Saturday, 16 August 2014

VidEG 3 Chase And Status - Lost & Not Found

ACT: Chase And Status
TRACK: Clown
YEAR: 2013
DIRECTOR: Unknown
GENRE: Dance, Electronic, Pop
MAIN AUDIENCE: Male And Female 15-24
LYRICS






RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISUALS + LYRICS: 

The visuals and the lyrics do match to some extent but not directly like others in other videos do that is one thing i like about it as it is alot of indirect links which make you think more and enjoy it rather than just watching a video and listening to the lyrics that match word for word




GENRE CHARACTERISTICS: 

the use of the electronic and dance genre tend to use dark and grimey roots and not the life that would be seen in pop videos 



INTERTEXTUALITY?

there is reference to earlier music at the begininning of the track as well as a filmic reference to Breaking Bad.





PERFORMANCE, NARRATIVE AND/OR CONCEPT?:

There is no performance throughout this video and is purely based on a narrative as nearly all are by Chase And Status. They dont take the glory for their production and let a variety of actors


PERFORMANCE STYLE: 

The town is shown as being run down and lower class, the addition of police at the scene and a man in the bath tub crying looking vunerable because of the camera angles used signify this. The tv and fugitive on the run adds to the overall character of the town with is used to create a lower class of person. Then when the police burst into one of the hotel rooms we see the girl who we presume is the one from the missing photos, although later when he is dragged outside she holds a gun to the police officers head and rescues the man from being taken by police as an accomplice in his get away, adding a dark twist to the whole video.

STAR TREATMENT

there is no use of star treatment in these videos and it is all played by actors creating the narrative.

PACE + ANY VARIATION OF PACE: 


There are various 'drops' throughout the track and the track also has a very varied pace.



SHOT VARIETY + NO. OF SETUPS: 


I also like the use of the point of view as it drags you through the narrative, i think its really effective

LOCATION/S + MISE-EN-SCENE: 


diegetic intro with previous known track in background, shows video as a passers by point of view, slow motion used to create effects. 


NOTABLE SHOTS/FRAMING: 


when the girl is first viewed the use of the camera angles does suggest she is the vunerable one and the police are the superiors but when they step outside and the girl grabs hold of the gun along with the policewoman held hostage the tables turn.


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