Oct 8, 2007

More Music Video Concepts

I've always enjoyed watching music videos as a way to study editing and unique concepts in general. More than other mainstream entertainment, music videos have such a wide range of creative freedom that it's not uncommon to see experimental and stylistic techniques executed in wonderfully original ways. Like i've mentioned before, it's not always about complicating things, sometimes simplicity seems much more clever. Here's a few examples of music videos that have inspired me in one way or another.

Okgo - A Million Ways
I love the dancing in this video, but it's the single take and static image that makes this video unique because it's still fun to watch despite any editing!

Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
The song has a great energy to begin with, but the 'grand design' concept is superbly executed in the precise movements of machinery and computers.

Living On Video - Pakito
The music may sound like typical trance, but the video is a visual overload of kaliedoscopic patterns and ridiculousness.


Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of random dance sequences, they make me laugh. Which is why I did it on our screening intro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-J-6NwJuRA and my personal favorite double vision http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UoTmliI4k4 I also like to robot.

One thing about music videos though, I get annoyed with them b/c well over half are the same regurgitated junk over and over. Also I am getting old and the music the kids listen to now adays just doesn't cut it like they used to.

Editing Luke said...

it's like all media though, you have to search to find the diamonds in the rough . . . but poor M, just all growns up!! haha. don't tell me that you're at the 'the only good music came out when i was a teenager and before' stage.

Anonymous said...

I'm old, not hip with the kids anymore what can I say. You make a valid point but for my music listenings I refuse to acknowledge it.