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

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Music vids set in schools

I'm finalising what we're doing in June/July; in the previous 2 years a remake of Britney's vid has been the centrepiece but I'm looking at different options for this year. I've created a 'music vids set in schools' playlist; have a look through some of these and if you have any thoughts on which to tackle let me know. Its worth pointing out that what we're after is a somewhat satirical remake, reversing genders, making it silly whilst still trying to capture the basis of the shots in the vid. We might be collaborating with Art/Music/Drama on this.
Some of the sites I used for research:;;;;

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