Before streaming video, the only options for filmmakers to show their films beyond their living rooms were film festivals and broadcast media. Now the Internet is arguably the most essential tool for filmmakers after the camera.
Although filmmakers now have access to instant worldwide distribution that can net them millions of views, it still isn't the same as a sit-down film screening. The experience of a crowded theater, the buzz of a festival, the anticipation of a start time--they're all absent.
Local filmmakers are getting back to their roots this week with the second installment of Music Video Show, a showcase of locally made music videos at Neurolux.
This year's event is shaping up to be just as good, with plenty of videos from local bands you know and love--like Youth Lagoon, Microbabies and Thomas Paul--and a few you may discover for the first time.