History of music videos


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History of music videos

  2. 2. History Music videos have a history which date back to the early days of sound film. Early promotional shorts were sometimes set to music and many early Disney films were based on songs from upcoming films.
  3. 3. Development of Music Videos 1. Illustrated Song 2. Soundies 3. Musical Short 4. Musical Film 5. Scopitone 6. Lip Dub 7. Video Concert Hall 8. MTV
  4. 4. Illustrated Song Illustrated songs are a type of performance art and were an attractive form of entertainment in the early 20th century in the United States. The first portrayed song was "The Little Lost Child" in 1894.The song went on to become a nationwide success selling more than two million copies of its sheet music, its success credited mainly to illustrated song performances which have been described as the first "music video."
  5. 5. Soundies Soundies were three-minute musical films, produced in New York City, Chicago, and Hollywood, between 1940 and 1946, often including short dance sequences, similar to later music videos. Soundies covered all genres of music, from classical to big- band swing, and from hillbilly novelties to patriotic songs.
  6. 6. Musical Short The musical short can be etched back to the earliest days of sound films. During the 1950s, musical shorts were reestablished for transmitting on local stations. Feature films in that decade were usually not edited to fit. Instead, if a feature ended 20 minutes before the hour, footage from musical shorts was used to fill the gap.
  7. 7. Musical Film The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are mingled into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the rise of sound film technology. The 1930s through the 1960s are said to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre's fame was at its highest in the Western world.
  8. 8. Scopitone Scopitone is a type of jukebox promoting a 16 mm film costituent. Scopitone films were a forerunner of music videos. The first Scopitones were made in France, by a company called Cameca on Blvd Saint Denis in Courbevoie.
  9. 9. Lip Dub A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. Although lip dubbing in music videos was not a new concept, Jake Lodwick, the co-founder of Vimeo, coined the term "lip dubbing" on December 14, 2006, in a video named Lip Dubbing: Endless Dream. In the video's description, he wrote, "I walked around with a song playing in my headphones, and recorded myself singing. When I got home I opened it in iMovie and added an MP3 of the actual song, and synchronized it with my video. Is there a name for this? If not, I suggest 'lip dubbing'. (Ref: Wikipedia)
  10. 10. Video Concert Hall Video Concert Hall (VCH) was an early U.S. television network which was put into orbit on November 1, 1979. It featured the rotation of music videos. Often known as being the forerunner of MTV, Video Concert Hall was reportedly the most famous programming on QUBE, a cable television unit of Warner Communications.
  11. 11. MTV MTV (or Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is in hand of the MTV Networks Music. The primitive purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by television people known as "video jockeys," or VJs.