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Music Video:Types of Videos
Music videos can be   characterized by three broadMusic videos can be characterized by three                typologies: br...
• These types describe the form and content  selected by the director or artist to attract viewers  and to convey a direct...
1.Performance videosThe most common type (Firth 1988) feature the star  or group singing in concert to wildly enthusiastic...
Performance videosPerformance videos, especially those that display the star or group in the studio, remind the viewer tha...
2.2. Narrative Videos videosPresents a sequence of events. A video may tell any kind of story in linear, cause-effect sequ...
2. Narrative Videos• Action in the story is dominated by  males who do things and females who  passively react or wait for...
3. Conceptual videosRely on poetic form, primarily metaphor. Conceptual videos do not tell a story in linear fashion, but ...
Give your definition of each type of musicVideo• Performance• Narrative• ConceptualGive one example of each.
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  1. 1. Music Video:Types of Videos
  2. 2. Music videos can be characterized by three broadMusic videos can be characterized by three typologies: broad typologies:Performance, Narrative, and ConceptualPerformance,Narrative, (Firth, 1988)and Conceptual the form and content selected These types describe(Firth, 1988) director or artist to attract viewers and to by the convey a direct or indirect message. They can act as extended advertisements, as popular art forms or as self-referential filmic texts (e.g Madonna videos)
  3. 3. • These types describe the form and content selected by the director or artist to attract viewers and to convey a direct or indirect message.• They can act as extended advertisements, as popular art forms or as self-referential filmic texts (e.g Madonna videos)
  4. 4. 1.Performance videosThe most common type (Firth 1988) feature the star or group singing in concert to wildly enthusiastic fans. The goal is to convey a sense of the in- concert experience.Gow (1992) suggests "the predominance of performance indicates that music video defines itself chiefly by images of artists singing and playing songs".
  5. 5. Performance videosPerformance videos, especially those that display the star or group in the studio, remind the viewer that the soundtrack is still important."Performance oriented visuals cue viewers that the recording of the music is the most significant element."
  6. 6. 2.2. Narrative Videos videosPresents a sequence of events. A video may tell any kind of story in linear, cause-effect sequencing.Love stories, however, are the most common narrative mode in music video. The narrative pattern is one of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back.
  7. 7. 2. Narrative Videos• Action in the story is dominated by males who do things and females who passively react or wait for something to happen (Schwichtenberg, 1992).
  8. 8. 3. Conceptual videosRely on poetic form, primarily metaphor. Conceptual videos do not tell a story in linear fashion, but rather create a mood, a feeling to be evoked in the experience of viewing (Firth, 1988).Conceptual videos contain the possibility for multiple meanings as the metaphor is interpreted by the viewer.
  9. 9. Give your definition of each type of musicVideo• Performance• Narrative• ConceptualGive one example of each.
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