Initial ideas for my music video will be presented here so
that different concepts are briefly imagined to see which
ones I would end up actually incorporating on my final
music video. These 4 different ideas presented helps to
possibly combine different components into a last result.
Types of music videos
To briefly introduce the version of music videos. Here are the 3
types of music videos:
Narrative based – a video consisting of mainly a story line which
relates to the lyrics and genre of the song, this is very useful for
engaging the audience.
Performance based – a video mainly consisting of band/artist’s
performance, this is commonly used with rock bands due to their
performances generally being highly energetic.
Concept based – a video in which it’s quite unusual, due to being
based around one idea, they also often focus on one specific
One of my ideas for a music video would be a performative montage video
of the main character (the singer) lip syncing to the lyrics, while being in
different locations that fit the aesthetic of the song. For example, the
settings could be in some kind of forest, park, field.. Just an open
atmosphere that creates a kind of arts-y sensation.
The shots would just go back and forth from different locations, with
variations of different shots to show emotion, since it’s a romantic ballad.
Another music video option of concept would be that the song itself,
“Carinhoso”, is part of a past love relationship. And so there would be
narrative part of the video where a young girl is just humming the song, or
playing it from somewhere. And then it transitions to the flashbacks with
her lover, memories with them would appear, and by the end it could
possibly be their break-up or his funeral. After that the girl would go back
to humming or would stop the record player.
This idea would have more of a solemn theme, since the storyline of the
idea contains a past lover.
For this version of a potential music video, I would want to produce a mix of a
narrative and performative video in which a short story would be shown but at
the same time a performance would be performed. For this video’s concept
there would be the idea of a young girl about to leave her house to travel but
when she’s about to leave her cat doesn’t say goodbye to her. The story would
just proceed with the young girl feeling sad without her cat and missing him
while being away. The whole video would just be short parts of back and forth,
from present of the girl’s current state (looking through pictures of her cat) to
past, with the past times with her cat(both the girl and the cat being together).
But also with some shots of the singer performing the song.
The last idea would be a music video would simply be a young woman
acting as if she’s the artist of the song, she would be writing the song while
it’s playing. And so it would be set in a house, a room, with the artist playing
the guitarpiano and also writing down the lyrics. While the song is playing
she would lip sync to the lyrics, but it would only take place at home and
singing to herself.
4 separated ideas of music video for my song chosen
were shown. Their short simple storyline were described
to briefly present the general performative/narrative-
based synopsis to be shown in a potential music video.
These ideas were simply to determine what I preferably
would want to incorporate in my music video in the end.
Writing all these initial music video ideas has helped me
explore different ways to present “Carinhoso”, my song
choice, and in a way has helped me think creatively with