Mission: To create an original, theatrical music video for a song of your choice that conveys story, message, and emotion. Assignment Details:(group project)
In groups of five, choose a song (obscure or well known) and create a livemusic video, which will be performed on stage before an audience. Find a song that lends itself to dramatic presentation.
Your presentation may include the following:
silent narrative scenes
lines of dialogue
Your piece may or may not be lip-syncedby a member ormembers of the group. The choice is yours.
Requirements: · Create a storyboard for your piece (as demonstrated in class) · Create an original video not basedon a previous version · Must deepen the understanding of the song for the audience · Must be a minimumof two minutes in length or longer.
Performance Date-Thursday, December 19th
Individual Research Project: Analysis of a Music Video
Assignment Details:(individual project)
Choose an appropriate music video to analyze. Select onewhich fascinates you: a new music video you have recently discovered or one you have watched numerous times. Make sure you have a copy of the lyrics to reference while viewing the piece.
Semioticsis the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation while aestheticsis a branch of philosophy which explores beauty and artistic taste. In your analysis, please refer to both the symbolic and the aesthetic nature of the video.
In your opinion, share why and how the video is effective, entertaining, informative, powerful, beautiful, emotional...? What threads or binds the piece together? Are there recurring images or scenes? Is there a story told in the video which corresponds to the lyrics directly or indirectly? What characters are featured in the video? What props, costumes, colours are used? How do the images change or deepen the meaning of the lyrics? Finally, what are the major strengths of this video?
The following are additional, guiding questionsintended to inspire and to help you with your analysis. You do not have to address all these questions directly. Your analysis should be approximately 500 words, typed and single spaced.Please clearly identify the music video you are analyzing and provide a url link address. Remember, choose an appropriate video(as discussed in class). Thank you.
Comment on the production value of this video: the editing, lighting, acting, camera shots.
What does this video say to you? How does it make you feel? What does it make you think?
What message does the video hold? Is the message hopeful or depressing?
Do you see any symbols in this video? What do they symbolize?
Why do you think the artist used these symbols?
Is the artist for or against anything?
To what age group does this video appeal?
Is the video racist or sexist? Does it present stereotypes?
Is there anything in the video that reminds you of something you have studied in school?
Does the video use any historical video/film clips? How does it use the clips?
Describe how the color in the video is used to portray certain emotions, feelings or meanings?
Write a visual description of a particular scene or image in the video.
What does the video say about the artist?
Do you believe the artist was influenced by another artist?
Is this video selling a certain product or image?
Do you think your interpretation of this video is what the artist intended? Does it matter?
After analyzing this video, do you appreciate it more or less? Explain.
What are the most effective parts or aspects of this work of art? Be specific.
Due date- Thursday, December 19th
DRAMA 9/10 - Important Dates:
Monday, November 25 – Scene Rehearsal/ Stage Geography Assignment Given Tuesday, November 26 – Scene Rehearsal/ Stage Geography WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – PERFORMANCE DAY(All scenes must be ready.)
TUESDAY, November 29 – Stage Geography Assignment Due(beginning of class)/ PRODUCTION MEETING FOR SCENE NIGHT (Assign roles re. Poster/LVTV/Bake Sale/Crew etc.)
*Please note that we will continue to work the scenes (at least run them once each class) during the music video rehearsal time to make sure we are ready for our December 13thperformance day.
“A Taste of Class,” our scene night is scheduled for Thursday, DECEMBER 12. CALL TIME: 6 pm PERFORMANCE: 7:30 pm in the LVR Theatre (The evening will be two hours in length with a ten- minute intermission and bake sale.)
Monday, December 2 – Introduction of Music Video Assignment Tuesday, December 3 – Casting/Song Search/Brainstorming Music Videos Thursday, December 5 – Thursday, December 19 MUSIC VIDEO REHEARSALS THURSDAY, DEC 19 – MUSIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE DAY (Music Video Reviews Due) Friday, Dec 20 – LUNCH TIME THEATRE CELEBRATION– Music Videos/Scenes (Optional)
January Units/Assignments (more details to come):
Film Acting (Bob's Story/Scenes from Films)
LVR Live – Creating a Collection of Comedic Scenes
Final Solo Performance – Study of an Artist (Last week of classes)
Journal Assignments/Reflections DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 16