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, 16 June 2012


If you need any from home, you can use the doc below, one of several designs from
A note on storyboarding though - they are necessary, useful and gain marks, BUT its easy to be limited by them, and also to spend excessive time on drawing lovely pictures. Stickmen are fine; its just important you get proportions right to accurately represent the shot type, angle, framing etc.
To make sure its clear what you intend, use screenplay-style written denotation too; try to use capitalised abbrevations (LA/HA/MA/DutchA; ECU/CU/MCU/MS/MLS/LS/ELS) + cam movement (pan, tilt, track; note if handheld)
ELS of house
transition - MLS on door
Storyboard Template 16x9

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