Here is Buggles's music Video for "Video Killed the Radio Star."
and here is the music video for "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
As well as this we learnt some of the most common conventions used by artists in music videos, these include:
- Music videos are performance based, narrative based or a mixture of the two. A performance music video is where the artist is focused on the artists playing their instruments. Narrative based music videos contain a storyline. This story line can be linked into the lyrics of the song.
- For a metal band the videos are short takes. These videos also contain performance and narrative elements.
- Lip-syncing is also a key concept for music videos. This is where the artist mimics the lyrics instead of actually singing them. However not all artists do this.
- The front man/women tend to be the main focus of the band, who stares into the camera to connect with the audience.
For the worst music video we chose "Friday" by Rebecca Black.