I am a Video Editor – and one of the things (probably the main thing) that inspired me to work in television post production was actually music videos.
Music videos are one of my favourite things in the world and I spent hours and I MEAN literally hours when I was growing up watching them Even now in the modern world, I can find myself getting lost on YouTube watching music videos for hours on end – they are an addiction.
This month we are doing something a bit different – since I started this article I have had to choose four or five music videos for each month for the selected band or artist I decide to discuss. However, there are some videos that I love that just miss out on entering the top of my favourites so I thought it would be fin this month to do something called The Missed Tapes and have a look at music videos by bands we have previously covered but did not get a chance to shine in the sun.
Blink-182 – I Miss You
Why did you choose this particular video?
Blink-182 was the first band that I wrote about in this feature and I always knew that I wanted to come back and revisit this video as it was one that is very iconic and so different to their other videos that it has to be spoken about at some point. It has a real gothic Tim Burton feel to it and that is what makes it so unique. I also
So, what is the narrative?
The music video is styled and filmed in a way to make it look like a 1930’s film, the band are in a haunted house and there are ghosts that are around them as well. It was one of those videos that was really successful on the music channels and that is why it is interesting to look at today.
Favourite parts of the video?
As soon as the music video begins you are welcomed to this dark and gothic environment that is set up with slow dissolves into other shots which are actually strung together with quick edits. There are these ghost like women, some of them are translucent to create this haunting feel to the video. When the band come in they are performing in a room that is very slightly lit and allows the dark colours such as the red, greens and blacks to really be highlighted. I really like the nice touch of Mark playing a double bass instead of a bass guitar as well.
Throughout the video, you start to notice that there are these shots that are slightly blurred, especially when they are close up and it creates this really haunting feel to the video. When you look at all the shots as well you will notice these sort of damages to sort of portray it is old footage and I think this is what the light also does as well, it creates this sense of aging to the music video to again create this scary theme.
Throughout the second chorus, there are these really motion blurred shots that are quick and intertwine between the performance of the band. These shots feel like they are really erratic and create a sense of drama from the spirits and that there is a lot happening emotionally with them. The editing and the colour grades highlights these emotions and creates a really effective chorus and section of the video.