Afet Koraltay
Ms.Rudhun

Case study
Beyonce - ‘Broken Hearted Girl’

                                          The video b...
Afet Koraltay
Ms.Rudhun



    Furthermore there is a camera
    angle of the artist and her
    boyfriend’s feet walking ...
Afet Koraltay
Ms.Rudhun




At 2:19 there is the first shot of
Beyonce smiling in contrast to
the title of the song which
...
Afet Koraltay
Ms.Rudhun




    Towards the end of the music video there are short clips of her and her
    boyfriend spen...
Afet Koraltay
Ms.Rudhun




          The video ends with
          Beyonce sitting in her
          car again like she wa...
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  1. 1. Afet Koraltay Ms.Rudhun Case study Beyonce - ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ The video begins with a birds eye view shot of a car and we straight away see a close up of the artists face. Her face looks sorrowful and sad coinciding with the title of the song. At this point we are aware that for something involving love she is feeling upset. Then there is a shot of her walking into the sea with the scenery creating a sense of calmness and reminiscence, this has been slowed down through editing as she is walking at a very slow pace. There is a close up of her wiping away her tears and then continuous clips flicking back and forth from the present and past reflecting her reminiscent state of mind. In a sense this is a constant transformation from sadness to happiness. At forty six seconds a fading out transition has been used for connection of Beyonce on the sea and in the car reflecting on the times she had with her boyfriend.
  2. 2. Afet Koraltay Ms.Rudhun Furthermore there is a camera angle of the artist and her boyfriend’s feet walking on the sad with the waves flowing up and down behind them. This suggests a sense of journey for the both of them together however, from the car scene and the shot of Beyonce wiping her tears away it is evident that their journey together has in fact come to an end. Additionally, we see a long shot of the artist standing looking at the waves in the sea and her walking into the distance towards the water. There is a shot of the waves and then a sudden picture of Beyonce’s face floats through the water. This reinforces the idea of progression and time. Throughout the video there are a variety of close ups of the artists face, body and gestures allowing the audience to become familiar with her.
  3. 3. Afet Koraltay Ms.Rudhun At 2:19 there is the first shot of Beyonce smiling in contrast to the title of the song which previously evoked sympathy. The lighting throughout the video is bright however, at 2:27 the lighting is darker than previously. This reinforces her feeling of sadness and despair. A variety of editing transitions have been used to create a naturalistic atmosphere for example, the fading out. Moreover, the camera angle of Beyonce holding and picking a rose is extremely effective for creating a sense of freedom for the artist. Shortly after these shots there is a professional transition of Beyonce splitting into two and combining into one. This reinforces her feeling of confusion about the situation she is in. In addition to this there is a close up of the artist’s body highlights sexual connotation to her figure.
  4. 4. Afet Koraltay Ms.Rudhun Towards the end of the music video there are short clips of her and her boyfriend spending time together and showing their togetherness and it seems as though she is standing alone on the beach remembering these times. The close up of Beyonce sniffing a rose near her face suggests her comforting feeling from the flower and her craving for reassurance.
  5. 5. Afet Koraltay Ms.Rudhun The video ends with Beyonce sitting in her car again like she was in the beginning but this time smiling. This shows her transition and progress emotionally.

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