“Music video is the logical fulfillment of art and technological destiny. I see it as an artistic extension. I can visualize the day when the interface of music and video will create an entirely new kind of artist.”
That’s a quote from David Bowie, in the early 1970s.
Prof. Morrow founded and directs the Portland Music Video Festival, a high-profile, multi-program festival and networking event held annually at the Hollywood Theater in Portland. Now in its fourth year, the festival each year receives hundreds of submissions from more than thirty countries around the world. Among the artists who have been programmed are Cypress Hill, Gaslamp Killer, Passion Pit, Mean Jeans, Dita Von Teese, Bob Mould, Broken Bells, Sallie Ford, Lost Lander, Kimya Dawson, and Aesop Rock.
Music videos are the ultimate marriage of art and commerce, a breeding ground for up-and-coming filmmakers experimenting with their craft, a means of visual expression for musicians and bands, and the forum from which many of the greatest innovations in film, television and advertising have emerged over the last three decades. 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 consumed only online – the Portland Music Video 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.