“RECOMMENDED! With music video historian Stephen Pitalo, you’ll learn a lot more bizarre facts about the art form.” – Time Out New York
“@StephenPitalo is the most knowledgeable music video historian ever..amazing guy!” – @nerdnite
“The History of Music Video, Part One was absolutely AMAZING…Pitalo filled his two hours to the brim with all sorts of awesome, eye-opening tidbits. What I found most enjoyable about the talk…is how I was able to learn new things about something that I knew everything about.” – Matt Hawkins, Fort90.com
“He knows his stuff.” – Cy Curnin, lead singer of the Fixx
Stephen Pitalo – VJ, music video historian & expert on THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC VIDEO (1976-1993) — can be booked to give this multimedia presentation chronicling the evolution of the music video form, from the early jazz films, movie musicals and early television performances, up through 70s experimentation and the 80s MTV heyday, concluding with the demise of hair metal & the rise of the Seattle sound in the early 90s. With information gathered from more than 100 interviews with music video directors and artists, Pitalo points out key events along the way, spotlighting that era called THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC VIDEO, when pioneering and revolutionary filmmakers were creating the iconic music video images we still talk about today.
The talk is presented on a suped-up modified Prezi platform that works the same as PowerPoint (without bringing the boring) and includes photos, graphics, audio, video and more. The talk is designed as a 2-hour presentation plus 30 minutes for Q&A. Pitalo is available to present this with just a VGA or HDMI video input and 1/8 inch audio jack connection for his MacBook Pro computer.
The History of Music Video, Part One
exclusive academic presentation with Q&A
Media & Pop Culture course, Hofstra University
October 15, 2014
Please email Stephen to check availability & details: email@example.com