In an attempt to get you to think outside of the box further and appreciate the range of music videos, magazines and TV programmes that are out there, I have trawled the internet for some (hopefully) inspiring examples.
Thrillist have created a list of videos from this year alone which I think are all quirky and they are from such a plethora of genres – it is great to see such diversity of ideas and budgets!
This video by John Mayer is a great take on green screen, not the most sophisticated but quite funny – this could definitely be achieved at school!
Studio Binder have provided an EXCELLENT run through of this year’s music video trends this is an excellent resource and shows some of the phenomenal ideas that are being poured into this amazing medium.
This post is amazing – with links to university journals on music videos and female objectification – it is definitely one you should ALL be reading regarding of the brief you have chosen.
It would be great to see you guys thinking on a deeper level with your videos, as the article says:
“More than ever, the best music videos have become the ideal form to connect with like-minded viewers. This is important for both the artist’s values, and their brand.”
Studio Binder website
Best Videos of 2017 – Digital Trends A simple and comprehensive list of some more great videos from last year. The Charli XCX – Boys video has a simple premise and I love the message here.
Reading about TV programmes or films that started as independent projects gives a great insight into the production process and shows how your ideas are similar in size at first. The video above shows Damien Chazelle’s initial short for Whiplash which was used to help source the funding for the film. It is great to see the ideas coming to life in the real thing but also interesting to see how natural and simple the initial short was. Still captivating.
Indie Wire give this short from Chazelle and others as examples in their list of independent shorts which went on to become famous features. Definitely worth a read and a watch.
I’m watching Master of None at the moment, and seeing the juxtaposition that EC was experimenting with in class today (Miss Marple and Halloween!!) made me think of an episode I watched recently. I think that MON is a great example of a TV programme for your to look at as it is very very subtle in its style and themes. As explained in this video essay:
And how can you ignore Stranger Things? One of the most watched, talked about, award winning shows of the last 3 years. Here another good video essay, with tips on how to introduce a character:
Here we have a definitive list of the best TV pilots in the 21st century – for anyone picking the brief and not watching that much TV!
I am by no means expecting you to remake something as high budget as Lost, but who knows what inspiration might come from these!
And finally, here from Indie Wire 5 tips for making an independent pilot – like real life actual tips!
Stack Magazines have looked at independent magazines based online and have come up with a fantastic list of unconventional and interesting titles. A must read if you have chosen this brief.
Some magazines are featured that I didn’t know existed and now I have found them, I’m glad they do!
Another great link here from Secret London with some unique independent magazines on various topics.