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Music video form & Conventions

Here I have analysed different music videos learning about how they’re structured, detailed and length.

This task has enabled me to learn about all the types of music videos and how they are produced. I know the right length of a music videos and how much of a mixture of narrative and performance of each video. I also looked into different type of genres this enabled me to identify how each genre uses actors in their music video and how they’re able to convey a story through a song across by just the acting. Also looking into the mise en scene I have noticed the biggest factor is the lighting and this shows what the emotions in the videos are. Finally learning new terms such as Disjunctive, Amplification and Illustration I was able to analyse how much the words sung related to the music video.

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Finalising the preliminary task and evaluation questions


Here is my product meeting agenda and a plan of which type of shots I would like to include.

Click on agenda to see full image.

Here I have used a new editing app called adobe premiere pro and I used a short script and created an video of different uses of camera angles.

  • In my video I have used different camera angles in my video such as a low angle medium close up, close-up, extreme close-up, medium shot and a medium long shot and a track. Finishing with an long shot when leaving the room.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of the atmosphere and the scene and how the people emotions were expressed at these times. For example, I used a close up on point when Patrice was walking out of the room as it showed he felt dreadful that she felt the present wasn’t wanted. The track was used to follow the actor out of the door efficiently with little movement.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules, to improve my videoing skill techniques, such as the 180 degree rule where you do not cross over the line of action between two people or events interacting on the screen, allowing the conversation to flow smoothly and make more sense to a viewer. Also, shot reverse shot where I was able to get the reactions to the lines being said.
  • I used these rules to interact conversations and allow them to flow efficiently whilst being able to see the point of view/ reaction of the other person without words being said.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro including: marking in and marking out of a clip, use of a marker to add clips on to one another effectively.
  • I used these tools to enable my video to run smoothly, marking in and marking out meant there was no jumps between the clips adding on, use of the marker also meant I could move to the exact point to find where it was exact same movement in both clip so the clips joint onto one another.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently, I would record more clips so had plenty of angles to film at. And I would’ve done the track shot more than once.
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So how did it go?

Looking back at my first draft of my music magazine I feel like their is significance difference of improvement. Going through the course I had developed multiple new skill which I incorporated into improving my draft, such as Photoshop. Whilst using Photoshop I learnt and found new things I could do to an image this impacted how my drafts looked like.











The biggest impact on my magazine was the comparison between the first draft of my contents page and the penultimate draft. This is because my development of the course and learning throughout i developed more skills in in-design and Photoshop made me improve my magazine. In in-design I learnt how to create gradients making my page more interesting and colorful. Also I learnt how to make an image transparent, which allowed me to place an image whilst also being able to make it big so it did not get in the way of others.