Thursday, 18 August 2011

GM - Panic! at the Disco: Ballad of Mona Lisa

Artist: Panic! at the Disco
Track: Ballad of Mona Lisa
Year Released: 2011
Director: Shane Drake
Genre: Alternative rock/punk
Main Audience: 15-24year olds
  •  This video is very similar to their well known song from a previous album 'I write sins not tragedies', especially the opening 7 seconds of the top hats and clothing covered in cobwebs as well as the locations of the video later on.
  • It is a narrative video
  • Lots of close ups of the main singer looking straight to camera as he lipsyncs.
  • At 22s there is a title on the page saying 'Rule #1 OPEN A WINDOW' The camera then zooms in on this action being carried out.
  • A special effect has been used which looks like the clip has been moved but it is still staggered across the screen.
  • Elaborate costumes have been used in this video which are expected to be seen in many videos of this genre. All makeup is very over exaggerated as well.
  • Lots of establishing shots have been used in order to help the audience understand what is going on.
  • As the chorus begins to play, the video cuts into performance but all of the equipment and the band members fit into the narrative scene.
  • There is an element of male/female gaze in this video as the band and the extra women are attractive however this video is rather theatrical so this is not the main focus. No body is exposed.

Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad of Mona Lisa from yakove on Vimeo.

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