Monday, 14 November 2011

KM - The history of music video (draft)

Music video started out as what were called "illustrated songs" where images were projected on screen as the song plays, to simulate a live performance, the first illustrated song was released in 1894. Musical short films started to be introduced in 1926, and in the mid 1940s Louis Jordan started to make short films for his songs, the films were essentially the ancestors of modern day music videos. The Scoption, a visual jukebox, was invented in France in the late 1950s, with short films being produced by many Franch music artists. Another earlty performance clip was The Animals's 1964 hit "House of The Rising Sun" which was filmed in a studio, on a specifically built set and included group lip-syncing. The first music video to be shown on MTV was "Video Killed The Radio Star" in 1981, which introduced music videos into the mainstream.

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