Twenty One Pilots- Migraine
Commenton the followingaspectsinrelation to your musicvideochoice.
How will these techniquesappeal to the target audienceneeds?
Target Audience &
As thisbandisan Indie Pop,Alternative Rockand IndietronicaDuo,itmeanstheirgenre followingisn’tasbigas some of the well
knowngenressuchas BigRoom House (Fordance) and Metal (ForRock) butthis doesn’tmeantheydon’thave abigfanbase.
Theirtargetaudience isverywide asyoucan account for multiple thingssuchasthe meaningof the song whichisabout
migraines,People suchasmyself wouldlistentosee howit’sexpressedandtheneitherfollowthe bandandlike itorjustnot
become a fanof it,so if people are constantlysufferingfrommigrainesthenthissongmayappeal tothemina waythat theycan
relate toit or justfinditcatchy, or not evenlike itatall.For age audience itcan be aimedat mixture of ate groupsfromteenagers
to adults,fromwhati saidbefore itcouldbe to do withthe meaningof the songwhichismigraine whichisverycommonamong
everyone anditsthe genre whichismainlyattractedtoteenagerswhichisAlternativeandindie Rockanditisbecomingacommon
fad amongstteenagersandyoungadultswhichisbeneficial tothe artists,the videoisspecificallymore of aperformance witha
somewhatnarrative feeltoit,thoughthe songis more lessaboutwhatthe migraine presents,itrepresentsthatthere isa
From whati mentionedbrieflyaboutthe lyricsandmeaninginthe targetaudience i canreuse here, the songmigraine isless
aboutan actual migraine andmore aboutwhat the migraine represents.Itrepresentsthatthere isaproblem.lotof kidsstruggle
withthese questionsandfinditreallyhardwhentheydon'tknowthe answerbecause ithurts.Ithurts a lot.Andwhensomeone
thinksthere aren'tanswers,itcan endbad.One part of the song evensaysthatif you have to kill yourmindtostayalive thatyou
shoulddoit,because yourmindcan kill you.The songsays am i the onlyone i knowwagingthese warsbehindmyface andabove
my throat,and itsjustaskingam i the onlyone goingthroughthis,andaskingthese questions.butyou're notalone,andif you
make it throughthe night,itwill getbetter.The openingtothe songisverypowerful asitstarts with“Wagingwarsbehind myface
and above mythroat” whichismeaningthatpeople are inconstantbattle withthe migraine thatithurts thatmuch,from
someone whodoesn’tsufferfrommigrainesmyself it’ll be hardtounderstandhowpeoplefeel buti can imagine howtheyfeel,
the nextline isalsoa powerful linewhereitsays“Shadowswill screamthati’mnotalone”as people don’ttendtospeakoutabout
migraine andjusthave to putup withthembut theywill shoutoutinsilence (Implyingtheirmindisscreamingout) butnoone can
hear,but itis sayingeveryone itandbyshadowsitmeansthattheycannot be seen.“The game is notplayedalone”whichis
implyingthatothersare also“Playing”andbyplayingitismeaningsufferingfrommigraines,since theyare prettycommonamong
people.Lastlythe line “Lifehasa hopeful undertone”meaningthatlife cango badto worse or good to greator justrange andits
uncertain,butitmay justfeel unluckybutluckyforitnot beingworse.
Tempo The song isa quite upbeatsongbutnotfast. Thoughthe drumsand beatsare hard hittingandloud,the songitself isaneasy
listeningsongtorelax toowhichis helpedthroughthe use of the vocals.The Band/Duothatis twentyone pilotsare knownfor
makingsongsare neversimilartoanotherone of theirsongsbutalsokeepingtothe same genre.The duoalsohave a way of
makingtheirsongsmemorable soif youlistentoone of theirsongsyou’ll be able toinstantlyrecognise itastwentyone pilots,if
an artistis able to dothat it meanstheyhave made theirsignature soundwhichabandneedstohave for themto getpopular and
noticed,the songas itis a upbeatsongruns at 174 bpm.
The genre of the songis verynoticeable asthere is nothinglikeit,the genre inquestionisalternative rockandthe band/duodoes
a verygood at keepingitatthat, momentasong becomesmore thanone genre isthe momentwhenpeople willstarttolose
interestorlose track of the genre itself,one thingIenjoyaboutthissongisas well asitveryrelatable due tothe lyricsisthe fact
that the song managestokeepthe same pace all throughoutthe songwhichisreallygood.
The firstthingyou will notice withthe videoisthatthe videoisa performance/narrativewiththe videobeingmainlya
performance videoasthe majorityof the videoisthe singerashe singsthe lyricswhile walkingandrunningdownthe streets.The
storyof the narrative isto showthe fightagainst“Migraines”whichhappenstobe the title of the song,you can tell thatisit about
the lonelyfightagainstmigrainesisthe factthatbe he walkingthe streetsbyhimself ashisfriendranoff whichistotell us that
your friendscan’thelpyouthroughthe fight,theycanguide youbuttheycan’t fightthe fightforyou.Most people whenthey
watch the videowouldn’tnotice thatthe videoisthe storyaboutmigrainesunlesstheyactuallypaidclose attentionandmost
people watchmusicvideostolistentothe musicandhave the videooninthe background.The otherside of the videoisactuallya
performance aswe see the singersingingashe walksthe streetsandwhenhe arrivesathis destinationwe see the band/duo
performingthe restof the songtogether.
CameraTechnique The firsttype of shotyou can instantlynotice isthe firstshotwhichisa twoshot of the band membersJoshDun(Left) and Tyler
Joseph(Right) whichmake upthe duotwentyone pilots.The shothasbeenusedatthe start to introduce the bandmembers
withouttellingus,whichcanbe useful tonewlistenersorjustfansof the bandin general.The nextshotisa type of shot that is
usedcommonlythroughoutthe videoalot,whichisaMediumShot.MediumShotsare usedtoshowus the actors up close butnot
too close butnot toofar where itis difficulttorecognise them,theynormallycoverthe headtothe torso.It isusedas the singer
(Tyler) walkstowardsthe cameraandto keephiminthe shot,A mediumshotisthe bestshotfor a singerina performance video
as it will mainlyfocusonthemandinfull viewtotake upthe full screen.Nextisusedalotwiththe mediumshots,whichisthe
trackingshot.It is usedalotduringthe firsthalf of the videoandthendiesdowninthe secondhalf,used tofollowthe band
membersastheywalkdownthe corridorsand usedfilmingbothlefttorightand back andforwardsall to keepthe actors(Band
Members) inview,the one thingthatIdid notlike waswhenitwas trackingthe drummer,the camerawas all shakyand wouldn’t
focuson anything,Idon’tknowif thiswas done onpurpose butin myopinioni thinkitruinsthe videoandletsitdown.Lastlyis
the close up shotwhichisuse rarelybut isusedeffectively,the mainexample iswhenthe singerisin the elevatorashe sings.The
shotmanagesto capture tyler’semotionsperfectlywhichgowell withthe themeof the song,the sortof thingyouwouldn’tsee in
Editing There isn’tmuchin selectionof editingreallybesidesthe usesof lowsaturationwhichhasbeenusedtomake the shotsseem alot
darkerand more gloomierthanthe original shot,all lowsaturationdoesisenhance the darkercolourstomake themseemmore
darkerand makesthe brightercolourslessbrightersotheywouldn’tstandoutas much.Thiseffectisthe maineffectasit isused
all throughoutthe videowhichisbetterthanhavingitinjustcertainscenesas itwouldlookunprofessional andhorribletowatch
whichI and all the otherviewerswouldbe grateful for.The nextstyle of editisthe usesof fastcutswhichis usedquite commonly
throughoutthe videobutnotall throughoutthe videoasit wouldbe impossibletoknowwhatisgoingon as the shotswouldonly
lastjust a fewsecondsbuttheyare onlyusedincertainpointsandusedquite well soyouknowwhatsgoingonin bothlocations
as theyare headingtotheirlocation,lastlycontinuityeditinghasbeenusedinthistomake the shotslooklike one longshotwhich
makesthe videoprofessional,if ashotstoppedandstartedand youcouldnotice whenitstoppedandstarteditwouldbe a
horrible thingtowatch,thisiswhat continuityeditingisusedfortomake it looklike one continuouspiece.
Use of Digital Effects No digital effects.