Song ideas for music video – Mini Pitch

My Mini Pitch

I chose the song ‘Dreaming of Me’ by SiR, as I had a really clear image of the type of music video I would like to produce to this song. The song could be about two people, who may be trying to rekindle their love. In the lyrics he talking about a girl, who is dreaming of him.

When I listen to this song I think about something quite peaceful and beautiful, like the beach for example. I also think of something quite angelic or cherubic, like cupid, bringing a broken relationship back together.

For this video, I will choose to do a more, performance based video, which may be more interesting for the audience as they can decide on the story that the lyrics are trying to tell.

Favourite Music Video from Former Student

  • I like how they were both able to lip-sync almost perfectly in time with the music.
  • Just before each of the chorus’ I like how the editor, made the cutting speed really fast, which is on beat with the song. I like how it was flashing black too.
  • During the performance part of the video, a medium close up is usually used, against a simple background.
  • I think that this video is 80% performance 20% narrative. I think the narrative could be about loss of friendship or loss in general. I think this video is particularly good as it amplifies the song rather then illustrates the narrative, which in my opinion, makes it more interesting to watch.
  • I think that the main star is presented as quite sad which is emphasised by the grey, stone background that he performs in front of. The use of the sea also has connotations of loneliness.
  • Facial expressions are also quite emotionless which emphasises the themes of the song.
  • I also like the bath shots, where the red dye is dripped onto his chest like a ‘bloodstain’.

Music Video Form & Conventions

Analysis of 4 Music Videos

The relationships between songs and narrative

  • Illustration – the narrative in the video portrays the lyrics of the songs.
  • Amplification – although may have links to the lyrics of the song, this mostly just adds elements to compliment the song.
  • Disjunction – Very slight or no relationship between the lyrics of the song and the narrative of the performance, and can leave the audience confused.

Narrative or Performance videos

  • Performance Videos – If a video is primarily performance it is usually filmed in an unusual place, with lots of visual effects.
  • Combination Videos – A mixture of  performance and narrative, which are usually kept separate. Often, the star observes the action as an invisible narrator or the performer will have a particular role in the narrative.
  • Narrative Videos – Have very little performance elements and often include intertextual references from other stories. The narrative is often quite complex.