Music Video Asheville 2011 was produced by FoAM (The Future of Asheville Music) and this year was sponsored by Music Allies as part of HATCH. Echo Mountain Recording and the Media Arts Project were also major sponsors of this year’s event which was held at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown. You can also check out a more complete playlist at http://www.youtube.com/user/Dreamspiderweb#grid/user/C47697E0230DC2DD.
The night was a big success and with-out further ado the winners are:
Placing 1st, winning both the Best of MVA Music Allies Judges Choice Award AND the Crowd Favorite is Kovacs and the Polar Bear, “Skeleton Crew” directed by Joe Chang with the Paper Picture Company:
The Runner-Up for the Best of MVA Music Allies Judges award, winning a free day of studio time in Echo Mountain Recording, is Secret Agent 23 Skidoo with “Chase the Rain” directed by Daniel Judson:
The Crowd Favorite Runner-up is Jonathan Scales “Muddy Vishnu” directed by Daniel Judson:
The FOAM Core also chose three honorable mentions going to:
Jar-E “Plot” directed by Steven Tingle:
Stephanie’s Id “Documentary” directed by Paul Chelmis
Juan Holiday “Seal it Tight” directed by Kurt Mann:
Groundbreaking Mentor and Featured Artists for MVA 2011 is Ben Lovett.
Lovett showed three videos and spoke about the films that he has been making for his upcoming album debut, Highway Collection. Viral video explosion of their first single, “Eye Of The Storm,” directed by Chris Alender with Soapbox Films, is a cinematic gem that has gobbled up a million views in 4 weeks on the web, and it’s follow-up, the foot-stomping, barn burner single, “Heart Attack,” directed by David Bragg with Flying Pig Studios.
Lovett also debuted their newest video “The Fear” directed by David Bruckner with Wasteland Pictures:
To see the playlist for Music Video Asheville 2011 visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/Dreamspiderweb#grid/user/C47697E0230DC2DD