Analysis of 'only girl in the world' by Kamrul
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Analysis of ‘only girl in the world’
This PowerPoint represent how music videos portrays the different
characteristics of gender and how they use the traits within the music video to
establish the artist in this case a female singer it also demonstrates the
voyeurism used within the video and the use of mise en scene to go along with
the characteristics of gender
The video shows how gender is represented in music videos to use the role of
femininity to establish the artist and also to create a theme throughout the music
-One of the establishing shots show the artist center frame so the audience can grasp the identity of
the artist which can help sell her, bringing in more profit.
-Her hair is the main focus of the shot as it is bright red, which set the theme of the pink and red
undertone colouring of the music video to the audience. This is so that the audience will be able to
recognize the video and associate these colourings with the artist, also selling her.
-The roses in the background also runs in with this theme, also conveying a flirty, girly vibe.
-There is also a soft focus, which, too, conveys a soft, girly, pink theme. This suggests to the audience
a romantic yet flirty feel, which is illustrative if the song.
Close Up of the artists face
– shows the audience who
the artist is and there for is
recognizable to sell to the
audience. This is also
proven by the fact she is
centered in the shot.
It cuts to a long shot of the artist in a pink
field,, which shows the audience the setting of that
shot before it commences. Then cuts to a close up of
her throwing petals at the camera, thus establishing
the feminine theme to the audience.
-This shot shows the artist singing and dancing which is a convention of the pop genre.
-She is still center frame, which again, draws attention to her, making her the first thing the
-Her outfit is very feminine and girly which follows the theme of this video and so is easier for
the audience to grasp the overall theme. However, it is still quite a sexy outfit, which follows the
pop genre as it sexualizes women.
-Her hair is still the same which draws the attention to her and the flower in her hair also conveys
the feminine feel.
-Also, the background shows fields of flowers, keeping in with the theme.
-The pink colouring, apparent in every other shot, also suggests the flirty nature of the video,
which, too, corresponds with the lyrics of the song.
Mid shot of the artist – shows the
audience the artist herself, her
outfit and her dancing which all
follow the pop conventions.
The video cuts to a Long shot of the artist in front of a wall
of pink flowers, still demonstrating the femininity of the
video to the audience. However, her pose suggests the
running sexuality of the video and the song to the
audience, as well as the outfit she is wearing.
-The shots shows the artist in the bottom left of the screen so the audience can mainly see the
field and the balloons, which draws the audiences attention to the fun and girly aspect.
-The pink field still keeps within the theme, which allows the audience to feel the
romance, conveyed in the lyrics. Also, as it is current throughout the whole video, it allows the
audience to not get distracted by anything else and to adopt the flirty, feminine romance
-The audience also gets a sense of fun from this shot from the balloons which are in feminine
colours. This also illustrated the lyrics and upbeat music which emits happiness, fun and
romance to them.
-Her outfit, as well as also being feminine, keeps to the convention of sexuality as it shows off her
body. However, this is contrasted by the white, which represents purity.
Long Shot – able to see
balloons, as they are the
main focus. This is also
placement of the artist in
the bottom left.
The next shot shows a mid shot of the artist in
right of the shot though the camera pans right so
artist is in the center of the shot, displaying to
audience the ongoing movement which conveys
upbeat pop song, yet also confirms that she is
center of attention.
-This shot is very illustrative of the lyrics as it shows the artist at the side of the shot with the rest of the location
looking empty, representing the rest of the world and she is by on her own looking free an in a state of ecstasy
which conveys her rapture of being made to feel like the ‘only girl in the world.’ creating a link between lyrics
-The colours are still within the flirtatious, girly theme, making the audience feel safe within the theme, but also
feel flirty and empowered.
-Her dress also follows this code, but blends into the background, creating an illusion of not wearing clothes
which illustrates the sexuality of the song. However, the bottom of her dress is a bright, hot orange and is
ruffled which stands out against the rock and so draws attention to that region and suggesting that she is on fire
– a sexual suggestion which follows the pop convention.
Long Shot – emphasizes the
emptiness of the location which
placement of the artist as it
shows the audience the location
but conveys her being the ‘only
girl’ and that she is on top of the
world, relative to the lyrics. Edit:
‘Only girl in the
The video cuts to a mid shot of the artist, though the
camera is placed slightly behind the artist which displays
to the audience that she is the dominant figure, illustrative
of the lyrics that she is the ‘only girl in the world.’
Also, the camera keeps in with the 180° rule as the shot is
still on the right hand side of the artist.
-The shot shows an extreme close up of the artists face, again, bringing attention back to her
to let the audience know that this is the face of the artist, so to remind them who’s product
they’re buying into, which is common in this genre and is seen in Justin Bieber - Baby.
-The artist also has a seductive smirk on her face, illustrating to the audience the sexual nature
of the lyrics of making ‘it last all night.’
-The flirty, girly pink undertones are also present, keeping in with the theme that suggests
that the target audience is females from these colours but also due to the flirtatiousness of
them, making women feel empowered in their sexuality.
Extreme Close Up of the
artist – reinforces her image
to the audience.
‘Make it last all night’
It cuts to along shot of the artist in front of the wall of
flowers, mentioned earlier, in a pose that an older
audience will recognize as conveying a sexual
connotation which is illustrative of the lyrics. It is also
includes stop motion quick cuts which cuts on the beat,
keeping in with upbeat tone, conventional of the genre.
-This shot shows the artist in an almost sexual pose, which is illustrative of the song as it and shows the artist to
be in a state of bliss.
-Her breasts are also the center of the shot, and so focus, illustrating the sexual nature of the song and also a
common convention, seen with other artists such as Nicki Minaj.
-The fireworks represent sex to the audience, which come from the expression of ‘fireworks in the bedroom’. This
is also suggested by the use of smoke to represent the heat of sex. This displays to the audience intensity and the
power of sex conveyed in this song. This entices women to want to do the same and can do through this song,
therefore selling more records.
-It is shown to be night time and, to some people, this is a sexual time of day, and also conveys the end of the song
as night represents an end to the day.
Close Up shot – though the
main focus is the artists
breasts as you can’t see her
sexuality of the song. The
shot is also in slow motion,
highlighting to the audience
this section which is an
important piece of narrative
and also the intensity of it.
It cuts to an extreme close up shot of the artist,
which, conforms to the genre, focusing the
audiences attention back to the artist and her