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Video analysis

  1. 1. Music Video Analysis Gender Roles Song Title: ___If I were a boy___________________________________ Artist: _______Beyoncé_______________________________ Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. 1. What are the men/women doing? (Dancing, sitting, swimming, etc.) The man is going out with other women while she is staying faithful to him. 2. How are the men/women dressed? How much skin is revealed? He is dressed in a police officer’s outfit and a suit. The woman is an officer outfit and a little black dress. 3. Are there more, fewer, or the same number of men as women? The same number of men and women. 4. Describe the body language of the men/women: are they sitting, standing, gyrating, mugging, etc.? The couple is cold one another and The officers are flirtatious. 5. Do the men/women have power? How do you know? The men because she is sitting at home waiting while he is out with his friends. 6. What³s the message of the song? She would treat him better if she were in his shoes. 7. What type of music is the song? R&B Music Video Analysis Race Song Title: ________Welcome to Miami______________________________
  2. 2. Artist: _________Will Smith_____________________________ Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. 1. What races do you see represented? Latinos, Asians, African American, White 2. Are there any dark skinned women shown? How many? Yes, and ten or more. 3. What is the race of the person at the focus of the video? African American 4. What are the black/Latino/Asian/white/Native American/Pacific Islander people doing? Partying together throughout the video. 5. What³s the message of the song? Everyone parties together no matter their race. 6. What type of music is the song? Rap Music Video Analysis Sexuality Song Title: _________Anaconda_____________________________ Artist: _____Nicki Minaji_________________________________ Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. 1. Describe any sexually explicit body language: Whole video she is twerking. Grinding on each other. Gives drake a lap dance. 2. Who is more sexualized • men or women? Both?
  3. 3. Women. 3. Are there sexually explicit lyrics or messages? “My Anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun” 4. How are subjects of the music video dressed? Bikinis. 5. Describe the relationships between the men and women: Are they long or short term? Casual or serious? Short term. Casual. 6. What³s the message of the song? Guys only like girls with big butts. 7. What type of music is the song? Rap Music Video Analysis Materialism Song Title: _________If I were a Rich Girl_____________________________ Artist: _________Gwen Stafani_____________________________ Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. 1. Describe the products that are highlighted in the video: (cars, jewelry, clothes, etc.) Jewelry, Clothes, Gold 2. Are any brand names shown? No 3. How is wealth defined in the video? Yes, by all of the gold in the background.
  4. 4. 4. Are products mentioned in the song lyrics? No 5. What³s the message of the song? If she had money she could have anything in the world that she wants. 6. What type of music is the song? Pop Music Video Analysis Violence Song Title: __________Please don’t leave me____________________________ Artist: _________Pink_____________________________ Directions: As you closely watch the music video, answer the following questions with as much detail as possible. 1. Describe any violent lyrics in the song: “The person that wins the contest will be the one that hits the hardest” 2. Describe any violent body language: She is beating him up 3. Describe any violent actions or weapons that are shown: She uses a golf club, she pushes him down the stairs, Sets a dog loose on him, she has an axe 4. Describe any self-mutilation or violence: She beats him in the leg with the golf club and breaks his leg, she pushes him down the stairs 5. What³s the message of the song? That he is not going to leave her while he is alive 6. What type of music is the song? Pop

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