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Music video genres

  1. 1. Music Video Genres Charlie Sexton - 9246
  2. 2. ''Animation'' music video Daft punk – one more time This video is all animated. In their videos, Daft Punk use an animated style which tells a story and illustrates the song. This video contains scenes from the 2003 released Japanese anime film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
  3. 3. ''Homage'' music video 2pac – Ghetto Gospel This video is a homage video as it is seen as a tribute to Tupac Shakur, this song was released ten years after his death. It features an actor playing the part of Tupac. It is basically a tribute towards the artist as his legend and his music is from the past. The video and song is acknowledging his death.
  4. 4. ''Narrative'' music video Arctic Monkeys – When the sun goes down This music video has a narrative that goes with the song. The story is about a young homeless women. Then a man comes along and tries to help her out. This man is nice to her to start of with then changes into an evil man ‘When the sun goes down’.
  5. 5. ''as live'' music video Linkin park – Numb/Encore This video is an as live music video as the video is the artist's performing the song which is filmed in front of a live audience. The video features clips of all performers, including the band and the front men singing, the video also shows clips of the audience. We know the song is performed and recorded live as the sound of the song is different than the album version as it doesn't contain editing.
  6. 6. ''Referencing'' music video Ashanti - Foolish The video grants us an insight of a relationship where the man, gets involved into some criminal acts and cheating which ends up in a break-up after some quarrel between the two. The video is set in the fashion of the movie Goodfellas. This video is a reference to the gangster film, Goodfellas, the video follows the plot of the film but puts it's own take on the video.
  7. 7. ''Parody'' music video "Weird Al" Yankovic - White & Nerdy This song is a parody of the song ‘Ridin dirty’ by chamillionaire. The music video fits this too and is a parody. This song is taking the mick out of ridin dirty. The lyrics are made for this and the video is as they’re similar but with complete contrasts.
  8. 8. ''Influence of Commercials'' music video Kanye West – Gold digger The video to ''Gold Digger'' is using an influence of commercials as the video features girls, posing as if on the front of a magazine from the 50's era. Shot in a widescreen letterbox format, using stylized art direction with few props, the video features performances shots of West interspersed with footage of Williams' trademark female video models depicted as "pin-up" cover models from fictional vintage magazines. The titles of the magazines on whose covers the women appear reflect the correlating verses in the song. Foxx is also present, lip-synching both his own parts and the Ray Charles vocal sample. John Legend makes a brief cameo.
  9. 9. ''Pastiche'' music video Foo Fighters. Walk. The video to, ''Walk'' by the Foo Fighters is a pastiche, it is quite similar to Parody and referencing, but Pastiche mixes the two together. This video is heavily influenced by the 1993 film, ''Falling Down''. The video follows Dave Grohl picking up troubles along his journey. At the end of the video the band are seen performing in the warehouse.
  10. 10. ''Surreal'' music video Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box This video is surreal because it is using a dream like style to create the video. Most things that happen or most things that we see in this video are not real or will happen, such as the color of the sky and the plot of the video. The video begins and ends with the band in a hospital setting watching an old man being administered medication through an IV drip. The majority of the video takes place in a surreal outdoor setting that incorporates imagery from the film, ''The Wizard of Oz''. During the song's first verse, the old man from the hospital climbs onto a crow-ridden Christian cross. The second verse introduces a young girl in a Ku Klux Klan costume reaching for human fetuses in a tree, and an overweight woman in a suit with human organs painted onto it and with angel wings affixed to her back. In the video's final cut, the band is only shown performing in the outdoor setting during the choruses, where Cobain's face moves in and out of focus in the camera.
  11. 11. ''Interpretive'' music video Katy Perry – Firework This video is an interpretive video as the video uses the lyrics to create plot and style of the video. Perry opens the video gazing down upon the city from a balcony. As she sings into the night, fireworks burst from her chest and soon inspire young people throughout the city to overcome their fears and insecurities, in the process igniting their own fireworks. A shy overweight girl, playing the role of wallflower at a pool party, finds the courage to shed her clothes and jump in the pool with her friends. A leukemia patient at a children's hospital proves to herself that she can show herself out on the street and in public despite her loss of hair. A teenage boy approaches his friend at a party and kisses him on the mouth. A struggling young performer walking home in a dark alley uses tricks from his magic act to win over a group of street toughs who were trying to rob him. A boy confronts his fighting parents and pushes them apart because their shouting is upsetting his little sister. Soon the youth of the city are converging upon the courtyard of Buda Castle, dancing and lighting up the night with their fireworks.
  12. 12. ''Impressionist'' music video Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani california The video to. ''Dani California'' by Red Hot Chili Peppers is impressionist as throughout the music video, all members of the band are dressing up as different artists from over the years such as, The Beatles, Prince and Kiss. At the end of the video the video ends with the band starring as themselves on the stage. the video is a quasi-chronology of the evolution of rock music; the band performs the song on a stage, but in a variety of outfits representing important figures and movements in the history of rock.
  13. 13. Music Conventions: Lyrical Interpretation - Using visual meanings to interpret the lyrics. In the Eminem ft. Rihanna video, we can see the visual being interpretive with the narrative. The lyrics say, ‘’Just gonna stand there and watch me burn’’ and in the video, she and the house are on fire. Extension or consolidation of song’s meaning - The video extends the meaning of the song. For example, in ‘’Sabotage’’ by the Beastie Boys we can see the use of text to extend the meaning of the song. The video features text of the song name. Allusion (Reference) - An allusion is simply a reference to something. For example, ‘’Walk’’ by the Foo Fighters alludes to the film ‘’Falling Down’’ and also, ‘’The Kill’’ by 30 Seconds to Mars alludes to, ‘’The Shining’’. Links to other artists - The Tinie Tempah song, ‘’Pass Out’’ links to another artist, Labyrinth and also the Eminem video, ‘’Love the Way You Lie’’ links to Rihanna.
  14. 14. Music Video Techniques: Cutting to the beat - Every time a beat occurs, there is a different shot. The editing will have to keep up with the beat. Effects - Effects are used in music videos to add to the narrative. The Major record labels will use effects in these videos. In the music video, ‘’I Need A Doctor’’ Dr. Dre crashes 3 Lamborghini cars. Miming and Lip sync - In every video Artists mine and lip sync their songs. However, in Feeder’s video, ‘’Just A Day’’ they use homemade fans videos in their video, with the fans miming their lyrics. Use of multi image - A multi image is just using multiple images throughout the video. An example would be, ‘’I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor’’ by the Arctic Monkeys.
  15. 15. Music Video Techniques: Camera shots, angles and movements - A tracking shot is where the camera moves along with the subject and a panning shot is where the camera moves on the shot. These will be used to cover movement. Close ups will be to capture emotion, an establishing shot is used to set the scene, a high angle shot will be used to show somebody’s innocence and a low angle will show importance and respect. Green screen - A green screen is used to protect images onto the back of the screen to show as if they’re at another place. An example is the ‘’Buddy Holly’’ music video by Weezer. Lighting - There are two different kinds of lighting, High key lighting and low key lighting. High key lighting will not show shadows of the people features, it makes everything lighter. Low key lighting will be used to capture a darker and more moody video.