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

Thursday, 10 November 2011

FREE BOOKS: Fri 18th Nov Leeds International Film Festival

FREE BOOKS, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival there is to be “book drop” in local libraries, this will be Friday 18 November from 10.00 in the following libraries Bingley, Baildon, Eccleshill, Keighley, Manningham, Central, Laisterdyke, Wibsey, Wyke, Shipley and Ilkley and from 2.30 at Burley and Menston.
The books are graphic novels and comic style “books”.
There are lots of events happening at the festival which takes place from 14-20 November at various locations in Leeds, it is called Thought Bubble and the website is if you want to find out more, there are lots of workshops linked to the arts, manga, comics and cinema.

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