Welcome to my A2 Media Studies Blog. The brief is: to produce a music video, a digipak cover, and magazine advert for the digipak. Throughout the course we will be learning about conventions (general and genre specific) used for each of these products.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

RM - Research into Chase Music Videos

As our music video will be containing chasing scenes, I was asked to look at several music videos that contain chase scene aspects. The music videos I looked at were: Paramore's "Monster", Pulled Apart By Horses "Back To The F**K Yeah", Cavalera Conspiracy "Sanctuary", Beastie Boys "Sabotage" and Cancer Bats " Sabotage" and "Scared To Death".

Paramore - Monster

- Several shots of the band members in a hospital before chase sequence.
- Explosions in close proximity to each band member alert them which start the chase sequence.
- Jump cuts to link chase and performance scenes, which uses the music to change the shot used.
- Special effects used such as slow motion - especially used whilst explosions are behind at least one of the band members
- Shots used for chase scene are in front of of the band members. Chase scene covers several locations (hospital, church).
- Chase scene ends where the performance scenes are based.
- Camera moves slightly from left to right (or vice versa) during chase scenes.
- Variation of shots used however the majority of shots used are long shots.

Pulled Apart By Horses - Back To The F**K Yeah

- When the band members are being pulled by an unseen force close-ups of each band members are used.
- Each time the band members return to the centre of the forest, the location of the performance, each one appears to have blood on them and appear to be in a state of limbo. The band members also appear to be worried that the same occurrence will happen again.
- Points of view from the unforeseen monster and band members are used. During these sequences the camera shakes from side to side. However some shots are stills (normally when a band member falls).
- Throughout the chase scene there are jump cuts to other band members, who are all being chased.
- There is a wide variation of shots and angles used until the band members are back in position playing their instruments. This time they are in a further state of limbo.
- For a split second at the end the audience can see the drummer is pulled back signifying this occurrence is happening once again.

Cavalera Conspiracy - Sanctuary

- Shaky camera work throughout the music video.
- The monster is seen throughout the music video.
- Points of view from the people's prospective and the monster's are used throughout the music video.
- These sometimes consist of the person looking back to see the monster chasing him or her.
- Audience watches monster devour people and destroy the set.
- Jump cuts to performance aspect throughout the music video.
- When cast and crew members hide and the monster finds them the shots are quickened up allowing for the "prey" to escape.
- Point of views of people dead either in clear body bags or laid on the floor - blood and guts are shown.
- Everyone appears to be dead except from the band that is performing. The band is also surrounded by bodies.
- At the end the monster kills someone (shown through at point of view). The ending shot is from the person who has just been attacked prospective looking at the band finishing their performance.

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

- Wide variation of shot types and angles used. Panning and tracking are also used in a lot of the shots.
- Small amount of point of view shots used during the chase scenes. The majority of shots are from the "predators" prospective.
- If not a point of view the shot used is normally from the side allowing the audience to see what is happening. Sometimes shots are from the front but this is rare.

Cancer Bats - Sabotage

- Wide variation of shots used. Some of them the camera shakes from side to side.
- Some of the actions are repeated. An example of this is at 1.06 were a band member catches van keys.
- Point of view shots used whilst running behind other band members. Also used in front and at the side of a band member.
- Used a wide variation of shots and angles.
- Majority of chase shots are from being like the band member is being hunted.
- Several different location and environments used e.g. Streets and the car park.

Cancer Bats - Scared To Death

- Point of views from the monster chasing its prey and the prey itself.
- The majority of performance shots are points of view from the hooded figures - anchored through camera shaking slightly. Also through several of the hooded figures are holding cameras filming the band members.
- Snorricam used for front on close-ups whilst band members have escaped and being chased.
- Shots from still positions which track and pan are also used.

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