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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Armchair Dreaming

Gilbert Trejo, Frankie Latina | United States | 2017 | 4:28 Website | Facebook This is the 2nd music video from musician Angie Shyr’s Jackie Highway mobius-strip writing project. It is an illuminated snowglobe of wonder emerging from the beauty and harmony of our hopes & dreams come to life. Cast Angie Shyr Writer Angie… Read more »

She’s on The Prowl

Michael McCallum | United States | 2018 | 3:17 Website | Facebook | Twitter An experimental music video for Michigan-based band, Mighty Medicine, by award-winning filmmaker, Michael McCallum and his company, Rebel Pictures. Writer Michael McCallum Producer Michael McCallum This Movie is No Longer Available

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 »

Devil in the White City

Holly Siders | United States | 2014 | 4 m Facebook An obsessed fan of serial killer H.H. Holmes aspires to recreate his legendary crimes. Song by The Existential Gentlemen Cast Amanda Wickline Jess Paul Cassidy Bayes Kim Waybright

KRZML By Sinus Force

Sascha Loffl | Germany | 2014 | 6 m This music video is a film noir style interpretation of the song ‘Krzml’ by German electronic music producer ‘sinus force’. What is special about this production is the fact that sinus force was neither involved in the development of the script nor in the production. So, at the… Read more »

Delightful

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

Unhappy Holiday

Anna Haas | United States | 4:18 Facebook | Twitter Though we generally associate the holidays with merry and bright feelings, let’s face it, a Christmas of blue is certainly familiar to us all, and singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi does a masterful job conveying a tears-in-your-beer holiday scenario with her new song and music video “Unhappy… 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 »

Broken Dance

Konstantin Vihrev-Smirnov | Russian Federation | 2015 | 7 m 24 s What if you were born in the body of a little girl, who’s family live in a distant, tropical country on a vast lake? And all of your existence is governed by the realms of water and stone, in a country with a huge… Read more »

Again

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