Category: Music Video Treatments

Music Video Treatments: Nightmare Dance Club

Dance

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The setting is a ballroom, dark and perhaps sort of dingy — think the rave in Zion from the second Matrix movie, but the difference is that instead of the audience finding it unpleasant, the ravers are the ones having a bad time.  They are dancing, but their facial expressions are pained and tortured.  Some are crying, some are just grimacing.  A few of them have facial bruises.  We pan up and find burly men holding guns in the balconies, looking serious and harshly militaristic.  The band is on stage, and they are performing the song neither happily or scared — they’ve got a job to do and they’re doing it, nothing more, nothing less.  The song itself should be a happy, upbeat, electropoppish type number — ideally nothing lyrically to betray the unpleasant scene.

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Music Video Treatments: Scars

For a band with many members — between the band performing on a sound-stage, cut between very close shot stills of the various scars on the band-members’ bodies.
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Music Video Treatments: Living Room Annoyance

Peluche / Music Video
Peluche / Music Video (Photo credit: Alberto+Cerriteño)

For a song about two characters.

We see the band set up, rocking behind two characters, a boy and a girl on the couch (for example; these would be the characters sung about in the song) watching television. During the first half of the video, the band is pretty much rocking like in a straightforward rock video. The couple on the couch gets marginally annoyed, as they’re trying to watch TV and a band is rocking loudly behind them.

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Music Video Treatments: Chores

English: Pile of bricks. Français : Un tas de ...
English: Pile of bricks. Français : Un tas de briques. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A band goes around helping out people by doing their chores with the Power Of Rock. For example, the band comes upon a guy trying to get a bucket of bricks or something to the second floor of his house, through a pulley, but it’s kinda heavy, so it’s a little difficult.
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Music Video Treatments: Board Room

The video opens with one of those cheap plastic placards reading: “[BAND NAME] DISTRIBUTOR’S MEETING”

(perhaps letters would be missing; maybe band name misspelled, depending on the name)

 

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