24 September | 19:30

Community Evening - The Art and Relevance of Music Videos

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: free

We are happy to present the premiere of freshly produced music videos, as outcomes of an intensive workshop led by the film director Stephanie von Beauvais.

This Music Pool x Shoot It Yourself community evening will premiere and discuss the videos, and look behind the scenes of conceptualizing and producing a video for your song. How can you make your video a quality short film in itself, and not just an inevitable visual byproduct to your song? How can you create an interesting video yourself on a small budget? What are basic filmmaking skills that you need to know? And what are the experiences of musicians that have just gone through the process of shooting a DIY video?

The second part of the evening will discuss the relevance of music videos in post MTV times. How important are music videos for the promo of a song these days? How do promoters and musicians use music videos in their album or track campaigns? And is a music video only being perceived as a promotional tool or how do audiences appreciate music videos as an art form?

Steph von Beauvais is a Berlin based director and producer of music videos, documentaries and commercials with more than 20 years experience. She has collaborated with German musicians and bands like Tocotronic, Beatsteaks, Olli Schulz, Marteria, Casper, Laing, 2Raumwohnung, Kreator and several more. She teaches at HTK Berlin and her own music video workshop series.

Michael Mlinski has more than 10 years of experience of developing marketing campaigns for musicians, such as Drangsal, Marilyn Manson, Ferris MC, or Denzel Curry, currently with Vertigo/Capital, and formerly with Caroline International.

Participating artists:

DJ: Galina Ozeran (Chikiss aka Galina Ozeran, Video Salon / NOT NOT FUN rec.) As a child of soviet era sci-fi, Chikiss tinted by the faded glory of suggested futures that never came to be. Her DJ sets are a deep cinematic experimental journey - and complement the soundscape of this community evening on music videos.
music: https://soundcloud.com/chikissecrets mixtapes: https://www.mixcloud.com/chikissecrets/

The project Shoot it yourself is being realized in collaboration with BIMM Berlin and Music Pool Berlin, as well as funding from Musicboard Berlin. Doors 19:30, Talk starts at 20:00. Free Event.