At Speaker TV we are passionate about all aspects of culture, so it is no wonder that we are stoked to see VIVID Ideas feature Clipped Music Video Festival in their event lineup this year.

The winning combination of music and cutting-edge filmmaking, music videos will be celebrated at an event on June 3 at SUNSTUDIOS in Alexandria, Sydney. This event celebrates all elements of music video production and will feature an interactive music video exhibition, screening, workshops, music video premieres and industry discussion panels. They are also running a competition for filmmakers and bands to submit music videos for prizes judged by some of the biggest names in music video making.

With a series of national and international speakers who have world class levels at experience, there is plenty to inform and inspire anyone from music video enthusiasts to musicians to filmmakers. See below a list of some of our top picks of speakers:

Warren Fu

Anyone who has watched The Weeknd’s video for ‘I Feel It Coming’, will not be surprised to hear that Warren Fu was behind it. As a former art director for Lucasfilm, this an American music video director, illustrator and designer is an industry juggernaut. His unique blend of cutting edge science fiction themes mixed with retro aesthetics have seen him work on incredible videos with diverse acts from Daft Punk to Stevie Wonder to Haim. A favourite of his work from last year is his video for CHVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue”.

Emma Haarburger

One of the most treasured homegrown music video makers, Emma Haarburger has a wealth of experience within the Australian Film Industry. She has produced music videos by stars of the local scene like Courtney Barnett, The Aston Shuffle, Vance Joy and international act, Bombay Bicycle Club. The combination of slick production and intimate storytelling which often have humourous elements lead to inventive and compelling video making. Our favourite is the star-studded ‘Elevator Operator’ by Courtney Barnett for which was nominated for an ARIA and Triple J’s Best Music Video in 2016.

Lawrence Lim:

Co-founder of production company Tribal Apes, Lawrence Lim has worked with some of the biggest names in local and international music to produce and direct over 65 music videos. Working with artists from locals Jinja Safari and Dallas Frasca to Tiesto, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Pusha-T. Lim was nominated for two ARIAs one for Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘Never Be The Same’, and the other for Justice Crew‘s ‘Que Sera‘. His work has a distinctive dark and emotive style that he brings to each music video regardless of the story or subject matter, a great example of this is the video for “Plagiarist” by Sydney’s own, Jinja Safari.

See the website for more information and tickets.