Thursday, 15 September 2016

Vodcast 1: Common Conventions of Music Videos

Codes and conventions are very useful in music videos as it enables the audience to become familiar with a particular genre, and makes it easily recognisable.

The conventions of music videos vary alot depending on the genre of music. However, there are many common conventions across music videos, despite the genre. These include:

  • Camera movement/ angles
  • Sound (both diegetic and non-diegetic)
  • Editing Techniques
  • Mise-en-scene
  • Notions of looking (stereotypes)
  • Styles


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