Familia, D-51. It seems like the record company, PonyCanyon, took down the original music video and left up this preview. Still, it’s possible get a taste of what the original music video was like. As far as I remember from back when I watched it, the two main singers were on a sofa, both calling their parents. It’s a great, simple representation of the meaning of the song, and it’s a technique that I want to learn for our own storyboard. Plus, Familia is a really catchy song.
Canvas, +Plus. Canvas is another one of my favourite songs for various reasons. Again, this music video focuses on the band, putting them in really nice white shirts and grey trousers. However, there is an element of a story to it, involving elements of possible girlfriends for the members. What interests me most, however, is how they used a space museum and its unique projector to act as a visualisation of their song. It’s really nice, but creating this would mean booking the Hong Kong Space Museum and getting their assistance, something I would not think is very likely to happen anytime soon.
Listen to the Stereo, Going Under Ground. This music video is good for its professional portrayal of unprofessionalism. There are a lot of simply computer generated frame effects, but the majority are actually on-screen and filmed live. Plus, the apparently-amateur singers and intrusive photographer add to the music video’s uniqueness. Then there’s the uncanny way of filming: one sing shot for four minutes straight, zooming, panning, and rotating almost unprofessionally. All in all, it’s an interesting style of MV, one that would be painstakingly difficult to organise.
88, LM.C. Even after watching this video several times, I still don’t get some parts of it. While it uses really simple backgrounds and scenes mixed with interesting, uncanny shots, the entire music video has little meaning and instead focuses more on the lead singer and the band. I have currently no idea what the pink fluorescent room was supposed to represent, nor do I have any idea why it ends in the middle of the song. Still, this concentration on the band is a style that I’ve seen reflected in many music videos.