Friday, 12 September 2014

Notes - Part one - Music Video

Music video:

The invention of film/cinema brought about the possibility of integrating music and moving images.

Music videos have been around since the 1920s.Bessie Smith (Jazz musician), made short films to accompany popular songs. 

Bob Dylan (1965) films - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" as a segment for the film  'Don't look back' - Pennebaker's films. credited as one of the first modern music videos. 

1970: the record industry discovers - TV shows shows as a great opportunity to promote their artists.

They focus on producing short "promos" early music videos which started to replace the live performance of the artists on the TV-stage.

Bohemian Rhapsody: 

1975 - this video released by Queen, beginning of the video era and set the language for the modern music videos considered to the language to use advanced visual effects:

Fade effects (in and out)
Dissolving effects
Variety of close ups revealing the bands identity
Tight clothing - flamboyant - band identity
Stage performance
Facial make up

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