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

Saturday, 19 March 2011

MUSIC VID COMPETITION

I've asked a forum for Media teachers for any info on competitions for student music vids, but Beth has already come up with one: see http://www.syfn.org/2weeks.html
You can find the application form here.
Interesting competition: a group enters an example of their work and the (multiple) winners get to workshop with a band to create a fresh vid, with guidance from pro's along the way. Here's a vid about the comp

Any more suggestions for comps, please pass on info as a comment below

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