Been having a trawl around the music channels - pleasantly surprised. used to be sixty video cuts per minute and little else. now, some good stuff, very inventive directing and; is it my imagination but are the artistes getting better, more polished? The rap stuff leaves me cold - should be on radio. Watching a bloke mime at three words a second is . . . yawn city. Thing that sticks out . . . digital pictures and sound - wow! we take it all for granted but the quality is remarkable. Mind you, everything seems to heavily feature lots of lovely young ladies . . . . comment not complaint! They still photograph a singer from ten different angles via fast cutting, no time to suss emotion in the performance. Check out Petula Clark singing everytime we say goodbye on the following clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2EAHN3YTlk The whole song in one shot, see her expressions - you can tell that what she's singing, she means it. It's my fav version of that song.
25 March, 2010
Saw the delightful Pixie Lott on telly - least I think she's delightful? Couldn't see her face 'cos it was hidden by a huge microphone, the type you see at rock concerts - big enough to have a bit of advertising on - like 'beer is best' or some other slogan. Why do it Pixie dear? There's a way to be seen and heard at your best - it's called microphone technique. Watch the Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme clip on YouTube.