Studying Music Video

Monday, November 13, 2006

Welcome... studying music video - the blog of resources related to the BFI event of November 14 2006 and repeated on December 6, 2006

There are more posts than just those on this see the stuff on student video work and examples shown at the event, click on the archives 'October 2006' lower down the page.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

(Myspace, YouTube, The Music Biz (News Articles)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"The Work Of Director...." DVD Series

Take a look at this brilliant series of DVDs covering the work of the following directors..

Top 100 Music Videos (Of All Time)


you may not agree with the choices but there are some amazing videos here, some of which you will not have seen before.


Friday, November 10, 2006

Jordan McGarry's clips

Jordan works for Partizan films- check out their site !

some of the clips Jordan showed:

Nizlopi: JCB Song

OK Go- almost 600,000 plays on YouTube !

Plan B

DJ Format

M Ward Chinese Translation

Wannadies- Big Fan

Daft Punk is Playing at My House- LCD Soundsystem

Architecture in Helsinki- Do The Whirlwind

Chikinki- Assassinator 13


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Len Lye- A Colour Box (1936)

Short film that illustrates the way visuals and music have often been related.

Nat King Cole - Frim Fram Sauce

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Clem Sacco- Chunga Twist

Example of a scopitone. There are many more on YouTube and lots more information on the Scopitones sites. These very clearly prefigure the style and themes of many music videos post 1979.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

from 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

from the film 'Don't Look back' this inspired many videos and adverts and comic parodies

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields

part of a growing trend in the late 60s to produce short often surreal films to play on TOTP when bands were away.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

David Bowie - The Jean Genie

early 1970s promo

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Madness - Our House

a typical Madness video

Friday, October 27, 2006

Madonna - Open Your Heart

typical of Madonna's constant reinvention of herself but also a video which demonstrates many of Goodwin's points

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Missy Elliott- She's A Bitch

a very expensive Hype Williams video which places Missy as a powerful figure

50 Cent - Candy Shop

Classic MTV Base territory, with images of wealth and overt sexuality

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Jay-Z - 99 Problems

Mark Romanek's video with Jay-Z which is set in the area where he grew up

Monday, October 23, 2006

Analysis Case study

Geri Halliwell- Its Raining men

J-Lo: I'm Glad

original from Flashdance

Note how intertextuality operates in the two videos, taking recognisable elements from the original but then working in other elements, particularly around the star's image.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Mark Owen: Four minute Warning