Friday, 28 October 2011

All - Media Language Week 8

Codes and Conventions of Music Videos


Hip/Hop & Rap - Stereotypical good looking girls, Money, Big flash cars, Big Houses/mansions, fish eye lense, Alcohol/partying, Clubs, Bling/flash jewellry and are normally narrative or performance based videos

Indie Band - Based on live stages, dressed in the stereotypical indie way eg jeans, long hair and are quite performance based

Boy band - performance based, clips of concerts, screaming girl fans, dance routines, soft editing and shows a protagonist girl 

Heavy Metal - Mosh pits, dark clothing, screaming,  Head banging and are all performance/narrative based

R 'n' B - glamourised, jewellry, mostly narrative/image based, dancing and revealing outfits

Pop - Dancing, attractive cast, Lip syncing, studio lighting, high budget

Differences between Genre and Format

Format is the presentation of the information, for example music video or film opening, however each of these formats split into genres, for example, for msic, Pop, R'n'B, Chick flick and Horror

What we have learnt from those examples is that there is never specific codes and conventions for all genres, within each genre there is seperate conventions. Our genre is Pop but none of the above link in with our idea, especially the lighting and high budget because we don't have access to this as we are an indie production. 

1 comment:

  1. history is a sep post
    mLang summary is 1 of most important posts - this falls well short; you need to show a clear summary of what you learned from all those examples (and will need this info for editing, Eval + exam)


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