Though most believe video killed the radio star, it was actually the barbershop quartet, in the parlor, with a hooked cane. Clear video's good name with this GrouponLive deal to the Los Angeles Music Video Festival at the Downtown Independent. For $10, you get a two-night pass on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5 (a $20 value). The evening's activities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This weekend, the second-annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival kicks off a two-night jubilee of cinematic orchestration, ending with an awards ceremony for the best representatives from each of five categories. Genres include tribute videos, narrative videos, comedy videos, student films, and non-narrative productions. Between screenings, attendees listen to DJ-spun tunes, sate cravings at food trucks, and sit in on a panel of industry insiders as they discuss topics such as The Business of Music Videos and The Comedy Music Video. A keynote presentation by Eric Wareheim, known for his television shows, Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, at 9:30 p.m. on Friday fans the flames of the crowd before heralding other workshops and live musical performances. The festival proper wraps up at 10:30 p.m. both days, followed by a free-wheeling after-party in the lobby to benefit OMG! Cameras Everywhere! a nonprofit arts program that encourages creativity in Los Angeles–area kids.