Eccentric People In Front Of Video Cameras

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Is it Edward B. Marks, Joe Stern, MTV, VH1 or Ladislav Rychman? Who does society blame for the start of music videos and what they are in present day? These are just a few people and companies who helped introduce music videos into to the world. Since music videos have been aired on television not only the messages, but reason for which they were made has changed. Thanks to this change, the stereotypes remain the same about genres of music which affect society as a whole.

During the late 1950’s, the introduction of the scopitone was the first device that allowed short videos to be produced. Beginning in France, the scopitone helped artists put a visual to their songs for an audience. From there on, technology and curious minds blended together to give you what we have in present day. Videos can now be shot on a device with dimensions of 42mm x 60mm x 30mm also known as a go pro.

From the first music video in 1981 broadcasted on MTV till present day, the messages which music videos suggest have changed. The new mass medium that took over in the 1980’s were music videos. Viewers could now go from listening to visualizing as well. The idea of multitasking created a new sensation for the brain. This new invention changed the focus of the “radio star” or “one hit wonder” to what is happening on the screen. It was not about how catchy your song was anymore, but what your video displayed. Now an artist can take the lyrics to their song, and make a short film to capture the message in another form of art. Artist would paint their picture of what they thought there song looked like on a screen.

The first music video ever to be shown on national TV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. When listening to the lyrics of th...

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...let different people to expose themselves, and give a tour of their world and their happiness.

In conclusion whether it is for fun, promotion, or for the pure purpose of being “happy” music videos have opened up multiple paths for people in the world. Although, the messages that the videos may send to teenage audiences are not positive, they still attract them. It is fair to say that if a video is catching to the eye that one can become an overnight sensation as well. Thanks to the progression of technology and creativity videos are more innovative than they ever have been. Art has been around for over 40,000 years. With the addition to music videos a new form of art, people have another way to express themselves. With artist reenacting moments which occurred in their lives, to recording themselves dancing around the streets, it attracts attention of consumers.

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