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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Ravens

Peter Miller |  Australia | 2017 | 5:25    Website Animated portraits reinterpret Edgar Allan Poe. Original music by Peter Miller. Writer Peter Miller Producer Peter Miller This Movie is No Longer Available

Math Camp

George Griffin | United States | 2018 | 5:44 As the tipsy dame sidles up to the nerdy stranger at the bar, she imagines they had been intense sweethearts long ago at, you guessed it, Math Camp. Complex spherical geometry equations mix with plausibility riddles and campfire antics in this witty fantasy spun by lyricist/singer… Read more »

No Going Back

Matias Vellutini | Brazil | 2018 | 2:21 Website | Facebook “No Going Back” is a cinematic rescue mission for a black rooster from a Satanic cult in Brazil. Cast Cleber Galo Juliana Calderón Producer Matias Vellutini Tatiana Helmer Waiting for Film From Filmmaker

The Last Laugh

Ivar Aase | Norway | 2017 | 4:30 Norwegian with English Subtitles At a 20 year anniversary, the boys from school reunite with the class bully, and the party quickly turns as sour as their liquor. Bitterness, blues, and drunkenness are all ingredients in this rural music video from Norwegian artist General Forsamling, directed by… Read more »

Houses

Antonio La Camera | Italy | 2017 | 6:25 A girl decides to face her father, determined to put an end to the abuses that she is forced to suffer from him. Cast Lisa Granuzza Di Vita Toni Pandolfo Writer Antonio La Camera Producer Matteo Gagliardi

Cruel

Fridman Sisters | Brazil | 2017 | 3:51 Portuguese with English Subtitles “Cruel” portrays the story of a girl dealing with her memories and the way she is able to free herself of her past. In a playful and metaphorical manner, we are taken through her memories, which are represented by objects and settings/ambients. Her… Read more »

Fight Of Your Life

Lamont Fountain, Jillian Bullock 7:37 Music Video for “Fight Of Your Life” – Yashar From the Film “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives” Cast Yashar Tamara Woods John Quinlan Kerwin Gonzalez Writer Jillian Bullock Lamont Fountain Producer Jillian Bullock Lamont Fountain Joseph Hunter Delayne Powe

Broken Lullaby

Bill McGarvey, Stella Rosen | United States | 2018 | 2:55 Facebook | Twitter Writer Bill McGarvey Stella Rosen Producer Bill McGarvey This Movie is No Longer Available

Blue Bars

Jean-Paul Masuda | United States | 2018 | 3:20 This is the music video from the album, (Y)Our Voice(s): A Journey from Night to Day by The Nocturnill. The song is about Tommy Hobbes, the lyricist’s, personal relationship to Chicago. Cast Thomas Whitaker Writer Jean-Paul Masuda Producer Boyd Harris Jean-Paul Masuda Terrence Kennedy

Skin to Skin

Jonathan Pasternak | United States | 2018 | 4:40 A music video for Nimo Kally’s new single Skin to Skin. Cast Sharon Ben-Tovim Nimo Kally Producer Sharon Ben-Tovim