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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On A Hill

Eva Midgley | United States | 2018 | 5:08 Website | Facebook Enamored by the deep blue, a man sinks further and further into the murky depths of addiction and depression, no longer able to anchor to his life and his love. She has to make a decision to join him or say goodbye. Cast… Read more »

Will Be

Catherine Danae | United States | 2017 | 3:11 Does que sera sera exist in a world of free will? Or aren’t we free? Cast Sarah Lavin Producer Catherine Danae

Vampire Love

Vera Kuznetsova, Andrei Zaitcev | Spain | 2017 | 6:00 The horsewoman has a weird dream. The next morning a stranger in white steals a horse from her stable… Cast Annalisa Giolo Dunker Raül Tortosa Writer Vera Kuznetsova Andrei Zaitcev Producer Vera Kuznetsova

Tamara Qaddoumi – Flowers Will Rot

Pablo Lozano | Lebanon | 4:18 Our approach to this music video was to create a journey through an ever-evolving illustrated world that symbolizes the artist’s inner world and feelings. A world that is formed by a mix of abstract and literal imagery. The story came together using a bird as the thread that leads… Read more »

Here We Are

Aaron Webb | United States | 2017 | 6:20 While we follow each member to practice, we will learn a bit about who they are. Five individuals joined together as a group of musicians and friends, isolated from the rest of the world’s troubles, if only for a moment. Cast Michael Perks Birdie Perks Joe… Read more »


Takahisa Shiraishi | United States | 2017 | 5:22 This is a music video/ surrealistic silent short film, showing a man’s psychological world confused among his memory, dream, and reality. A man appears at an old train station, escaping his life and to forget everything about his fiancée who is gone forever in his life…. Read more »


Spencer Dobson | United States | 2016 | 4:20 Wes Block produced this Music Video for the Song “Again” Future Former New Yorkers Cast Wes Block Matt Pompeii Amit Beatbox Writer Wes Block Producer Wes Block


Anna Haas | United States | 4:44 Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s “Delightful” music video celebrates self-empowerment and independence, and considers that happiness is a choice. Cast Katie Garibaldi Ryan Watson

Varya Demidova – Ashageta

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

BVIS – Black Gold

Stian Dale | Norway | 3:58 Norwegian with English Subtitles With a combination of practical and digital effects, this music video creates an abstract interpretation of who the oil is. The artist Bvis has the role of the physical manifestation of the oil. We are introduced to the oil at the bottom of the ocean… Read more »