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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Unison

Alex Barni | United States | 2018 | 2:44 Accompanied by an instrumental guitar piece, we see a condensed story of a relationship as two people meet, struggle to compromise and ultimately part ways. Cast Steve Wright Genevieve Jencson Writer Steve Wright Producer Alex Barni

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Mahesh Madhav, Colin Zeal | United States | 2018 | 3:35 Facebook A mysterious auctioneer entices attendees to bid on peculiar musical instruments. Upon accepting their prizes, each member is transported to another realm where debauchery and frivolity await. Original song and video from a music group in Portland, OR. Cast Kelvin Scott Tyson David… Read more »

The Heart and The Void – A House by the Sea

Daniele De Muro | Italy | 2018 | 4:42 Facebook It’s a love story fragmented in time. Present and past are contained in a patchwork of pictures where the characters’ inner fights are displayed through dance, looks and small gestures of their hands, looking for a spiritual bond that could fly, free and pure over… Read more »

Kiss Me Malibu

Mikel Arraiz | Spain | 2019 | 4:18 Horror-comedy film about the insecurities and overthinking that TV shows, religion, culture and belief systems create in us during male-female relationships and in courtship. It makes fun of us and the roles we take in that process, without making any moral judgments. The story is narrated through… Read more »

The Camera’s On

Andrew Aidman | United States | 2018 | 3:59 Website | Facebook | Twitter Short film and music video for the song “The Camera’s On” from the album Gleams by Robbie Gennet. It is an intense and surprising commentary on the state of surveillance we all live in with a thread of the death of… Read more »

Requiem for Individuality

Jon M. Ausman | United States | 2019 | 4:03 A want to be conformist is rejected by the guardians of conformity. She rises as the World Goth Queen aided by the Vessel (Music). The film features the current World Gothe Queen Barbie Gothe and Genius of Nefarious songwriter Ray Grieco. The video premiered on… Read more »

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Sascha Krüger | Germany | 2018 | 6:35 English, German with English Subtitles Website | Facebook This music video was produced for the viking metal band “Obscurity”. The video deals with the vikings’ raid of the island of Lindisfarne in the year 793. Historically proven, the vikings entered the island and killed all monks living… Read more »

Alex – Youth (Ft. Rachel Mcalpine)

Seth Lopez | United States | 2017 | 3:40 Website The ALEX Youth video: an ode to midnight urban landscapes, oddly quiet and empty streets bathed in neon. Together with a deep beat by Scottish producer ALEX and the hypnotic vocals of Rachel McAlpine this music video keeps it dark and driving. Cast Rachel McAlpine

Baggage Claim

Lukas Hielscher | Germany | 2018 | 4:41 Everyone has their own baggage collected through experiences in lifetime. Carrying this type of weight often causes an aloofness and sometimes an inability to love, even if just for a period of time. Cast Globalites feat. Valentin Katter Zaida Horstmann Lukas Hielscher Producer Globalites

Everyone Comes from Somewhere

Charles Koppelman | United States | 2018 | 4:18 Website | Facebook Cast Don Arbor