Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Track Choice and Analysis

Survival - Eminem 

Survival is based in a undeveloped area, where crime seems to be common in the places they are filming, they are relating the video to call of duty. Eminem comes across as someone who is in the wrong looking like a ring leader of whats going on in the bits where they are committing crimes. In the other parts of the music video you can see that there are differences. In Eminem's videos crime, drugs and poverty is something of a common appearance as it ranges through a lot of his videos. Eminem likes to put across in his videos that he has come from nothing and he doesn't expect everything to be handed to him on a plate. In this video it is about crime and warfare putting bits of Call Of Duty inside the film to show that fights and crime is happening everywhere and it can be seen anywhere and everywhere. The song is called Survival so it is about surviving without getting caught. Graffiti is used to make a statement about how sometimes you have to be rough to survive. Hand gestures are used a lot in this video as it helps to explain his emotions of the words he is saying, you can see how much the words mean to him as he will use the hand gestures, it can also exaggerate the words he is saying.

The camera and visuals in the music video fit in well with the song. The song is very fast and the video has been made to fit in with the speed of the song. This has been done by showing Eminem for most of the song standing in front of the camera rapping whilst using a lot of body movement to fit in with the beat of the song. Through out this music video the 180 degrees camera rule is used. The 180 degrees camera rule states that the camera should remain the same side of an imaginary line. The line is drawn perpendicular to the cameras view point in the establishing shot of the scene. The rule enforces continuity of the film, this camera rule is used in things such as football matches.

In this music video Eminem is dressed in jeans, a leather coat and sneakers. After doing research on this artist i have found out that this is how he dresses in every day life making the video as natural as possible and it makes the artist comfortable when filming the music video. I have also done some research on a lot of Eminem's other videos and in nearly all of them he is consistent in the way he acts such as standing in front of the camera and rapping in to it with a lot of body movement. It is important for the artist to be himself in the music video because it means that he is comfortable whilst performing which results in the artist performing to the best of his ability.

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