo. They were able to shoot a music video that caught the energy and emotion of the song. 

Carlton Zeus "Ordinary" Directed by: Dewun Owusu  
Sometimes.....you were just born to be different.

GO! "The Revamp" Directed by: Jefrey Johnson
Love is hard to find in Post-Apocalyptia, and when one has it, they will fight to the death to insure it stays with them. 

Ben Cina and KJ Hines "Run" Directed by: Dewun Owusu
I've seen a lot of music videos where someone dies, but I don't think I've ever seen a video where the lead singer is dead through the entire video. That kept going through my head when I was concepting the idea for "My Last Confession". Is this too high concept for a small budget shoot? Is it going to come across with the morbid dark anxiety that I'm seeing in my head, or is it just going to feel like "Weekend at Bernie's"?

I pitched the idea to Ben, KJ Hines and their team expecting them to tell me the concept wouldn't work, but after listening to the song with them and explaining the idea, they agreed that the concept was spot on and they put their trust in me to pull it off. I was both excited and horrified that we were going to attempt this concept.

We were able to build a crew of incredibly talented individuals (including DP Andrew Baird and AD/Editor Drew Lewis) who were instrumental in making this concept look and feel legit. In addition, Wayne Dalchau was able to lock down some incredible locations and assist with some of the props that really helped bring this world to life. The last addition that really helped us pull the video off was lead actress Vicky Illk. Vicky can nail emotional scenes better than just about anyone I've seen and her performance didn't just come across well on camera, but it also helped set the mood for the entire shoot. 

The shoot itself was brutal. Ben spent most of the day wrapped in blankets and duck tape getting dragged through the woods and we made KJ actually dig most of the grave for the final scene. We wanted to convey the brutality of the story by actually making everyone participate in the actions of the story. I'm pretty sure KJ wanted to throw a rock at me for half the day, but in the end his gritty performance along with Ben and Vicky's is what made this concept shine. 

Sertified "Where I Live" Directed by Priscilla Villegas   
The concept for the "Where I Live" video was generated to display the loving, bright and welcoming atmosphere the City Of Austin has to offer from the hip-hop stand point. Visuals included local attractions and colorful graphics.

Directors
avatar for Dewun Owusu

Dewun Owusu

Founder, ICLASS MEDIA SERVICES
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Ben Snyder

Pres., slooom
Ah, well.


Thursday September 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm

KICKOFF PARTY + LIVE VJ BATTLE + PERFORMANCES FT> MOBLEY, EYELID KID & SERTIFIED
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KICKOFF PARTY + LIVE VJ BATTLE
Austin Music Video Festival wouldn’t be complete without a Live VJ Battle between Austin’s visually weird. This is the first competition of its kind held in Austin and we’re excited to be hosting it at Empire Control Room. There will be four categories for judging: Content, Originality/Style, Audience Reaction, Showmanship. The winner will be crowned the same night & snatch a 3D Printed Trophy at the Austin Music Video Awards on SAT 19th!

Lets melt some faces.

10:00PM -  LIVE MUSIC
  • Mobley 
  • Eyelid Kid
  • Sertified
9:00PM -  LIVE VJ BATTLE

VJ's
  • @vjskifree
  • Jimmy Allison
  • BJ Thomas
  • neon dope machine
  • Tiffany Paciga
MUSIC VIDEO SCREENINGS (prior)
8:00PM -HIP HOP HOORAY
7:00PM - THROWBACK THURSDAY SCREENING + WORLD PREMIERE
6:00PM - SEX, DRUGS, AND THE OCCULT (SATAN'S SCREENING)

$25 WRISTBAND: http://bit.ly/AMVFEST15
$5 - WALK UP TIX available per screening/event
FULL SCHEDULE: http://bit.ly/AMVFSCHED15

#amvfest

Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Roye

Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 

Artists
Artists/ Bands
Sponsors


Thursday September 17, 2015 9:00pm - Friday September 18, 2015 2:00am
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, September 18
 

6:00pm

#WTF + WORLD PREMIERE
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Featuring the weirdest and wildest videos that will make you say #WTF

Violent Squid "Sassy Minks" Directed by: Ty Stamp
Jack Pott! "Sure is Quiet Since The Goldfish Died" Directed by: Jack Pott!
Phytosophie & the Invisible Man "Flower Men" Directed by Nicolas Bouf
The Gunhands "Mama Loves Jesus" Directed by: Erik McCowan 
Mistress Stephanie and her Melodic Cat "Bearfoot" Directed by: Jose Lozano
Sounds del Mar "Lay Low" Directed by: John Donofrio 
Total Unicorn "Mini Knee" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
Holiday Mountain "Get Really Freaky" Directed by: Ryan Orenstein WORLD PREMIERE

Violent Squid "Sassy Minks" Directed by: Ty Stamp
Music video for the song "Sassy Mink" by Violent Squid

Jack Pott! "Sure is Quiet Since The Goldfish Died" Directed by: Jack Pott!
Once upon a time (spring of 1958) in a place far away (Buffalo, NY), the following story actually took place. Jack Pott's little brother (Ken) and he were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new baby sister (Kathy) when Mom and Dad decided the family would soon need more room. However, instead of finding a new, larger place, "Bob the Builder" planned on adding a basement to our existing house. The house we lived in was a pretty big, 2-story, 4-bedroom building, with a porch and patio. Just as soon as the permafrost released its firm grip on everything, dad sprung into action. Soon we were packing our pillows and provisions to stay with neighbors across the street. A few days later and before the house was moved, Mom and I went back to gather a few things we had forgotten - some dishes, towels, etc. That's when we spotted "Artie" the goldfish, nearly frozen in his bowl. In a panic, we tried our best to revive him, but to no avail. Neither warm hands, nor mouth-to-mouth seemed to help. We realized there was nothing we could do but return to our temporary home. And it was very quiet that night. Later, when the basement was finished and the house was moved back, we had a full-sized basement. Soon we had a small funeral for our loyal pet, and then, abruptly, flushed him down the toilet. And that's the last we mentioned Artie, but we all learned a valuable lesson - Don't ever forget; and someday make a video!

Sophie Dawson "Flower Men" Directed by Nicolaus Bouf
By taking the example of the Mentawaï tribe, this video and music is about the loss of human values due to our consumerist society. 

The Gunhands "Mama Loves Jesus" Directed by: Erik McCowan 
This was a very no-budget music video but we made great things happen to get the product! The band was very gracious and everyone had a great time. No hired actors, everyone included was a friend. Totally inspired from the lyrics the director dreamed up one night. 

Mistress Stephanie and her Melodic Cat "Bearfoot" Directed by: Adam Sultan
A music video by Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat

Sounds del Mar "Lay Low" Directed by: John Donofrio
The video is an amalgam of live action, computer generated and stop-motion animation. Early South Park inspired the construction paper animation. Conceptually, the video borrows from big booty exploitation rap videos, but instead of having curvaceous women dancing, we have arrhythmic white men.   

Total Unicorn "Mini Knee" Directed By Stephen Fishman
It's a video of a performance of a video performance. Full of dirt and night and robes. 
Mini Knee reduces inflammation of the ka-neee.
Your first born is made of two bones. 

Directors
avatar for Erik McCowan

Erik McCowan

Director of good times., Snake Prairie Ent.
avatar for Jack Pott!

Jack Pott!

Raconteur, Jack Pott! Music
My music videos are all based on true stories. The titles say it all. I'm a member of 3 Ukulele groups; one in Amsterdam, one in Fairfax, California, and The Austin Ukulele Society. I've also been involved with The Museum of the Gulf Coast, The Texas Musicians Museum, and The Texas... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

6:00pm

BOOT SCOOTIN' + WORLD PREMIERE
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Featuring selected videos of the country music genre.

Mike & The Moonpies "One is the Whiskey" Directed by: Reed Smith
Mayeux and Broussard "Stoned & Broke Down" Directed by: James Moritz
Eli Young Band "Prayer for the Road" Directed by: Jeff Ray
Gretchen Peters "Blackbird" Directed by: Eric Power

The Gunhands "Mama Loves Jesus" Directed by: Erik McCowan

Gary P Nunn, Tessy Lou and The Shotgun Stars "Cowboy Way" Directed by: Jef Stolhand

Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley

Carson McHone "Goodluck Man"
Reed Turner "I Got Love" Directed by: Reid Connell (WORLD PREMIERE)

Mike & The Moonpies "One is the Whiskey" Directed by: Reed Smith
This video was shot in several segments around Austin. We started at the Hard Luck Lounge on E. 7th making our way around South Congress to Homeslice, also South First, and Zilker Park. Preproduction began at the End of 2014, where we shot our first portion. We planned our next moves and developed the narrative before shooting 2 more days in 2015. Assembly began in February, and we finished color correction and effects last week in an effort to submit to the festival.

Mayeux and Broussard "Stoned & Broke Down" Directed by: James Moritz
Them good ol' boys are gettin' groovy drinking their special tea before heading out for their show. When their van won't start and with all of their phones useless they draw dominos to determine who will be the one to take the walk. As the drugs take hold the boys slowly lose their grip on reality... 

Eli Young Band "Prayer for the Road" Directed by: Jeff Ray
Starring: Johnny Walter, Natalie Wilemon & Blair Schott
Director/Editor: Jeff Ray
Director of Photography: Taylor Washington
Hair & Make-Up: April Downs
G&E: Jackson McGovern, Alex Diamond
1st AC: Marshall Copous
2nd AC: Erynn Patrick

Gretchen Peters "Blackbird" Directed by: Eric Power
Music video for Gretchen Peters song "Blackbirds"

The Gunhands "Mama Loves Jesus" Directed by: Erik McCowan

This was a very no-budget music video but we made great things happen to get the product! The band was very gracious and everyone had a great time. No hired actors, everyone included was a friend. Totally inspired from the lyrics the director dreamed up one night. 

Gary P Nunn, Tessy Lou and The Shotgun Stars "Cowboy Way" Directed by: Jef Stolhand
An aging cowboy visits an abandoned, iconic saloon to reminisce about the young woman he loved.

Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley
An old timer's wife has eyes for a young Austin, TX musician. He doesn't handle it well. 

Reed Turner "I Got Love" Directed by Reid Connell
Directed by Reid Connell and produced by Top Girl Productions. This video features Reed Turner and Phoebe Hunt, and was shot at White Horse and various other Austin locations. 

Directors
avatar for Erik McCowan

Erik McCowan

Director of good times., Snake Prairie Ent.
avatar for Eric Power

Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.
avatar for Jeff Stolhand

Jeff Stolhand

Owner, Expressions in Video
avatar for John Valley

John Valley

Director, John Valley


Friday September 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

SOAPS (DRAMA FOR OUR MOMMAS)
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Featuring drama related videos that'll leave you on the edge of your seats.

Gary Clark Jr. "Numb" Directed by: OG
LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley
Jeremy Messermith "Tatooine" Directed by: Eric Power
East Cameron Folkcore "Kingdom of Fear Trilogy" Directed by: Reid Connell
Eyelid Kid "On Your Mind" Directed by: Garson Ormiston
Walker Lukens "Every Night" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
Patricia Vonne "The Dark Mile" Directed by: Teresa Jolie

Gary Clark Jr. "Numb" Directed by: OG
The inspiration for the NUMB music video came from the song. As soon as the track begins, you are immediately immersed into a world where soul and riffs live as one. It's a powerful track and after hearing it for the first time, it was a no brainer that their had to be a visual for it.
Gary and I had been talking about shooting a video just before he signed his major record deal then just like that it happened and he hit the road hard, traveling all over the world playing every music festival you could think of and recording his debut album. I was so happy for Gary, his family and team and I knew we'd reconnect to make it happen when the time was right.
Fast forward to the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans- I was working on a visual production for Bud Light at the Bud Light Hotel. Gary was one of the several performers who played their big show along with Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Lil Wayne and others. I was able to catch up with Gary backstage and we began talking about finally making a music video for NUMB happen.
Gary had a limited window to work with so we chose to produce the video a month later, just after SXSW 2013. Production took place over the course of 2 days in Austin with a minimal crew. In addition to the role of director, I took responsibility of the cinematographer, producer, location scout and editor. 

LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
A disgruntled housewife in the 60's dreams of snuffing her cheating husband. And necrophilia.

Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley
An old timer's wife has eyes for a young Austin, TX musician. He doesn't handle it well.

Eyelid Kid "On Your Mind" Directed by: Garson Ormiston
A guy navigates through a surreal, frosting pop party, in pursuit of a girl.

Walker Lukens "Every Night" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
An exaggeration of Walker himself and an eccentric, smart, mysterious girl named Amber show each other their daily lives as they try to make their young relationship work.

We settled on filming it with LED panels and a GoPro, which would act as their smartphones, and proceeded to incorporate the most locations of any music video we've done, due to the flexibility and mobile nature of our equipment. The weirdest piece of this process was, due to the busy schedules of Bloom Davis, Walker Lukens, and the wolves, some shoot days happened months apart from each other. So the task of making sure things remained consistent over the long stretches was indeed arduous.

Patricia Vonne "The Dark Mile" Directed by: Teresa Jolie
While driving on a lost highway, a woman ends up stranded on the side of a road and is offered help by a handsome stranger. During their journey, her mind starts to play tricks on her. Is it all in her head, or is The Dark Mile getting the best of her? 

Interesting Facts about The Dark Mile:
Stylistically shot in the vein of a campy horror b-movie trailer and inspired by the movie "The Hitcher,” director Teresa Jolie and singer/songwriter Patricia Vonne collaborated in writing the storyline. 

Patricia Vonne & Doyle Bramhall wrote The Dark Mile together and later that year Mr. Bramhall tragically passed. The video was dedicated in his memory.

This video was shot on an abandoned road without access to electricity. Using a skeleton crew, we worked feverishly through the night using multiple generators & car headlights for lighting. 

While the video was slated to be a one day shoot, the first day had many unforeseen technical difficulties including generators going out which resulted in many shots of the storyboard being thrown out. Teresa Jolie & Patricia Vonne decided to add a second day of shooting for pick-up shots. 

On the second day of shooting more technical difficulties arose; the car broke down after only a couple hours of shooting. After failing to jumpstart the car multiple times, the director & crew decided the best workaround would be to use a large fan & rock the car on each side to imply the motion of driving. Most the close up shots of Patricia in the car at night were done using this method.   

Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
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Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.
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John Valley

Director, John Valley


Friday September 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

TRANSISTOR SIX PRESENTS
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Featuring select videos curated by Austin music site Transistor Six.

 

Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

7:00pm

VENI VIDI VISUALS
Featuring selected videos with strong visuals and effects

Holiday Mountain "Motion Sickness" Directed by Aaron Brown
Hailey Tuck "Sunday Morning" Directed by Jethro Massey
Nathan Felix "Broken Down the Walls" Directed by Blake Weaver and Nathan Felix
Max Frost "Paranoia" Directed by: Jordan Haro
Night Drive "Drones" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
Empire Machines "The Plan" Directed by: Daniel Vestal 
Mobley "Swoon" Directed by: Anthony Watkins
Holiday Mountain "Feelin It" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Ty "Kiss with the Lights Out" Directed by: Ty Richards & Steven Gunter


Holiday Mountain "Motion Sickness" Directed by Aaron Brown


Hailey Tuck "Sunday Morning" Directed by Jethro Massey 
An American in Paris… Texan jazz singer Hailey Tuck in a 1920s style music video for her cover of Maroon 5’s song “Sunday Morning”

The shoot for the film was pretty much completely improvised - Hailey was in Paris to shoot another video with Jethro, they finished that one ahead of schedule, so with a couple of days to spare, they called up a few friends and ran around the city to put the film together with no more than a camera, an assistant, a few super outfits and one incredible automobile lent by their retrophile buddies... The shoot might have been easy, but the post-production to get a real 1920s vintage film look was quite something else...

Nathan Felix "Broken Down the Walls" Directed by Blake Weaver and Nathan Felix 

The largest form of instrumentation--the orchestra. Meets the smallest form of videography---macro. Broken Down the Walls is the third movement from Nathan Felix's first symphony, The Curse The Cross & The Lion and it was co-created by director Blake Weaver and composer Nathan Felix to depict the brooding, avant-garde feeling.

The idea was to contrast the images with the music. The orchestra being the largest single force of instrumentation and the video being the smallest form of macro imagery. Blake really honed in on the artistic elements of the music. "It was really magical because we didn’t talk about it too much. We had a connection creatively speaking and I let him run with it and he captured the imagery that I had often drawn or imagined in the past before I began writing. He was a true creative wonder in the making of this video. His relentless work ethic helped bring it to life." 

Max Frost "Paranoia" Directed by: Jordan Haro



Night Drive "Drones" Directed by: Lobo Sucio

What once was a narrative music video shot with actual drones is now a an animation using some of the originally shot footage. Graphical interpretations of Night Drive's performance were created using a computer, 2 VCRs, an oscilloscope, and a flux capacitor.
Agents from the future are sending us present-time dwellers a message. Listen. 

Empire Machines "The Plan" Directed by: Daniel Vestal

The video, directed by Daniel Vestal, follows a unique girl who wakes up and ventures into the woods to dig up strange body parts, and through some form of mysticism conjures up a date to take on the town. However, things might not go as she planned...and something tells us she might have tried this before.
It was shot in one day at locations in northwest and downtown Austin. The video also features sculptures by Rare Bird Art.

Mobley "Swoon" Directed by Anthony Watkins

The "Swoon" video is part of a series of music videos by using romantic relationships as a framework Mobley exploring themes of blackness and racialized violence in America.
The main effect in the video was achieved by hanging the singer by his ankles with his head in an aquarium and nearly drowning him. 





Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
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Ty Richards

CEO, Tremolo Records
Ty is a music artist and creative director in Austin, TX. A multi-instrumentalist, he started writing and performing original music on stage and producing music in the studio at the age of 13. He got his Bachelor's from The University of North Texas in Denton, TX where he studied... Read More →
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Daniel Vestal

I'm pretty uninteresting, but I like dogs.
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Nathan Felix & Blake Weaver

Composer, Nathan Felix
Composer/Symphonist/Explorer in Austin. Talk film, scores, music, art, travels, etc

Artists/ Bands

Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

VIDZ WITH KIDZ (TRAIL OF DEAD PREMIERE)
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Videos that showcase a child or children as main characters with the grand finale being the epic premiere of Trail of Dead's "Lie Without A Liar" video.

Bob Schneider "The Effect" Directed by: Charlie Schwan
Sammie Zanona "Youth Going' Bad" Directed by: Ya'ke Smith
Messages "Sunshine" Directed by: Jonathan Horstmann
Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward 
Scott Zuniga "Isla's Promise" Directed by: Garrett Gibbons
Mother Falcon "Just to See Her Smile" Directed by: David Bukstein
Quiet Company "Fear and Fallacy..." Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff
Gary Clark Jr. "When My Train Pulls In" Directed by: Carmela Makela
Trail of Dead "Lie Without A Liar" Directed by: Hugo Zesati 

Bob Schneider "The Effect" Directed by: Charlie Schwan
Bob Schneider's official video for "The Effect".

Sammie Zanona "Youth Going' Bad" Directed by: Ya'ke Smith
A music video for the single "Youth Goin' Bad" written and performed by Sammie Zonana, available now on iTunes.

Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward
I wanted to do a video that definitely had a story but wasn't necessarily all apparent on the first viewing. I like stories that are a little bit of work to figure out. This one has three distinct parts Childhood that is shown with water and sand. (Very malleable.) Adolescence which is shown as a forest. (Things growing and taking shape.) Adulthood is represented as an artifice of rigid metal and plastic forming a monument of our earliest desires. 
The mother takes her child to the beach. Something happens and the child is left alone. The child builds a shelter with things she finds on the beach, but we discover when she is older that she has never left the beach or stopped waiting for her mother to return. She has spent her life building a castle like the sand castle she once built with her mother. 
Ume's album is entitled Monuments and I wanted the video to be about one. The song, to me, was about loss so I wanted the monument to be about the kind of loss you never recover from. The castle is a monument to her loss but it is also meant to be about all of us building monuments to the loss of childhood.  

Scott Zuniga "Isla's Promise" Directed by: Garrett Gibbons
Austin musician and hopeless romantic Scott Zuniga chases his muse in and out of various bodies of freezing water throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Mother Falcon "Just to See Her Smile" Directed by: David Bukstein
Space Boy saves the world again in this elementary school play satirizing retro science fiction epics, set to the song Just to see her smile by Mother Falcon.

Quiet Company "Fear and Fallacy..." Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff
"Fear & Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree" is from the Quiet Company album, "We Are All Where We Belong."

Gary Clark Jr. "When My Train Pulls In" Directed by
This video means so much to me. When I heard the track for the first time, I fell in love instantly. The treatment/concept flowed freely - I was able to pull from a lot of intimate, personal experiences. Luckily for me, along with having the best crew in the world, i was also lucky enough to end up with the most amazing, talented cast. Our lead girl blew me away throughout the entire process, and Keith, our lead guy, was a total dream. It was the most fun ive ever had on a shoot and it'll be tough to beat. 



Directors
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David Bukstein

Director/Producer, Buk Films
David Bukstein is a Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor working in Austin Texas since 2005. Growing up in Austin he was exposed to a strong and supportive independent film-making community. While attending the University of Texas' Radio, Television and Film program... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

THE REVERBERATION APPRECIATION SOCIETY (LABEL SCREENING)
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Featuring select videos curated by Austin psychedelic label Reverberation Appreciation Soceity.

Holy Wave "Wet And Wild" Directed by: James Oswald
Christian Bland & The Revelators "CB160" Directed by: Bret Zausmer
Indian Jewelry "Freak Pride" Directed by: Pleasure 2
Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters Of The Son" Directed by: Bob Mustachio
Night Beats "Hidden Circle" Directed by: James Oswald
UFO Club "Bo Diddley" Directed by: Bret Zausmer
Holy Wave "Golden Truth" Directed by: James Oswald 

Holy Wave "Wet And Wild" Directed by: James Oswald
Music video for the song "Wet And Wild" by the band Holy Wave from the Relax LP.  

Christian Bland & The Revelators "CB160" Directed by: Bret Zausmer
Starring -- Ila Josette & Christian Bland
Directed by Bret Zausmer
Cinematography by Aaron Shapiro
Crew -- Michael Hurley, Kyle Stephens & Chris Cannon
Produced by Bret Zausmer, Christian Bland, James Oswald, Rob Fitzpatrick & Eric Ellison

Indian Jewelry "Freak Pride" Directed by: Pleasure 2
Music video for the song "Freak Pride" by Indian Jewelry

Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters Of The Son" Directed by: Bob Mustachio
Effects: Robert Mustachio
Editing: Federico Moreno
Camera: Aaron Shapiro & Michael Hurley

This is a homage to one of my greatest video influences and inspirations: The mighty "Beat Club" television show produced in Germany during the late 60's and early 70's. Many episodes are posted online and should be seen as soon as you're done watching this one...

Night Beats "Hidden Circle" Directed by James Oswald
The entire shoot happened a few hours prior to the band's performance that night at Red 7. 
Set design - Ari Guerrero, Marie Ely, Miguel Rangel, Greg Parsons, Chandler Campbell, Drew Keul, Hannah Freedner, Sandy Martinez
Wardrobe - Stephanie Villalobos
2nd camera - Briana Purser

UFO Club "Bo Diddley" Directed by: Bret Zausmer
Music video for the song "Bo Didley Was The 7th Son" by the UFO Club.

Holy Wave "Golden Truth" Directed by: James Oswald 
Shot/edit James Oswald. 2nd Camera Briana Purser. Liquids by PanchoVision.
Desert footage shot around the Marfa Lights viewing area TX Highway 90. 


Friday September 18, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

9:00pm

THE BLACK ANGELS: VIDEO RETROSPECTIVE
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A look back at The Black Angels' body of incredible music videos.

"Haunting at 1300 McKinley St" Directed by: Philip Andelman
"Entrance" Directed by: Michael Maxxis
Shot in and around El Mirage, California on 16mm bolexes.
"Occurrence at 4507 South Third St" Directed by: Kelsey Rose Stark
"Blood Hounds on My Trail - Hal samples"
"Evil Things" Directed by: Kevin Castanheira 
"Black Grease" Directed by: Richard Whymark
"Telephone" Directed by: James Oswald
"You're Mine" Directed by: Ari Guerrero



Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

10:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT PSYCH w/ Christian Bland, Milezo, Three Bones and Nathan Felix, visuals from Bob Mustachio
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After screenings from the city's leading psychonauts, the Friday Night Psych party will turn to an audio-visual performance from Nathan Felix (Noise Revival Orchestra), premiering an excerpt from his 2nd symphony Neon Heaven, for choral ensemble and piano with visuals from Bob Mustachio (LEVITATION music festival’s visual director, projectionist for The Black Angels). Watch Nathan's work: http://www.electrochestral.com/?page_id=378

Following will be a great showing of the festival's psychedelic rock bands. Beginning with the lo-fi soul sound of Three Bones, the night will shake with swampy grit. Milezo keep it fuzzy and psychedelic with some shoegaze to boot. The night ends off with arguably Austin's strongest purveyors of psychedlia here and abroad, Christian Bland of the Black Angels, performing his solo project with bandmates Christian Bland & The Revelators.  

Christian Bland & The Revelators - 1am
Milezo - 12am 
Three Bones - 11pm 
Nathan Felix - 10pm  

Artists/ Bands
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three bones

lo-fi soul
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Milezo

"Together they’ve assembled that slice of pop heaven that is Pathways, bubbling over with fuzzy shoegaze and rich, darker psych textures, intertwining so many different tastes and tones that it’s immediately addictive, quite catchy. Chalk this one up as another gem." - Laurie... Read More →
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Christian Bland & the Revelators

Psychedelic Rock n Roll
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Nathan Felix & Blake Weaver

Composer, Nathan Felix
Composer/Symphonist/Explorer in Austin. Talk film, scores, music, art, travels, etc



Friday September 18, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00am
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
 
Saturday, September 19
 

12:00pm

AUSTINTATIOUS
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This is where we live and why we live here. 

The Boxing Lesson "Better Daze" Directed by: Eric Power
Quiet Company "Fear and Fallacy..." Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff
O Conqueror "Lost Your Mind" Directed by: Justin Green
Jinx McGee "Barton Sprangs" Directed by: Taylor Powell, John McGee
The Bright Light Social Hour "Infinite Cities" Directed by: Jack O'Brien, Hussain Pirani
Abram Shook "Understood" Directed by: Eric Power
Joe Pug "Bright Beginnings" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Sertified "Where I Live" Directed by: Power House Media
T Hardy Morris "Audition Tapes" Directed by: Transistor Six



The Boxing Lesson "Better Daze" Directed by: Eric Power
On a spooky night, creatures from a dark meteor descend on an unsuspecting city.
The process for this video involved combining live action shots with cut paper animated creatures! Fun times.

Quiet Company "Fear and Fallacy..." Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff

"Fear & Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree" is from the Quiet Company album, "We Are All Where We Belong."

Jinx McGee - Barton Sprangs Directed by: Taylor Powell, John McGee
If you're from Austin, then you're no stranger to the creepy old dudes who hang out at Barton Springs. You know - the guy who keeps talking to your girlfriend about Bikram Yoga. This song is for him.  

The Bright Light Social Hour "Infinite Cities" Directed by: Jack O'Brien, Hussain Pirani
Told from the psychedelic perspective of the depersonalized drummer, The Bright Light Social Hour arrive in a strange world where colorful beings open their minds. 

Abram Shook "Understood" Directed by: Eric Power
A man and woman find themselves linked by odd forces in this hybrid live action and animated music video for Abram Shook's song "Understood".
 
Joe Pug "Bright Beginnings" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Mundane and magic

Sertified "Where I Live" Directed by: Power House Media
The concept for the "Where I Live" video was generated to display the loving, bright and welcoming atmosphere the City Of Austin has to offer from the hip-hop stand point. Visuals included local attractions and colorful graphics. 

T Hardy Morris "Audition Tapes" Directed by: Transistor Six
Audition Tapes, is about that window of time when you're not a kid anymore but you're far from grown up. You don't want to be at home necessarily, but you can't drive yet so you're stuck in this little bubble of making the most with your given surroundings; your neighborhood, your friends. 
This film was shot entirely on Super 8 in Austin TX. It features members of Residual Kid who are also Austin based. T. Hardy Morris is also in the band Dead Confederate.  

Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
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John McGee

If you had to either a) listen to Alice in Chains on repeat for the rest of your life or b) a demon would come and break the collar bones of your lover every 5 years... WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
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Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR _____ OUT
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Featuring select headbanging and ____ rocking videos!

Immortal Guardian "Walk Alone" Directed by: Andrew Gonzales
Riverboat Gamblers "Blue Ghosts" Directed by: Justin Wilson

Transit Method "Artificial Genesis" Directed by: Kenny Lewis & Randy Charles Jenereaux
Seek Irony "Devil In Me" Directed by: Jared Aja
Ume "Black Stone" Directed by: Justin Wilson

Disturbed "The Animal" Directed by: Charlie Terrell
True Widow "S:H:S" Directed by: Justin Wilson
The Well "Mortal Bones" Directed by: Andy Ray Lemon

Transit Method "Artificial Genesis" Directed by: Kenny Lewis & Randy Charles Jenereaux
"Artificial Genesis" is the debut music video from Austin band Transit Method. It was filmed by Kenny Lewis and Randy Charles Jenereaux of KLews Films during their trek across the USA to film 50 music videos across the country. The journey was made into a documentary called "If You Don't Love It, Change It". This song is about the rise of A.I. and its eventual seize of power over the human race. It was debuted on June 26, 2015 digitally via Do512.com and screened for the first time at Red 7 in Austin that same day in tandem with a performance by the band.

Immortal Guardian "Walk Alone" Directed by: Andrew Gonzales
"A Manchurian Candidate inspired music video of a schizophrenic sleeper-cell on a mission to assassinate your favorite Texas heavy metal shredders Immortal Guardian."

Seek Irony "Devil In Me" Directed by: Jared Aja
The concept of this video was created by the band and then developed with the production team (A-Town Production).
We wanted to show multiple characters dealing with their own demons throughout their daily routine but also showing how they were all connected by hiding something from everyone. 

Characters and Addiction:
House Wife / Alcohol
Troubled Teenager / Drugs
Therapist / Porn Addiction
Stripper / Fast Money
ambulance driver / Anger

We used a real ambulance, equipment and trained ems staff in the video to replicate an authentic process of some being picked up and transported to the hospital. 
The video was recorded in a raw format on a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera which was then color graded with Davinci Resolve.
The video was recorded in Austin,Tx

Ume "Black Stone" Directed by: Justin Wilson
In a black lit warehouse, Ume shreds to a frenzied crowd. The band is eventually overtaken in a psychedelic squish fest.

Riverboat Gamblers "Blue Ghosts" Directed by: Justin Wilson
The Gamblers narrowly escape certain death as they're chased through a huge wooden maze and into a sacrificial ceremony. This is the sequel and prequel to "Heart Conditions", as the videos are meant to be played in loop: https://vimeo.com/66586753 
The album trailer that started it all: https://vimeo.com/41450412  
Director of Photography: Joe Simon

True Widow "S:H:S" Directed by: Justin Wilson
In long takes, True Widow plays amongst antiques. As the music takes a psychedelic turn, so does this black and white video. So far, a non-guessable technique was utilized for the video's climax, which we found only because we shot in b&w, proving limitations can turn out to be advantages.

The Well "Mortal Bones" Directed by: Andy Ray Lemon
An attempt to simply capture the raw power of Austin metal band The Well being themselves on stage, shot live on Super 8 film and VHS in a nod to late night cable access TV shows.   

Directors
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Andrew Gonzales

Director / Director of Photography, Digestible Media
Commercial, Documentary, Music Video
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Andy Ray Lemon

writer/producer/director, Youth Racket Tapes
Andy Ray Lemon has worked as Programming Director for the Austin Underground Film Festival; videographer for Psych Fest and Troma; curator for Kinemastik in Malta, Art Outside Fest, Spider House, and I Luv Video; and has written for the Onion AV Club, the San Antonio Express News... Read More →
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Jared Aja (A-Town Production)

Creative Director - Founder, A-Town Production
What we do: CREATIVE VIDEO CONTENT & ​MARKETING STRATEGIES Who we do this for: aspiring entreprenuers, inventors, artisans, non-profit, education and anything cool in or around Austin, Texas
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Charlie Terrell

Owner/Art Director, Daddy Van Productions


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

THIRD-EYE-CANDY
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Featuring select videos that will guide you through a psychedelic euphoria.

The Octopus Project "Mmkit" Produced by: Ryan Padgett for Anijam
Holiday Mountain "Feelin It" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters of the Sun" Directed by: Bob Mustachio
This Will Destroy You "New Topia" Directed by: Lil Fuchs

Milezo "Kiss You All" Directed by: Chris Dock Davis

Que Pasa? "Kaleidescope Jungle" Directed by: Vanessa Pla and Federico Moreno
Keeper "Next to Me" Directed by: Orion
Hardproof "Lake Tana" Directed by: Curtis Pollock
The Bright Light Social Hour "Infinite Cities"Directed by: Jack O'Brien 
The Bright Light Social Hour "Dreamlove" (Trailer Premiere) Directed by: Brad Montesi

The Octopus Project "Mmkit" Produced by: Ryan Padget for Anijam
14 teams of Austin based studios and animators participated in a 48 hour animation challenge in the spirit of an Exquisite Corpse presented by the Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project.

Holiday Mountain "Feelin It" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Planets and portals

Christian Bland & The Revelators "Daughters of the Sun" Directed by: Bob Mustachio

Effects: Robert Mustachio
Editing: Federico Moreno
Camera: Aaron Shapiro & Michael Hurley
This is a homage to one of my greatest video influences and inspirations: The mighty "Beat Club" television show produced in Germany during the late 60's and early 70's. Many episodes are posted online and should be seen as soon as you're done watching this one...

This Will Destroy You "New Topia" Directed by: Lil Fuchs

Concept / Director: Lilfuchs
Artist: This Will Destroy You
Title: New Topia
Album: Another Language
Label: Suicide Squeeze Records
Animation:
Sam Leyja
Victoria Cook
Andrew Weiler

Que Pasa? "Kaleidescope Jungle" Directed by: Vanessa Pla & Federico Moreno

The band dreams away into a psychedelic jungle.

Keeper "Next to Me" Directed by: Orion
Next To Me - Keeper [Music Video]

Hardproof "Lake Tana" Directed by: Curtis Pollock 

This funky music video combines elements of Hard Proof's live performance at One Eyed Jack's during New Orleans Jazzfest with footage from the studio recording of this B-side to their "Cassingle" made for Cassette Store Day. To complement the band's analog throwback sound, I decided to incorporate a retro vibe into the footage with some trippy animations.

The Bright Light Social Hour "Infinite Cities" Directed by: Jack O'Brien 

Told from the psychedelic perspective of the depersonalized drummer, The Bright Light Social Hour arrive in a strange world where colorful beings open their minds.

The Bright Light Social Hour "Dreamlove" (Trailer Premiere) Directed by: Brad Montesi 
The Bright Light Social Hour perform "Dreamlove" live at Stubb's Austin for the release party of their 2015 sophomore album Space Is Still the Place.
 

Directors


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Sidewinder 715 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

HOW TO ANIMATE A ROBOT DESTROYING AUSTIN! - (FREE) WORKSHOP BY ERIC POWER
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FREE and open to the public.
Learn how to stop motion animate a robot destroying Austin with animator Eric Power! 

Followed by two screenings featuring Eric Power's incredible work including "Saturda Morning Cartoons" (animated music videos) and Power's stop motion Samurai feature, "Path of Blood".
 

Moderators
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Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 

Directors
avatar for Eric Power

Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.

Sponsors


Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

12:00pm

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS EXHIBIT
Exhibit featuring interactive installations 

Thrillbox - 3D / virtual reality music videos 

PsiPlay presents "Video Play"
Stretch, shape and transform videos from the festival using the motion of your body.

Psiplay is a new media art collective that combines visuals and music with new and emerging technologies to create wonder and magical experiences for the world.  - interactive music video installation.

 

Saturday September 19, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

#NSFW SCREENING
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Featuring boundary pushing videos that are not safe for work but just fine for AMVF.

Wonderbitch "Beingness" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Danny Malone "Spiderlegs" Directed by: Bradley Linton
CHRISTEENE "Fuk v29" Directed by: PJ Raval
Jinx McGee "All the Dirty Things" Directed by: Taylor Powell, John Mcgee
Slooom "Honey" Directed by: Ryan Orenstein 
Adam Carmichael "Self Destruction" Directed by: Adam Carmichael, Bad JohnPaul
Corduroi "Mermaid Island" Directed by: Chris Dock Davis

Wonderbitch "Beingness" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
Blue girl is all business, and then she finds beingness.

LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
A disgruntled housewife in the 60's dreams of snuffing her cheating husband. And necrophilia.

CHRISTEENE "Fuk v29" Directed by: PJ Raval
Welcome to "FUK V29", the 8th installment of the CHRISTEENE Video Collection. Sit back. Open your mouths. Spread your legs. Don't hide nuthin'.

Directed by PJ Raval
Starring CHRISTEENE 
Song Produced by Graham Reynolds
Featuring T-Gravel
Cinematography by Mike Simpson
Edited by Victoria Chalk
Gaffer: Caleb Kuntz

Dead Love Club "Something Goin On" Directed by: Teresa Jolie
Music Video for the eclectic Austin-based band Dead Love Club, covering Frida/Phil Collins' "I Know There's Something Going On." A provocative video, displaying imagery of various compromising situations that imply "something is definitely going on." Featuring well-known Austin rapper Zeale.  

Jinx McGee "All the Dirty Things" Directed by: Taylor Powell, John Mcgee
"All The Dirty Things" is a chocolaty whirlwind of sexuality. It was directors Taylor Powell and John McGee's first attempt at the art of green screen, and it was inspired by musical legends such as R. Kelly and Al Green.

Slooom "Honey" Directed by: Ryan Orenstein 
A dream about destruction; mind, body, environment and soul. Also, theres a dog in the video.
 
Adam Carmichael "Self Destruction" Directed by: Adam Carmichael, Bad JohnPaul
The concept for "Self Destruction" began at the very heart of the song. Adam wrote the song to represent the need in human nature to destroy something when it is good or to self destruct, whether it be in life or relationships. 

With that in mind, Adam Carmichael and Bad JohnPaul wrote out the concept and story board for the video. They created an idealized and glamorous version of a musician's life, creating almost a characture of Adam's own life. They incorporated all aspects that could be considered destructive. Some plot points were fictitious and some were autobiographical to Adam's life. One interesting detail was the homage to the Robert Palmer video "Addicted to Love" which ties the video together.

The cast was comprised of friends, artists, actors, and musicians that were all Austin locals. Tina Rodriguez who is the sister or Director Robert Rodriguez, and who's resume includes films like "Inglorious Bastards" and "Death Proof" played a staring role. Every actor completely immersed themselves in the roles. At times Adam would take real punches from Lead actress Rita Buhler. One interesting fact is that the actress Jessica who played the role of the photographer, later turned out to be a notorious ex federal con-artist who was wanted all over the country. 

The production took place over two weeks with little to no budget. All locations, sets, styling, makeup, and hair were generously donated to the production by friends and fellow artists. The filming would take place all day and long into the night. There was an ominous cloud lingering over the production with all of the negative emotions having to be portrayed.

All of the post production was completed by Adam Carmichael, from the mixing to the editing of the film.

This film is a piece of our hearts and was created with blood, sweat, tears, and the passion of a family coming together to create something larger than themselves. 
 

Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
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John McGee

If you had to either a) listen to Alice in Chains on repeat for the rest of your life or b) a demon would come and break the collar bones of your lover every 5 years... WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?


Saturday September 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

DANCE OFF! + WORLD PREMIERE
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Featuring videos that incorporate the art of dance

Megafauna "Haunted Factory" Directed by: Brad Linton
GOBI "Born to Dance" Directed by: Brad Montesi
Night Drive "Young Rivals" Directed by: Mark Roethke
No Age "You're a Target" by Little Stolen Moments Directed by: PJ Raval & Lindsey Taylor
Wild Beasts "Bed of Nails" by Little Stolen Moments Directed by: Lindsey Taylor
Wild Child "Bullets" (The Wild Honey Pie) Directed by: Taylor Washington, Emmett Kerr-Perkinson 
J Ray "Dance! White Girl" Directed by: J Ray
Tori Vasquez "Keep In Mind" Directed by: Bongani Mlambo 
CAPYAC "Speedracer" Directed by: Ursula Barker Assitant Director: Jinni J


GOBI "Born to Dance" Directed by: Brad Montesi
G-O-B-to the mother fuckin'-I makes music for people who like to dance. So of course the song for their video is called "Born to Dance". That references Michael Jackson. And Bill Paxton. Of course. When every type of GOBI fan shows up to a studio to try out their moves to a new GOBI track, what else could happen than a good, old-fashioned dancecapade on the level of Dancing with the Stars. Dig it.

Night Drive "Young Rivals" Directed by: Mark Roethke
two cosmic warriors compete in a space ritual of celestial combat.

CAPYAC "Speedracer" Directed by: Ursula Barker Assitant Director: Jinni J
For "Speedracer", I initially approached CAPYAC about shooting a kind of avant-garde video in an abstract blank space. I wanted the video to be very visually stimulating, utilitzing intense opposites with a tri-tone aesthetic. We chose the color extremes of black and white, with an accent color of yellow, to produce a very stimulating image. Simplicity and form were the main things we wanted to focus on, as CAPYAC presents themselves as a band whose music one should dance to. I made the video with huge help from JinniJ, my assistant director. She, CAPYAC and I collectively produced and did the art direction for the video, with the huge help from local choreographer Billie Secular. Billie created all of the movements in the video from the dancers in black, and really has a fresh approach to body movement. We thought it worked very well with the CAPYAC image--- something strange and different. The main inspiration for the video came from photography and videography that inspires me as an artist on a daily basis. Stark contrasts and abstract space specifically with bodies in postmodern photography are a huge influence on my work. 

No Age "You're a Target" by Little Stolen Moments Directed by PJ Raval and Lindsey Taylor
LSM gets revenge on high school meanies.

Wild Beasts "Bed of Nails" by Little Stolen Moments Directed by Lindsey Taylor
Four women experience life in a dance gang.

J Ray "Dance! White Girl" Directed by: J Ray
J Ray, with the help of One Riot One Ranger and some amazing friends, put together a house party for the Dance! White Girl Official Video shoot. It was a ton of fun and even cooler because it was all shot on a Blackmagic Cinema 2.5K Camera!

We want to thank everyone who supported us in making this video!
Directed and Produced by: J Ray
Cinematography, Editing and FX: Charles Propst (One Riot One Ranger Productions)
Assistant Director: Kevin Housand (One Riot One Ranger Productions)
Starring: J Ray, Jessica Daniella Prince, Boxman 3000 and Deathspawn. 

Tori Vasquez "Keep In Mind" Directed by Bongani Mlambo 
Keep In Mind is a visually poetic music video weaving soulful pop vocals, hypnotic sounds, and interpretive dance that follows the journey of five everyday people from emotional chaos to clarity after a really bad day. That's the official word; my mission & idea was to incorporate dance (I love it and used to bust a few moves back in the day) into a music video and let then dancers interpret the song and how they would feel: frustrated, dejected, or anything else and just let it out.

I shot about two passes, normal and off speed, with each dancer after a brief hello and chat at their homes and at my assistant directors pad. Then filmed Tori in a studio in Austin, then mushed it together in the edit.

My favorite part is that I got inspired to try get my twin sister in the music video somehow all the way in Cape Town, South Africa after we wrapped filming in Austin & Dallas. She found a friend to shoot, I gave them a plan, told them what gear to use, and crossed my fingers. Upload to the interwebs a few days later and boom, it turned out great!

Tori is based in Austin and is awesome! 

Directors
EK

Emmett kerr-perkinson

We like it indie
avatar for Bongani Mlambo

Bongani Mlambo

Cinematographer - Boxed
Cinematographer / director of photography, camera operator, camera assistant, & filmmaker on films, commercials, & music videos. I'm passionate about creativity, expression, helping people, and telling stories visually. In my free time I dance, drum, and ponder on social issues and... Read More →
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Mark Roethke

Creative Director, Doctor Astronaut
Mark is a humanoid with metallic skin who can travel space with the aid of his surfboard-like craft. Originally a young astronomer named Norrin Radd on the planet Zenn-La, he saved his homeworld from the planet devourer, Galactus, by serving as his herald. Imbued in return with a... Read More →


Saturday September 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm

HEARTBREAKING SCREENING + WORLD PREMIERE
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Early Bird- GA Festival Wristband.
Featuring select videos that may put a tear in your heart (or beer).

Wild Child "Pillow Talk"  Directed by: Rob Wadleigh 
Bill Carter "Anything Made of Paper" Directed by: Pat Kondelis
Eli Young "Prayer for the Young" Directed by: Jeff Ray
Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward
Benji Hughes "So Much Better" (at UTOPiAfest) Directed by: Aaron Brown
Ashleigh Stone  "Blood" Directed by: Anio Sepulveda
The Wonder Years "Cigarette" Directed by: Jeremi Mattern 
Wild Child "Tale of You & Me" Directed by: Rob Wadleigh   
Moving Panoramas "One" Directed by Zachary Parks (World Premiere)

Wild Child "Pillow Talk"  Directed by: Rob Wadleigh 
No actual pillows were harmed in the making of this video.  

Bill Carter "Anything Made of Paper" Directed by: Pat Kondelis
Bill Carter's "Anything Made of Paper" was written as a present for Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three when he was on death row. Bill and his wife Ruth set out to write a song about love and tragedy. The animated music video is a fictional re-telling of the story that inspired Bill to write the song in the first place, and echoes the hope we all must cling to in the face of injustice. Directed by Brandon Ray & Pat Kondelis. Animated by Brandon Ray.

Eli Young "Prayer for the Young" Directed by: Jeff Ray
Starring: Johnny Walter, Natalie Wilemon & Blair Schott

Director/Editor: Jeff Ray
Director of Photography: Taylor Washington
Hair & Make-Up: April Downs
G&E: Jackson McGovern, Alex Diamond
1st AC: Marshall Copous
2nd AC: Erynn Patrick 

Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward
I wanted to do a video that definitely had a story but wasn't necessarily all apparent on the first viewing. I like stories that are a little bit of work to figure out. This one has three distinct parts Childhood that is shown with water and sand. (Very malleable.) Adolescence which is shown as a forest. (Things growing and taking shape.) Adulthood is represented as an artifice of rigid metal and plastic forming a monument of our earliest desires. 
The mother takes her child to the beach. Something happens and the child is left alone. The child builds a shelter with things she finds on the beach, but we discover when she is older that she has never left the beach or stopped waiting for her mother to return. She has spent her life building a castle like the sand castle she once built with her mother. 
Ume's album is entitled Monuments and I wanted the video to be about one. The song, to me, was about loss so I wanted the monument to be about the kind of loss you never recover from. The castle is a monument to her loss but it is also meant to be about all of us building monuments to the loss of childhood. 

Ashleigh Stone  "Blood" Directed by: Anio Sepulveda
Blood is a music video for Ashleigh Stone's "Blood" off her album "Elements".

The Wonder Years "Cigarette" Directed by: Jeremi Mattern 
Every year 8 millions people in the US have suicidal thoughts, 2 million people will plan out their suicide, 1 million will attempt suicide, and 35,000 will die by suicide. I wrote this video hoping that next year there will be 34,999 suicides.  


Directors
avatar for Jeremi Mattern

Jeremi Mattern

Danger FIlms
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Zachary Parks

Director
Writer / Director.


Saturday September 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Sidewinder 715 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

CINE-MINI'S
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Featuring the most ambitious videos that you would see on MTV if there were videos on MTV.

Mother Falcon "Kid" Directed by: Tamir Kalifa
SIGNY "Waiting for You Directed by: Keller Davis
Spoon "Inside Out" Directed by: Leblanc + Cudmore
Good Field "Business" Directed by: Zachary Scott
Max Frost "Let Me Down Easy" Directed by: Jordan Haro
Night Drive "Easy to Lie" Director, Editor, and DP: Christian Haberkern
Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward
Sigur Ros "Varuo" Directed by: Jeff Ray
Hikes "Like Ripples" Directed by: Lobo Sucio Productions
Federale "The Blood Flowed Like Wine" Directed by: Laura Belle



Mother Falcon "Kid" Directed by: Tamir Kalifa
Official music video by Mother Falcon for the lead single from their third album, "Good Luck Have Fun"

SIGNY "Waiting for You" Directed by: Delaney Gibson
Exploring and introducing the myth of SIGNY.

Two Heroines • Two Legends • One Voice

From the "Myth of SIGNY pt. 1":

SÍGNY of the SAVANNAH:
“I think you look so familiar because our voices are not really two voices, but one voice.”

SÍGNY of the SEA:
“I have been looking for you since dawn. What is your name?”

“SÍGNY”

“I am also SÍGNY”

The girls grasped hands and looked out at the sea. Then they turned and looked back at the land.

“WE ARE SÍGNY,” they whispered and never let go.

Ume "Within My Bones" Directed by: Jeremy Ward

I wanted to do a video that definitely had a story but wasn't necessarily all apparent on the first viewing. I like stories that are a little bit of work to figure out. This one has three distinct parts Childhood that is shown with water and sand. (Very malleable.) Adolescence which is shown as a forest. (Things growing and taking shape.) Adulthood is represented as an artifice of rigid metal and plastic forming a monument of our earliest desires. 
The mother takes her child to the beach. Something happens and the child is left alone. The child builds a shelter with things she finds on the beach, but we discover when she is older that she has never left the beach or stopped waiting for her mother to return. She has spent her life building a castle like the sand castle she once built with her mother. 
Ume's album is entitled Monuments and I wanted the video to be about one. The song, to me, was about loss so I wanted the monument to be about the kind of loss you never recover from. The castle is a monument to her loss but it is also meant to be about all of us building monuments to the loss of childhood. 

Sigur Ros "Varuo" Directed by: Jeff Ray

Personally selected by Sigur Rós as an Official Finalist in The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.
Director/Editor/Cinematographer: Jeff Ray (http://jeffrayshootsyou.com/)
Starring: Rebekah Downs & Dietrich Schmidt
Hair & Make-Up: April Downs
Special Thanks To: Dr. Michael Moossy, Dale & Glenda Rhodes, Happiness Hart & Gianna Mares, Eddie Hart & Noah Paul Mares, Randy & Becky Schmidt

Hikes "Like Ripples" Directed by: Lobo Sucio Productions

The idea spawned from a joke about Nathan Wilkins resembling Rufio, which led to the reveal that Hikes (Wilkins and Will Kauber at the time) dressed up as Peter Pan and Rufio for their first show as Hikes. These special circumstances and the unimaginable way the project and the team coalesced made this an experience we will always hold close to our heart.

We managed to book the Black Dragon Pirate Ship of South Padre Island, along with a small crew, for pro-bono shoot. With the tall order of a pirate ship filled, a flurry of travel and accommodation coordination for close to twenty people commenced (shout-out to Walker Lukens for letting the wolves use his van), paving the way for a sucio 36 hours in South Padre, including one of the most infamous nights in Lobo Sucio lore. A rag-tag group of friends, new and old — including fellow artists, filmmakers, and professional actors — filled out the cast of pirates and wenches. The peak was reached when the Black Dragon owner allowed the ship to coast around the gulf for well over an hour, allowing our Director of Photography, Croft Fite, to capture fantastic moments with a realistic oceanic backdrop.

Federale "The Blood Flowed Like Wine" Directed by: Laura Belle

Shot above Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas using one subject and a bucket.  

Directors

Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS (ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEOS)
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Reminiscent of those good ol' Saturday mornings! While not neccesarily taking place in the "morning" nor exactly "cartoony", you'll get to check out many of Austin's best music videos using animation, puppetry and toy soldiers! 

  1. Abram Shook "Understood" Directed by: Eric Power
  2. This Will Destroy You "New Topia" Directed by: Lilfuchs
  3. Deerhunter "Revival" Directed by: Justice Gutierrez
  4. The Boxing Lesson "Better Daze" Directed by: Eric Power
  5. Octopus Project "Mmkit (Anijam)" Directed by: Ryan Padgett, Travis Benn
  6. The Please Please Me "Fuck This" Directed by: Dannie Snyder
  7. Bill Carter "Anything Made of Paper" Directed by: Pat Kondelis, Brandon Ray
  8. LeetStreet Boys "Imaginary Boys" Directed by: Matthew Myers 
  9. Fresh Fuckerman "0x0" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
  10. Jeremy Messermith "Tatooine" Directed by: Eric Power


Abram Shook "Understood" Directed by: Eric Power

A man and woman find themselves linked by odd forces in this hybrid live action and animated music video for Abram Shook's song "Understood".

This Will Destroy You "New Topia" Directed by: Lilfuchs
Concept / Director: Lilfuchs
Artist: This Will Destroy You
Title: New Topia
Album: Another Language
Label: Suicide Squeeze Records
Animation:
Sam Leyja
Victoria Cook
Andrew Weiler

Deerhunter "Revival" Directed by: Justice Gutierrez
Bachelor's design thesis at St. Edward's University, Feb. 2015.

Aiming to engage the medium of stop motion animation by unconventional means, I looked to my favorite filmmakers and their work for inspiration. I was particularly drawn to surrealist filmmaking, and became curious of the process involved. In order to investigate this operation, I focused on melting and vibration: two highly physical and practical processes that I felt could be manipulated via stop motion. This music video for Deerhunter's "Revival" documents my extended experimentation with the physical capabilities of stop motion animation, in about 20,000 images.

The Boxing Lesson "Better Daze" Directed by: Eric Power
On a spooky night, creatures from a dark meteor descend on an unsuspecting city.
The process for this video involved combining live action shots with cut paper animated creatures! Fun times.

Octopus Project "Anijam" Directed by: Ryan Padgett, Travis Benn
14 teams of Austin based studios and animators participated in a 48 hour animation challenge in the spirit of an Exquisite Corpse presented by the Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project.

Jeremy Messermith "Tatooine" Directed by: Eric Power

Star Wars given the Paper Treatment! Animated music video for Jeremy Messersmith's lo-fi song Tatooine.

Bill Carter "Anything Made of Paper" Directed by: Pat Kondelis, Brandon Ray

Bill Carter's "Anything Made of Paper" was written as a present for Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three when he was on death row. Bill and his wife Ruth set out to write a song about love and tragedy. The animated music video is a fictional re-telling of the story that inspired Bill to write the song in the first place, and echoes the hope we all must cling to in the face of injustice.

LeetStreet Boys "Imaginary Boys" Directed by: Matthew Myers 

LeetStreet Boys is an anime otaku band with a series of animated music videos. In this piece there is the theme of glamorous, larger than life fictional characters contrasting with ordinary teenagers. 

Fresh Fuckerman "0x0" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
An animated spray of vomit depicting my creative process. Stand at a safe distance and squint your eyes.

The Please Please Me "Fuck This" Directed by: Dannie Snyder

Puppet video to the single Fuck This off of the Please Please Me's forthcoming album. The video is a sequel to their eye-turning Kickstarter video featuring a pink furry creature which recently got accepted into FilmQuest.

Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Roye

Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 

Directors
avatar for Justice Gutierrez

Justice Gutierrez

CEO, WARM BUBBLEGUM
avatar for Eric Power

Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.
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Dannie Snyder

Founder & President, LIV creations LLC
I am worth talking to because I'll be real with you. I don't do the "traditional" networking bull shit - I want to know real artists who do some real shit. I'm always looking to find or create opportunities to save "dying" art forms or invent some new ones.


Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

2:00pm

SCREEN AUSTIN WEIRD!
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Featuring videos that embody the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan.

Wild Child "Crazy Bird" Directed by: Christian Sorensen Hansen
Xander Harris "Night Fortress" Directed by: Melissa Cha

Wolf Triangle "Frog Legs" Directed by: Allie Lane
Slooom "Honey" Directed by: Ryan Orenstein
Megafauna "Time to Go" Directed by: Bradley Montesi
Wonderbitch "Beingness" Directed by Stephen Fishman
Boogieboy Metal Mouth "Bl_ck B_st_rds" Directed by: Directed by Christian Hardy & Jesse Russell
Whiskey Shivers "Gimme All Your Lovin'" Directed by: Rob Wadleigh
CAPYAC "Speedracer" Directed by: Ursula Barker Assitant Director: Jinni J

Wolf Triangle "Frog Legs" Directed by: Allie Lane
A visual discovery of otherworldly ritual and occult practices, Wolf Triangle and Allie Lane present "Frog Legs".

Slooom "Honey" Directed by: Ryan Orenstein
A dream about destruction; mind, body, environment and soul. Also, theres a dog in the video.

Megafauna "Time to Go" Directed by: Bradley Montesi
A new energy drink called Megafauna is sweeping the country with its distinctive notes of euphoria and transcendentalism....or so the early 90s commercials would like you to think.

Wonderbitch "Beingness" Directed by Stephen Fishman

Blue girl is all business, and then she finds beingness. 

Boogieboy Metal Mouth "Bl_ck B_st_rds" Directed by: Directed by Christian Hardy & Jesse Russell

The Official Music Video for Boogie Boy Metal Mouth's "Black Bastards". Cinematography by Paul Orr.

Whiskey Shivers "Gimme All Your Lovin'" Directed by: Rob Wadleigh

Shot in one day in the summer of 2011 in an un-airconditioned warehouse in East Austin. The effect was created using a modified dolly/jib combo. The set was an amateur construction that barely held together over the course of the day. The band was kept nourished with a steady supply of whiskey administered via turkey baster by Kelsey Wilson — also the special effects makeup artist and "dead girl" in the shoot.  

CAPYAC "Speedracer" Directed by: Ursula Barker Assitant Director: Jinni J
For "Speedracer", I initially approached CAPYAC about shooting a kind of avant-garde video in an abstract blank space. I wanted the video to be very visually stimulating, utilitzing intense opposites with a tri-tone aesthetic. We chose the color extremes of black and white, with an accent color of yellow, to produce a very stimulating image. Simplicity and form were the main things we wanted to focus on, as CAPYAC presents themselves as a band whose music one should dance to. I made the video with huge help from JinniJ, my assistant director. She, CAPYAC and I collectively produced and did the art direction for the video, with the huge help from local choreographer Billie Secular. Billie created all of the movements in the video from the dancers in black, and really has a fresh approach to body movement. We thought it worked very well with the CAPYAC image--- something strange and different. The main inspiration for the video came from photography and videography that inspires me as an artist on a daily basis. Stark contrasts and abstract space specifically with bodies in postmodern photography are a huge influence on my work.  


Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm

PANEL: CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE: CONCEPTING, PRODUCING & RELEASING A COMPELLING VIDEO
Open to the public: AMVF & Austin Music Foundation present: 

PANEL: Cutting Through the Noise 
  • Aaron Brown - Onion Creek Production, UTOPiAfest
  • Ellen Spiro - Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, professor of RTV and Music Videos at University of Texas
  • Tommie Gonzalez - Red Eye Transit 
Moderated by Anthony Erickson - Eye in the Sky Collective, AMVFest 

Moderators
Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
avatar for Tommie Gonzalez

Tommie Gonzalez

Owner, Red Eye Transit
tbd

Sponsors


Saturday September 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Sidewinder 715 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

HEARTWARMING SCREENING
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Featuring select videos that make you say aww. #warmandfuzzies

Dana Falconberry "Possum Song"  Directed by: Kevin Ford, Transistor 6
Hailey Tuck "Sunday Morning" Directed by: Jethro Massey
Redeye "The Other Way" Directed by: Caroline Ruffault
Reed Turner "I Got Love" Directed by: Reid Connell

The Migrant Kids "Canvas of Me" Directed by: Bryan O'Flynn
144000  "Submarine" Directed by: Kadie Spinks
T. Hardy Morris "Audition Tapes" Directed by: Christopher Morse, Transistor 6 
Three Bones "Hold on To Ya" Directed by: Gene Bigio
Mother Falcon "Just to See Her Smile" Directed by: David Bukstein


Dana Falconberry "Possum Song" Directed by: Kevin Ford, Transistor 6
The Transistor Six Original Film for "Possum Song" was shot on Super 8 and Lomokino 35mm at the Barton Creek Greenbelt here in Austin and is the first of our Original Film Series. The song is about realizing you are not alone in a world with so much beautiful nature around. At one point in the film Dana puts down the guitar, walks off the film set and does a bit of teleportation through the magic of overlapping Super 8 film into a beautiful riverbed with the moon out. She then makes her way back from her journey to end the song where she left off.

Hailey Tuck "Sunday Morning" 
Directed by: Jethro Massey
An American in Paris… Texan jazz singer Hailey Tuck in a 1920s style music video for her cover of Maroon 5’s song “Sunday Morning”
The shoot for the film was pretty much completely improvised - Hailey was in Paris to shoot another video with Jethro, they finished that one ahead of schedule, so with a couple of days to spare, they called up a few friends and ran around the city to put the film together with no more than a camera, an assistant, a few super outfits and one incredible automobile lent by their retrophile buddies... The shoot might have been easy, but the post-production to get a real 1920s vintage film look was quite something else... You can read more about the project in this article on Film Buzz... 

http://www.filmbuzz.tv/?p=1955

Redeye "The Other Way" 
Directed by: Caroline Ruffault
The video was inspired by the first scenes of the wild ride, a short movie directed by Harvey Berman in 1960 and starring young Jack Nicholson as a rebellious punk who spends his days between partying and troublemaking. I think I was watching this movie and listening to the Redeye song at the same time. The band had told me they wanted a night video and I felt that having people dancing with a fifties feeling worked great on the music. Since we had no budget for the video, we asked a friend to dance and borrow the car of Barbara, the bass player of the band and made a simple video.

Reed Turner "I Got Love" Directed by: Reid Connell
Directed by Reid Connell and produced by Top Girl Productions. This video features Reed Turner and Phoebe Hunt, and was shot at White Horse and various other Austin locations.

The Migrant Kids "Canvas of Me" 
Directed by: Bryan O'Flynn
Migrant Kids' first official music video from their self-titled debut album.

144000  "Submarine" 
Directed by: Kadie Spinks
Collaboration was inspired over band & filmmaker's mutual appreciation for stream-of-consciousness recording practices; the actors played themselves, the filmmaker observed with camera, cut and assembled the pictures via emotional improvisation and the song you hear was played by the band live in one take.

This picture-ditty would like to thank spontaneity, friendship and the railway for its existence.

T. Hardy Morris "Audition Tapes" Directed by: Christopher Morse, Transistor 6 

Audition Tapes, is about that window of time when you're not a kid anymore but you're far from grown up. You don't want to be at home necessarily, but you can't drive yet so you're stuck in this little bubble of making the most with your given surroundings; your neighborhood, your friends. 
This film was shot entirely on Super 8 in Austin TX. It features members of Residual Kid who are also Austin based. T. Hardy Morris is also in the band Dead Confederate.

Three Bones "Hold on To Ya" 
Directed by: Gene Bigio
Austin-based quartet [Three Bones]' dreamy watercolor shoegaze and lo-fi pop is charged with a lot of soul, thanks in large part to the vocals Victoria de Benedicty. Take a moment to soak in their groovy single "Hold On To Ya" - KUTX
Music Video for Three Bones' debut single, "Hold On To Ya" from their debut LP "Haven't You Heard."
Directed by Three Bones and Gene Bigio at 7 Point Vision.
Cinematography and editing by Gene Bigio.
All rights reserved, Three Bones, 2015.

Mother Falcon "Just to See Her Smile" 
Directed by: David Bukstein
Space Boy saves the world again in this elementary school play satirizing retro science fiction epics, set to the song Just to see her smile by Mother Falcon.

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David Bukstein

Director/Producer, Buk Films
David Bukstein is a Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor working in Austin Texas since 2005. Growing up in Austin he was exposed to a strong and supportive independent film-making community. While attending the University of Texas' Radio, Television and Film program... Read More →


Saturday September 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Sidewinder 715 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

PATH OF BLOOD (STOP-MOTION SAMURAI FILM, 101m) Presented by AMVF & AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FILM
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Featuring "Path of Blood", a stop-motion samurai feature film (1hr 1min) directed and animated by Eric Power, scored by Many Birthdays. There will be paper cuts!

Watch the trailer: www.ericpowerup.net/p/path-of-blood

"Path of Blood is my first attempt at a feature length animated film. I made the film over the course of 2 and a half years using a crazy amount of paper, glue sticks, and xacto blades. Shot in traditional stop motion animation with a shoe string budget, I feel my film offers a fun alternative to the multi million dollar CG animated films currently dominating the box office. Watch the film with an open mind and think to yourself: "What could Eric do if we gave him an actual budget to work with!". Tell your investor friends. :D"
-Eric Power

 

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Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.



Saturday September 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

3:00pm

INSIDE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS WITH JONATHAN JACKSON (SPEAKER)
Open to the public: INSIDE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS WITH JONATHAN JACKSON (SPEAKER)

Jonathan Jackson is the Austin City Limits videographer and producer of the behind the scenes series and opening (intro) sequence. Jonathan will discuss how he "broke in" to the business by volunteering at ACL and the process of becoming a key part of the team that produces the legendary television show. Along the way he will showcase his first piece for ACL, some of his favorite BTS videos, and the intro sequences he has created for ACL. 


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Jonathan Jackson

One Point Pictures / Lickonavision


Saturday September 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm

LIVE VJ WORKSHOP: PSYCHEDELIC LANDSCAPES W/ RYAN PADGETT (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Learn how to live VJ in the analogue and digital realms with visualist Ryan Padgett. Founder of the Austin Motion Artists Group, Ryan is a Senior Motion Designer at Chaotic Moon Studios, resident visual curator at Exploded Drawing and has worked with Austin's finest including The Octopus Project, The Bright Light Social Hour and many more. Here's a sneak preview of Padgett's live, improvised workshop: http://vimeo.com/129865632

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Saturday September 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

LIVE (THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE) SCREENING
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Featuring videos of live performances off the stage. 

Oh Land - "Doubt My Legs" (The Wild Honey Pie) Directed by: Taylor Washington &  Emmett Kerr Perkison
Shakey Graves "Late July" Directed by Reid Connell
Angus and Julia Stone "Big Jet Plane" Directed by CJ Vinson
Ben Ballinger "Ashes to Ashes" Directed by Reid Connell 
Cowboy and Indian "Troubled Tracks" (The Sessions) Directed by CJ Vinson
Walker Lukens "Lover" Directed by Javier Antonio and Chris Corona
Shakey Graves "Tommorow" Directed by CJ Vinson & Aaron Brown
Wild Child "Crazy Bird" (The Wild Honey Pie) Directed by Taylor Washington & Emmett Kerr-Perkinson
Machete Western "Latex and Rubber & Pistoleros Famosas" Directed by: Ryan Fitzpatrick 

Oh Land - "Doubt My Legs" (The Wild Honey Pie) Directed by Taylor Washington &  Emmett Kerr Perkison
"Part of the Welcome Campers series; Oh Land performs an acoustic version of Doubt My Legs with some incredibly cute barnyard animals.

Angus and Julia Stone "Big Jet Plane" Directed by CJ Vinson

We found out that Angus and Julia Stone would be in town for Austin City Limits so we cold called their manager and asked if we could have 2 hours of their time while they were in town to film a video with us. We weren't really expecting them to say yes, so when they did, we were now faced with the task of coming up with a concept that we could pull off (from band pick up to drop off) in under 2 hours. 

We came up with the idea of shooting the band on a rooftop on 6th street. A task that seemed much better on paper than in execution because we didn't know how to secure the location. We had a friend that worked in a co-working space on 6th street and there was a conference room in the office with access to the roof. Once we were on the roof we hopped from rooftop to rooftop with the band and all their equipment for almost an entire block to get to the roof we all decided had the best view. This led us to another issue, since we needed power for the bass rig but we were over 200 feet from the outlet in the office that we started out from. We managed to daisy chain numerous extension cords together and by the grace of god it reached the bass rig.

Through the entire experience Angus, Julia and everyone else on their team was incredible and totally down for the unusual adventure. It was one of those shoots where just about everything should have gone wrong, but everything worked out and we all left with some amazing footage and an incredible story. 

Cowboy and Indian "Troubled Tracks" (The Sessions) Directed by CJ Vinson

Cowboy and Indian perform "Trouble Tracks" under the dome at the Texas State Capitol. Audio was captured by pointing shotgun mics up at the dome along with lavs on the singers/instruments. 

Walker Lukens "Lover" Directed by: Megan Cardwell

Walker Lukens performing "Lover" at Sofar Austin on September 12th, 2012

Shakey Graves "Tommorow" Directed by CJ Vinson & Aaron Brown

The video for "Tomorrow" was shot live at The Sessions Factory in Austin TX. Produced by Lauren Bucherie and CJ Vinson The Sessions Factory was a one of a kind music video set that lasted several days in a converted warehouse space that had been transformed to look like a 1960s Andy Warhol Factory party. The Factory was equipped with a wardrobe department run by Gypsy Sun Vintage, a portrait photography studio run by Holly Bronko, a full performance stage run by The WERD Company, an onsite recording engineer (Travis Kennedy) with mics and gear ready for any recording situation, and a fully equipped video production team led by Aaron Brown (Director of Photography). 

Over the course of several days, over 20 artists came through the Factory where CJ, Lauren and Aaron brainstormed music video concepts with the artists, then would immediately set up and record the videos live in front of an audience of Factory attendees. 

For "Tomorrow", Shakey Graves was first asked to play the song for the live recording (footage from the original recording can be seen near the end of the video). The audio was then played back for Shakey Graves over a speaker who acted out each of the three parts (vocals, guitar, and percussion). The footage was then seamlessly stitched together to create a "deconstructed" Shakey Graves performance.   



Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
RF

Ryan Fitzpatrick

All of It, The End of Television
EK

Emmett kerr-perkinson

We like it indie


Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

THE WILD HONEY PIE 'WELCOME CAMPERS 3' SERIES
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Featuring Talib Kweli, Wild Child, Oh Land, The Eastern Sea, and ON AN ON, a story of summer camp told through performances of artists curated by The Wild Honey Pie. Followed by a Q/A with the directors. 

Welcome Campers is an interactive original series produced by The Wild Honey Pie. Each episode features a different band recording alternate versions of their songs to a backdrop of various fun-filled camp activities.

Directed by Taylor Washington and Emmett Kerr-Perkinson 
Produced by Monica Palmieri, The Wild Honey Pie
Illustrated by Brandt Imhoff (http://www.brandtimhoff.com
Title Animations by The Molecule (http://www.themolecule.com)
Map Animations by AJ Quashie

Executive Producers – Jon Lurie, Eric Weiner
Executive in Charge of Production – Lauren McKinney
Branded Content Producer – Dan Gross
Branded Content Director – Alex Familian
Event Producers – Lily Reszi Rothman, Jeremy Roye, Sarah Malika
Production Manager – Drew Saplin
Production Coordinator – April Swartz
Social Media Guru – Hannah Angst
Partnerships Manager – Rob Gold
Partnerships Coordinator – Samantha Polglase

Director of Photography – Andrew Tilley

Production Designer – Claire White
Art Director – Diz Jeppe
Prop Master – Roland Trafton
Wardrobe – Lauren Gonzalez
Wardrobe Assistant – Caitlin Dooley

Assistant Director – Kate Branom
2nd Assistant Director – Dax Stringer

A-Cam Operator – Andrew Tilley
B-Cam Operator – Jeff Ray
C-Cam Operator – Bao Truong
First AC A-Cam – Jack Lewandowski
First AC B-Cam – Patrick Hoy
First AC C-Cam – Erynn Patrick
Second AC – Travis Ward
Camera Operator (Branded Content) – Simon Waldock
Photographers – Andrea Younes, Colton Moyer, Derek Goulet

Gaffer – Ian Reese
Key Grip – John Knudsen
Grip – Carmen Hilbert

Chief Recording Engineer – Rob Murray
Recording & Mixing Engineer – Brian Trahan
Live Sound Mixer – “Sweaty” Keith Milgaten
Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering - Rob Murray
Audio Assistant - David Hodson

Editors – Emmett Kerr-Perkinson and Derek Goulet
Additional Editing – Taylor Washington
Editor (Branded Content) – Mike Spagnoli
DIT – Taylor Thompson

Colorist – Anand Modi
Colorist (Branded Content) – Erik Rojas

Key PA – Austin Van Der Walle
PAs – Emeka Uwazurike, Jason Williams, Sara Schillaci, Walker Anders

Event PAs – Emile Idaho, Kim Barrena, Nina Leonard, Jay Goodman

 

Directors
EK

Emmett kerr-perkinson

We like it indie

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Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 



Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Sidewinder 715 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

4:00pm

VIOLENT VIDZ
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Featuring videos that involve physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

RNAtheMessanger "Mechanical Hounds" Directed by: Diego Lozano
Quiet Company "The Emasculated Man" Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff
Good Field "Business" Directed by Zachary Scott
Max Frost "Nice & Slow" Directed by: Jordan Haro
Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire "Have I Said Enough" Directed by: Laura Belle
Riverboat Gamblers "Heart Conditions" Directed by: Justin Wilson
Ben Cina "My Last Confession" Directed by: CJ Vinson
Young Tongue "Heavy Metal Thunder" Directed by: James Goulden and Rob Russell
Anabelle Chairlegs "Axe Me If I Care" Directed by: Federico Moreno, Vanessa Pla
Sugar Ray Dogs "Mexi-Cola" Directed by: Teresa Jolie


RNAtheMessenger "Mechanical Hounds" Directed by: Diego Lozano
The idea for Mechanical hounds stems from a nightmare that hip-hop artist RNAtheMESSENGER had. In the beginning, landing a concise version of what the artist wanted to express was a bit complicated; his ideas were both ambitious and abstract.
RNAtheMESSENGER was heavily involved in the creation of the story; It was extremely important to me to remain true to his ideas while making sure that they were executed in a way that coincided with my own filmmaking style. We wrote the story in a way that anybody could follow, while still paying close attention into crafting layers of meaning that could be incrusted within. The scene in the beginning where they are consuming drugs was purposefully abysmal and contained no interaction within the characters to invite the audience to reflect on the effect that this particular lifestyle has on young consumers. On the performances: It was extremely important to me that the the actors reacted as realistically as they could to the situations that were presented to them. It was very invigorating to push them to their limit. It was funny because one of the actors was having a very hard time reaching the emotion that was needed for a scene. The problem was fixed by secretly asking the whole crew to scream at him so that he could receive their energy and utilize it to propel his emotion. It worked out fantastic. For Uncle Sam's performance I found inspiration in Heath Ledger's performance of the Joker. For Columbia's character ( the girl ) I found visual inspiration in Lady Gaga's cover of her song "Applause". Cinematography is extremely important on this video. I worked with my good friend and filmmaker Yusgunawan Marto. When we discussed the project, I wanted the make sure that the video was shot in a way that was closer to a short film than a music video so that It could be easier for the audience to follow the story. The colors of the light were also meticulously selected so that they would be meaningful to each particular character and the universe they inhabit. We shot the video with very small crew of about 8 people. We all worked passionately for 26 hrs to shoot the the entire video over a span of 2 days. Working on Mechanical Hounds was a fantastic experience for various reasons including: The challenge that it meant to shoot such an abstract idea, RNA'S commitment to the project that propelled me to do my best at all times and the fact that it was secretly the kind of story that I had been waiting to tell.

Quiet Company "The Emasculated Man" Directed by: Justin Kirchhoff
This is the 1st video from Quiet Company's album "A Dead Man On My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited" Directed by Justin Kirchhoff of Digital Shakedown

Good Field "Business" Directed by Zachary Scott
Two thugs rob a mansion!

Max Frost "Nice & Slow" Directed by: Jordan Haro
A man finds himself in over his head, with blood on his hands, and left with no one else to turn to other than Max Frost.

Charlie Pierece and Choctaw Wilfire "Have I Said enough" Directed by Laura Walgreen
When I first heard Charlie play, it was in the basement of a party happening in Austin, TX. The violent way Charlie played the piano kept making me think that it would catch fire at any moment. After that, I couldn't shake the idea of filming Charlie playing a piano on fire. I didn't know Charlie at the time, but called him up and told him I wanted to set him on fire. He was game for the idea as well as Nathan Legacy, our SPFX coordinator. We shot the video in one day, in a small studio space. Our DP, Barry Andersson flew out from Minneapolis with all of his equipment and I was lucky enough to have Michelle Millette as A.D. To keep things moving along. Between the fogger and actual smoke from the fire, we all had a hard time breathing the next day but it was totally worth it. 

Riverboat Gamblers "Heart Conditions" Directed by: Justin Wilson
This is the sequel & prequel to Blue Ghosts. Stuck in an infinite loop, Mike and the boys repeatedly scatter amongst a ghost town looking for reprieve. 

Ben Cina "My Last Confession" Directed by: CJ Vinson
I've seen a lot of music videos where someone dies, but I don't think I've ever seen a video where the lead singer is dead through the entire video. That kept going through my head when I was concepting the idea for "My Last Confession". Is this too high concept for a small budget shoot? Is it going to come across with the morbid dark anxiety that I'm seeing in my head, or is it just going to feel like "Weekend at Bernie's"?

I pitched the idea to Ben, KJ Hines and their team expecting them to tell me the concept wouldn't work, but after listening to the song with them and explaining the idea, they agreed that the concept was spot on and they put their trust in me to pull it off. I was both excited and horrified that we were going to attempt this concept.

We were able to build a crew of incredibly talented individuals (including DP Andrew Baird and AD/Editor Drew Lewis) who were instrumental in making this concept look and feel legit. In addition, Wayne Dalchau was able to lock down some incredible locations and assist with some of the props that really helped bring this world to life. The last addition that really helped us pull the video off was lead actress Vicky Illk. Vicky can nail emotional scenes better than just about anyone I've seen and her performance didn't just come across well on camera, but it also helped set the mood for the entire shoot. 

The shoot itself was brutal. Ben spent most of the day wrapped in blankets and duck tape getting dragged through the woods and we made KJ actually dig most of the grave for the final scene. We wanted to convey the brutality of the story by actually making everyone participate in the actions of the story. I'm pretty sure KJ wanted to throw a rock at me for half the day, but in the end his gritty performance along with Ben and Vicky's is what made this concept shine. 

Young Tongue "Heavy Metal Thunder" Directed by: James Goulden and Rob Russell
Music video for Young Tongue's "Heavy Metal Thunder"

Anabelle Chairlegs "Axe Me If I Care" Directed by: Federico Moreno, Vanessa Pla
A music video shot for the band Annabelle Chairlegs. Lindsey Mackin is out to destroy an old version of herself.

Sugar Ray Dogs "Mexi-Cola" Directed by: Teresa Jolie

Mexi-Cola is set in a Mexican bordello where one man discovers the bitter truth about temptation & the consequences of eating forbidden fruit. Written and directed by Latin-American director Teresa Jolie, the story was inspired by Mexican folklore, superstition, & literary tragedy.

Paolo Pagetti of Rivertale Productions & producer of Italian band Sugar Ray Dogs always had a love for Texan & Mexican culture and aspired to shoot a music video for one of their songs in Austin, TX using Tex-Mex references in their video. Teaming up with Texas natives, Patricia Vonne, Rick Del Castillo, & Teresa Jolie, they came up with a plan to shoot their upcoming music video "Mexi-Cola" in Texas while on tour. The video included a notable cast, including Billy Blair (Machete, Sin City, Last Man Standing), Patricia Vonne (Sin City, Machete, Spy Kids), Alex Ruiz (Chingon, Dusk Till Dawn), & Lola Laymon (Sin City, Entertainment Austin).

Fun facts: 
The loteria cards used by the gypsy man looked too new for the video, so director Teresa Jolie aged the cards by using coffee grounds, tea, and singeing the corners of the cards with matches the night before the shoot.

Zoo Keeper Exotic Pets off Research Blvd. loaned their training tarantula to us for the video. Tarantula wrangler Carlos San Miguel endearingly named the spider "Pedro Parker" and used a straw to blow air at the spiders abdomen in order to guide the spider's movements. 

Kingsnake.com owner Jeff Barringer, friend of the director loaned his milk snakes for the music video since they most closely resemble venomous Texas coral snakes which would be used as a metaphor for Eve's temptation & betrayal in the video. Barringer considered bringing a live rattle snake to add to the Texas-vibe, but due to safety issues the director decided milk snakes would suffice. 

Filmed at The Blackheart on Rainey Street, our crew had less than 10 hours to film this video and be out by 6pm when the venue was scheduled to have live acts perform. 

This video was the beginning of a friendship between Italian producer Paolo Pagetti & Teresa Jolie, who months later directed a music v...

Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

4:00pm

THE EVOLUTION OF STORYTELLING: Using Transmedia, Omnidirectional Camera Technologies and More (PANEL)
This panel will discuss how storytelling has changed with the advent of transmedia, omnidirectional camera technologies and other creative formats that creative filmmakers utilize.
 
Panelists: 
Benjamin Durham - Thrillbox 
Andrew Lintz - Omniception
Javier Avellan - Lobo Sucio Creative
Jerome Morrison - PsiPlay 
Elizabeth McQueen - Artist, PsiPlay

Moderated by: Marc Fort  - Texas Music Office

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Benjamin Durham

Founder & Chief Immersive Officer, Thrillbox
I am passionate about the future of immersive media technologies and their convergence with the internet, particularly the ways in which it will revolutionize how we interact with - and understand - one another.

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Saturday September 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

3D SCREENINGS + WILDCHILD VIRTUAL REALITY PREMIERE
Featuring the 3D Screenings and the first ever premiere of a virtual reality music video.

Holiday Mountain "Feelin It" Directed by: Aaron Brown
The Black Angels - 3D video
Blaxploitation - Live at the Orb Recording Studios
Wild Child "Rillo Talk " (VR premiere)

Holiday Mountain "Feelin It" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Planets and portals 
Wild Child "Rillo Talk " (VR premiere)
Lazy Sunday afternoon couch nap day dream kind of stuff 

Saturday September 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

5:00pm

FUNNY OR HIGH
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Featuring comical and campy music videos that may or may not have stemmed from stems. 

Jinx McGee "All the Dirty Things" Directed by: Taylor Powell
Capyac "Mamma Never Told" Directed by: Meredith McCarty
Total Unicorn "Mini Knee" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
Whitman "NW Thurman" Directed by: Bradley Montesi
Sweet Spirit "Baby Doll" Directed by: John Valley
Whiskey Shivers "Free" Directed by: Rob Wadleigh
Netherfriends "Smoke A Little Tree" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Mayeux & Broussard "Stoned & Broke Down" Directed by: James Moritz 
Croy and the Boys "Won't You Just Wish Me Luck" Directed by: Tina Rivera

Jinx McGee "All the Dirty Things" Directed by: Taylor Powell
"All The Dirty Things" is a chocolaty whirlwind of sexuality. It was directors Taylor Powell and John McGee's first attempt at the art of green screen, and it was inspired by musical legends such as R. Kelly and Al Green.
Capyac "Mamma Never Told" Directed by: Meredith McCarty

When I heard this song for the first time, the trap-like ode to cupcakes definitely inspired me to create an equally sweet video. I costumed CAPYAC for their live performances for a while, and therefore had a lot of costume pieces that made it easy to style the shoot in a very playfully Lisa frank all grown up sort of way. All the people involved in the video showed up with wigs and great senses of humor. The only initial idea for the video was that I wanted to have shots of people sensually eating cupcakes as well as having cupcakes smeared on their face. Thankfully I have friends who are happy and willing to do that sort of thing. The shoot took about 5 hours of continuous shooting with at most 1 other person helping me with setting up shots, etc. The budget for this music video was $30, which covered cupcake ingredients, a lot of sprinkles, one lollipop, and a smiley face balloon.
Total Unicorn "Mini Knee" Directed by: Stephen Fishman
It's a video of a performance of a video performance. Full of dirt and night and robes. 

Mini Knee reduces inflammation of the ka-neee.

Your first born is made of two bones.
Whitman "NW Thurman" Directed by: Bradley Montesi
There is a service you can call that will send a man dressed as a bunny rabbit to your door. Lonely? He'll be an ear to listen. Sad? He'll be a furry shoulder to cry on. Want to binge watch the entire series of "House of Cards"? Well let's not get carried away. Best friend or roleplaying your worst enemy, he'll be what you want him to be for as long as you have him booked . Go ahead, give Fuzzy Love, Inc. a call today...
Sweet Spirit "Baby Doll" Directed by: John Valley
A flamboyant kidnapper performs the hit single 'Baby Doll' by Austin, TX's Pop-Rock super band Sweet Spirit. He gives an electric performance to his "captivated" fans!
Whiskey Shivers "Free" Directed by: Rob Wadleigh
Shot in between shows in July of 2014 in LA and Mammoth Lakes in front of a portable green screen with costumes largely thrown together with what he band had lying around back home. 
We filmed wherever we wanted. Nobody knew what was going on.
Mayeux & Broussard "Stoned & Broke Down" Directed by: James Moritz 
Them good ol' boys are gettin' groovy drinking their special tea before heading out for their show. When their van won't start and with all of their phones useless they draw dominos to determine who will be the one to take the walk. As the drugs take hold the boys slowly lose their grip on reality...
Croy and the Boys "Won't You Just Wish Me Luck" Directed by: Tina Rivera
The song, "Won't You Just Wish Me Luck" is a classic heartbreak song. And like most classic heartbreak songs, it's told by the heartbroken. And like most stories, it favors the side of the narrator. So here we have one more cold hearted woman tearing down one more good man who just wants to love and be loved. Well, there are two sides to every story and so we decided that as we retold the events of the song in the video, we'd do what we could to shake up who exactly it is to blame. By the end, it's not clear whether the antagonist is the person described by the song or the person before you in the video. 


Saturday September 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

5:00pm

LIVE (ON-STAGE OR IN-STUDIO) SCREENING
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Early Bird- GA Festival Wristband.
Featuring select videos that were filmed live either on stage or in the studio.  

The Bright Light Social Hour "DreamLove" Directed by: Ty Roberts (Live at Stubbs w/ VJ Ryan Padget) 
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Transistor Six" Directed by: Sean Schiavolin
Girl In A Coma "One Eyed Fool" (Live at Frank; Transistor Six) Directed by: Christopher Morse
Wild Child "Break Bones" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Brown Sabbath "Hand of Doom" Directed by: Rob Seidel
Canvas People "Happy If I'm Wrong" (Live at Stinson) Directed by: Cameron Gott
The Eastern Sea "The Match" (The Wild Honey Pie) Directed by Taylor Washington &
Emmett Kerr Perkinson
Heart of Stone "Harvard of the South" Directed by: Bongani Mlambo (Live at Orb Recording Studios)

The Bright Light Social Hour "Back and Forth" Directed by Ty Roberts (Live at Stubbs w/ VJ Ryan Padget)

The Bright Light Social Hour "DreamLove" Directed by Ty Roberts (Live at Stubbs w/ VJ Ryan Padget) 
The Bright Light Social Hour perform "Dreamlove" live at Stubb's Austin for the release party of their 2015 sophomore album Space Is Still the Place.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Transistor Six" Directed by: Sean Schiavolin
Regarding the "Hate The Taste" film, our director Sean came up with the concept to have a force field encapsulating the band who are playing in a 60's type of time-warp. While the modern day audience outside at Psychfest were in present day and shot on digital. Half of us were out there filming on 50 year old Super 8 cameras and the other half were shooting on digital cameras. 

Girl In A Coma "One Eyed Fool" (Live at Frank; Transistor Six) Directed by: Christopher Morse
Girl in a Coma's "One Eyed Fool" was shot and recorded live at Frank in downtown Austin. The film was shot entirely on Super 8.  

Wild Child "Break Bones" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Wild Child plays Break Bones live and unplugged.

Brown Sabbath "Hand of Doom" Directed by: Rob Seidel
A young vet returns home to find that he can't escape his experiences.

Canvas People "Happy If I'm Wrong" (Live at Stinson) Directed by: Cameron Gott

"Happy If I'm Wrong" is the first video of a 5 part live in-studio performance series we shot at Stinson Studios. Our goal in creating this video was to capture the essence and energy of our live performance, while capturing the audio in the most optimal medium. Video shot by Cameron Gott, Brandon Aguilar, and Austin Wells. Audio mixed by David Beck and Brandon FitzSimon.

Live performance video of "Happy If I'm Wrong" by Canvas People. All video and audio shot and recorded at Stinson Studios (in affiliation with The Recording Conservatory of Austin). Copyright Canvas People Music LLC

Heart of Stone "Harvard of the South" (Live at Orb Recording Studios)

This acoustic version of Heart of Stone was recorded live at Orb Studios in Austin, TX as part of a series of four songs from the bands EP that would be filmed in the same space, but each have a unique look and feel.

I drew inspiration from Bastille's Oblivion live at Capital Studios, and some Ed Sheeran, Passenger, and Bon Iver live studio performances. Then surrendered to the emotion and vibe of the song to inspire & inform each song's direction.

Heart of Stone in particular felt moody yet edgy on a foundation of a driving beat and kick then explodes at the end. The goal was lingering shots, crossfades, slides, and slow motion (that never made the cut. Real time felt better and created some interesting effects like warped drum sticks). The camera movement, feel, and direction - were shared among several operators who focused on certain band members and moments of the song while dancing out of each others frame.

This is my favorite of the four! The rest can be viewed here: vimeo.com/bongaj

Harvard Of The South is a band from Austin, San Marcos and Brooklyn. Its members also play in the bands Blue October, Hurricane Bells and Longwave

Directors
AB

Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
EK

Emmett kerr-perkinson

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Bongani Mlambo

Cinematographer - Boxed
Cinematographer / director of photography, camera operator, camera assistant, & filmmaker on films, commercials, & music videos. I'm passionate about creativity, expression, helping people, and telling stories visually. In my free time I dance, drum, and ponder on social issues and... Read More →


Saturday September 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm

RED EYE TRANSIT (LABEL)
Featuring select videos curated by Austin music label Red Eye Transit!

DINNER "Going Out" Directed by: Lily X
Heyerdahl "Mirage" Directed by: Thor Brenne
Pompeii "Blueprint" Directed by: Thor Brenne
TWMTH "Still Life" Directed by Thor Brenne
TWMTH "Breaking News" Directed by: Lily X
Sandra Kolstad "My Yellow Heart" Directed by: Dan Huiting
Simian Ghost "Youth" Directed by: Dan Huiting
Therese Aune "In My Quiet Place" Directed by: Dan Huiting
Tog "Av Hengslene" Directed by: Dan Huiting
TWMTH "Bamboos Break" Directed by Dan Huiting 

Saturday September 19, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

THE AUSTIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS SHOW + CLOSING PARTY
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Early Bird- GA Festival Wristband.
The 1st annual Austin Music Video Festival culminates with the inaugural Austin Music Video Awards and Closing Party: an awards show, video premieres and pop-up performances from Slooom and Mobley, then we shut the club downnnn with CAPYAC and Night Drive along with a special guest headliner.

Artists/ Bands


Saturday September 19, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Sunday, September 20
 

2:00pm

SPOON: RETROSPECTIVE + OKKERVIL RIVER "DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER" (42M) 2ND SCREENING!
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Early Bird- GA Festival Wristband.

** Reserved seat tickets are available for purchase with guaranteed entry at: drafthouse.com/movies/down-down-the-deep-river1/austin

Join us for the 2nd Screening of Okkervil River's DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER and Spoon: Retrospective, co-presented by Austin Film Society.

(we added a bonus day!)

  • OKKERVIL RIVER's SEP 20, 2PM SCREENING of "Down Down the Deep River" + Spoon: Retrospective at Alamo Drafthouse LAMAR. Limited wristband seating is available (approx. 40) and reserved seating (approx. 40). The film will be preceded by a selection of Spoon videos culled from Beta, VHS and DVD. **Okkervil River keyboardist and composer Justin Sherburn will be in attendance for Q/A. Spoon will not be in attendance for this screening.

** AMVFest wristband holders will have access to this screening on a first come, first screened basis. Get $25 wristbands (at 4.5 days!) at: bit.ly/AMVF15TIX 

** Reserved seat tickets are available for purchase with guaranteed entry at: drafthouse.com/movies/down-down-the-deep-river1/austin

** Want to pre-order the film + bonus feautures & soundtrack? Use the code AMVF at check-out to get $4 off the LASERDISC EDITION of DDtDR at: www.downdownthedeepriver.com

About DOWN DOWN THE DEEP RIVER:

It's New Hampshire, 1987: The sci-fi fantasy world of two bullied sixth-grade boys invades reality and changes their lives forever. An explosion of the music video into a narrative film, Down Down the Deep River grew out of the recent work of acclaimed indie band Okkervil River, and directed by front man Will Sheff. The song of the same name appears in multiple incarnations throughout the film, interpreted in ‘80s appropriate styles (New Wave, soft rock, rap). A poetic, abstract tribute to classic children's fantasy films, Down Down the Deep River was shot in and around Sheff's hometown in rural New Hampshire and stars local actors. Impeccable art direction brings magic to nostalgic, dreamlike, fictionalized representations of Sheff's own childhood memories, filtering them through the aesthetics of the cornerstone children's fantasy films of the era — E.T., Explorers, The Goonies to name a few.

A look back at Spoon's incredible music video evolution over the last decade. #preyoutube

"Small Stakes" Directed by: Peter Simonite
"I Turn My Cameron On" Directed by: Troll & De Wilde
"Sister Jack" Directed by: Peter Simonite
"The Underdog" Directed by: Keven McAlester
"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" Directed by: Ryan Junell
"Written in Reverse" Directed by: Danny Clinch
"Inside Out" Directed by: Leblanc + Cudmore
 

Moderators
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Jeremy Roye

Cofounder, Austin Music Video Festival
AMVFest host and moderator. 

Artists
JS

Justin Sherburn

Composer and keyboardist for Okkervil River.


Sunday September 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Alamo Drafthouse (S. Lamar) 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704