Here’s my first music video. I made it for a band some time ago. Due to its lengthy intro and narrative nature, it could very well be considered a short film.
I think there are two ways of storytelling:
-the standard one: the most common in mainstream media. Everything has an explanation; it doesn’t leave the audience wondering. If it does, it’s just for the thrills of “what’s next” or “what’s the explanation”.
-the subtle one: most common in “arthouse” products. Its logic is not the rational one of the standard storytelling. It works by impressions and feelings; it treats the story as an experience rather than a narration. It doesn’t explain everything and, in doing so, anyone can have their own interpretation of what happened. Instead of a single story, a single explanation for a single video: there can be infinite explanations and infinite stories for just one single video.
Usually, this second method of storytelling, when applied to mainstream products, tends to leave the audience unsatisfied.
I would like to know your opinion on my videoclip. Does it leave you unsatisfied? Do you find it boring or pretentious? Have you felt any kind of emotion by watching it?
I would just like to point out that the theme of the song made me purposely chose an ending that leaves “a bitter taste in your mouth”, but it doesn’t necessarily mean unsatisfied.