TODOROV
A Theorist who identified a classic narrative structure which he
claimed is present in all music videos. He summar...
PROPP
Identified a group of characters that are essential to every story as they perform
essential functions and assist in...
BARTHES
Identified 5 codes that exist within all narratives which he believed create
meaning within the text, these includ...
LEVI-STRAUSS
Theorized that all narratives contain two pairs of Binary Opposites that will be in
conflict through out the ...
IDEAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO NARRATIVE
• For my own music video, I am considering using a narrative and having
a clear plot. Howe...
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Narrative research by Lucy Malkin

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. TODOROV A Theorist who identified a classic narrative structure which he claimed is present in all music videos. He summarized this narrative structure by splitting it into three sections; • Equilibrium- When everything is calm and normality is present • Disequilibrium- when the harmony is disrupted by an issue arising • Resolution- when the issue is resolved and equilibrium is restored
  • 2. PROPP Identified a group of characters that are essential to every story as they perform essential functions and assist in the development of the story. These characters include; Hero/Subject- the character who is searching for something Villain- a character who contrast to the hero Donor- provides something to help the hero. Dispatcher- sends the hero on a quest The Helper- the hero’s reward The Father- who rewards the hero
  • 3. BARTHES Identified 5 codes that exist within all narratives which he believed create meaning within the text, these include; Enigma Code- the questions the audience initially asks that the narrative will later answer Action Code- the key events that move the narrative forward Semic Code- the elements within a narrative that signify meaning Symbolic Code- the pair of Binary Opposites that express the key meaning of the text Cultural Code- refers to things which are common knowledge, contextual information
  • 4. LEVI-STRAUSS Theorized that all narratives contain two pairs of Binary Opposites that will be in conflict through out the story. He argued that these Opposites are essential as they help to provide narrative structure and to move the story along. Here are some famous pairs of Binary Opposites;
  • 5. IDEAS FOR MUSIC VIDEO NARRATIVE • For my own music video, I am considering using a narrative and having a clear plot. However, I want the narrative to be centered more around the personal struggle and inner conflict of one character as opposed to having a plot that would contain several characters. • I don’t want to use ideas from many of the theorists previously mentioned as I feel that many of these theories are better suited to a longer plot as opposed to a three minute long music video. I may use Todorov’s idea of having a Equilibrium that will be disrupted, but I would not have these two stages in a coherent and will flash back and forward between the two as unclear narrative structures are conventional of the Indie Pop genre.

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