Narrative and Performance In Pop Videos
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Narrative and Performance in Pop Music Videos Joel Senior
How Are They used?• Narrative in pop promo’s are used to tell the story of what the artist is expressing, whether this is a break-up, a fight or any other cliché’s you may find in pop lyrics.• Performance is used to put a face to the artist that you may commonly hear on the radio. Often the female performers wear little clothing to attract the male audience.
Narrative ExamplesA great example of narrative is Coldplays video of theirsong ‘Scientist’ which tells the story of how hard it is to goback to the start. It is cleverly shown in disjuncture, wherethe story is in reverse.
Performance ExamplesThe best performance example of a pop performance video isMichael Jacksons ‘Thriller’. The memorable choreographeddance shows Michael Jackson as a performer through nostoryline at all.
How They can Intertwine• Performance and narrative can often come together and create a storyline with the artist performing.• A good example of this would be The Verve ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’.• The way it differs in pop than other genres is because the narrative is stronger and the performance shows more dancing.