Flashcards in Riptide- Vance Joy Deck (49)
What country is Vance Joy from?
Which record company is he signed too?
Atlantic records (a subsidiary of major label, Warner).
What genre is Vance's music?
what was Vance's first single to be released in the USA, and what did it follow?
Riptide, which followed debut EP "God loves you when you're dancing"
what did his first single in the USA become?
a platinum selling single.
who directed the music video?
Dimitri Basil and Laura Gorun
How many views on YouTube has it had?
nearly 100 million
What is the argument about the low budget?
low budget, so unique style of music video, was it artistic decision OR economic?
What do his later music videos use?
larger budgets, special effects and elaborate, coherent narratives. (e.g. "Georgia")
How does the budget of a band start out?
small low budget productions, increase in scope and budget from popularity and fans.
What does budget impact?
artistic decisions and visual style of music videos.
What (arguably) is a music video?
An advert for band, OR representation of how "valuable" band are to producers.
What (arguably) are mainstream audiences impressed and attracted to?
Large budget music videos and implied "quality" of that band.
What editing method is used in an "overt" way?
How is a large amount to information conveyed?
Wide range of contrasting shots juxtaposed (mostly through hard jump cuts) to coney info.
How is audience's interpretation encouraged?
editing together of seemingly disparate images.
What is Einstein's concept?
"Intellectual montage"- new ideas emerge from collision of images, generating new meanings that might not otherwise exist.
What is an example of intellectual montage?
Male and female suddenly turn heads to look at off-screen, next shot: unrelated pile of $ bills (connections audience make?)
What do many of the hard jump cuts link to?
What does most of the video reject?
Clearly defined narrative.
What is a rare examples in the video of a short coherent narrative?
The girl going missing in the graveyard.
What type of cinema does the video reference?
Surrealist or avant-garde
What is an example of avant-garde?
The work of Luis Buñuel.
How do the lyrics subvert conventions of music videos?
Overt and deliberate way they are interpreted on screen. (having images exactly reflect lyrics)
What is an example of lyrical interpretation on the screen?
"I was scared of dentists and the dark": cared female in the dentists followed by shot of light swinging in dark room.
What does the video explicitly reference?
Give an example of the video referencing feature films?
opening shot: cinematic credits, info, title at bottom, similar to "billing block" or "credit block", often seen in film trailers.
What decision does the audience have to make about the style?
Short Film OR Music Video.
What are all the film genres the video references?
Western, thriller, hipster style of Wes Anderson, Horror iconography.