Music Video Breakdown

Posted: May 3, 2012 by Alan Hardcastle in CMP 11_13
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Here is a breakdown of the Music Video Assignment that was developed by Support. Hopefully, this means it has been translated from Media to human…!

 

Task 1

History of Music Vidfeo

http://www.slideshare.net/crosswaysfederation/music-video-a-brief-history

http://www.slideshare.net/jamsjamsjams/history-of-music-video

http://www.articlesbase.com/art-and-entertainment-articles/what-is-the-history-behind-music-videos-1318869.html  – especially this

 

Task 2

Styles

Music videos use a wide range of styles of film making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation and live action. Many music videos do not interpret images from the song’s lyrics, making it less literal than expected. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed version of the song’s live performance.[2] 

Styles: popular music genres; in-concert and ‘as live’ footage; animation (stop motion, digital);

interpretative; narrative; impressionist; surrealist; pastiche; parody; referencing; homage; influence of

commercials

http://www.slideshare.net/krober4/music-video-style

http://www.slideshare.net/Jaredtw95/different-styles-of-music-video use this one first!!

Conventions

Conventions: lyric interpretation; extending or consolidating song’s meaning; allusion; links to other artists

http://www.slideshare.net/jamsjamsjams/conventions-of-music-videos-2935597

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8305159/Music-Video-Conventions-Version-1

 

Techniques

cutting to beat; effects; miming and lip sync; playback and lip sync; multi-mage; camera

movements; camera angles; chroma key


Task 3/Task 4

3 Music Videos by known directors

Pre 1980 Beatles – Yellow Submarine George Dunning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Submarine_(film) 

http://movies.amctv.com/movie/55749/Yellow-Submarine/details

http://www.salon.com/1999/09/02/submarine/

·       Purpose of it

·       Explain the making of it

·       What the video was meant to achieve?

·       Describe and explain the style it was made in

·       Explore what it is saying to the audience

·       Techniques that it is using to make it a music video

·       Explain the conventions it contains

 

One from 80’s or 90’s – Take on Me – AHA

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_on_Me#Music_video

·       Purpose of it

·       Explain the making of it

·       What the video was meant to achieve?

·       Describe and explain the style it was made in

·       Explore what it is saying to the audience

·       Techniques that it is using to make it a music video

·       Explain the conventions it contains

 

One from 2000 to present day – Monster – Skillett

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(Skillet_song)

·       Purpose of it

·       Explain the making of it

·       What the video was meant to achieve?

·       Describe and explain the style it was made in

·       Explore what it is saying to the audience

·       Techniques that it is using to make it a music video

·       Explain the conventions it contains


Task 5

 Analysis the song lyrics in comparison to the video

Consider if the music video compliments or changes the meaning of the original song.

 

Task 6

 

Conclusion

Summarise your findings about music videos

Attach your research as a appendix

Do a bibliography

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