Welcome to my A2 Media Studies Blog. The brief is: to produce a music video, a digipak cover, and magazine advert for the digipak. Throughout the course we will be learning about conventions (general and genre specific) used for each of these products.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

RM - Common conventions of music videos

Focus on vocalist signified through low angles as well as more shots of him/her compared with the other band/group members

Group shots of the band together


Fast paced/Short shot takes (depending on genre)

One-shot vids (anti-vids)
      U2 – One  
Use of stereotypes – Gender/Sexuality – Female/Male gaze
Computer graphics 
      U2 – Vertigo
Product Placement
      Black Eyed Peas
Lighting – Pop is made glossy (Britney Spears). Rock is low key (Nirvana).
Borrow a format from another aspect (Film/TV)


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