53:14 Music Video Experiment at FoCoMX

Once again we’re inviting a cohort of 10 teams from Northern Colorado to embark on a journey of learning, and providing them budgets and resources for the creation of a series new music videos to premiere during FoCoMX in Fort Collins.

The 53:14 Music Video Experiment gives filmmakers and musicians a limited window (53 hours and 14 minutes) to conceive, shoot, edit and delivery an original music video. Similar to a 48 Hour Film Festival, this experiment comes with a catch. Filmmakers and musicians won’t know who they are working with until Kickoff on April 12, 2019. During that event, filmmaker teams and bands/musicians will be randomly paired up and sent off to create their original music video in just over 2 days.

To help with this project, we’re providing each team a small budget to use however you wish. Additionally, we’ll be hosting some communal meals throughout the shoot days and providing access to some unique filming locations, like Old Town Square, the Music District and The Lyric.

The music videos will premiere the following weekend, during FoCoMX.

We will only be accepting a limited number of applicants. We are looking for a wide diversity of musical groups, ideally encompassing a broad range of genres/styles. We are excited to work with both established and up-and-coming musicians, but we do ask that you have a selection of professionally recorded tracks available.

Bands apply with your FoCoMX application.

Filmmaker Teams apply here. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1: http://nocomuvi.net/home/5314-filmmaker-application/

If you have questions, please contact Doug Usher at doug@nocoastartists.com

Connect with the community of NoCo music + video makers

Northern Colorado is rich with support for all kinds of multimedia makers.  There’s a little something for everyone!

Whether you’re looking for professional support or new connections in the community, here are a few regular events and meetups in the area to put on your radar:


The Northern Colorado Music + Video Cluster is an open group for multimedia makers working to advance their craft, business, and community.