• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Music video essay

Extracts from this document...


Adele- chasing pavements In the beginning of the video we hear a non- diagetic sound of an ambulance, this automatically tells us that there's been an accident. They play this sound in the establishing shot which is a picture of a man and a woman lying on the flour with the picture of the crashed car in the background. After the establishing shot the camera blurs then focus's on Adele, she starts to sing then the camera blurs again and focuses on the man in the car. I think that this is purposely done to let the view know she is signing about her relationship; this makes the viewer understand the lyrics of the song much more. ...read more.


Towards the end of the video we see the woman with another 'man' then giving what I think is a letter to the man lying on the floor, saying she wants to finish. I think this represents Adele's relationship and if she carries on braking up and getting back with him it will end up in a crash. The girl lying on the floor has only one shoe on, I think this is purposely done because Adele feels trapped in the relationship, and because 'she only has one shoe on' she can't run away from him. But personally I think she doesn't actually want to run away. When Adele gets out of the car and watches the car crash victims I think what she is trying to tell us is that she is watching her own relationship from the outside. ...read more.


I think she doesn't dress up because she is not selling herself or her image I think she just enjoys singing her songs. The narrative in this video is the car-crash relationship; the video follows the typical codes and conventions of a pop genre. There is no iconography; I think this video was cheaply made out in America to save money and also to get a wider target audients. I think the target audients is for older people because it's a sad song appealing to people who have had experience in a relationship like this. The Mise-en-sene is not in a typical studio I think its ether in a set or is actually set in a park. There are no bright colours it's mostly brown and black, with the dead leaves on the ground this all resembles misery. The most editing used is the blur and also a bird's eye camera angle is widely used. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays

  1. "How do the Metropolitan Police use video game codes and conventions to discourage violence ...

    However the sirens could indicate the police, and consequences of actions, as well as car alarms associating with crime and trouble. But this appeals to the audience as something upbeat and exciting overrules secret connotations of consequences, as it is considered cool and fun.


    when he tries to defeat Shrek in the courtyard, but the place should be a place of splendour. When we first meet Shrek , it is obvious that he is suppose to be an ogre because he is big, green and ugly.

  1. The lyrical, slow-moving opening sequence is a dazzling combination of cinematography, music and hallucinatory ...

    If this tape is any good, I will have Dad and the family send you a tape of their own...(The assault commences.)...And so I'm hoping that -- pretty soon -- not too soon -- but pretty soon I'll have a lot of grandchildren to love and spoil.

  2. A music video is entirely determined by the genre of the music track. With ...

    When you see an old woman, our immediate expectations are that she is innocent and guiltless. If they had used say, a young male, you would not get the same sense of vulnerability. The young girls are being represented as those that are affected by television, so could also be seen as the innocent.

  1. Genre & Narrative

    The more time she spends at home, the more she realizes that she had good times there, and the more she starts to see her friends and family in a new light.

  2. Love Actually

    who is only a tea lady,a further incentive to watch for those who are fans of the "cinderella story" which is sure to ensue. After these lyrics, the background music changes and becomes a faster, more upbeat song. This ties in with the comedy side of the film.

  1. An investigation into the codes and conventions of Disney animation.

    Some of the shots used to look at Clayton during the film involve a close up of his gun which implies it is something that is going to get used later in the film or it is something that we need to keep an eye on, it also involves several

  2. superheroes essay

    The red dynamic font used of the word "Daredevil" signifies that the hero is a modern day hero in 21st century. The full moon suggest that something bad is going to happen and also acts as a warning to the audience that something bad will happen.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work