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7th Annual Music Video Showcase Kicks Off In Downtown, Memphis, TN

When it comes to showcasing music videos and getting rewarded for the hard work in creating it, it happens all at the annual Music Video Showcase held in Memphis, TN. The 7th Annual Music Video Showcase presented by Live From Memphis will be starting up its multi-day event on Thursday, March 1, 2012 and will be wrapping up on Sunday, March 4, 2012.

The event showcases videos by local, national, and international artists and filmmakers, which will consist of over 57 music videos in 4 screenings. In addition to holding the video showcase, there will be three panel discussions, four art shows, three mini-music showcases, three parties and an awards show.

Music videos to be screened at the Music Video Showcase will include videos by Don Trip, North Mississippi Allstars, Tre-Ez, Ify, Knowledge Nick, Keia Johnson, Mack Rodd, Abe, amongst others. Film directors for some of these prestige videos include Joe Yung Spike Gotti, Christopher Reyes, Isaiah Conyers, Sarah Fleming, Nina Stakz, Sterling Jordan, Howard Nkosi and other aspiring and notable directors.

Awards given at the Music Video Showcase include a jury award for "Best Music Video," an "Audience Choice" award and a "Best Local" award. Winners of the award receive a prize package and a trophy.

Weekend passes are $25 and include all events. Day passes are $15, Saturday's Music Mini-Showcase concerts are $5 or free with a pass and the Lagniappe Fest is also $5 or free with a pass.

The Saturday discussion panels and Art show are both free.

For more information on the Music Video Showcase visit http://www.musicvideoshowcase.com.

The 7th Annual Music Video Showcase Schedule
http://www.livefrommemphis.com/film/item/the-7th-annual-music-video-showcase-schedule

THURSDAY

LIVE FROM MEMPHIS (1 South Main Street)

8-11pm - Opening Night Reception

This party is to honor all the filmmakers, musicians, artists, volunteers, sponsors, and various other supporters that all come together to make MVS awesome! We’ll be chilling at the LFM studio, listening to music and just having a good ‘ol time, so join us! Feel free to bring friends and family, mingle, and meet new people.

FRIDAY

THE WAREHOUSE (36 E. GE Patterson Ave)

4pm - Lounge will open for check-in.

4-8pm - Opening of MOTO-AVX - An Audio / Visual Experience

From the creators MX and Ninjacat, comes a new collaboration in experiential art and design. MOTO-AVX is a site specific, immersive extravaganza of interactive sound and visuals to stimulate your senses. Moto-AVX can only be seen at Music Video Showcase 7 (before and after the showcase screenings on March 2-4).
8pm - Music Video Showcase #1 - CLICK FOR MUSIC VIDEO LINE-UP

9:30 - Midnight - Dance Party Central with DJ Steve Anne!

Stick around after the showcase Friday night to witness the awesomeness that this party will be. Resident DJ at Beauty Shop, DJ Steve Anne will be bring down the house with an eclectic mix of dance/ party music. (FREE with your MVS admission. $10 without)

THE POWER HOUSE (45 E. GE Patterson Ave)

4:00-9:00pm - Opening of the 3rd Annual Project Sketchbook!

Project Sketchbook is an annual mail-art project organized by the Rozelle Artists Guild. We hand cut, assemble, sew, stamp, package, and mail as many miniature sketchbooks as we can (this year, nearly 350) to whoever wants one. You fill it up however you want, and we collect them. All entries are featured in an annual printed catalog, and in a open to the public exhibition, this year at Power House in conjunction with LFM’s Music Video Showcase 7. 2012 marks our third year, and we’re pumped to be teamed up with Live From Memphis to bring the exhibition to you!

4:00-9:00pm - Our Vibe. Our City. ArtSpace. Presented by ArtsMemphis.

ArtsMemphis is pleased to present this space of art for mass consumption! Featuring works by Memphis- based video artists Jill Wissmiller. Wissmiller’s work has been screened in numerous festivals including Console-ing Passions: The International Conference of Feminism and Television, Film, Video and New Media. Wissmiller also creates interactive video designs for theater, and recently staged her work at the Julia De Burgos Art Center in NYC for the Danisarte’s My World/Mi Mundo theatrical festival.

SATURDAY

THE WAREHOUSE (36 E. GE Patterson Ave)

12:00pm - Lounge will open for check-in.

1:00-3:00pm - Visible Showcase

Visible Music College is a faith-based, independent college located right here in Memphis. They work tirelessly preparing artists, technicians, and business professionals for the real world! Showcase Artists: Jo (country-rock), She Said (rock), Cayerio (hip-hop/rock)

3:00-5:00pm - Neosoulville Showcase

An amazing organization and network of individuals who are all about the soul of Memphis. Check ‘em out online (neosoulville.com) or attend “The Word” (Memphis’ longest running open mic night) every Monday Night at the Rumba Room. Showcase Artists: Kirby Lauryen, CC Hill, Black Rock Revival, Jamaal Wicks, Ping Rose, Tim Terry

Showcase MC Tonya Dyson

5:00-7:00pm - Goner Records Showcase

Goner is an awesome label and record store in Memphis. They sell all kinds of great, overlooked music on lp, cd, 45, and 78. They also sell t-shirts, books, magazines and dvds! Check ‘em out in Cooper-Young. Showcase Artists: Manatees, Overnight Lows, Sex Cult

8:00pm - Music Video Showcase #2

9:30-Midnight - MVS Awards Show

Awards show hosted by Memphis Jones! We’ll be giving out the cash and prizes to the lucky winners, so you don’t want to miss this! Featuring performances by Memphis Dawls, Artistik Approach, and Modern Convenience. (FREE with your MVS admission. $10 without)

EARNESTINE & HAZEL'S (531 S. Main St.)

1:00-2:00pm - Panel #1 “Stephen Pitalo: Shoot The Singer, Cue The Horse: Adventures In The Golden Age of Music Video (1976-1993)”

With an obsessive-compulsive knowledge of the Golden Age of Music Video (1976- 1993), music video historian Stephen Pitalo will unveil untold tales from the genre’s heyday, compiled from interviews with over 60 music video directors from Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Beatles) and Bruce Gowers (Queen) to Nigel Dick (Guns N Roses) and Kevin Kerslake (Nirvana). Pitalo will show specific music videos and discuss the hidden backstory or influences, and music video director/producer Jon Small will also attend the panel to share his experiences of the “Golden Age.”

2:15-3:15pm - Panel #2 “Jon Small: What A Director Needs To Know, The Inside Perspective”

Eleven Emmy nominations, former touring musician, producer and director of music videos and live television concert specials... people, we’ve got a legend here. Jon Small shares his experiences from directing the ground-breaking Run-DMC/Aerosmith “Walk This Way” music video to working with such stars as Reba McEntire, Enrique Inglesias, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Rod Stewart, Sting, Lynryd Skynard, Garth Brooks and more. This is a don’t miss event for filmmakers, musicians, and music video fans.

3:30-4:30pm - Panel #3 “An Introduction to Direct-to-Fan Marketing for Creatives” with Bob Moczydlowsky

Topspin is a Direct-to-Fan marketing and retail software platform. What ProTools and Final Cut are for music and video production, Topspin is for online marketing and retail: a software platform which makes your job as an artists easier. Come to this panel. Meet Bob. Learn about Topspin. Grow a database of fans—and market to them!

THE POWER HOUSE (45 E. GE Patterson Ave)

12:00-8:00pm - 3rd Annual Project Sketchbook

Project Sketchbook is an annual mail-art project organized by the Rozelle Artists Guild. We hand cut, assemble, sew, stamp, package, and mail as many miniature sketchbooks as we can (this year, nearly 350) to whoever wants one. You fill it up however you want, and we collect them. All entries are featured in an annual printed catalog, and in a open to the public exhibition, this year at Power House in conjunction with LFM’s Music Video Showcase 7. 2012 marks our third year, and we’re pumped to be teamed up with Live From Memphis to bring the exhibition to you!

12:00-8:00pm - Our Vibe. Our City. ArtSpace. Presented by ArtsMemphis.

ArtsMemphis is pleased to present this space of art for mass consumption! Featuring works by Memphis- based video artists Jill Wissmiller. Wissmiller’s work has been screened in numerous festivals including Console-ing Passions: The International Conference of Feminism and Television, Film, Video and New Media. Wissmiller also creates interactive video designs for theater, and recently staged her work at the Julia De Burgos Art Center in NYC for the Danisarte’s My World/Mi Mundo theatrical festival.

SUNDAY

THE WAREHOUSE (36 E. GE Patterson Ave)

2:00-3:00pm - Premier of the 48 Hour Music Video Launch Videos.

For FuelFilm’s fourth 48hour film launch they’ve partnered with Live From Memphis to make 5 music videos in one weekend. Here’s how it works—a bunch of local Memphis acts submitted songs, of which 5 were selected (by a secretive and possibly corrupt star chamber...hey, that’s what the bands who weren’t picked are gonna tell you anyway) carefully considering which songs would inspire the best videos, and those 5 songs were posted online for review by our participants. Dozens of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers gathered Friday February 24th to pitch their concepts. 5 of those concepts were chosen by popular vote and “Greenlit” - and everyone came together to create 5 music videos in 48 hours. These are the amazing results!

4:00pm - Lagniappe (LAN-yap) Fest #1

5:00pm - Lagniappe (LAN-yap) Fest #2

The POWER HOUSE (45 GE Patterson Ave)

12:00-5:00pm - 3rd Annual Project Sketchbook

Project Sketchbook is an annual mail-art project organized by the Rozelle Artists Guild. We hand cut, assemble, sew, stamp, package, and mail as many miniature sketchbooks as we can (this year, nearly 350) to whoever wants one. You fill it up however you want, and we collect them. All entries are featured in an annual printed catalog, and in a open to the public exhibition--this year at Power House in conjunction with LFM’s Music Video Showcase 7. 2012 marks our third year, and we’re pumped to be teamed up with Live From Memphis to bring the exhibition to you!

12:00-5:00pm - Our Vibe. Our City. ArtSpace. Presented by ArtsMemphis.

ArtsMemphis is pleased to present this space of art for mass consumption! Featuring works by Memphis- based video artists Jill Wissmiller. Wissmiller’s work has been screened in numerous festivals including Console-ing Passions: The International Conference of Feminism and Television, Film, Video and New Media. Wissmiller also creates interactive video designs for theater, and recently staged her work at the Julia De Burgos Art Center in NYC for the Danisarte’s My World/Mi Mundo theatrical festival.

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