Sunday, June 17, 2012

Music Video: 2 Presentations and 1 Essay

For those of you considering the Music Promo Brief, the following two presentations and one essay provide a wealth of material to get your research started.

This first presentation provides a detailed guide to music video, applying key concepts including genre, narrative, representation and audience to a wealth of music videos. I recommend for this and the following presentation to have YouTube at the ready, as I would watch the videos that are discussed as you work through the presentation. I would also recommend that you begin to create a glossary of key terms, there are a lot of new concepts that will have to come to terms with.

The second presentation delves deeper into the technical construction of music videos, considering camera work, editing, representation and construction of 'star image'.

Finally, follow this link to read an essay titled: What is Music Video? Audiovisual Poetry or Commercial Salad of Images. It is a highly critical response to the purpose and nature of music videos.


Friday, June 01, 2012

Thanks & Good Luck!

A2: Before You Go...

Just a few reminders before you leave today...

  • We have a revision session on Thursday, 14 June.
  • Lyotard is not just an item of clothing.
  • I am just an email or tweet away, if you have a question.
  • This email may have been written by the real Mr Michie or his Digital Self; and you'll never be 100% sure which one did it!
  • Keep an eye on Twitter, if I find anything useful, from this point on that's where I be sharing it.
  • I will mark any essays that you send me. The final date I will take anything in, is Tuesday, 12 June.
  • And don't forget the true meaning of Po-Mo is... (link)
  • Well done and good luck!