Music Videos

A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie ins and merchandising could be used in toys or marketing campaigns for food and other products. Although the origins of music videos date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they came into prominence in the 1980s when MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these works were described by various terms including “illustrated song”, “filmed insert”, “promotional (promo) film”, “promotional clip”, “promotional video”, “song video”, “song clip” or “film clip”. Since the creation and increased popularity of YouTube, mainstream artists now promote new music videos by releasing trailers of short promos on the site for their upcoming song and music video. Consequently, YouTube has been converted into a social media platform for celebrities and artists to market themselves to their fans and audiences.

Music videos use a wide range of styles of contemporary video making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation, music, and live action. Combining these styles and techniques has become more popular because of the variation it resent to the audience. Many music videos interpret images and scenes from the song’s lyrics, while others take a more thematic approach. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed version of the song’s live performance.[2] Music videos have also become a place where product placement is evident in almost every mainstream video. They are always parent and it usually takes place because the artist is sponsoring a product or brand. An example of product placement is the Beats Pill being featured in numerous hip hop videos. The strong emphasis on product placement is something that has evolved because of the global scale music videos can reach because of websites such as YouTube.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Long Way From Home

John Coinman | United States | 00:03:47 | 2021 Music Video Co-director Jo Andersen Writer John Coinman Producers John Coinman Blair Forward WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Number Nein

Robert Glenn | United States | 00:03:00 | 2021 English Music Video of the Band “Her Wicked Jones” entitled #9 Cast Candy Graham Christopher Mcbride Robbie Glenn Writer Candy Graham Producer Robbie Glenn WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Swimming Upstream

Caren Messing | United States | 00:05:16 | 2021 English This short musical film is for M. West’s track “Swimming Upstream” from his new CD “Still Life’s Allusions” (available on all platforms). This short was created, filmed and edited on an iPhone 7 plus. The singer/songwriter portrays the dreamer in this metaphorical and musical dreamscape…. Read more »

INFINITE LOVE

AnayaMusic | Brazil | 00:05:46 | 2021 Infinite love with song “Once in Time”, a sweepingly cinematic composition led by a full orchestra of string and brass instruments that eventually swell to a close. The video Translates the infinite love over the Earth and Skies , expressed in Nature and meaningful expression of day to… Read more »

I WANNA BE IN TIME

Ryan Tian | United States | 00:03:52 | 2021 English It’s a touching music story about a New York street musician, Atom Dove, who gets awakened, wants to catch up and cherish all the little beauties in life. Cast Atom Dove Cinematographer Ryan Tian Editor Ryan Tian

GOOD VIBES

Xiang “Shawn” Cao | United States | 00:03:28 | 2021 American Sign Language Good Vibes is a song about breaking free from pressure and living a life for real. In the music video, a spaceman escapes from his crushing spaceship and have himself become a life-gamer which happens in a game world. When the collide… Read more »

Circles

James Paul | Canada | 00:03:34 | 2021 English A brief meditation on the nature of longing for an imagined adolescence. Cast Jack Breakfast Writers James Paul Jack Breakfast Producer James Paul

Bon Appetit

Sebastian Harrer | Germany | 00:05:43 | 2021 English Raver Horse runs a Bar & Restaurant, an open stable for everybody. A curious greedy guest wants to check it out. After a short irritation about the fact that all other guests are animals his behavior gets nasty. The result is a mash up mix of… Read more »

GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES (VIDEO)

Christopher R. Owens |United States | 00:06:59 | 2021 English When will the “last” time be the LAST time? Chris Oledude’s single “George Floyd” has now been re-presented in the powerful video, “George Floyd: Say Their Names.” America’s struggle for equality and fairness throughout law enforcement parallels those struggles faced by minority groups in every… Read more »

Straight Into The Ocean

Carolyn Laws | United States | 00:05:40 | 2021 English Straight Into The Ocean – A Music Video by Allen Ling Nov 19, 2020 This visual and audio work is about heartbreak, closure, friendship and tragedy. We follow the journey of lovers, and witness two very different outcomes. Completed in 2020, the original song and… Read more »