Bobby Valentino – Turn the Page
From the opening of the video, we see close up shots of the singer and his girl
in different settings. There is a medium long shot of the girl opening a laptop
and frowning. The shot then quickly changes to an over the shoulder shot
portraying the singer in a picture on a blog page with another woman. This
conveyed through a still shot of a blog page scrolling down showing images of
bobby v with other women.
The Couple are sitting on a bed, which has sexual references yet her back is
turned to him signifying hurt and anger. There is a quick 2 second still shot of
girl throwing glass against a wall which symbolizes her anger and distress.
This is a common trait in films and music videos and is an easy way to set an
As the name of the song is ‘turn the page’ the director cleverly uses animation
scenes in black and white like this to portray some of the narrative. With a
flicking technique as though the viewer is constantly turning the page of a
Close up of hands playing on the piano..showing a live performance of the
singer which is often shown at different angles throughout the music video
including a crane shot and various close up and medium shots of the singer.
From the moment the audience sees only a section of the police vehicle there
is a hint of what is to come next. It is shown through a medium long shot,
taking in the house and an array of people in the right hand corner suggesting
a commotion of some sort.
The close up of the ring in his hand portrays the seriousness of their
relationship and what could’ve been. There is an added glint to the stone
which reflects how expensive and special the ring is.
Shows singer on a bike as there have been many shots of this throughout the
video, now chasing to get to the girl who is about to leave. This adds a layer
to the video and creates depth and meaning from the beginning of the music
video. Throughout the song the camera continuously cuts to these shots of he
artist on a bike riding at different shots (tracking shot, medium long shot, close
up etc), instantly the viewer wants to know where he will stop which is
revealed at then end of the video thus keeping the audience watching.
Showing a medium shot of him singing whilst on the bike in a cartoon style
effect linking it back to the title of the song ‘Turn The Page’, as a new page is
turned it signifies movement and time change within the narrative story.
From a high angle shot we can see a bus stop sign with the girl sitting on the
bench portraying that she is about to leave to go somewhere, her luggage
We can then see the bus pulling up into the parking area giving the
impression to the audience that the girl is going to get on it.
We can see the singers motorbike pull up outside the bus station just as the
girl is about to leave through a medium long shot
They make up here, their positioning within the frame significant so the viewer
is still able to the bus. The camera then uses a tracking shot of the bus
showing the doors open but the girl not getting on. This is a typical happy
ending within this genre of music.