This is my intro shot, this shot is typical of most genre’s of music but specifically used in our chosen genre as it allows the audience to get a feel of location and introduces the song. It is used in the video that inspired our whole work (“WHAT” By Playboi Carti). The font is also clear to read and in big capital letters which shows you its not a soppy romantic love song.
This shot shows the audience who the main couple that we focus on are. It is typical of this genre’s music videos to have some sort of love interest or girl featured in a romantic or sexual way . This type of shot is used a lot, one of our inspirations was Travis Scott and he uses this in his video ‘Don’t Play’. It shows the romantic chemistry between the 2 characters the way they act around each other.
This shot introduces the action / plan in the video. In videos similar to ours there is always some sort of drama or storyline for example in Drakes video. the shot also introduces the audience to more of the characters involved in the video.
The majority of music videos across most genres will have lip sync and we chose one of our additional characters to do our lip sync as he is a typical audience member. We wanted a plain background so the focus was on the actor and used a coloured background because that is typical of videos like this. The song allowed us to use our lip syncer as a narrator which is unique across this genre.
this is the intro shot to the party, it shows the audience the type of party and allows them into the next part of the storyline. The audience can clearly see the formal clothes which was inspired by the video “WHAT” By Playboi Carti. This scene (friends together) is typical of videos from this genre as its all about community.
This shot shows that its a drinks party and alcohol is standard in videos from this genre and is frequently used by people such as Drake and ASAP Rocky. A lot of videos from this genre aren’t usually based at a party of the sort so that challenges the media conventions of hip hop videos as usually its more chilled and casual.
This shot focus’s the audience back to the couple and reiterates the point that they are the focus which is common in hip hop music videos. This specific shot shows their relationship but also gives the audience the feeling that something may go wrong as this is such a care free happy moment.
This shot shows them all messing around and having fun and makes the party look much more lives which is typical of hip hop videos. An obvious difference is that one character is wearing casual clothes which has caused a stir and made drama which helps the storyline stay interesting. The difference is the background isn’t at some club its at a posh room with paintings which is much more rare and challenges the media conventions of hip hop.
This shows the couple fighting and resolving their fight which is taking the focus away from the party and onto the couple to hep the storyline flow nicely.