There are different types of music videos
Performance – shows a performance of a an artist within the video, for example
performing on stage.
Narrative – the video of the song tells a story in some way – will most likely link to
Concept – concept videos tend to be based around one particular idea.
There are 2 types of concept videos
Thematic –tends to have a lot of common themes within the videos, depending on
the genre of music. e.g. fast paced songs would tend to have action
Symbolic – Lots of symbols will be used to create a meaning. Also, lighting is used
to reflect the mood within the video. It is generally fast paced and contains a
montage of images.
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Based on narrative – tells story through the lyrics.
John Newman – love me again
Based on Performance – Character is the main focus of the clip.
The Game – My life
Symbolic – use of graveyard portrays death.
What makes a good music video?
Using animation will help to enhance the video in general and the
use of special effects will make it stand out in comparison to
Listening to the song over and over to get the vibe of the song
which will help you to think of a video that will relate to the lyrics.
Making sure it includes either: performance, narrative or concept.
A clever idea witch will intrigue the people who watch the music
videos and keep them entertained throughout.