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53:14 Music Video Experiment

Update: the artists participating in this year’s 53:14 Music Video Experiment have been announced, see below.

The 53:14 Music Video Experiment pairs 10 Colorado filmmakers with 10 Colorado musicians or bands and gives them a limited window (53 hours and 14 minutes) to conceive, shoot, edit, and deliver an original music video.

Another twist? The filmmakers and musicians won’t know who they are working with until the kickoff event on August 16, 2024. At that point, filmmaker teams 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 $1000 to use for whatever they need to complete the project. The videos will premiere on Aug. 30, 2024, during a public screening at the Lyric in Fort Collins, Colo.

Meet this year’s 53:14 participating musicians

This year’s participating musicians are:

  • Audio Flora
  • Clementine
  • Curci
  • DNA Picasso
  • Dogtags
  • Elektric Animals
  • Eva Rose King
  • Little Trips
  • Nathaniel Riley
  • Sound of Honey

Congrats to all this year’s musicians – and to this year’s participating film and video artists!

See the complete list of previous 53:14 participants. And see examples of videos created by these artists below.

53:14 schedule for 2024

June 10 – Applications open

June 28 – Applications close

July 5 – Lineup announcement

Aug 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 are some completed videos from 53:14 projects in years past.

The Crooked Rugs, “Slugface”

Schama 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 in order to be accepted. However, the organizers aim for 53:14 to be a collaborative, community-building experience. 

Good luck to everyone involved, and have fun!

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The Colorado Sound Music Awards – meet the 2024 nominees

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