On March 8th, the Portland Music Video Festival concluded its fourth year with a completely sold-out show at the Hollywood Theater. I founded and directed the festival. The Creative Director of the festival is Portland State Film alum Kat Audick, a prominent local production designer.
The festival is an exciting showcase of the work of musicians and filmmakers from Portland and around the world. We considered hundreds of videos, from countries around the world, to curate a program that explored widely varying approaches to interpreting music for the visual medium. Many of the selected videos came from local Portland artists and filmmakers, who were on hand at the screening for a Q&A session after the screening. The Portland Music Video Festival is one of only a handful of festivals in the world dedicated exclusively to the art and craft of music video production. Nearly all music videos are viewed only online, and the festival provides the rare opportunity to see these works on a big screen, with amazing sound. The festival is committed to celebrating the art of the music video, and nurturing the great partnership between the music and filmmaking communities in Portland and around the globe.
I was interviewed on KGW-NBC’s “Portland Today”. The clip can be viewed here:
And I was interviewed in a live report from the festival on KGW-NBC’s “Live at 7”. The clip can be viewed here: