POP MUSIC VIDEO
ANALYSIS
• Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
• Love on top – Beyoncé
• Superbass – Nicki Minaj
Holly C...
UPTOWN FUNK
SOUND
The only sound is the song.
MISE-EN-SCENE
Lighting
There is natural lighting for most parts of the video...
LOVE ON TOP
SOUND
The sound is predominantly the song with a voiceover of cheering (appearing to be from the actors) at th...
SUPERBASS
SOUND
The only sound is the song, this is expected as it is a pop music video.
MISE-EN-SCENE
Lighting
There are ...
ALBUM COVERS
• Rihanna – Unapologetic
• Beyoncé – 4
• Nicki Minaj – Roman Reloaded
RIHANNA - UNAPOLOGETIC
This album cover has many of
the stereotypical conventions of
a pop album. The image is
central to ...
BEYONCE - 4
The album cover clearly displays
the artist, the artists name and
the title of the album; all of
which are the...
NICKI MINAJ – ROMAN RELOADED
This album cover is very
stereotypical for a pop album
cover. There is a central image
of the...
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Pop analysis

Pop analysis A2 media
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. POP MUSIC VIDEO ANALYSIS • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars • Love on top – Beyoncé • Superbass – Nicki Minaj Holly Corden
  • 2. UPTOWN FUNK SOUND The only sound is the song. MISE-EN-SCENE Lighting There is natural lighting for most parts of the video as it is filmed outside. Towards the end of the video the lighting changes as the filming is taken inside; the lighting is then disco lights and predominantly the colours blue and red. There is also strobe lighting effect at the very end. Costume The costuming gives the effect that the ‘actors’ are cool due to the accessories used such as gold chains and casual shirts, but also makes them look smart as they are wearing suit jackets and smart shoes. The costumes are intended to match the overall feel of the music. EDITING The editing is mostly straight cuts. At the ending there is fast cut editing which gives the effect of a stroboscope. This makes the video more interesting. This effect is also featured at the very beginning. CAMERA WORK The camera is mostly close-ups and mid-shots to show the choreography, the setting and the singer. Close-ups are also used to show lip syncing. There are other shots including such as camera spins, this makes the video more interesting and keeps the audience engaged and fits in with the typical expectations of a pop music video as we mostly see the singing and dancing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0
  • 3. LOVE ON TOP SOUND The sound is predominantly the song with a voiceover of cheering (appearing to be from the actors) at the ending – mostly stereotypical for a pop music video. MISE-EN-SCENE Lighting There is bright, natural lighting at the beginning but the lighting changes with straight cuts and with the costume changes. The lighting changes to match the costume colours; white & gold. The lighting gives a spotlight effect to show the choreography. Costume At the beginning the costume is casual dance costume, aside from Beyoncé who appears glamorous as she has a jewel encrusted hat. There is 3 costume changes throughout; all of which uphold the ‘glamour’ of the video as they are smart, and feature sequins/jewels. This keeps the audience engaged. EDITING The cuts are mostly straight cuts from scene to scene. At the ending there is a very obvious straight cut, this gives the effect that they are ‘back to reality’ as is shows the dancers all in their original, casual dance clothes. CAMERA WORK The camera angles are mostly close-ups and mid-shots. This shows the choreography and lip syncing. There are also very close-ups of Beyoncé. This is typical for a pop music video as it is mainly the singing and dancing we get to see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc
  • 4. SUPERBASS SOUND The only sound is the song, this is expected as it is a pop music video. MISE-EN-SCENE Lighting There are many different lighting features in the video; bright lighting, spot lighting, strobe lighting and ultraviolet lights. These different lighting effects keep the audience engaged as also are expected as Nicki Minaj is known for her eccentricity. It also allows there to also be something going on in the video. Costume The costumes are mostly pink, skimpy and eccentric. This is another thing to be expected in a Nicki Minaj video but also in a female pop video. There is a big use of props in the video, one of which being speakers. This gives the impression to the audience that this is where the music is coming from and could appear quite interesting. EDITING There are mostly straight cuts used in the music video. Towards the end there is multiple fast straight cuts, this adds an aspect of interest to the video. There is a slow-motion effect, this indicates importance but also adds an interesting aspect to the video which keeps the audience engaged. CAMERA WORK As in most pop music videos, the camera angles are mostly close-ups and mid-shots to show lip syncing, choreography and in this particular video, facial expressions and the male dancers bodies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwQ8MpwB-Pw
  • 5. ALBUM COVERS • Rihanna – Unapologetic • Beyoncé – 4 • Nicki Minaj – Roman Reloaded
  • 6. RIHANNA - UNAPOLOGETIC This album cover has many of the stereotypical conventions of a pop album. The image is central to the cover and displays the artist of the album. Typically for a female artist she appears unclothed. The lighting of the image appears high key although is quite difficult to tell as the image is obviously edited. The image is covered in writing – key words which relate to the album and the music produced within the album. The album title stands out reasonably as it appears to be over the top of a black scribble.
  • 7. BEYONCE - 4 The album cover clearly displays the artist, the artists name and the title of the album; all of which are the typical conventions of a pop album cover. The image is in high key lighting and central to the album cover. The artist is typically underdressed which is to be expected from a pop album – especially of a female artist. The image gives the impression that the album is potentially mature with its musical content as the singer clearly appears to be pulling a sultry pose. The album could quite easily (from looking at the album cover alone) fit into multiple genres, yet has all the typical conventions of a pop album.
  • 8. NICKI MINAJ – ROMAN RELOADED This album cover is very stereotypical for a pop album cover. There is a central image of the artist and the name of the artist and album title are clearly displayed. There are many bright colours used on the album cover. This gives the audience an impression that the album is ‘fun’ which is the typical expectation from a pop album. Quite unusually, the image only displays the artist’s face – this could be to possibly try to alter the audiences opinion on the singer or pop singers in general or so the album would reach a further audience as isn’t remotely explicit.