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Jess94's picture
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For my A Level Media Studies Coursework I am creating a pop music video. For this, i need to do some audience research and find out what people like/dislike about pop music videos?


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I love music vids - making them & watching them.

What I don't like is the plethora of bad music out there that people think a video will make better.

If the song sucks, very little can be done in a video to make it better (unless you're talkin' parody).

That said, I am very eclectic in my musical tastes but have definite dislikes...

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions http://www.7squared.com


Jess94's picture
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If you were to watch a pop music video, whattypes of things would you expect to see? What conventions are most important? For example, does the video need to have some sort of story?


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My personal preference is a "story based" production, though there are quite a few productions that adhere more to a more esoteric or interpretive aspect that I occasionally enjoy. Like Bruce Paul, "eclectic" is a good description for my overall tastes in music videos. The pseudo psycho stuff (weird backgrounds, performing on a dozen locations just because they can) isn't my bag.


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I'd say there are three main types of music videos; ones of the band (fades and layering of different angles while they play; Story telling; and random (where what you see and hear really have nothing to do with each other.

If the creative aspect of the video is solely on you, I'd try finding a song you like and listen to it a good number of times. You'd be surprised what your third eye will start to see as your brain starts putting its own version of what the music portrays visually.





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Hi. We recently released this music video as an unsigned band. It's a superhero/comic book inspired idea. The whole video was self produced, the set was built from scratch, all the props and costumes, of which there are plenty are homemade by one guy! and in my opinion are quite something. They only way we got this video to work was through collaboration. We had no budget but had 36 people working on the video/after effects and all came together to form, what I think is a pretty good effort.

I hope you like it................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpZCGWIPTyo&feature=feedlik


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Didsy - Very nicely done. Not my favorite sound but highly enjoyable with really good use of FX (I'm always a sucker for the AHA/Take On Me look) and overall great production values.

A+++

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions http://www.7squared.com


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Didsy, ditto what Birdcat said! I actually liked the music. Super (hero) idea for the story behind the music. There is a great amount of work and preparation involved putting this together. Everybody on your crew deserves kudos. Keep shooting.


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Here is a music video I produced a couple of months ago that I'm really happy with the outcome.

http://vimeo.com/29511751




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I've done things for no or low charge when I needed some practical experience in that genre (garage & wannabe bands for example) but after THAT, there's MasterCard.