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Music video codes and conventions

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  • 1. Music VideoCodes and conventions
  • 2. Shots of the band are an important code andconvention. This is because it allows the fans toconnect with the band they like, therefore in the firstsection it shows all members of the band close up, sothat when the viewer watches the video they areshown the band they like from the offset connectingthem with the song and the music video.
  • 3. Performance shots are a key code and convention as itallows the viewer to see the band playing the song theyare hearing. This performance shot in my video isimportant as it takes the performance and changes thesetting to something completely unique so the viewerwhen watching the music video is exposed to acomplete new side of the band and the song
  • 4. My Music video also follows codes and conventions ofnarrative. The narrative is important as it breaks up theperformance shots as well as taking the viewer on ajourney through a story that ties in with the song. In mynarrative I show one of the band members dying from adrug overdose, at his funeral the band members jointogether and he is resurrected and spends one finalnight with band and friends before returning the thesame spot being immersed back into the funeral andlaying the rest again. This narrative is also important asit gives the song a meaning and a gravitas