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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Calvin Kai Ku | United States | 00:03:24 | 2020 This is a video based on the song , “I Can’t Breathe’ by Ken Newman. The song was originally written as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died when he was placed in an illegal choke hold by a police officer on Staten Island on… Read more »

Pindorama

Wagner Cinelli | Brazil | 00:02:54 | 2020 Portuguese Music video that exalts the beauty of Brazil. Homage to culture, and also to the Brazilian composer Ary Barroso, author of the song Aquarela do Brasil, which is considered a masterpiece of the “samba exaltação” (exalting samba) style. Co-director Marcio Oliveira Producer Wagner Cinelli Assistants to… Read more »

Denied

Yared Gebrekidan | Canada | 00:03:45 | 2020 Music Video about being denied in life by people and society and denying the world to stay true to yourself. Cast Nathan Witte Jesse Miller Producer Nathan Witte

Star in the East

Katie Garibaldi | United States | 00:02:33 | 2020 English Folky songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s sweet and majestically produced original song “Star in the East” from her new album Home Sweet Christmas is the perfect match for such a creatively inspired music video. The claymation and stop motion video was made by artist Marc Morgan, which… Read more »

As Long As You’re Mine

Jade Winters | United Kingdom | 00:03:32 | 2020 Written and performed by Ella McCready for the soundtrack of the feature film One Four Three, in which she also stars. Writer Ella McCready Producer Alex Hogben Performer Ella McCready

Waters of March

Elizabeth Lewis | Canada | 00:03:35 | 2020 English Waters of March is the classic written by Tom Jobim and performed by jazz singer Stacey Kent. The delicately rendered animated drawings move at a rollicking pace transitioning back and forth from real to abstract images telling the everchanging story of loss and hope. Producer Elizabeth… Read more »

Keep Shining

Lisa Sniderman | United States | 00:05:21 | 2020 English Keep Shining Music Video Writer Lisa Sniderman Producer Lisa Sniderman Animation Sisara Sanal Music Producer Scrote

So Beautiful

Brandon Nicoletti | Canada | 00:05:26 | 2020 English A narrative music video created for Nathan Carroll’s ‘So Beautiful’. It tells the story of a teenage boy who experiences passion, heartache, and self discovery when he falls in love with one of his male classmates. Cast Nathan Carroll Producer Jansen Otten WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

The Hard Road Trio- Mama Spin Me Round

Orlando Martos | United States | 00:06:49 | 2020 English A mother and her son are left in dire straits as they struggle to get by in 1950’s New Mexico. Left with no choice, the mother does whatever it takes to provide for her son, even if it means selling her dignity. Cast Noa Maes… Read more »

Permission

Kaye Tuckerman | United States | 00:06:00 | 2020 English The end of 2017 presents a new awakening in the acceptance of sexual harassment and abuse allegations in the home, arts, media and politics. Choreographer Ari Groover, wanted to explore the long term effects of this abuse on both women and men, victim and perpetrator,… Read more »