City Arts magazine, Northwest Film Forum, and 12toRain present videOasis: A Night of Music Videos on Thursday, April 24, at Northwest Film Forum.
Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking. videOasis is a new showcase of the best new music videos produced around the Pacific Northwest. The event’s producers will be pulling 12 videos from the Web—at least one a world-premiere—and throwing them onto the big screen for a full theatrical experience.
After the screenings, City Arts senior editor Jonathan Zwickel will host a Q&A with musicians and directors to discuss the collaborative process of making a video. Participating musicians include George “Geo” Quibuyen of Blue Scholars and the Bar, Jonas Haskins of the Low Hums, Nate Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes of Iska Dhaaf and Otieno Terry and Kjell Nelson of Hightek Lowlives. Directors include Harry Clean, Clyde Petersen, John Jeffcoat, participants of the Reel Grrls music video camp and more.
Wrapping up the event will be a special live musical performance by the group premiering its video, which will be announced in the coming weeks.