Video deconstruction 2

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Video deconstruction 2

  1. 1. Air TrafficShooting Star
  2. 2. Introduction It is straight away obvious to us that this is ahybridbetween a Narrative and a performance based video as it starts off with a girl, who is not part of the band, but then jump cuts to a man playing the piano and singing.
  3. 3.  In just the first 30 seconds we have already seen many of Andrew Goodwin’s key features of a music video. First of all there is a relationship between the lyrics and visuals as the lead singer is singing about a pretty woman, secondly there are large elements of performance such as singing, playing the piano and playing the drums and finally, the demand of the record label is being met as there are a lot of close ups on members of the band
  4. 4. Close up
  5. 5.  In this particular video there is a strange link between the narrative side and the performance side. For example, when the lamp from the narrative set flies up in to the air, it come crashing down shortly after where the band is performing.
  6. 6. Other relationships There is a clip of a man dropping a watch as the lyrics say ‘and I’m trying to fit you in’. The man is also dropping the watch as he can’t fit her in, but maybe if he could he wouldn’t be dropping it.
  7. 7.  At 1.09 the lyrics say ‘we can piece it back together’. This has an ambiguous meanings as the narrative side of the video makes it clear he talking about the man and woman’s relationship, but at the same time things are being smashed and broken.
  8. 8.  There is also a relationship between the music and visuals which represent another one of Goodwin’s key features. As items are falling to the ground, the beat of the drum and symbols coincide with when they smash, such as at 1.24
  9. 9. Demands Once again the demands of the record company is being met again as towards the end of the video we see a lot of shots featuring the who band.

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