Friday, 11 October 2013

Emotional Response

Jar Of Hearts

Mise-en-scene is used in a lot of different ways in the Jar of Hearts music video, Dancing in an aggressive and passionate way was used to show that the video was about love and heartbreak. The camera uses a lot of close ups to convey the emotion of how she feels. The cold filtering of the piece is also to show the emotion that she is feeling towards what is going on. When editing they slowed it all down so that you could see every gesture made to convey the emotion more, when Christina Perry would mention "Jar of Hearts" a jar would appear in her hands with a black heart inside and you can see the deep emotion. The lyrics "Cold" and "Ice" link with the cold theme of the song and lyrics. In this song there is a narrative theme to the song and has elements of a story throughout.

Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie

It's set in the garage for where she is most emotional about her break up and when she goes outside it is really dusty and musky which shows that maybe the relationships gone on for too long and she wants it to be over, The lighting was all very cloudy which shows she couldn't see how much further the relationship was going. She wears casual clothes that are bright which is different to "Jar of Hearts" where her outfits were plain and dirty. Fergie also has a brightly coloured car which shows that she isn't heartbroken but she is happy about her choice. The camera shots are long shots to show distance and not being involved in the situation that she is facing. There are flashbacks of her reminiscing on the good times of her relationship. In the lyrics she says that her relationship was a playground romance which shows that she didn't think it was serious relationship.

The One That Got Away

Starts with a present shot before fading to a past memory. The present shots are all very white and plain showing that their is not much left after what has happened in the past as the modern room is very plain and empty.
In the past shots their are very full sets with things going on even though it is all very dark showing that the past was dark but from that her present life is very empty.
there are close ups for emotion in the shots and the zooming is very slow for the emotion to come across.
Mainly facial shots to show the emotion in the faces so you can see how they were living to how she is living now.
there is slow fading to the next shot to show that they are the same people just a few years later. Split screen is used for an intensity of the piece and to show the difference and how what happened in the past has effected her. The lyrics show that it is a love story that went wrong with one argument, the lyrics are heart warming and emotional.

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