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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Video Talk

Today is about music videos. To have better advertisement for their singles, artist launch music videos. Music videos help give the fans an image of the song being performed and an insight into the character of the performer. To me music videos don´t influence my music taste but others are influenced more by what they see than what they hear. I logged into my youtube account and decided to choose one of the music videos recommended to me. Heres what came out:

Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore!
First, Hailey looks really good as a blonde! The video really does give a clear picture on the inner meaning of the song. This song is basically about how you leave your childhood and innocense behind and are thrown into this reality you might not be ready to face. In the video the little girl goes into a secret path and is fightened by the reality she hasnt seen. In the video you see the bands lead guitarist, Josh Farro , digging a hole ( as it is also mentioned in the song) and the little girl falls into it metaphorically burrying her innocense and childhood. Still all through the video she carries her little doll with her showing that
she isnt fully ready to grow.
Now for the fun stuff. I already mentioned the lead guitarist but the other band members are hard to recognize because of their costumes. Jeremy Davis the basist is a knight in armor you can see in minute 1:39. Zac Farro (drummer) is a robber and Taylor York (rythm guitarist) is a type of ogre. And well Haylie is Haylie. This is the first time one of their videos is shot in a set and not with equipment like microphones and such.
Personally I really like this video. Its very colorful but beneath you know there is a hidden message of darkness. The
lyrics of the song are also really powerful and the video depicts them really well, giving the viewer a story line to follow for a better understanding of the song.
I hope you enjoy this video and if you want to know more about the shooting of this video
click here.