Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Extended Music Video Research

The Pharcyde - Drop
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Squarepusher - Come on my Selector
Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire - Ghosts N Stuff

These are the music videos I have selected to write about as their videos are very interesting either by terms of editing, filming techniqes or have just inspired us. theses are always added when filming or when editing. inspiration come from everywhere and these are some of them from the industry added to our other research.

'The Pharcyde - Drop' was brilliant, all filmed backwards. This (and a scene from Shutter Island where a cigarette's smoke is going back into the cigarette itself to represent Leonardo Di Caprio's dream like state) made me want to incorparate it into our music video to represent the altered consiousness our actor is experiencing. This was also like the "Enigma- Return to innocence"  

Beastie Boys - Sabotage . The quick cuts, unconventional camera angles and constant camera movement just give such a feeling of action and excitement. We love this effect it playes on the audinece, drawing them in and encapturing them in the film.  They manage to make it quirky at the same time by mimicking the 70's cop style TV shows, or the more recent 'Ashes to Ashes' or its prequel 'Life On Mars'. They editor has also chosen to cut shots to certain beats in the song. For instance, when the police officer kicks down the fence (over enthusiasticly to add to the quirky style) the vocals, drums and guitar all kick in and create a sort of powerfull crashing through effect. This technique is used many times in the first 10 seconds and carries on throughout. It creates a fluidity between the music and the video and we will be using this a lot in our music video.

Squarepusher - Come on my Selector uses the 'edit to the beat' technique that Beastie Boys use but to the extreme. The breakbeat style that the song is offers many oppurtunites to edit footage too. This song made us want to choose a fast tempo song so we can have losts of cuts and have lots of freedom in the editing stage.

Deadmau5 used a technique called 'clean plating'. This is when you shoot a piece of footage twice, one without the change (the scene where the boy is lying in the hospital bed) and one with everything exactly the same apart from one thing (the ghost laying next to him). Using this you can overlap the footage and mask out the change, and fade it when you want. The costume made me want to encorpirate costumed characters in our film.

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