Wednesday, 30 November 2011

HK: Industrial Metal Examples

Deathstars - Cyanide
Deathstars are a Swedish Industrial/ Gothic Metal band.
The video for this song is a mixture of performance and narrative with the video cross cutting between shots of the band and of a physco hospital.
In the performance footage there isn't shots of the whole band but more focusing on jusot one person, or even less with a close up of just an instrument even without showing any of the face.
The video focuses alot on the vocalist of the band, this is common in metal video's, the way the vocalist stands out here is through mise en scene and his army officer uniform is different to the other band members.

Oomph - Augen Auf

The video for song is quite a bizzare one, taken inspiration from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, again cross cuts between 2 locations, where a mixture of concept and performance.
The shots for performance are similiar to Cyanide, with them also putting more attention on the vocalist.
The bands clothing is black, a big signifier of the genre of the music.

Ramnstein - Keine Lust
This video is entirely performance based and again has a large focus on the vocalist of the band, mise on scene here is very different with the band being in white, lighter clothing office wear, this is the sort of clothing we could consider including in our coursework piece to represent a victim of capitalism exploitation,

Another video I looked at from Ramnstein was their song Amerika, which is all about the Americanisation of the world, shows shots from people around the world from different cultures showing there Americanism's such as starving Africans eating takeaway pizza, the video also includes a colour effect changing from colour to a black/white/sepia effect.

Hanzel Und Gretyl - Take Me Too Your Leader.

This video is the first time in the genre where I have seen a video play any key part in the video, with her being one of the band members but what differs to most female artists is how they play with the male gaze to get more people to watch their video's but here Hanzel, is modestly clothed and not bearing much flesh.
The video shows many shots of New York locations and looks to be about the American dream and ultimately capitalism, with lyrics like 'take me to your leader' referring to their boss of the workforce being a leader making it seem like New York is like some sort of alien colony with people working for there leader.

Hanzel und Gretyl -SS Deathstar Supergalatick

A completely performance based video that includes dual layering effects that could be creates on Final Cut when editing.

Rob Zombie, Living Dead Girl

Has a flickery old film effect throughout the whole video making it quite uncomfortable to watch.

Sisters of Mercy, Lucretia.

The opening of this video is very similar to our idea, lots of shots of various everyday objects cutting to the beat.

1 comment:

  1. I've spoken to you and kyle: all three of you need to to evidence examining ten examples from the genre and your own individual summaries of the conventions of industrial vids for monday; you should then combine as a group to produce a vodcast, using some of the stills generated from your analyses and/or actual clips from vids
    you could also collaborate on an annotated vid: pick one all 3 agree is very typical and add your own annotations (once you have the file to upload)


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