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53:14 Music video experiment – ​​applications open
53:14 Music video experiment – ​​applications open

Attention, Colorado musicians and filmmakers: Applications for the 2024 edition of the 53:14 Music video experiment.

The 53:14 Music Video Experiment pairs ten Colorado filmmakers with ten Colorado musicians or bands and gives them a limited window of time (53 hours and 14 minutes) to conceive, shoot, edit and deliver an original music video.

And another surprise? The filmmakers and musicians won’t find out who they’ll be working with until the launch event on August 16, 2024. At that point, teams of filmmakers will be randomly paired with musicians and sent off to create an original music video in just over two days (see schedule below).

Each team will have a budget of $1,000 to use for whatever they need to complete the project. The videos will then premiere on August 30, 2024 during a public screening at the Lyric in Fort Collins, Colorado.

This is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Colorado artists and create a professional music video. Below are some examples from past years.

53:14 Schedule for 2024

June 10 – Applications open

28 June – Application deadline

July 5 – Lineup announcement

August 16 – Kickoff at The Lyric in Fort Collins, teams announced

Aug 16-19 – 53:14 Production Weekend

August 30 – World Premiere Screening Party at The Lyric in Fort Collins

Previous 53:14 Videos

Below you will find some completed videos of 53:14 projects from the past years.

The Crooked Carpets, “Slugface”

Shama Noel – “No love”

HYGEIA, “Femme”

Last Call Romance, “What do I have to prove?”

Alysia Kraft, “Little River”

Watch more 53:14 music videos.

Note that 53:14 is not a competition. Yes, there is an application process to get accepted. However, the organizers want 53:14 to be a collaborative, community-building experience.

Details on how to apply can be found on the 53:14 website. There are separate application forms for musicians and filmmakers. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 June. Good luck!

By Everly