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 four different ideas help to possibly
combine different components into a last result.
Types 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 an artistic mood.
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 concept to explore could be that of the song itself,
“Carinhoso”, which is the story of a love relationship. Part of the video
would show a young girl just humming the song or listening to it from a
record player or something similar. Then it transitions to flashbacks with
her lover, memories with them would appear, and by the end it could
possibly be their break-up or a departure. After that the girl could go back
to listening to the record player.
This idea would have more of a solemn theme, since the storyline involves a
For this version of a potential music video, I would produce a mix of a narrative
and performative video in which a short story would be portrayed but at the
same time a singing performance would take place.
The video concept is a young lady leaving her house to travel, but when she’s
about to leave, her cat doesn’t show up to say goodbye. The story would proceed
to show the traveling lady unable to forget the cat or concentrate on her trip.
The lady feels sad without her cat and misses him while away.
The narrative would go back and forth, present and past in the girl’s current
state, and flashbacks of her past times with the cat. Some shots of the singer
performing the song alternates with the lady`s story.
The last music video idea would be a young woman acting as if she’s the
artist of the song, she would be writing the song while it’s playing. The
scene is set in a room of an ordinary house. The artist is playing the guitar
while also writing down the lyrics. While the song is playing, she would lip
sync to the lyrics, singing to herself.
Four different ideas of music video for the chosen song
were presented. Their short, simple storyline were
described to briefly present the general
performative/narrative-based synopsis of the potential
music video. These ideas were created to help visualize
what would suit my video production best.
Writing all these initial music video ideas has helped me
explore different ways to present “Carinhoso”, my song
of choice, and in a way has helped me think creatively