Music Video Art

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Music Video Art

  1. 1. Music Video Art About the artistic merit of the ubiquitous music video.
  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FB3koxdXzE Spooney Melodies (1930) might have been the first true music video series.
  3. 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPhP3ZNw6A Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies started off as animated songs.
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kfPwE4koYA “Soundies” in the 40s.
  5. 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PluRW3_FEt0 Musical films in the 50s...
  6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3qa1FTUYo ... and Madonna videos in the 80s.
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A-4VGfx5lU “Performance clips” in the 60s.
  8. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGo9KkZea_s “Promotional films” in the 70s.
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I Music Videos go mainstream in the 80s.
  10. 10. Music videos use a wide range of film making techniques: animation, live action, documentary, narrative, non-narrative, abstract visuals etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmpxsk3dHaA
  11. 11. Music video “grammar”: quick cutting, hand held cameras, lip synching, mix of shots on location, on stage, in the studio or concert hall, rhythmic cross-cutting, contrasting long shots and close ups, unusual shots and camera angles, slow motion shots, reversed footage, dramatic lighting, color filtering in post production, surrealistic/psychedelic/fantasy sequences, camera tricks, special effects, dramatization of song lyrics, stylized/expressionist imagery, confrontational content etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGelsMOIJZY
  12. 12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hfQ5uIKrlw&feature=related

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