Bob Dylan- Subterranean Homesick Blues• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKfrjk6suAQ
Jason Mraz – I Wont Give Up (Lyric Video)• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdN5GyTl8K0• I admire this video for the simple fact that it has provided me with inspiration that had lead to the final idea of my music video.• Although its not the artists official video, its only a lyric video created by somebody else, it is very similar to my own idea for my video.• The lyrics appear written on objects and pieces of paper all over the place, such as envelopes. This is very similar to my idea, however I am writing on playing cards instead.
The Script – For The First Time• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DTQsJ6ZaOQ• I like this video for its contrast of both narrative and performance. The narrative tells a story which captivates the audience to watch it, whilst the performance focuses on the band members which also captivates an audience.• This video has given me inspiration as I plan on doing both a performance and narrative based music video.• Some of the performance part is in black and white, which is an effect I would like to include on my performance part of the video.
OneRepublic – Good Life• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhQOvvV45w• This music video is shot through a vintage lense, giving an effect which I love. Given the opportunity I would love to film my music video with a lense like this, however it wouldn’t fit with my idea.• I like how each person in the video, is holding up some form of card in which it appears that the band are performing from inside it. I really admire the way this music video as it has really given me some inspiration and ideas to potentially use in my own music video.
Train – Hey, Soul Sister• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8- 5XWOI&feature=related• This music video is also narrative and performance based, I prefer these types of videos as they are more interesting to watch and don’t just focus on the band or artist.• I like how some of the lyrics appear on the screen when the man sings through out the video, I plan to incorporate something like this into my video.
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7bHe--mp1g• I really like the beginning of this music video, as it includes lots of close ups and extreme close ups of both the band and the instruments in which they are playing. This has given me an idea to include shots like this in my own video, as it makes it more interesting and varies the types of shots that I can use.• I also really like the location in which this video is shot, if I was purely doing a performance based video I would want to shoot in this location. Its very simple video, but i prefer a more simple video than one that has to much going on.
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk• I listen to a wide variety of music, and while watching a music channel last week the music video to this song came on. I hadnt seen it before, but I immediately liked the quirky idea of the tape forming words and pictures throughout the music video. It is something that I hadnt seen before, and I think its fits the video really well.