This music video is completely unique as all shots are recordings of live performances
This use of live footage shows the bands popularity and famous on stage presence.
This also shows that the band has not become commercialised and retains their original appeal.
With sharp crisp editing each shot is perfectly in sync with song making the video smooth and clear.
The tempo of the song and the action on the video increases together with dancing becoming more energetic and volume raising.
Also this music video develops the images of the lead singer “Cedric Bixler-Zavala” who is very physical during songs as he dances and completely becomes enveloped in his performances.
In this music video the lyrics have a direct effect on the action in the video itself.
For example the musician howl as if “hounds of love” this is then followed by camera shots of wolfs.
as action unfolds the video repeatedly jumps back to the band playing the song in the forest.
These shots amplifying the action and make it continuous and clear to the audience.
the music video is based on the idea that the musicians are being chased by love, which has taken the metaphorical form of hounds.
The use of steadicams, bright lights and hand held cameras creates the idea of the chase.
In this music video the band performs as the video plays this style is used often in the rock genre.
The Airborne Toxic Event
This music video is about someone remembering his old girlfriend.
This is idea is created by focusing on an object and then changing the background to give the effect of a change in time as the room appears the same.
The Video also use shots within shot to shoe the change in time line
Also ghost figure of the band and the girlfriend appear
The ghost gradually became real as the tempo increase to signify that he is remembering
This song use panning shots to illustrate the emotion and although it is filmed in one room the action flows into different shot as the song comes to a climax.
The musicians play louder and harder the camera pans quicker and finally the whole room is revealed.
In the video the lyric have complete control the action. With the song seeming to be in the man head, as he writes the song itself.
Flashing light, sharp camera changes and closes ups to shows the emotions this video work hard to involve the audience. And clearly show the songs meaning.
During this music video there are a lot of close ups of the lead singer. These close ups develop the star image of the singer “Mikel Jollett” and give a face to the band itself. Like most other bands, the lead singer is the person the band is associated with.