I guess I still resent the MTV gimmick from years ago. Force the viewer's eyes to refocus every 2 1/2 seconds and they won't change the channel.
Oh, you mean when MTv actually played videos?... yeah, good times.
Actually, I fully agree with you; the abuse of jump cuts and shaky cam effects trumping good old fashioned filmmaking got way out of hand there for a while, though you gotta admit some of the older videos can get a bit on the boring side (Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' anyone?).
The flip side is I've always felt that videos were supposed
to be for showcasing some visual creativity alongside the music, or giving you a taste of what a live show might be like if you'd get off the couch and go
And to be fair, I was never a good enough guitarist to pick up what anybody was doing in a video anyway; I figured that's what lessons
But yet another drummer "playing" a snare drum full of milk I can live without.
How about cocaine?
(j/k, they're a metal band, they can't afford THAT
Stromae - Papaoutai (french)
Wow, the implications of that video are pretty deep-seated. Basically, if you have kids, be a dad, not a space filler who happens to bring money home. At least, that's what I got out of it...