How do you make a music video? How do you make it memorable? How do you get people to see it? The answer to these questions will be covered in this panel.
Where: Gerrard Room @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Stu Dead: A Primative Evolution
Saint: Footage Production Company
Skye Sweetnam: Musician / Director
Gavin Michael Booth: Filmmaker – Mimetic Entertainment
Gavin is currently represented as a writer and director by manager Daniel Ortega at Pantheon in Los Angeles (Gerard Butler, Judy Greer, Jim Carrey).
Booth has worked with some of the top entertainers in the music industry including Music Videos and Documentary projects for Eminem’s D-12, Third Eye Blind, The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace, Vanessa Carlton and The Afters.
Gavin has created independent music videos as writer / director / cinematographer / editor for: Emma-Lee (recently won video of the year for “Shadow Of The Ghost”), The Afters, Chasing Amee, The Blue Stones, Inoke Errati, Scotty James, Gavin Slate, Ashes Of Soma and so on.
His work has always maximized every dollar on lower budget projects to raise the production value of the finished film / video.[/citem]
Karen Bliss: Music Journalist
Karen Bliss is an established music journalist who is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard and also contributes to RollingStone.com, MSN, AOL’s HuffPo, and more. She recently won Music Journalist of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, voted on by more than 1000 of her music industry peers. Along the way, her work has been published in Elle Canada, Hits, Pollstar, The Toronto Star, Melody Maker, The Toronto Sun, National Post, Rolling Stone Australia, and countless others. Among the thousands of artists she has interviewed are Kurt Cobain, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Eminem, Jimmy Page, Avril Lavigne, Lenny Kravitz, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Pete Townshend, Bryan Adams, and Usher. Because she has this ridiculously fun job, Karen also founded music-heavy online magazine Samaritanmag.com about people, businesses and charities making a difference, and created an animated, anti-racism PSA, The Girl With Pinhead Parents, voiced by Nelly Furtado, Chris Bosh, and others, seen on YouTube. Karen also owns Daycare Records, whose first signing was The Danger Bees and which just released Walter Senko’s From A Liar EP, produced by Cone of Sum41 and Bill Bell (Jason Mraz). Later this year, Chasing Fortune, a documentary she produced on JD Fortune, post-INXS, will air on Super Channel.