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

Documentary form [DRAFT]

I'll add some guidance and info on the documentary form here...
We'll look at the various forms documentary takes, as well as some of the ins and outs of vox popping, or interviewing, subjects - which should be considered before embarking on filming for any of the documentaries being produced in June/July!
Although the documentary is not a media format/genre we specifically tackle for either of the exams or the coursework units, it may be worth giving some thought beyond the work for the Music Video + IFEST days. Video being a key part of your blog, it may be useful to start considering working on some small-scale documentaries to use as part of your blog, not just occasional video diary entries! We also consider the British Documentary Movement as part of our work for the (G325) exam question on Media + Collective Identity.

You've been asked to provide some definitions of documentary; here are some definitions from various writers

Lets start with vox pops...