Textual analysis of music videos 1

Making notes for close study
Task: Use this grid to make notes when studying your chosen music videos.

Name of track: ___________________________________________________________________________ Artist/director: ___________________________________________________________________________ Features to look for Genre characteristics General examples Detailed example

What is the relationship between lyrics and visuals?

What is the relationship between music and visuals?

Are there close-ups of the artist and star image motifs?

Is there reference to the notion of looking?

Are there intertextual references?
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Is it performance-based, narrative-based or concept-based? How much of each?

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