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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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 »

Drinking Again

Clint Mouriño | United States | 00:09:00 | 2021 English Vocalist James Anthony sings in this dramatic music video called Drinking Again. The setting is set back to the year 1939, and is about a man/singer, who loses the love of his life and takes the the bottle to sulk his sorrows and drink away… Read more »

It Stops Today

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