Saturday, 8 October 2011

Codes and Conventions of Fatboy Slims music video's

Norman Cook, who is known as Fatboy Slim, is a British DJ and record producer. He created many well known songs such as; Praise You, Don't Let The Man Get You Down and Right Here, Right Now. Possibly the most iconic Fatboy Slim video is 'Weapon Of Choice' featuring actor Christopher Walken. It was directed by Spike Jonze and it won multiple awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and earned a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Video, this was a massive success. 

In all of 'FBS's' video's, he appears in none of them. This will make it a lot easier for us when producing our video. They all have meaningful narratives to them, but they don't mainly match the lyrics. This is because his songs have limited lyrics in them. Also the camera shots tend to be still framed shots. Because his songs and videos were produced a long time ago, technology was no where near as advanced as it is now. 

His videos appear to have a very creative side. We don't see the usually narratives of a modern day music video. This feeling is created through clever and well thought about shot types/position. This is something we are going to have to focus on very closely when making ours, this is so the view doesn't get bored. 

Here is an example of one of his most well know songs, 'Right here, Right now.' This video is all about evolution and is very cleverly done. It is a great example of his type of videos. 

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