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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Sliding/Falling

Michele Konrad | Australia | 2017 | 5:04 A singer with a broken heart confronts the ghost of his old love. Cast Dewey

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Varya Demidova – Ashageta

Mikhail Romanovskiy | Russian Federation | 2017 | 3:43 Cast Varya Demidova Producer Igor Vdovin

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Paprika

Gwen Francois | Luxembourg | 2017 | 6:48 Website | Facebook In the mid sixties, a beautiful lady invites men in her stylish apartment. Her actions are spied by a man in black. Cast Sophie Mousel Gabriel Boisante Writer Gwen Francois Producer Gwen Francois

L’Ivresse

Crystal Manich | United States | 2018 | 3:58 French with English Subtitles  Website During a quiet moment at home, a woman grapples with a past abuse and reconciles the experience through an imagined performance in which she is exposed and on display. Cast Tamar Kummel Dana Beth Miller Pete Haase Writer Crystal Manich Producer… Read more »

Home Sweet Home

Andrea Palaia | United States | 2016 | 3:56 Website Dallas musician, Carlos Young, was a lonely young man just sifting through life until he found his home sweet home. Cast Carlos Young This Movie is No Longer Available

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

Everyone Comes from Somewhere

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

Transformation

Gui Garcia, Cathryn Castle Garcia | United States | 2018 | 4:05 The film “Transformation” shares the story of Cristina Zenato who uses a protective chainmail suit to spend time underwater in the company of sharks. She longs to be closer to the sharks and learns that to truly become “one” with them she must… Read more »

Sola

Jonathan Nix | Australia | 2017 | 3:15 As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles Cast Machine Translations Writer Jonathan Nix , Greg Walker Producer Jonathan Nix, Greg Walker

Hider – Don’t Pretend It Was Nothing

ScaryJacks | United Kingdom | 3:41 An office cactus struggles to win the affection of his new found love due to his prickly exterior. Cast Anna MacArthur Producer Cat Jackson