Deadlines/Brief

Music videos are so 80s/90s, right? They belong with the era when MTV screened wall-to-wall vids instead of 'reality' TV? Try telling that to the millions who bought Gangnam Style; were they really simply loving the music? 1.6bn (and still climbing) have viewed the video on YT, not to mention the many re-makes (school eg, eg2), viral ads + celeb link-ups (even political protest in Seoul) - and it doesn't matter how legit it is, this nightmare for daydream Beliebers is making a lot of money, even from the parodies + dislikes. All this for a simple dance track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in 1990 ... but had a fun vid. This meme itself was soon displaced by the Harlem Shake. Music vids even cause diseases it seems!
This blog explores every aspect of this most postmodern of media formats, including other print-based promo tools used by the industry, its fast-changing nature, + how fans/audiences create/interact. Posts are primarily written with Media students/educators in mind. Please acknowledge the blog author if using any resources from this blog - Mr Dave Burrowes

Monday, 20 June 2011

Iconic Vids1

Each of the following vids have been picked out as representative of certain trends or traits; codes and conventions, of the music vid, spanning hard rock, dance-tinged pop, and rap.
We only had time to briefly look at these in class - they're worth returning to and blogging on as you begin developing your knowledge of music vid conventions, and ability to draw upon relevant examples past or present.
 

1: MEGADETH: "PEACE SELLS"

Megadeth - Peace Sells from @pinhoone on Vimeo.

2: METALLICA: "ONE"
[you may have to toggle annotations off]


3: METALLICA: "ENTER SANDMAN"

Metallica - Enter Sandman (Official Music Video) [HD] from MetallicaHD on Vimeo.

4: MADONNA: "VOGUE"
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuJQSAiODqI

5: MADONNA: "LIKE A PRAYER"

MUSIC VIDEOS: Madonna - Like A Prayer from weworldentertainment on Vimeo.

6: MADONNA: "RAY OF LIGHT"
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ov9USxVxY

7: EMINEM: "STAN"


8: EMINEM: "MY NAME IS"

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